Cotuit-Santuit Civic Association

Christmas in Cotuit

Save the date: This event occurs the first Saturday in December. The full schedule of events can be found at

When Santa Claus makes his annual grand entrance to the Village it’s in coordination with the Civic Association. Long ago, he designated the CSCA Events Committee as “ex officio Santa’s elves,” and ever since has depended on them to plan his visit and wondrous events around it.

On the first Saturday in December every year, the lovable old gent is greeted by hundreds of Villagers at the Town Dock who are entertained with CSCA-supplied music, pizza, and good cheer. He arrives courtesy of the Cotuit Fire Department in their rescue boat/floating sleigh (Santa’s route from Pole to boat remains a closely-guarded secret).

After hugging, handshaking and high five-ing his way through the crowd, Saint Nick leads the festive crowd up the hill to Cotuit Memorial Park where he offers his lap and ear to each youngster.

Santa presides over the lighting of the tree that continues to make the season bright throughout the holidays. With help from local landscapers, the Association provides the lights and Villagers pitch in with their own decorations to produce the Cape’s prettiest Christmas Tree (in our own estimation).

“At this festive season of the year, Mr. Scrooge,” said the gentleman, taking up a pen, “it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the Poor and destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time. Many thousands are in want of common necessaries; hundreds of thousands are in want of common comforts, sir.”

Mindful of Dickens’ wisdom, along with the holiday fun, the CSCA makes a donation and organizes a diaper and wipes drive. Each year donations can be dropped off at the Cotuit Fire Department or at the Cotuit Federated Church.

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