Christmas Nostalgia on Cape Cod

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    Childhood Memories

    Girl with Reindeer Photo - Enchanted Village at the Cape Codder Resort Hyannis Massachusetts
    ••• Christmas Nostalgia on Cape Cod The Enchanted Village at the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis, Massachusetts, delights both Cape Cod children and visitors. Located in the hotel's courtyard, this free attraction reminded me of holiday displays I enjoyed as a child. © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

    Cape Codder Resort's Enchanted Village is a Delightful Holiday Attraction

    The Enchanted Village at the Cape Codder Resort & Spa on Cape Cod is a delightful free attraction that delivers a healthy dose of Christmas nostalgia for anyone who cherishes the simple magic of old-fashioned holiday displays. After a December 2008 visit to the annual Enchanted Village with my six-year-old, I'm pleased to report that light sculptures, giant snowmen, twinkling trees and reindeer with bobbing heads can still mesmerize a child, even when her wish list includes a Nintendo DS.

    For 2014, the Cape Codder has an Enchanted Village package including $50 in dining, spa and shopping gift certificates available from $119 double occupancy. Overnight guests can even swim outdoors in December in the resort's heated year-round pool. But you don't have to be a hotel guest to stop by if you're in Hyannis during the holiday season this year. Carolers and Santa appear on weekends December 5-22,...MORE and the lights will be up through January 2, 2015. Bring a new toy or gift card if you can. Each year, the Cape Codder collects about $10,000 in donations for Independence House.

    The Enchanted Village at the Cape Codder Resort on Cape Cod is a delightful free attraction that delivers a healthy dose of Christmas nostalgia.

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    Reindeer Guide the Way

    Animatronic Reindeer Light Sculptures at the Enchanted Village on Cape Cod - Christmas Lights
    ••• Christmas Nostalgia on Cape Cod These animatronic reindeer light sculptures seemed to beckon us to explore the Enchanted Village's illuminated scenes. © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

    The Enchanted Village at the Cape Codder Resort on Cape Cod is a delightful free attraction that delivers a healthy dose of Christmas nostalgia.

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    A Merry Journey

    Horse and Carriage Holiday Lights at the Enchanted Village at the Cape Codder
    ••• Christmas Nostalgia on Cape Cod One of the nicest things about the Enchanted Village at the Cape Codder is that you can get right up close to the holiday light displays, such as this horse and carriage. © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

    The Enchanted Village at the Cape Codder Resort on Cape Cod is a delightful free attraction that delivers a healthy dose of Christmas nostalgia.

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    A Magical Coach

    Coach Pulled by a Swan - Christmas Lights at the Cape Codder Resort Hyannis Cape Cod
    ••• Christmas Nostalgia on Cape Cod I had to rub the snow from my eyes to be sure I wasn't imagining this sight: a swan pulling a magical, illuminated coach on a cold Cape Cod night. © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

    The Enchanted Village at the Cape Codder Resort on Cape Cod is a delightful free attraction that delivers a healthy dose of Christmas nostalgia.

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    3-D Christmas Trees

    3-D Christmas Trees - Cape Codder Resort Enchanted Village Holiday Light Display on Cape Cod
    ••• Christmas Nostalgia on Cape Cod These shining trees appeared three-dimensional and added holiday color to the Enchanted Village display. © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

    The Enchanted Village at the Cape Codder Resort on Cape Cod is a delightful free attraction that delivers a healthy dose of Christmas nostalgia.

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    The Most Impressive Tree

    Most Impressive Christmas Tree - Photos of the Cape Cod Enchanted Village at Christmas
    ••• Christmas Nostalgia on Cape Cod The most impressive tree at the Enchanted Village, however, was this beauty, strung with white lights, decorated with oversized ornaments and topped with a towering star. © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

    The Enchanted Village at the Cape Codder Resort on Cape Cod is a delightful free attraction that delivers a healthy dose of Christmas nostalgia.

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    An Enchanted View

    An Enchanted View - Picture of the Enchanted Village at the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis
    ••• Christmas Nostalgia on Cape Cod During the holiday season, the rooms that face the courtyard at the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis have an enchanted view... at least until about 10 p.m. when the holiday light display is turned off each evening. © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

    The Enchanted Village at the Cape Codder Resort on Cape Cod is a delightful free attraction that delivers a healthy dose of Christmas nostalgia.

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    Reindeer Pause

    Christmas Reindeer - Pictures of the Enchanted Village at Cape Cod's Cape Codder Resort
    ••• Christmas Nostalgia on Cape Cod In the center of the Cape Codder's Enchanted Village, these animated reindeer nod a greeting. They seem blissfully unaware that their biggest night of the year is just weeks away. © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

    The Enchanted Village at the Cape Codder Resort on Cape Cod is a delightful free attraction that delivers a healthy dose of Christmas nostalgia.

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    No Time to Clam Up

    Santa Claus at the Enchanted Village on Cape Cod
    ••• Christmas Nostalgia on Cape Cod It's no time to clam up when you're sitting in Santa's lap! But my daughter, who'd already written a letter to Santa Claus, couldn't think of anything ELSE to request of the jolly old elf, who visits the Enchanted Village on weekends through Christmas. © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

    The Enchanted Village at the Cape Codder Resort on Cape Cod is a delightful free attraction that delivers a healthy dose of Christmas nostalgia.

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    Oh, the Weather Outside is...

    Carolers in Victorian Dress Entertain at Cape Cod Enchanted Village
    ••• Christmas Nostalgia on Cape Cod ...Frightful! But carolers in Victorian dress perform at the Cape Cod Enchanted Village on weekend evenings... even in the snow!. © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

    The Enchanted Village at the Cape Codder Resort on Cape Cod is a delightful free attraction that delivers a healthy dose of Christmas nostalgia.

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    Talented Students

    Victorian Carolers - Barnstable High School Singers at Enchanted Village at the Cape Codder Resort
    ••• Christmas Nostalgia on Cape Cod The Enchanted Village's Victorian carolers are talented students from Barnstable High School. The Cape Codder Resort makes an annual donation to the school in recognition of the students' participation, which really adds the perfect holiday touch. © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

    The Enchanted Village at the Cape Codder Resort on Cape Cod is a delightful free attraction that delivers a healthy dose of Christmas nostalgia.

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    A Frosty Goodbye

    Giant Inflatable Snowman Photo - Enchanted Village Christmas Display at Cape Codder Resort
    ••• Christmas Nostalgia on Cape Cod With wind whipping the snow around and dinner at the resort's Grand Cru Wine Bar & Grill awaiting, I was anxious to head inside, but getting my daughter to leave the Enchanted Village wasn't easy! She raced back for one last photo op with Frosty. © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

    The Enchanted Village at the Cape Codder Resort on Cape Cod is a delightful free attraction that delivers a healthy dose of Christmas nostalgia.