Town Talk

13th December

Snap a (free) pic with Santa: 📷 🎅 ✨

There is still time to snap a family photo with Santa at the Commons! You can catch him here in the neighborhood on several dates, posing for photos and listening to the kiddos Christmas gift requests. Photos with Santa is a FREE event, and open to the public! Simply drop-by and take a photo with your smart phone or camera. Sparkle the Elf is available to help with photos as well.

*Please note, due to a schedule conflict at the North Pole, Santa’s visiting hours have been adjusted to 11am-2pm on the following dates: 12/16, 12/21, 12/22, 12/23.

Check out the detailed schedule below:
🎅 Sat, Dec 15, Washashore Bakery, 1-4pm
🎅 Sun, Dec 16, Fox + Kit Children’s Boutique, 11am-2pm
🎅 Fri, Dec 21, Market Street Bookshop Inc, 11am-2pm
🎅 Sat, Dec 22, The Black Dog, 11am-2pm
🎅 Sun, Dec 23, Ghelfi’s Candies and Ice Cream of Cape Cod, 11am-2pm

7th December

Join us for the Mashpee Chamber’s Annual Christmas Parade 🎄

One of the best holiday events on Cape Cod is back this Saturday, and we are so excited about it! Join us for the Mashpee Chamber’s Annual Christmas Parade, this Saturday, December 8th. The parade starts at 5:30pm at Deer Crossing, heads down route 28, and winds through Mashpee Commons, ending near MOCEAN and the bandstand. The evening parade is illuminated with colorful lights and floats and accompanied by live music. You will find several prime viewing spots within the Commons including Greene Street between Panera and Asia Restaurant, North Street between Asia Restaurant and Starbucks, Market Street between Starbucks and Puritan Cape Cod, and Steeple Street between Vineyard Vines and MOCEAN. Arrive early and enjoy additional free holiday events, including:

🎺 Brass Band, near the big Holiday Tree, 3:30-5pm
🎼 Carolers, roaming, 12-2pm
🎅 Santa, Vineyard Vines, 1-4pm
Frozen Fun Magic Show, 22 Market Street (next door to The Black Dog), 4:30pm

All events are free and open to the public.

28th November

Save-the-Date! Hot Diggity is hosting their Annual Festive Pet Photo Event on Dec. 1st + 2nd

Save-the-date, locally-owned doggie boutique, Hot Diggity, will be hosting their annual Festive Holiday Photo event for you and your four-legged friends this weekend! Photo sessions are $30, and include a 15-minute appointment with professional photographer, Greg Mentzer. You’ll leave with a printed photo and a jpeg, so you can share your family pics with the world! The photo sessions will be taking place on Saturday, December 1st and Sunday, December 2nd from 11am-4pm, appointments are required, give Hot Diggity a ring at 508-477-2663 to secure your spot.

23rd November

Celebrate Small Business Saturday with the 60+ Locally Owned Businesses here at Mashpee Commons

Small Business Saturday will be bustling in Mashpee Commons, with over 60 locally-owned businesses welcoming Cape Codders and visitors alike, looking to shop small this holiday season. Small businesses located within Mashpee Commons employ hundreds of local residents, providing year-round jobs, making the mixed-use development a hub of small business activity. A complete list of locally owned businesses at Mashpee Commons can be found here, several of which will have special promotions and sales happening in conjunction with Small Business Saturday!

This Saturday also marks the start of Mashpee Commons’ Holiday Scavenger Hunt, during which Mashpee Commons will be giving away five $250 gift cards to the Mashpee Commons business of the winner’s choice! The contest will be taking place on Instagram, participation details can be found here.

Mashpee Commons ongoing Holiday Events, including a live brass band trio, carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides, and an appearance by Santa at Kensington’s, will also be taking place throughout Small Business Saturday. Holiday events run through December 23rd, all activities are free and open to the public, the detailed schedule can be found here.

22nd November

Win a $250 gift card to the Mashpee Commons business of YOUR choice during our Holiday Scavenger Hunt!

This season, during our Holiday Scavenger Hunt, we will be giving away five $250 gift cards to the Mashpee Commons business of YOUR choice! Participation is easy: Follow us on Instagram and keep an eye out for our clue, posted weekly on Saturday, Nov 24th thru Dec 22nd at 10am (bonus clues will be shared in our stories). Follow the clues and find the prize, post a photo of yourself with it on Instagram, tag the location and Mashpee Commons, include our holiday hashtag #MashpeeHoliyay, and send us a direct message to redeem your prize.

In addition to our Scavenger Hunt, you’ll find lots of complimentary holiday events taking place, including photos with Santa, carolers, a brass band trio, and horse-drawn carriage rides! The complete schedule can be found here.

21st November

Stop by Fabvilla for their Complimentary Monogram Event

Anyone else out there obsessed with monogrammed items? If you are anything like us, than you’ll be just as excited as we are for Fabvilla’s complimentary embroidery monogram event! They’re offering complimentary monograms on any items purchased in-store this Friday, November 23rd! They are stocked with over 100 products available for customization. Fabvilla is a locally owned home décor shop here in Mashpee Commons. You can find this quaint shop in Central Square, near Williams Sonoma, Sol Optics, and Bleu Restaurant. For more info, give them a ring at: 508-681-0072

20th November

Save 50% During Sachs Jewelers One Hour Sale This Friday 💎

The Friday after Thanksgiving has become synonymous with sales and deals, and those discounts often extend to small local businesses as well. This season, be sure to check out some of the locally owned businesses here in the Commons that will be offering some awesome sales. One of those small businesses is Sachs Jewelers. If you’re searching for something sparkly for that special someone, you won’t want to miss their one hour 50% off sale, taking place from 10-11am this Friday, November 23rd!

Sachs Jewelers is located in Central Square, near Paisley Boutique, One 21 Boutique, and Bobby Byrne’s Restaurant & Pub. Give them a ring for more info: 508-444-4009

12th November

Join us for Horse-Drawn Carriage Rids, Photos with Santa, Carolers, + more this Holiday Season

Create holiday memories that will last a lifetime with us this season. Snap a family photo with Santa, take a Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride around the neighborhood, listen to our Christmas Carolers and Holiday Brass Band perform festive tunes; You’ll find all of these activities and more happening at Mashpee Commons this holiday season. All events are free and open to the public, check out the detailed schedule below, and be sure to mark your calendars for some of these joyful events:

Friday, November 23: 🎺 Brass Band, 3:30-5pm
Friday, November 23: 🎼 Carolers, 3-5pm
Friday, November 23: 🐎 Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 3-6pm
Friday, November 23: 🎅 Santa at Organic Market, 1-4pm
Friday, November 23: 🎄 Tree Lighting Ceremony with the Mashpee Chamber, 4:30pm

Saturday, November 24: 🎺 Brass Band, 4:30-6pm
Saturday, November 24: 🎼 Carolers, 12-2pm
Saturday, November 24: 🐎 Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 2-5pm
Saturday, November 24: 🎅 Santa at Kensington’s, 1-4pm

Sunday, November 25: 🎺 Brass Band, 2-3:30pm
Sunday, November 25: 🎼 Carolers, 12-2pm
Sunday, November 25: 🐎 Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 2-5pm
Sunday, November 25: 🎅 Santa at The Cape Cod Art Bar, 1-4pm

Tuesday, November 27: 🎼 Carolers, 6-8pm

Wednesday, November 28: 🎺 Brass Band, 6:30-8pm

Friday, November 30: 🎺 Brass Band, 6:30-8pm

Saturday, December 1: 🎺 Brass Band, 3:30-5pm
Saturday, December 1: 🎼 Carolers, 12-2pm
Saturday, December 1: 🎅 Santa at Soft as a Grape, 1-4pm

Sunday, December 2: 🎺 Brass Band, 12-1:30pm
Sunday, December 2: 🎼 Carolers, 12-2pm
Sunday, December 2: 🐎 Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 2-5pm (postponed to 12/9, 12-3pm, due to weather)
Sunday, December 2: 🎅 Santa at All good, 1-4pm

Tuesday, December 4: 🎼 Carolers, 6-8pm

Wednesday, December 5: 🎺 Brass Band, 6:30-8pm

Thursday, December 6: 🐎 Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 4-7pm

Friday, December 7: 🎺 Brass Band, 2:30-4pm

Saturday, December 8: 🎺 Brass Band, 3:30-5pm
Saturday, December 8: 🎼 Carolers, 12-2pm
Saturday, December 8: 🎅 Santa at Vineyard Vines Cape Cod, 1-4pm
Saturday, December 8: 🎄 Mashpee Chamber Christmas Parade, 5:30pm

Sunday, December 9: 🎺 Brass Band, 3:30-5pm
Sunday, December 9: 🎼 Carolers, 12-2pm
Sunday, December 9: 🐎 Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 12-3pm
Sunday, December 9: 🎅 Santa at L.L.Bean, 1-4pm

Tuesday, December 11: 🎼 Carolers, 6-8pm

Wednesday, December 12: 🎺 Brass Band, 6:30-8pm

Thursday, December 13: 🐎 Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 4-7pm

Friday, December 14: 🎺 Brass Band, 6:30-8pm
Friday, December 14: 🐎 Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 12-3pm

Saturday, December 15: 🎺 Brass Band, 3:30-5pm
Saturday, December 15: 🎼 Carolers, 12-2pm
Saturday, December 15: 🎅 Santa at Washashore Bakery, 1-4pm

Sunday, December 16: 🎺 Brass Band, 3:30-5pm
Sunday, December 16: 🎼 Carolers, 12-2pm
Sunday, December 16: 🐎 Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 2-5pm (canceled due to inclement weather)
Sunday, December 16: 🎅 Santa at Fox + Kit Children’s Boutique, 11am-2pm

Tuesday, December 18: 🎼 Carolers, 6-8pm

Wednesday, December 19: 🎺 Brass Band, 6:30-8pm

Thursday, December 20: 🐎 Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 4-7pm

Friday, December 21: 🎺 Brass Band, 6:30-8pm
Friday, December 21: 🐎 Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 4-7pm (canceled due to inclement weather)
Friday, December 21: 🎅 Santa at Market St Bookshop, 11am-2pm

Saturday, December 22: 🎺 Brass Band, 3:30-5pm
Saturday, December 22: 🎼 Carolers, 12-2pm
Saturday, December 22: 🐎 Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 12-3pm
Saturday, December 22: 🎅 Santa at The Black Dog, 11am-2pm

Sunday, December 23: 🎺 Brass Band, 3:30-5pm
Sunday, December 23: 🎼 Carolers, 12-2pm
Sunday, December 23: 🐎 Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 12-3pm
Sunday, December 23: 🎅 Santa at Ghelfi’s Candies, 11am-2pm

11th November

Book Signing at Market Street Bookshop

Market St BookshopEvery neighborhood needs a good bookstore, and here in the Commons that store is the Market Street Bookshop. The locally owned shop is packed with both best sellers and hidden gems. This Sunday, November 11th, in honor of Veteran’s Day, the Market Street Bookshop will be holding a book signing with award winning author Terri Arthur, for her book “Fatal Decision, Edith Cavell”. Arthur’s historical novel tells the story of the legendary Edith Cavell. Cavell was a British Nurse, who is celebrated for her life saving work during Work War I. In Arthur’s novel, she tells the story of Cavell’s courage, resilience, intelligence, and determination during a time of war. Stop by the Market Street Bookshop (located by the Fountain, near Trevi Café Wine Bar) today at 1pm to meet the author.

In addition to this book, the Market Street Bookshop has a special display of history books, focused on World War I and celebrating Veterans. For more information, you can reach the shop at: 508-539-6985

22nd October

Join us for Mashpee’s Annual Halloween Party + Trick-or-Treating at the Shops 🎃

Please note, due to the rainy weather in the forecast for the weekend ahead, we have moved our annual Halloween celebration from October 27th to Halloween night! Join us on Wednesday, October 31st for spooky tunes, refreshments, fun giveaways for the kids, and trick-or-treating at the shops.

Due to the date shift, the parade portion of the event has been canceled. The event will kick off with a Halloween party in Central Square featuring spooky tunes by Ian Lee and complimentary Halloween themed party favors. The party will take place from 3-5pm, and trick-or-treating will take place from 3-6pm. The event is free and open to the public.

For those interested in entering their pets into Hot Diggity’s doggie costume contest, stop by the store anytime on Saturday, October 27th and they will snap a pic of your pet, and post it on their social media sites, allowing you to pick your faves!

Happy Halloween!