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On the Cape, Chatham makes for festive shopping

It was a cold evening in December as I walked Chatham’s Main Street. Summer had settled down for a long winter’s nap and I had the town to myself. A wind whipped up off the Atlantic, and then I saw it: Santa’s Workshop.

A tiny white house festooned with lights, garlands, and a wreath tickled my inner 6-year-old. Out front, Santa’s Mailbox was accepting Christmas wish lists promising express delivery to the North Pole.

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