Dec 2 all-day Our Island Home
Volunteers from the library read to residents at Our Island Home.
Dec 3 @ 8:00 am
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 … Continue reading "Sankaty Bluff Hike"
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 1800 House
Create a one of a kind decorative mirror using seashells from around the world.  Many of the techniques used in sailors valentines are transferable, and there is plenty of room for expanding creative ideas.  Your finished … Continue reading "Shell Mirror with Mary Emery Lacoursiere"
Dec 3 @ 9:45 am – 10:30 am Nantucket Atheneum
Join Lizza Obremski in the Atheneum Gallery for fun and engaging songs, singing games, and movement activities aimed at teaching musical skills to the very young. Free admission. Appropriate for ages 1-7. Space is limited. … Continue reading "Music in the Morning"
Dec 3 @ 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 3 @ 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 3 @ 1:00 pm
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 3 @ 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 3 @ 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 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
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 … Continue reading "Short Play Festival"
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Led by Danica Connors, who has been reading tarot personally and professionally for over 30 years, this class is for anyone interested in Tarot cards. Danica will cover some of the basics in the first … Continue reading "Tea & Tarot"
Dec 4 @ 8:00 am
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 … Continue reading "Smith’s Point Hike"
Dec 4 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum
Beginner’s English class for those seeking to improve their English language skills. The Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum offer a drop-in beginner’s class every Thursday evening. The class is free, open to all, conducted in … Continue reading "LVA – Beginner English Class"
Dec 4 @ 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 4 @ 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 4 @ 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 4 @ 1:00 pm
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 … Continue reading "Smooth Hummocks"
Dec 4 @ 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 4 @ 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 5 all-day Blue Beetle
Start your holiday shopping at our BIG SALE and enter to win a $100 Blue Beetle Gift Card with purchase of $50 or more.  Start checking off your list! In store only.
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am Parlor & Early Childhood Playroom
This group provides a safe place of mutual respect and non-judgement where mothers can build community and support one another as they navigate the realities of motherhood. In the parlor at 56 Centre Street.
Dec 5 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am Nantucket Atheneum
A 25-30 minute story time for toddlers ages 18-36 months. Free admission. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 10 toddlers and their caregivers. Tickets available at the Children’s Desk when the library … Continue reading "Toddler Time"
Dec 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children 3 years and older. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 15 attendees. Tickets available at the Weezie desk 30 minutes before start of program.
Dec 5 @ 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 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 5 @ 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 5 @ 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 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Epernay Wine & Spirits
Inaugurated in 2018, we dedicate our first Thursday of every month wine tasting to giving back to our community. Join us to meet and greet with our amazing charitable partners, hear more about their causes … Continue reading "Cheers to Charities Wine Tasting Event"
Dec 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Epernay Wine & Spirits
Ho, ho, ho!  Enjoy a sip of Santa’s favorite wines as we spread some holiday cheer at our monthly fun-draiser for a local non-profit.  This month, we benefit Inky Santa’s Toy Drive, an organization supporting … Continue reading "Cheers to Charities: Inky Santa’s Toy Drive"
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Nantucket Whaling Museum
The Festival of Trees is the NHA’s highly anticipated holiday tradition that kicks off the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce’s Stroll weekend and transforms the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the entire month … Continue reading "Festival of Trees 26th Preview Party"
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 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, … Continue reading "LVA – Beginner English Class"
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 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. … Continue reading "LVA – Intermediate/Advanced English Class"
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Nantucket Boys and Girls Club
Special teen night for Nantucket Boys & Girls Club members in 6th grade and older. 61 Sparks Avenue.
Dec 5 @ 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 5 @ 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 – 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"