From December 6 to January 6, the public can enjoy an old-fashioned holiday experience of viewing outdoor seasonal decorations from the comfort of their car or a leisurely walk through the 22-acre campus off historic Route 6A.

The iconic converted kerosene lamp posts that grace the property will be dressed in full greenery regalia – and there will be the first ever Christmas tree to stand proud in front of the Playhouse entrance – as a symbol of light and hope for a brilliant 2021 season!

The kerosene lamps were purchased by Raymond Moore, The Cape Playhouse founder, from the town of Orleans when they converted to electric lights. Moore placed them along the drives of the campus from as early as 1930 and hired a gentleman to light them every evening at dusk. The lamp posts have been an intrinsic feature of the campus grounds since.

To kick off ILLUME! on December 6th, The Cape Playhouse will be hosting families affiliated with Cape Cod Children’s Place – and the children will be treated to a visit with a socially distancing Santa Claus and surprise holiday activities. A special tree lighting service, open to the public, will culminate the day.

Please join us in support of The Cape Playhouse as we endeavor to bring some holiday cheer to Dennis Village and inspire joy and hope to contrast these challenging times.

The ILLUME! initiative is part of The Cape Playhouse’s ongoing Ghost Light Fund, a campaign that aims to reach a $250,000 goal by the end of the year in order to bridge the gap created by the loss of ticket revenue this past summer as COVID-19 darkened the stage for the first time since 1946 after World War II.



  • Name/Logo on 6″x4″ plaque attached to dedicated lamp post
  • Name/Logo on event-specific webpage on
  • Inclusion in all press, social media, materials, & signage
  • Four (4) V.I.P. visits with Santa Claus


For more information or to request a sponsorship enrollment form, please email