The Canteen’s Holiday Market and Winter Lodge, which returned on Thanksgiving weekend, will be operating weekends through New Year’s. The lodge is a pop-up chalet-style restaurant, in front of
and behind the Canteen’s regular counter service, with a special winter menu. It’s open Friday-Sunday, 5-10 p.m. The market is in the Canteen’s beach back yard, with 20 local vendors selling gifts, crafts, and holiday decorations. It’s open Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. And then there’s the Backyard Bar, Food Hut, and Fire Pits, Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Discover the details at canteenholidaymarket.com.
For a different point of view of Holly Folly take a two-hour Discover Ptown Bike Tour, Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 3 p.m., if a minimum number of riders sign up. Get a smattering of art, history, and LGBT culture for $45-$85, depending on whether you rent a bike (pedal-assist e-bikes are available) or use your own, and whether it’s an adult or youth ticket. Advance sale only, at pedalptown.com.
The big annual attraction at Holly Folly is the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus. Join the group for a Welcome Party at the Shipwreck Lounge at 8 Carver St. in Provincetown on Friday, Dec. 6, from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. No cover. The chorus will also attend a free Meet & Greet (with caroling) at the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum at 1 High Pole Hill Road on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m.-noon. And topping it all off, there’s the show, “A Super Gay Christmas,” at Provincetown Town Hall at 260 Commercial St. on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and tickets ($45-$75) are available at eventbrite.com.
The incomparable Billy Hough returns to the Lobby Piano Bar at Gifford House on Friday-Saturday, Dec. 6-7, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. No cover. And among the many drag events during Holly Folly, one act that might be fun to catch up on is “Fa-La-La Lee Squared: The Liberace & Peggy Lee Holiday Tour.” It’s at Pilgrim House at 336 Commercial St. in Provincetown on Friday-Saturday, Dec. 6-7, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30-$40 at pilgrimhouseptown.com.
For a brisk Saturday morning Holly Folly experience, put on your favorite Speedo and join the Jingle Bell Run & Champagne Brunch. The run starts at Fanizzi’s at 539 Commercial St. at 9:30 a.m. and ends at the Crown & Anchor at 247 Commercial St. for champagne brunch. Tickets are $35 for either the run or brunch only, $60 for both at eventbrite.com; advance sale is necessary for the brunch.
From 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 have your Photo With Santa taken professionally by Dan McKeon. For $20, he’ll upload your photos to Facebook or email you directly. This is a benefit for the Provincetown Business Guild, your hosts for Holly Folly.
And finally, have a “Souper” Saturday lunch at Tin Pan Alley at 269 Commercial St. in Provincetown from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., hosted by the Soup Kitchen in Provincetown (SKIP). For a $5 donation, sample soups from two dozen local restaurants and businesses.