Annual Lighting

Let it Shine!

The Annual Lighting of the Pilgrim Monument, which celebrates the Pilgrims’ First Landing in the New World in Provincetown on November 11, 1620, is one of Cape Cod’s most beautiful traditions and one that is supported by PMPM’s members and friends.


The 2014 lighting ceremony honored King Hiram’s Lodge Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Provincetown who were recognized for their civic contributions and helped “throw the switch.”


Hundreds of people come to this iconic event each year to witness the Monument festooned with more than 3,100 “landing lights” which shine nightly through January 5 of the following year.  Admission is free, and refreshments are provided by the Provincetown Business Guild with entertainment by John Thomas.  


For a small donation, you can help support the traditional lighting of the Pilgrim Monument. This year the official Lighting Ceremony will take place on November 25, 2015 from 5-7pm at the Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum(PMPM).


The list of sponsors and their dedications will be displayed in the Provincetown Museum in-season and on our website throughout the year. We encourage those who have donated to the Lighting in the past to continue to do so as well as all members and friends of the organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.


You may pay online using any credit card or your PayPal account. To mail in your contribution click PRINT.


Support the Annual Lighting

Perhaps you would consider increasing your donation this year as we are facing an increase in energy costs of nearly 40 percent. Thank you again for your support!

Make your contribution online using any credit card or your PayPal account.

Levels of Support

Click Here to View the 2014 Donors to Date
Click Here to View the 2013 Donors
Click Here to View the 2012 Donors
    Click Here to View the 2011 Donors







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