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 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 – 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 – 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"
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mitchell’s Book Corner
author of Let it Snow
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Main Street
Chat with the Talking Christmas Tree All ages are enchanted by our mysterious Talking Tree, beautifully decorated for Stroll by local designer David M. Handy of Handy & Dallaire Events.  Nestle close to its branches … Continue reading "Chat with the Talking Christmas Tree"
Dec 7 @ 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 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Along Centre and Broad streets and at the Jared Coffin House
The Nantucket Chamber of Commerce hosts a lineup of delightful entertainment along Centre and Broad streets during Santa’s visit.  Be sure to check out these fabulous musical acts, including Nantucket’s own Accidentals & Naturals, and … Continue reading "Entertainment at the Jared Coffin House"
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm
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 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm Nantucket Whaling Museum
Santa Visits with Kids on Nantucket Santa Claus will meet with children in the Whaling Museum Discovery Room, 13 Broad Street. Insider Tip: Buy some hot chocolate and head for the Santa line early.  This line … Continue reading "Santa Visits with Kids on Nantucket"
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm White Heron Theatre
Step into the spotlight! Visit White Heron Theatre and go onstage for selfies on the beautiful set design of A Nantucket Christmas Carol.  This setting represents Nantucket in the 1800s and you’re the star! Cookies … Continue reading "Stroll Open House at White Heron Theatre"
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Mitchell’s Book Corner
author of In the Hurricane’s Eye
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Join us for a fun afternoon of holiday music and a staged reading of two ten minute Christmas plays. Diane and Bob Lehman begin the party with a set of holiday music. Then Nantucket actors … Continue reading "Joy+Noel Celebration In Music & Words"
Dec 7 @ 2:00 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 7 @ 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 7 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Main Street Stage
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"
Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Epernay Wine & Spirits
Let your season be jolly and bright at this tasting of wonderful winter warmer wines.  Enjoy a selection of holiday treats that make for great stocking stuffers, excellent gifts for your lovely hosts, and also … Continue reading "Winter Nights, Holiday Lights Wine Tasting"
Dec 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Mitchell’s Book Corner
author of What Happens in Paradise and Summer of ‘69
Dec 7 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Join our world- renowned Victorian Carolers for a very special sing-along on the steps of Pacific National Bank at the top of Main Street. Sponsored by the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce.
Dec 7 @ 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 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 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 7 @ 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 8 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Easy Street Cantina
Decorate freshly baked cookies for the holidays at Easy Street Cantina, corner of Broad & Easy sts. Decorate in-house (seating is first-come, first-served) to take the kit home:  available to-go as decorating kits 8am -10pm … Continue reading "Holiday Cookie Decorating"
Dec 8 @ 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 8 @ 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 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Epernay Wine & Spirits
Need a unique gift for that awesome sidekick who has everything?  Looking for an unusual addition to your own liquor cabinet for the holidays?  Get set for ho-ho holiday gift-giving goodwill at this spirited tasting … Continue reading "Make Your Spirits Bright Tasting"
Dec 8 @ 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