Friday, November 24 & Saturday, November 25, 2023 | 11:00am to 3:00pm

Artist market | Trevor the Juggler shows| Caroling with Carol |

Family fun game zone| Snack Shack | Visits with Santa |

Good fun and cheer!
NEW! Woodland critters & Wishing Web!
Stroll, shop and smile along Hyannis Main Street to the Harbor Overlook

(Hyannis, MA – November 7, 2023) Visit ‘Gingerbread Lane’ at the Harbor Overlook,
51 Ocean Street, Hyannis, along the Walkway-to-the-Sea through the Hyannis Village Green and kick-start the holiday season with two days of sweet fun for all ages!
It is a Sweetacular Soiree on Friday, November 24 and Saturday, November 25, 2023, 11:00am to 3:00pm.
  Free parking at Barnstable Town Hall parking lot just steps to Hyannis Main Street, Hyannis Village Green and the Harbor Overlook.

Make a day of it in the downtown Hyannis HyArts Cultural District and spend time along Gingerbread Lane and then head to the mile long Hyannis Main Street and take in the ambiance with bright lights and bows aglow along with more shopping and dining along the way.

Support your local creatives and find something hand-made, designed or crafted by Cape Cod artists.

The jolly guy himself, direct from the North Pole, is excited to meet and greet all visitors on Friday and Saturday from 11:30am to 2:30pm.  AND Special storytime treat with Santa as he reads, “The Night Before Christmas” at Noon and 2:15pm each day.

Entertaining for visitors of all ages! Free outdoor shows. Trevor brings world-class visually spectacular juggling skills and silly antics to Gingerbread Lane in a friendly and engaging performance for the whole family!  Be amazed as cutting-edge skills illuminate creative possibilities within object manipulation…and creative possibilities within yourself!  Shows run approximately 8 to 10 minutes, with a 5-minute meet and greet /photo op after each show.  Show times are both Friday and Saturday:
11:00am; 11:45am; 12:30pm; 1:15pm; 2:00pm; and 2:45pm

FAMILY FUN GAME ZONE with Shipyard Boulders
Fun for all ages, play all your favorite outdoor games for FREE!
Get your body moving and challenge your mind. Special this weekend, challenge your family and friends to earn discounts if you wish to purchase some games to have for your December holiday celebrations.


“Welcome to Whoville, we bring you good cheer. Welcome friends from far and from near. Smile for photos with you as the Grinch, take a free book, two in a pinch, with some pages to color and crayons galore.
A day spent in Whoville is never a bore!”

Step in and smile for fun photos along with free books and coloring pages from your friends at the Hyannis and Marstons Mills Public Libraries.

While adding keys to the web and making wishes, participants are encouraged to listen to the twinkling sounds of keys chiming and resonating Magic, Joy, & Light into the universe.  Woven into place by magical fairy spiders (a/k/a artist Mellissa Morris) visitors can select a key from the ‘magical mailbox’ and tie it to the web while making their wishes, dreams, and intentions of unlocking magic.  Activating a literal key unlocks so many possibilities!

Get your jingle jams on with holiday tunes and more with your singing host Carol LaDuke always sporting her favorite cowboy boots!

FREE parking steps away in the Barnstable Town Hall Parking Lot.  Walk through the Hyannis Village Green along the Walkway-to-the-Sea to the Harbor Overlook. Additional Public Parking Lots are steps away from Main Street! Town Hall, South and North Street parking lots – FREE, up to six hours.  Ocean St. & Bismore Park lots are metered.

Gingerbread Lane at the Harbor Overlook is decorated each November through February with whimsical gingerbread décor – and new this year – woodland critters. There are colorful candies, icing, cookie shutters and gingerbread characters now joined by bunnies, hedgehogs, fox, deer and colorful mushrooms for extra fun memories and holiday pictures with your favorite sweet treats and furry friends.

THE STORY OF THE WOODLAND CRITTERS BY ARTIST MELLISSA MORRIS “Once upon a time in a faraway land a group of woodland critters heard of a magical place called “Gingerbread Lane”.  It was said that Gingerbread Lane would accept all beings large and small and allow them to live in peace and harmony with an endless supply of sweet treats.  So, the eldest of the Woodland Deer family gathered together his family and friends to venture across the lands and realms to find what they would call their new home. The woodland critters wanted to bring a little bit of their home to this Mysterious and Magical place. They gathered memory mushrooms to be planted upon their arrival and the fairy spiders to build mystical KEY WEBS where visitors could make wishes and tie keys onto the webs to help open new doors of possibility, dreams, and magic.  The Gingerbread folk were so happy to have new friends, welcoming them with open arms. The Gingerbread friends and woodland critters live in perfect magical harmony unlocking light, joy, wonder, magic, and memories for all that visit.”

These site-specific webs were woven into place by magical fairy spiders (a/k/a artist Mellissa Morris) as an interactive collaborative community public art installation. Visitors can select a key from the ‘magical mailbox’ and tie it to the web while making their wishes, dreams, and intentions of unlocking magic.  This installation is a collaboration with artists Mellissa Morris and Lenore Lyons of The Key Idea project, to bring about wonder, curiosity, and creativity in an open public space. Activating a literal key unlocks so many possibilities for all.

“When I thought about adding to the whimsy at Harbor Overlook, I imagined a story tying in woodland critters.  Each critter is one of a kind, all hand drawn, cut and painted. I believe that the creative act is a form of spiritual and personal growth. I am as much a magician, mathematician, scientist, alchemist, and healer as I am an Artist. I forage my inspiration and materials from nature; gathering natural elements to make multi-media sculptures, installations, books, drawings, and paintings. I have a deep connection to nature. It speaks to me and I understand it on a visceral and spiritual level. I believe healing can come from being in the woods; by listening and observing the animals and watching and tuning into the cycles of the seasons. My work is a reflection of my own personal healing that nature has provided me, and a record of my experiments and inventions using my foraged natural collections; an echo of the natural healing world.”

Gingerbread Lane at the Harbor Overlook ARTIST SPOTLIGHT
Mary Dunn Cauley| Mosaics
Unique mosaic creations made from tile, glass, shells, beads, plates.  Cape Cod maps, birds, fish, and more! Custom orders are always welcome!
Instagram:  MaryDunnCaulymosaics www.capecodmosaics.com

Elaine Davis | Pleasantwood Cottage Creations
Elaine offers an array of items, including baskets, tote bags and trivets, using everyday clothesline rope.  Each creation is meticulously coiled and shaped before being expertly stitched with a zig zag pattern using a sewing machine.  The colors of these charming items are determined by the color of the thread used, while others get their color from hand-wrapping the rope with vibrant fabrics.  Explore the collection and bring home one of these unique handmade treasures that add a touch of creativity and style to your life. pleasantwoodcottage@hotmail.com  www.Pleasantwoodcottage.etsy.com

John French | Glennstal Glass

Stained glass made here on Cape Cod.  John has been making glass for 50 years.
The beauty of glass, especially with the streams of light from the sun can brighten up
an entire room. Pieces include but are not limited to abstract, religious, floral, nautical and rainbows.  John believes that looking out a window through a piece of colored glass allows us to see the world in a new way. The phrase, “looking at the world through rose colored glasses” is not all that far from the truth!”   Originally from New Jersey and living on Cape Cod for the past 35 years, John is a recently retired English Professor from Cape Cod Community College and an Ecumenical Catholic Priest.  He is also a Barnstable County Extension Master Gardener and loves biking, kayaking and his two spaniels, Katie and Tess. His interest in stained glass began while he was a young Benedictine Monk.  He learned the techniques and design from other monks and has been making stained glass ever since. With his retirement in May of 2020 he has devoted much of his time to his glass.

Adrianna Rossi l DRI ROSSI PAPER ART
Adriana works with high quality paper (origami and collage) to create unique jewelry, ornaments, mobiles and wallets. One of her most impressive works is the miniature crane in the bottle necklace.  She creates it using 3/4 of an inch square paper! @dri_rossi_paper_art.

Alyssa Ruggieri l ALR DESIGNS
Alyssa creates both serene and whimsical watercolor art ranging from Cape landscapes to sharks, and florals. During the holiday season she offers hand painted ornaments, adorable holiday cards, and framed artwork, one-of-a-kind shell-art pieces, keepsake gifts and even stickers for stocking stuffers! Her signature greeting cards are created with the intention that they can be framed or displayed, like a mini piece of artwork. Add a one-of-a-kind piece of art to your tree. Alyssa creates art for you to love and love to share.
Instagram: @ALR.designs   Website: www.ALR-designs.com


Margo Sherman l CAPE COD ACCENTS
Margo offers original designs of beach bags, large totes, pillow covers, runners, place mats and other assorted fabric items.
Website: http://www.capecodaccents.com  

Elisa Sullivan | SWIRLS JEWELRY
Elisa Sullivan, Massachusetts silversmith and jewelry artist.  Inspired by her love of reading, her fondness of the sea, and the world as seen by her son, Elisa shapes sterling silver to create jewelry that stands apart. Her necklaces, earrings, and bracelets often feature special quotes or phrases, hand-stamped in silver to create little works of art with special meaning to those who wear it.  Elisa incorporates different styles, hand crafted methods and unusual gemstones to create a complementary mix of natural and modern pieces.
Website: https://swirlsjewelry.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/swirlsbyelisa

Betty Wiley is a well-known free-lance landscape photographer and educator residing on Cape Cod and her images frequently appear in various local magazines including Chatham Living by the Sea magazine, Cape Cod Guide, South Shore Living, Falmouth Living and many local guidebooks. She specializes in photographing the landscapes on Cape Cod and elsewhere throughout New England and she often heads out in the morning before sunrise or in the evening as she explores the riches of the Cape with her camera as well as her drone and is passionate about night photography and capturing the Milky Way.  She sells prints in a variety of sizes on fine art paper, canvas or metal. Instagram: www.instagram.com/bettywileyphoto Website: www.bettywileyphotography.com

Melissa Chartrand, Arts & Culture Coordinator, Town of Barnstable
melissa.chartrand@town.barnstable.ma.us   508-862-4767

Mellissa Morris, mellissa@mellissamorris.com www.mellissamorris.com  508-566-2880

Lenore Lyons, The Key Idea, Inc. www.thekeyidea.org  @thekeyidea