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Provincetown Christmas Lights – Slideshow

PROVINCETOWN – In this most artistic of towns, even the Christmas lights stand out.

During Christmas week, the other thing that stands out, in this town where shopping and gifts are such important concepts to the summer economy, is the lack of people.

So we focused on the lights.

The lobster pot Christmas tree is charming, and lonely. The Pilgrim Monument, framed by lights, is the town’s other iconic tree. And then there is Provincetown Town Hall, glittering in the warm December night.

It is Christmas week. This summertime-bustling town has lost its summertime bustle. It all looked pretty lonely.

There is plenty of parking in town. It seems to be all free.

Some of the shops and restaurants are even open. Okay, not a lot of them are open.

But look, the lights are pretty.


About the author

Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy is co-founder of Cape Cod Wave. He is a longtime journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, the Cape Cod Times and several other publications. He is the author of "YOU CAN'T SELL RIGHT FIELD; A Cape Cod Novel." He is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen mostly non-fiction books, including books with celebrity athletes Cam Neely, Tom Glavine and Joe Theisman. His previous book was, "ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream" with Hap Klopp,who created the iconic brand, The North Face.
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