Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm Quidley & Co.
Annual Art Auction benefiting both the Marla Ceely Lamb Fund and Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket. Original works by 40+ artists featured. Sealed silent bidding begins at noon Thursday and winning bids announced Saturday … Continue reading "10th Annual Art Show"
Dec 6 – Dec 8 all-day
Now in its 46th year, the Chamber-sponsored Christmas Stroll Weekend is an enchanting, magical tribute to the wonderment of bygone Christmases. Join us December 6th through December 8th. 
Dec 6 @ 8:00 am
Duration 2 Hours About Two island ecosystems, a shrub swamp wetland and island moors dotted with kettle holes makes for fascinating hike through a section of the island molded by 500 feet of ice bearing … Continue reading "Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike"
Dec 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Nantucket Boys and Girls Club
A paddleball sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a Wiffle … Continue reading "Pickleball"
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Nantucket Whaling Museum
An island tradition features community-crafted trees designed by local merchants, nonprofit organizations, artists and children. The Whaling Museum is transformed into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, … Continue reading "Annual Festival of Trees"
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
The museum will re-open for the weekend with an expanded gift shop featuring the work of local weavers and museum members. It is the perfect opportunity to see of so many contemporary artists for sale … Continue reading "Ninth Annual Basket Festival & Sale"
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Susan Lister Locke Gallery
The Gallery is open from 10am-8pm with a special Stroll Soirée & PHOTOS WITH *SANTA from *5-8pm
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Robert Foster Fine Art
10% to 20% off selected items in Robert Foster Fine Art, 8 India Street.
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Blue Beetle
Dress to impress with your holiday worst, stop by the Blue Beetle in your best Ugly Christmas Sweater between 10:00am – Noon, we will snap your picture and enter you to win $100 Gift Card. … Continue reading "“It’s About to get Ugly!”"
Dec 6 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tour three NHA historic homes decorated for the holiday season! Hadwen House at 96 Main Street, the Thomas Macy House at 99 Main Street, and Greater Light at 8 Howard Street will be included on … Continue reading "Holiday Homes"
Dec 6 @ 11:30 am – 9:00 pm The Nantucket Hotel
Your Christmas Stroll experience will be merrier when you partake of our special holiday a la Carte, All-Day Stroll Menu in the Grand Ballroom at The Nantucket Hotel from 11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.  A … Continue reading "Day Christmas Stroll Dining & Live Music at The Nantucket Hotel"
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm The Nantucket Hotel
Join us on The Nantucket Hotel’s Front Porch from 12:00 (Noon) to 3:00 p.m. for some live entertainment while you watch the Stroll revelers go by. Warm and cozy blankets are included and a light … Continue reading "Christmas Stroll Live Entertainment on The Nantucket Hotel’s Front Porch"
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Epernay Wine & Spirits
Celebrate the start of Nantucket Stroll weekend as if it were still summer!  Experience a taste of rosé wines from Château Minuty, a family-owned estate located in Côtes de Provence.  Michelle Waleck, North American Director, … Continue reading "Merry Minuty Madness"
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Commonwealth
Come shop an exclusive Mel the Clothing Trunk Show at Commonwealth! These handmade sequined jackets and tees will add some bling to your day and will take your Christmas Stroll outfit to the next level!12 … Continue reading "Trunk Show at Commonwealth"
Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Maria Mitchell Association
Ginger Andrews, our Field Ornithologist, opens the Maria Mitchell Association Research Center each week as a space for anyone to interact with and learn about our biological collections, collaborate on group projects, do research, or … Continue reading "Biological Collections Open Hours"
Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Tours are $20 per person. Sign up for public tours start 45 mins before start times (2:15pm for the 3pm tour) We do not take reservations for public tours. Public tours are on a first … Continue reading "Cisco Brewers – Public Tour"
Dec 6 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm The Nantucket Hotel
Relax on The Nantucket Hotel’s Front Porch before your Stroll dinner on Friday from 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Join us for some live music by acoustic guitarist Sean Lee. Warm and cozy blankets are included and … Continue reading "Christmas Stroll Live Music on The Nantucket Hotel’s Front"
Dec 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Tours are $20 per person. Sign up for public tours start 45 mins before start times (2:15pm for the 3pm tour) We do not take reservations for public tours. Public tours are on a first … Continue reading "Cisco Brewers – Public Tour"
Dec 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Epernay Wine & Spirits
The holiday season is often full of too many ho-hum cocktail parties. Learn how to easily take your event to the next level with Carl Sutton of T.W. Hollister & Co.  Taste how using hand-crafted … Continue reading "Classic Cocktail Celebration with Carl"
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm The Dreamland
Hypnotist William Parker delivers a highly interactive, totally hilarious show that you’ll never forget…unless, of course, he suggests that you forget!  30 Volunteers embark on the wildest time of their lives, discovering the power of … Continue reading "Hypno Havoc-Comedy Hypnotist Show"
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm St. Paul's Church
Jump start your Christmas Stroll weekend with old and new favorites at this Christmas Concert in the beautiful St. Paul’s Church, 16 Fair Street. After the concert, enjoy desserts and bubbly and do some early-bird … Continue reading "Christmas Concert at St. Paul’s"
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm Bennett Hall
Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of … Continue reading "Matilda"
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm White Heron Theatre
This delightful new play by Mark Shanahan, premiered in 2018 at White Heron Theatre, as an adaptation of the Charles Dickens holiday classic. Music, drama and quick-change artistry help tell the story of whaling captain … Continue reading "A Nantucket Christmas Carol 2019"
Dec 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm Nantucket Boys and Girls Club
Special teen night at the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club for students in 8th grade and older. 61 Sparks Avenue.
Dec 6 @ 10:00 pm White Heron Theatre
ONE NIGHT ONLY Stroll Weekend Featuring, Nantucket Comedy Festival Favorite Vic Henley With your host Kevin Flynn, plus Special Guest — Cash Bar —
Dec 7 @ 8:00 am
Duration 2 Hours About Combining elements of the Lost Farm and Gardner Farm hikes, this is a longer loop hike at approximately 2.5 miles, which helps you explore plant succession on globally threatened habitat known … Continue reading "Gardner Farm-Lost Farm Loop Hike"
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am Mitchell’s Book Corner
author of Right the Whale
Dec 7 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
The Annual Summer book Sale will be held in the Gallery, 9:30AM- 2:00PM $1 for Paperback Books $2 for Hardcover Books
Dec 7 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm St. Paul's Church
Gifts, antiques, wreaths, decorations, silent auction, baked goods, and much more! Take a guided tour of the famed St. Paul’s Tiffany windows from 10 am to 2 pm. Chowder, chili & cornbread, quiche, hot dogs, … Continue reading "Christmas Market at St. Pauls"
Dec 7 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm Blue Beetle
Need a little help with your shopping?  Spend $50 and receive a FREE Nantucket Pop Socket.  In store only.
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Stroll through Town to admire the gaily decorated trees and storefronts. Place your vote for your favorite in our annual “People’s Choice Award.” Stop by the Chamber Information Table at Zero Main Street for information … Continue reading "“People’s Choice Award” Storefront & Tree Decorating Contest"
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Nantucket Whaling Museum
An island tradition features community-crafted trees designed by local merchants, nonprofit organizations, artists and children. The Whaling Museum is transformed into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, … Continue reading "Annual Festival of Trees"
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am Nantucket Atheneum
People from all over the United States come to Nantucket Island to celebrate Christmas in the charming Early American setting. From the Christmas Stroll along cobblestoned Main Street to the Festival of Trees held each … Continue reading "Author Talk: Lesley Linsley, ‘Christmas On Nantucket’"
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Mitchell’s Book Corner
author of The Road to San Donato
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Foot of Main Street.
Meander through our wondrous Christmas Market and celebrate the enchantment of the season.  Indulge in the aromas of delectable food and beverages as you chat with friends and survey a variety of handcrafted gifts and … Continue reading "Nantucket’s Own Christmas Marketplace"
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Susan Lister Locke Gallery
The Gallery is open from 10am-5pm, PHOTOS WITH *SANTA from *3:30-5pm
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Robert Foster Fine Art
10% to 20% off selected items in Robert Foster Fine Art, 8 India Street.
Dec 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am Mitchell’s Book Corner
Wendy Rouillard, author of Barnaby Bear + Peter Saverine, author of Jenny’s Pennies
Dec 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am Natural Science Museum
Join the MMA as we read and discover together in Tales for Tots, our new program designed especially for the young explorer in your family! Each session we will read a classic nature or science … Continue reading "Tales for Tots"
Dec 7 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm Zero Main Street
You know you have one, so why not get a prize for wearing it? Sign up from 10:30am to 2:30pm at the Chamber’s merchandise table at Zero Main Street. Get ready to strut your stuff … Continue reading "Ugly Sweater Contest Registration"
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Mitchell’s Book Corner
author of CRU Nantucket Cookbook
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am
One of the Foundation’s real gems. Travel through a small, fascinating hardwood forest that extends to the shores of West Polpis harbor with opportunities to see herons, egrets, shellfish and other inhabitants of this ecologically … Continue reading "Free Walk: Masquetuck"
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm 2 Union Street
Visit the shops and studios at 2 Union Street (just steps off Main) for holiday cheer and to shop for beautiful handcrafted jewelry by island designer Jessica Hicks and for fine cigars and glassware at … Continue reading "Holiday Open House"
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm Main Street
Stop by the stage to enjoy eclectic performances by Theatre Workshop of Nantucket, The Boys and Girls Club, Susan J. Berman, PJ Moody, The Accidentals & Naturals, and more!
Dec 7 @ 11:45 am – 12:00 pm Main Street to Straight Wharf
Gather at the Main Street stage to help our inimitable Town Crier ring in our 46th Stroll….and follow him down to Straight Wharf to welcome Santa!
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Mitchell’s Book Corner
author of Christmas on Nantucket
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm The Nantucket Hotel
Join us on The Nantucket Hotel’s Front Porch from 12:00 (Noon) to 3:00 p.m. for some live entertainment while you watch the Stroll revelers go by. Warm and cozy blankets are included and a light … Continue reading "Christmas Stroll Live Entertainment on The Nantucket Hotel’s Front Porch"
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Epernay Wine & Spirits
Make your way across the busy cobblestones, all dressed in holiday style, for in the air there is the spirit of bubbles!  Rosé and white, effervescently bright, hear them pop, sparkling wine tops, it’s time … Continue reading "Let’s Get Fizz-ical Wine Tasting"
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Bartlett's Farm
Create a 12-inch custom wreath with all the supplies, instruction, and tips you need at Bartlett’s Farm, 33 Bartlett Farm Rd. Signup at 508-228- 9403
Dec 7 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Straight Wharf
Santa Claus comes to Nantucket Island by boat on Christmas Stroll Saturday. Watch him arrive on Straight Wharf. His arrival is usually attended by lots of admirers, so if you want to watch, come early. … Continue reading "Santa Arrives on Nantucket"