Dec
25
Wed
2019
Smith’s Point Hike
Dec 25 @ 8:00 am
Smith's Point Hike

Duration
3 Hours

About
Smith’s Point, Nantucket’s westernmost sand extremity is a great hike to see gray seals during the winter, see nesting piping plovers, least terns and American oystercatchers during the summer and catch a glimpse of Tuckernuck Island. This is one of the longer hikes Nantucket Walkabout does. For the full hike out and back, allow at least two hours of trail time not counting getting to and from the trailhead. The hike can be longer or shorter depending on the group’s time constraints.
What to Bring
Please wear whatever walking footwear works for you, and we strongly recommend bringing the following items on our hike: bug spray, water, a snack, and sunblock lotion. You may also wish to bring a camera, binoculars and compass to see more, plus a lightweight waterproof jacket if it looks like rain!

Holiday Homes
Dec 25 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Homes

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 a special seasonal schedule. Holiday Houses will feature each of these historic homes beautifully decorated in festive trimmings for the holiday season.

Cisco Brewers – Public Tour @ Cisco Brewers
Dec 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Cisco Brewers - Public Tour @ 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 come first serve basis.

Tours will be capped at roughly 25 people per tour. If two tour guides are present this number can be increased.

Tours last anywhere from 45min to 1 1/2 hours.

Tours cover the operating procedures and methods of a functional winery, brewery and distillery.

The tour price includes a tasting glass and you will be able to sample two wines from Nantucket Vineyard, two beers from Cisco Brewery and two spirits from Triple Eight Distillery.

If you wish to sign up for a tour, plan accordingly and arrive before the tour starts. You must check in, sign a liability waiver and pay beforehand.

Go to the wine bar at Nantucket Vineyard in the Cisco Brewers courtyard to sign up for tours (public or private).

***On major holidays and during peak season, Cisco Brewers sometimes charges a cover at the door for entry. The cost of the cover ranges from $5-$20. The price of a tour does not include the cover charge at the door. That will have to be paid separately.***

***On major holidays and during peak season sometimes there are lines to get in. If we reach capacity then it is “one in and one out”. That means people in line will have to wait for people to leave before they can get in. In order to take a tour of our facilities you have to check-in pre tour and sign a liability waiver. Plan accordingly and arrive early.***

Gardner Farm-Lost Farm Loop Hike
Dec 25 @ 1:00 pm
Gardner Farm-Lost Farm Loop Hike

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 as sandplain grasslands. Although both former vegetable farms are well past the expression “gone to seed” and now dominated by the ubiquitous pitch pines, their groves and small forests are broken up by meadows of wildflowers, a maze of trails and the reed-lined shore of Hummock Pond to which there are several access points along the way. An active osprey nest is visible close to one of them.
Great views of the pond abound. The pine forest on Lost Farm is ideal shade in the summer with cool southwest winds blowing in over the pond. During the colder, windier months of the year, the pines are a welcome refuge to walk through.

What to Bring
Please wear whatever walking footwear works for you, and we strongly recommend bringing the following items on our hike: bug spray, water, a snack, and sunblock lotion. You may also wish to bring a camera, binoculars and compass to see more, plus a lightweight waterproof jacket if it looks like rain!

Cisco Brewers – Public Tour @ Cisco Brewers
Dec 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cisco Brewers - Public Tour @ 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 come first serve basis.

Tours will be capped at roughly 25 people per tour. If two tour guides are present this number can be increased.

Tours last anywhere from 45min to 1 1/2 hours.

Tours cover the operating procedures and methods of a functional winery, brewery and distillery.

The tour price includes a tasting glass and you will be able to sample two wines from Nantucket Vineyard, two beers from Cisco Brewery and two spirits from Triple Eight Distillery.

If you wish to sign up for a tour, plan accordingly and arrive before the tour starts. You must check in, sign a liability waiver and pay beforehand.

Go to the wine bar at Nantucket Vineyard in the Cisco Brewers courtyard to sign up for tours (public or private).

***On major holidays and during peak season, Cisco Brewers sometimes charges a cover at the door for entry. The cost of the cover ranges from $5-$20. The price of a tour does not include the cover charge at the door. That will have to be paid separately.***

***On major holidays and during peak season sometimes there are lines to get in. If we reach capacity then it is “one in and one out”. That means people in line will have to wait for people to leave before they can get in. In order to take a tour of our facilities you have to check-in pre tour and sign a liability waiver. Plan accordingly and arrive early.***

Christmas Eve Prix Fixe Dinner at Breeze with Live Music @ Nantucket Hotel
Dec 25 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Christmas Eve Prix Fixe Dinner at Breeze with Live Music @ Nantucket Hotel

Bring the family to a memorable Christmas Eve dinner in our glass-enclosed Breeze Indoor/Outdoor Terrace at The Nantucket Hotel after the Red Ticket Drawing downtown. We’re offering a spectacular, Three-Course Prix Fixe Holiday Menu – together with live, festive music by Mollie Glazer from 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – for all to enjoy. Prix Fixe Price: $65 per adult; $32 per child (ages 5-12); Free for under age 5.  Beverages, tax & gratuity additional. Reservations required. Book via OpenTable at breezenantucket.com, call 508-228-4730 or e-mail breeze@thenantuckethotel.com.

Dec
26
Thu
2019
Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Dec 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Annual Festival of Trees @ 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, 13 Broad St.

Holiday Homes
Dec 26 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Homes

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 a special seasonal schedule. Holiday Houses will feature each of these historic homes beautifully decorated in festive trimmings for the holiday season.

Cisco Brewers – Public Tour @ Cisco Brewers
Dec 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Cisco Brewers - Public Tour @ 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 come first serve basis.

Tours will be capped at roughly 25 people per tour. If two tour guides are present this number can be increased.

Tours last anywhere from 45min to 1 1/2 hours.

Tours cover the operating procedures and methods of a functional winery, brewery and distillery.

The tour price includes a tasting glass and you will be able to sample two wines from Nantucket Vineyard, two beers from Cisco Brewery and two spirits from Triple Eight Distillery.

If you wish to sign up for a tour, plan accordingly and arrive before the tour starts. You must check in, sign a liability waiver and pay beforehand.

Go to the wine bar at Nantucket Vineyard in the Cisco Brewers courtyard to sign up for tours (public or private).

***On major holidays and during peak season, Cisco Brewers sometimes charges a cover at the door for entry. The cost of the cover ranges from $5-$20. The price of a tour does not include the cover charge at the door. That will have to be paid separately.***

***On major holidays and during peak season sometimes there are lines to get in. If we reach capacity then it is “one in and one out”. That means people in line will have to wait for people to leave before they can get in. In order to take a tour of our facilities you have to check-in pre tour and sign a liability waiver. Plan accordingly and arrive early.***

Cisco Brewers – Public Tour @ Cisco Brewers
Dec 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cisco Brewers - Public Tour @ 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 come first serve basis.

Tours will be capped at roughly 25 people per tour. If two tour guides are present this number can be increased.

Tours last anywhere from 45min to 1 1/2 hours.

Tours cover the operating procedures and methods of a functional winery, brewery and distillery.

The tour price includes a tasting glass and you will be able to sample two wines from Nantucket Vineyard, two beers from Cisco Brewery and two spirits from Triple Eight Distillery.

If you wish to sign up for a tour, plan accordingly and arrive before the tour starts. You must check in, sign a liability waiver and pay beforehand.

Go to the wine bar at Nantucket Vineyard in the Cisco Brewers courtyard to sign up for tours (public or private).

***On major holidays and during peak season, Cisco Brewers sometimes charges a cover at the door for entry. The cost of the cover ranges from $5-$20. The price of a tour does not include the cover charge at the door. That will have to be paid separately.***

***On major holidays and during peak season sometimes there are lines to get in. If we reach capacity then it is “one in and one out”. That means people in line will have to wait for people to leave before they can get in. In order to take a tour of our facilities you have to check-in pre tour and sign a liability waiver. Plan accordingly and arrive early.***

Boxing Day Wine Tasting
Dec 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us the day after Christmas to celebrate Britain’s Boxing Day with none other than British Bubbles! With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, learn what makes English Sparkling wines unique and why they are giving Champagne and other sparkling wine regions a run for their money.

Night at the Museum
Dec 26 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 27 @ 11:30 am
Night at the Museum

Join MMA for our first overnight program at the museum!!  Children arrive at 5pm in time for some food science dinner fun followed by games, museum exploration, a movie and more.  In the morning,  the fun will continue until pick up at noon.  Children should bring a sleeping bag, sleeping pad (optional) pillow, toothbrush/toothpaste, snacks/food if they are prone to food allergies.  They should also be prepared for both indoor and outdoor play.

Space is very limited with a max of 8 children allowed

Appropriate for ages 6-12

LVA – Beginner English Class @ Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum
Dec 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
LVA - Beginner English Class @ Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum

Beginner’s English class for those seeking to improve their English language skills. The class is free, open to all, conducted in English and no pre-registration is required. The LVA offers English classes almost every week, please check the calendar for dates.
For more information please call 508-228-1110 ext. 113.
The Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum (LVA) program provides free instruction to adult students who want to improve their skill in speaking, reading, and writing English. The LVA offers free, weekly English classes at the Atheneum for all levels and one-on-one tutoring sessions scheduled at a mutually convenient time for both tutor and student.

LVA – Intermediate/Advanced English Class @ Learning Lab, Nantucket Atheneum
Dec 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
LVA - Intermediate/Advanced English Class @ Learning Lab, Nantucket Atheneum

An Intermediate/Advanced English class for those seeking to improve their English language skills. The Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum offer a drop-in intermediate/advanced English class almost every Thursday evening. Please check the calendar for dates.

The class is free, open to all, conducted in English and no pre-registration is required. For more information please call 508-228-1110 ext. 113.
The Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum (LVA) program provides free instruction to adult students who want to improve their skill in speaking, reading, and writing English. The LVA offers free, weekly English classes at the Atheneum for all levels and one-on-one tutoring sessions scheduled at a mutually convenient time for both tutor and student.

Dec
27
Fri
2019
Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike
Dec 27 @ 8:00 am
Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike

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 down on it 21,000 years ago. A trail meanders along the edge of the Stump Swamp offering views of water and the birds that reside here. Connecting with Almanac Pond Road, the trail continues past Almanac Pond, a kettle hole itself, and over into the Nantucket Islands Land Bank’s portion of Norwood Farm, the result of a joint purchase of 207 acres with the Nantucket Conservation Foundation.

Norwood Farm is a unique mashup of much of the island’s terrain including forest, upland meadows, small ponds, a former cranberry bog and one of the island’s true flowing streams. This dual property hike can last 90-120 minutes depending on the group’s interest in seeing more or less of the area.

This hike costs $40 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under. Check the Hike Calendar to see when we are hiking the Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm trail and to book it. To arrange for a private hike on this route, call or email us for our rates and to discuss your hiking needs.

What to Bring
Please wear whatever walking footwear works for you, and we strongly recommend bringing the following items on our hike: bug spray, water, a snack, and sunblock lotion. You may also wish to bring a camera, binoculars and compass to see more, plus a lightweight waterproof jacket if it looks like rain!

Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Dec 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Annual Festival of Trees @ 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, 13 Broad St.

Holiday Homes
Dec 27 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Homes

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 a special seasonal schedule. Holiday Houses will feature each of these historic homes beautifully decorated in festive trimmings for the holiday season.

Cisco Brewers – Public Tour @ Cisco Brewers
Dec 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Cisco Brewers - Public Tour @ 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 come first serve basis.

Tours will be capped at roughly 25 people per tour. If two tour guides are present this number can be increased.

Tours last anywhere from 45min to 1 1/2 hours.

Tours cover the operating procedures and methods of a functional winery, brewery and distillery.

The tour price includes a tasting glass and you will be able to sample two wines from Nantucket Vineyard, two beers from Cisco Brewery and two spirits from Triple Eight Distillery.

If you wish to sign up for a tour, plan accordingly and arrive before the tour starts. You must check in, sign a liability waiver and pay beforehand.

Go to the wine bar at Nantucket Vineyard in the Cisco Brewers courtyard to sign up for tours (public or private).

***On major holidays and during peak season, Cisco Brewers sometimes charges a cover at the door for entry. The cost of the cover ranges from $5-$20. The price of a tour does not include the cover charge at the door. That will have to be paid separately.***

***On major holidays and during peak season sometimes there are lines to get in. If we reach capacity then it is “one in and one out”. That means people in line will have to wait for people to leave before they can get in. In order to take a tour of our facilities you have to check-in pre tour and sign a liability waiver. Plan accordingly and arrive early.***

Smooth Hummocks
Dec 27 @ 1:00 pm
Smooth Hummocks

About
Graded relatively flat by glacial meltwater running out over the coastal plain to the ocean 75 miles away when the landmass that would become Nantucket was nothing more than a wide, low ridge of sand, gravel and glacial erratics (boulders), Smooth Hummocks is Nantucket’s version of the Midwest’s prairies complete with rare wildflowers and grasses that thrive in sandy, nutrient-poor soil.

These so-called sandplain grasslands number less than 2,000 acres on the planet today and are protected as nesting habitat for the short-eared owl, studied by botanists, entomologists, used by island students for their ecology coursework and burned by the Nantucket Islands Land Bank for plant research and invasive species control. Smooth Hummocks is a fascinating island ecosystem with many things to teach us.

This hike costs $40 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under. Check the Hike Calendar to see when we are hiking the Smooth Hummocks trail and to book it. To arrange for a private hike on this route, call or email us for our rates and to discuss your hiking needs.

What to Bring
Please wear whatever walking footwear works for you, and we strongly recommend bringing the following items on our hike: bug spray, water, a snack, and sunblock lotion. You may also wish to bring a camera, binoculars and compass to see more, plus a lightweight waterproof jacket if it looks like rain!

Cisco Brewers – Public Tour @ Cisco Brewers
Dec 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cisco Brewers - Public Tour @ 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 come first serve basis.

Tours will be capped at roughly 25 people per tour. If two tour guides are present this number can be increased.

Tours last anywhere from 45min to 1 1/2 hours.

Tours cover the operating procedures and methods of a functional winery, brewery and distillery.

The tour price includes a tasting glass and you will be able to sample two wines from Nantucket Vineyard, two beers from Cisco Brewery and two spirits from Triple Eight Distillery.

If you wish to sign up for a tour, plan accordingly and arrive before the tour starts. You must check in, sign a liability waiver and pay beforehand.

Go to the wine bar at Nantucket Vineyard in the Cisco Brewers courtyard to sign up for tours (public or private).

***On major holidays and during peak season, Cisco Brewers sometimes charges a cover at the door for entry. The cost of the cover ranges from $5-$20. The price of a tour does not include the cover charge at the door. That will have to be paid separately.***

***On major holidays and during peak season sometimes there are lines to get in. If we reach capacity then it is “one in and one out”. That means people in line will have to wait for people to leave before they can get in. In order to take a tour of our facilities you have to check-in pre tour and sign a liability waiver. Plan accordingly and arrive early.***

Teen Night @ Nantucket Boys and Girls Club
Dec 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Special teen night at the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club for students in 8th grade and older. 61 Sparks Avenue.

Dec
28
Sat
2019
Gardner Farm-Lost Farm Loop Hike
Dec 28 @ 8:00 am
Gardner Farm-Lost Farm Loop Hike

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 as sandplain grasslands. Although both former vegetable farms are well past the expression “gone to seed” and now dominated by the ubiquitous pitch pines, their groves and small forests are broken up by meadows of wildflowers, a maze of trails and the reed-lined shore of Hummock Pond to which there are several access points along the way. An active osprey nest is visible close to one of them.
Great views of the pond abound. The pine forest on Lost Farm is ideal shade in the summer with cool southwest winds blowing in over the pond. During the colder, windier months of the year, the pines are a welcome refuge to walk through.

What to Bring
Please wear whatever walking footwear works for you, and we strongly recommend bringing the following items on our hike: bug spray, water, a snack, and sunblock lotion. You may also wish to bring a camera, binoculars and compass to see more, plus a lightweight waterproof jacket if it looks like rain!

Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Dec 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Annual Festival of Trees @ 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, 13 Broad St.

Cisco Brewers – Public Tour @ Cisco Brewers
Dec 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Cisco Brewers - Public Tour @ 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 come first serve basis.

Tours will be capped at roughly 25 people per tour. If two tour guides are present this number can be increased.

Tours last anywhere from 45min to 1 1/2 hours.

Tours cover the operating procedures and methods of a functional winery, brewery and distillery.

The tour price includes a tasting glass and you will be able to sample two wines from Nantucket Vineyard, two beers from Cisco Brewery and two spirits from Triple Eight Distillery.

If you wish to sign up for a tour, plan accordingly and arrive before the tour starts. You must check in, sign a liability waiver and pay beforehand.

Go to the wine bar at Nantucket Vineyard in the Cisco Brewers courtyard to sign up for tours (public or private).

***On major holidays and during peak season, Cisco Brewers sometimes charges a cover at the door for entry. The cost of the cover ranges from $5-$20. The price of a tour does not include the cover charge at the door. That will have to be paid separately.***

***On major holidays and during peak season sometimes there are lines to get in. If we reach capacity then it is “one in and one out”. That means people in line will have to wait for people to leave before they can get in. In order to take a tour of our facilities you have to check-in pre tour and sign a liability waiver. Plan accordingly and arrive early.***

Sankaty Bluff Hike
Dec 28 @ 1:00 pm
Sankaty Bluff Hike

Duration
2 Hours

About
Sand, gravel and boulders laid down by the last glacier during the Wisconsinan Glacial Stage was not the first layer of foundation for Nantucket; an ocean bottom created during the Sangamonian Interglacial Stage and another pavement of glacial material during the Illinoian Glacial Stage are also underneath us. The only place to see all three distinct layers up close in an exposed cross-section view is Sankaty Bluff. On this hike, we’ll walk south down the beach from the Hoicks Hollow Road public way to where these layers are visible, learn about how they were formed and how they are part of Nantucket’s geological past.

READY TO GO?

This hike costs $40 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under. Check the Hike Calendar to see when we are hiking the Sankaty Bluff trail and to book it. To arrange for a private hike on this route, call or email us for our rates and to discuss your hiking needs.

What to Bring
Please wear whatever walking footwear works for you, and we strongly recommend bringing the following items on our hike: bug spray, water, a snack, and sunblock lotion. You may also wish to bring a camera, binoculars and compass to see more, plus a lightweight waterproof jacket if it looks like rain!

Cisco Brewers – Public Tour @ Cisco Brewers
Dec 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cisco Brewers - Public Tour @ 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 come first serve basis.

Tours will be capped at roughly 25 people per tour. If two tour guides are present this number can be increased.

Tours last anywhere from 45min to 1 1/2 hours.

Tours cover the operating procedures and methods of a functional winery, brewery and distillery.

The tour price includes a tasting glass and you will be able to sample two wines from Nantucket Vineyard, two beers from Cisco Brewery and two spirits from Triple Eight Distillery.

If you wish to sign up for a tour, plan accordingly and arrive before the tour starts. You must check in, sign a liability waiver and pay beforehand.

Go to the wine bar at Nantucket Vineyard in the Cisco Brewers courtyard to sign up for tours (public or private).

***On major holidays and during peak season, Cisco Brewers sometimes charges a cover at the door for entry. The cost of the cover ranges from $5-$20. The price of a tour does not include the cover charge at the door. That will have to be paid separately.***

***On major holidays and during peak season sometimes there are lines to get in. If we reach capacity then it is “one in and one out”. That means people in line will have to wait for people to leave before they can get in. In order to take a tour of our facilities you have to check-in pre tour and sign a liability waiver. Plan accordingly and arrive early.***

Teen Night @ Nantucket Boys and Girls Club
Dec 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Special teen night at the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club for students in 8th grade and older. 61 Sparks Avenue.

Dec
29
Sun
2019
Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Dec 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Annual Festival of Trees @ 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, 13 Broad St.

Cisco Brewers – Public Tour @ Cisco Brewers
Dec 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Cisco Brewers - Public Tour @ 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 come first serve basis.

Tours will be capped at roughly 25 people per tour. If two tour guides are present this number can be increased.

Tours last anywhere from 45min to 1 1/2 hours.

Tours cover the operating procedures and methods of a functional winery, brewery and distillery.

The tour price includes a tasting glass and you will be able to sample two wines from Nantucket Vineyard, two beers from Cisco Brewery and two spirits from Triple Eight Distillery.

If you wish to sign up for a tour, plan accordingly and arrive before the tour starts. You must check in, sign a liability waiver and pay beforehand.

Go to the wine bar at Nantucket Vineyard in the Cisco Brewers courtyard to sign up for tours (public or private).

***On major holidays and during peak season, Cisco Brewers sometimes charges a cover at the door for entry. The cost of the cover ranges from $5-$20. The price of a tour does not include the cover charge at the door. That will have to be paid separately.***

***On major holidays and during peak season sometimes there are lines to get in. If we reach capacity then it is “one in and one out”. That means people in line will have to wait for people to leave before they can get in. In order to take a tour of our facilities you have to check-in pre tour and sign a liability waiver. Plan accordingly and arrive early.***

Cisco Brewers – Public Tour @ Cisco Brewers
Dec 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cisco Brewers - Public Tour @ 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 come first serve basis.

Tours will be capped at roughly 25 people per tour. If two tour guides are present this number can be increased.

Tours last anywhere from 45min to 1 1/2 hours.

Tours cover the operating procedures and methods of a functional winery, brewery and distillery.

The tour price includes a tasting glass and you will be able to sample two wines from Nantucket Vineyard, two beers from Cisco Brewery and two spirits from Triple Eight Distillery.

If you wish to sign up for a tour, plan accordingly and arrive before the tour starts. You must check in, sign a liability waiver and pay beforehand.

Go to the wine bar at Nantucket Vineyard in the Cisco Brewers courtyard to sign up for tours (public or private).

***On major holidays and during peak season, Cisco Brewers sometimes charges a cover at the door for entry. The cost of the cover ranges from $5-$20. The price of a tour does not include the cover charge at the door. That will have to be paid separately.***

***On major holidays and during peak season sometimes there are lines to get in. If we reach capacity then it is “one in and one out”. That means people in line will have to wait for people to leave before they can get in. In order to take a tour of our facilities you have to check-in pre tour and sign a liability waiver. Plan accordingly and arrive early.***

Dec
30
Mon
2019
Reading at Our Island Home @ Our Island Home
Dec 30 all-day

Volunteers from the library read to residents at Our Island Home.

Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike
Dec 30 @ 8:00 am
Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike

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 down on it 21,000 years ago. A trail meanders along the edge of the Stump Swamp offering views of water and the birds that reside here. Connecting with Almanac Pond Road, the trail continues past Almanac Pond, a kettle hole itself, and over into the Nantucket Islands Land Bank’s portion of Norwood Farm, the result of a joint purchase of 207 acres with the Nantucket Conservation Foundation.

Norwood Farm is a unique mashup of much of the island’s terrain including forest, upland meadows, small ponds, a former cranberry bog and one of the island’s true flowing streams. This dual property hike can last 90-120 minutes depending on the group’s interest in seeing more or less of the area.

This hike costs $40 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under. Check the Hike Calendar to see when we are hiking the Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm trail and to book it. To arrange for a private hike on this route, call or email us for our rates and to discuss your hiking needs.

What to Bring
Please wear whatever walking footwear works for you, and we strongly recommend bringing the following items on our hike: bug spray, water, a snack, and sunblock lotion. You may also wish to bring a camera, binoculars and compass to see more, plus a lightweight waterproof jacket if it looks like rain!

Winter Discovery Camp
Dec 30 @ 8:50 am – 1:00 pm
Winter Discovery Camp

Join the MMA this winter break as we explore animal extremes in the natural world! Come discover how bio luminescence works in the deepest parts of the oceans, how Artic terns survive the longest migration in the skies, how the largest (and smallest) critters in the world live, and so much more. We will investigate this topic through a variety of hands on activities including experiments, engineering challenges, crafts, games, and – weather permitting – field trips to different habitats around Nantucket.

Appropriate for children ages 6-12 years.

Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Dec 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Annual Festival of Trees @ 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, 13 Broad St.

Holiday Homes
Dec 30 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Homes

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 a special seasonal schedule. Holiday Houses will feature each of these historic homes beautifully decorated in festive trimmings for the holiday season.

Cisco Brewers – Public Tour @ Cisco Brewers
Dec 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Cisco Brewers - Public Tour @ 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 come first serve basis.

Tours will be capped at roughly 25 people per tour. If two tour guides are present this number can be increased.

Tours last anywhere from 45min to 1 1/2 hours.

Tours cover the operating procedures and methods of a functional winery, brewery and distillery.

The tour price includes a tasting glass and you will be able to sample two wines from Nantucket Vineyard, two beers from Cisco Brewery and two spirits from Triple Eight Distillery.

If you wish to sign up for a tour, plan accordingly and arrive before the tour starts. You must check in, sign a liability waiver and pay beforehand.

Go to the wine bar at Nantucket Vineyard in the Cisco Brewers courtyard to sign up for tours (public or private).

***On major holidays and during peak season, Cisco Brewers sometimes charges a cover at the door for entry. The cost of the cover ranges from $5-$20. The price of a tour does not include the cover charge at the door. That will have to be paid separately.***

***On major holidays and during peak season sometimes there are lines to get in. If we reach capacity then it is “one in and one out”. That means people in line will have to wait for people to leave before they can get in. In order to take a tour of our facilities you have to check-in pre tour and sign a liability waiver. Plan accordingly and arrive early.***

Cisco Brewers – Public Tour @ Cisco Brewers
Dec 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cisco Brewers - Public Tour @ 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 come first serve basis.

Tours will be capped at roughly 25 people per tour. If two tour guides are present this number can be increased.

Tours last anywhere from 45min to 1 1/2 hours.

Tours cover the operating procedures and methods of a functional winery, brewery and distillery.

The tour price includes a tasting glass and you will be able to sample two wines from Nantucket Vineyard, two beers from Cisco Brewery and two spirits from Triple Eight Distillery.

If you wish to sign up for a tour, plan accordingly and arrive before the tour starts. You must check in, sign a liability waiver and pay beforehand.

Go to the wine bar at Nantucket Vineyard in the Cisco Brewers courtyard to sign up for tours (public or private).

***On major holidays and during peak season, Cisco Brewers sometimes charges a cover at the door for entry. The cost of the cover ranges from $5-$20. The price of a tour does not include the cover charge at the door. That will have to be paid separately.***

***On major holidays and during peak season sometimes there are lines to get in. If we reach capacity then it is “one in and one out”. That means people in line will have to wait for people to leave before they can get in. In order to take a tour of our facilities you have to check-in pre tour and sign a liability waiver. Plan accordingly and arrive early.***

Dec
31
Tue
2019
Smooth Hummocks
Dec 31 @ 8:00 am
Smooth Hummocks

About
Graded relatively flat by glacial meltwater running out over the coastal plain to the ocean 75 miles away when the landmass that would become Nantucket was nothing more than a wide, low ridge of sand, gravel and glacial erratics (boulders), Smooth Hummocks is Nantucket’s version of the Midwest’s prairies complete with rare wildflowers and grasses that thrive in sandy, nutrient-poor soil.

These so-called sandplain grasslands number less than 2,000 acres on the planet today and are protected as nesting habitat for the short-eared owl, studied by botanists, entomologists, used by island students for their ecology coursework and burned by the Nantucket Islands Land Bank for plant research and invasive species control. Smooth Hummocks is a fascinating island ecosystem with many things to teach us.

This hike costs $40 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under. Check the Hike Calendar to see when we are hiking the Smooth Hummocks trail and to book it. To arrange for a private hike on this route, call or email us for our rates and to discuss your hiking needs.

What to Bring
Please wear whatever walking footwear works for you, and we strongly recommend bringing the following items on our hike: bug spray, water, a snack, and sunblock lotion. You may also wish to bring a camera, binoculars and compass to see more, plus a lightweight waterproof jacket if it looks like rain!

Winter Discovery Camp
Dec 31 @ 8:50 am – 1:00 pm
Winter Discovery Camp

Join the MMA this winter break as we explore animal extremes in the natural world! Come discover how bio luminescence works in the deepest parts of the oceans, how Artic terns survive the longest migration in the skies, how the largest (and smallest) critters in the world live, and so much more. We will investigate this topic through a variety of hands on activities including experiments, engineering challenges, crafts, games, and – weather permitting – field trips to different habitats around Nantucket.

Appropriate for children ages 6-12 years.

Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Dec 31 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Annual Festival of Trees @ 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, 13 Broad St.

Cisco Brewers – Public Tour @ Cisco Brewers
Dec 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Cisco Brewers - Public Tour @ 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 come first serve basis.

Tours will be capped at roughly 25 people per tour. If two tour guides are present this number can be increased.

Tours last anywhere from 45min to 1 1/2 hours.

Tours cover the operating procedures and methods of a functional winery, brewery and distillery.

The tour price includes a tasting glass and you will be able to sample two wines from Nantucket Vineyard, two beers from Cisco Brewery and two spirits from Triple Eight Distillery.

If you wish to sign up for a tour, plan accordingly and arrive before the tour starts. You must check in, sign a liability waiver and pay beforehand.

Go to the wine bar at Nantucket Vineyard in the Cisco Brewers courtyard to sign up for tours (public or private).

***On major holidays and during peak season, Cisco Brewers sometimes charges a cover at the door for entry. The cost of the cover ranges from $5-$20. The price of a tour does not include the cover charge at the door. That will have to be paid separately.***

***On major holidays and during peak season sometimes there are lines to get in. If we reach capacity then it is “one in and one out”. That means people in line will have to wait for people to leave before they can get in. In order to take a tour of our facilities you have to check-in pre tour and sign a liability waiver. Plan accordingly and arrive early.***

Gardner Farm-Lost Farm Loop Hike
Dec 31 @ 1:00 pm
Gardner Farm-Lost Farm Loop Hike

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 as sandplain grasslands. Although both former vegetable farms are well past the expression “gone to seed” and now dominated by the ubiquitous pitch pines, their groves and small forests are broken up by meadows of wildflowers, a maze of trails and the reed-lined shore of Hummock Pond to which there are several access points along the way. An active osprey nest is visible close to one of them.
Great views of the pond abound. The pine forest on Lost Farm is ideal shade in the summer with cool southwest winds blowing in over the pond. During the colder, windier months of the year, the pines are a welcome refuge to walk through.

What to Bring
Please wear whatever walking footwear works for you, and we strongly recommend bringing the following items on our hike: bug spray, water, a snack, and sunblock lotion. You may also wish to bring a camera, binoculars and compass to see more, plus a lightweight waterproof jacket if it looks like rain!

Cisco Brewers – Public Tour @ Cisco Brewers
Dec 31 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cisco Brewers - Public Tour @ 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 come first serve basis.

Tours will be capped at roughly 25 people per tour. If two tour guides are present this number can be increased.

Tours last anywhere from 45min to 1 1/2 hours.

Tours cover the operating procedures and methods of a functional winery, brewery and distillery.

The tour price includes a tasting glass and you will be able to sample two wines from Nantucket Vineyard, two beers from Cisco Brewery and two spirits from Triple Eight Distillery.

If you wish to sign up for a tour, plan accordingly and arrive before the tour starts. You must check in, sign a liability waiver and pay beforehand.

Go to the wine bar at Nantucket Vineyard in the Cisco Brewers courtyard to sign up for tours (public or private).

***On major holidays and during peak season, Cisco Brewers sometimes charges a cover at the door for entry. The cost of the cover ranges from $5-$20. The price of a tour does not include the cover charge at the door. That will have to be paid separately.***

***On major holidays and during peak season sometimes there are lines to get in. If we reach capacity then it is “one in and one out”. That means people in line will have to wait for people to leave before they can get in. In order to take a tour of our facilities you have to check-in pre tour and sign a liability waiver. Plan accordingly and arrive early.***

New Year’s Eve Anchor Drop at The Nantucket Hotel @ The Nantucket Hotel
Dec 31 2019 @ 5:00 pm – Jan 1 2020 @ 12:00 am
New Year’s Eve Anchor Drop at The Nantucket Hotel @ The Nantucket Hotel

It’s Back! Join us outside The Nantucket Hotel for our complimentary New Year’s Eve “Anchor Drop.” We’ll be celebrating and counting down to 2020 by dropping an anchor off the top of the Hotel. Offered at 5:00 p.m. (for families) and Midnight (for all others). Complimentary Hot Chocolate included.

Gala, Under the Sea New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance (or Dance-Only) Party at The Nantucket Hotel @ The Nantucket Hotel
Dec 31 2019 @ 6:30 pm – Jan 1 2020 @ 12:30 am
Gala, Under the Sea New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance (or Dance-Only) Party at The Nantucket Hotel @ The Nantucket Hotel

It’s our Eighth Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration! Join us for a fun evening, waving good-bye to 2019 and saying hello to 2020 in our Grand Ballroom on December 31st. This year’s theme is “Under the Sea,” whereby we’ll be transforming our Hotel into an underwater oasis. Resort Chic/Elegant/Ocean-Inspired attire is suggested.

Choose from Two Options: 1) A Dinner & Dance Party, which includes a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres and complimentary wine starting at 6:30 p.m.; followed by an elegant dinner with live entertainment by multi-instrumentalist and singer, Matty B; a dance party from 9:00 p.m.-12:30 a.m. with Matty B spinning the dance tunes; and a Light Bites/Late Night Buffet from 11:30 p.m.-12:15 a.m.  Tickets: $159 per adult (price includes $9 tax; gratuity additional) if purchased by December 21st; $175 per adult (plus tax & gratuity), thereafter.

Or choose Option #2) A Dance-Only Party, which includes a dance party with DJ Matty B from 9:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., and a Light Bites/Late Night Buffet from 11:30 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. Tickets: $80 per adult (price includes $5 tax; gratuity additional) if purchased by December 21st; $85 per adult (plus tax & gratuity), thereafter.

This event is for adults ages 21 and over. All ticket sales are final; no refunds will be issued. For more information, contact our Concierge at 508-901-6780 or via e-mail at concierge@thenantuckethotel.com. To order tickets online for this event, please visit our website at nantucketnewyearsball.com.

We’re also offering a separate, supervised New Year’s Eve Party for kids whose parents are attending our Under the Sea Dinner & Dance Party:

  • Our separate Kids’ New Year’s Eve Party is offered from 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. in our Kids’ Club at The Nantucket Hotel. It will be supervised and feature a pizza dinner, games, “Make Your Own S’mores,” antique fire truck rides, and a movie. Cost: $75 per child – ages 5 to 12 years. Reservations required. Contact our Concierge, Sharon at 508-901-6780 for more details or e-mail her at concierge@thenantuckethotel.com.

 

Short Play Festival @ Nantucket Atheneum
Dec 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Nantucket Short Play Festival group meets once a week to table read plays submitted from around the country to its annual contest. Once all the plays are read, the group votes on the top 5 plays of the season.
Anyone is welcome to drop in to be a reader. Regular attendance is required if you would like to vote.
Jan
1
Wed
2020
Winter Discovery Camp
Jan 1 @ 8:50 am – 1:00 pm
Winter Discovery Camp

Join the MMA this winter break as we explore animal extremes in the natural world! Come discover how bio luminescence works in the deepest parts of the oceans, how Artic terns survive the longest migration in the skies, how the largest (and smallest) critters in the world live, and so much more. We will investigate this topic through a variety of hands on activities including experiments, engineering challenges, crafts, games, and – weather permitting – field trips to different habitats around Nantucket.

Appropriate for children ages 6-12 years.

Jan
2
Thu
2020
Winter Discovery Camp
Jan 2 @ 8:50 am – 1:00 pm
Winter Discovery Camp

Join the MMA this winter break as we explore animal extremes in the natural world! Come discover how bio luminescence works in the deepest parts of the oceans, how Artic terns survive the longest migration in the skies, how the largest (and smallest) critters in the world live, and so much more. We will investigate this topic through a variety of hands on activities including experiments, engineering challenges, crafts, games, and – weather permitting – field trips to different habitats around Nantucket.

Appropriate for children ages 6-12 years.

Jan
3
Fri
2020
Winter Discovery Camp
Jan 3 @ 8:50 am – 1:00 pm
Winter Discovery Camp

Join the MMA this winter break as we explore animal extremes in the natural world! Come discover how bio luminescence works in the deepest parts of the oceans, how Artic terns survive the longest migration in the skies, how the largest (and smallest) critters in the world live, and so much more. We will investigate this topic through a variety of hands on activities including experiments, engineering challenges, crafts, games, and – weather permitting – field trips to different habitats around Nantucket.

Appropriate for children ages 6-12 years.

Teen Night @ Nantucket Boys and Girls Club
Jan 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Special teen night at the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club for students in 8th grade and older. 61 Sparks Avenue.