All About Cape: Music for the Holiday Season

Dec 3, 2018

There’s music in the air all over town during the holidays, and this week it’s coming from the River Campus. Bedell Hall is hosting “The American Life” on Tuesday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. This wind symphony is a no-strings performance as brass, woodwind and percussion take center stage. With a guest ensemble, “The American Life” explores decades of national history, culture and especially music guaranteed to help you forget about pre-Christmas stress for a while.

If you’re fretting over your gift list and can’t find time to go shopping, head downtown Friday night and Saturday, December 7 and 8. Stores are staying open late for the annual Christmas Open House, so you’re sure to find unique gifts at a time that fits your schedule. Plus, they’ll have cookies, cocoa, giveaways and amazing window displays to admire. And Santa will be waiting to hear all about your holiday wishes.

Another bonus of attending our Downtown Christmas Open House: You’ll have your gifts purchased before the biggest shopping days of the year. Historically, the Friday and Saturday before Christmas are when the largest crowds hit the stores – not Black Friday, as is commonly believed.

End this week with a tradition as dear to Cape as chestnuts roasting on an open fire: The Family Holiday Percussion Concert on Saturday, December 8 at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Drums and cymbals lead familiar holiday tunes as theatrics bring the music to life. It’s a family event complete with coloring and cookies.

Find a complete listing of everything going on in town this week at