Nov 21 @ 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"
Nov 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Nantucket Whaling Museum
Join us and author Betsy Tyler for a special book launch for this new NHA publication. A lecture, light bites and refreshments, as well as a book signing will take place. This beautifully illustrated, 256-page … Continue reading "A THOUSAND LEAGUES OF BLUE book launch"
Nov 27 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Skip the Line and register early at the Atheneum! Stop by the Atheneum Wednesday, November 27th 9:30am- 2:30pm to pick up your Plunge t-shirts and Bracelets. Early Registration $30 Day of Registration $50 Kids under … Continue reading "Cold Turkey Plunge Pre-Registration"
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Childrens Beach
This year marks the 18th Cold Turkey Plunge, where hundreds of swimmers brave the icy harbor waters on Thanksgiving morning to support the Weezie Library for Children. Thanks to the many plungers and business supporters, … Continue reading "18th Annual Cold Turkey Punge"
Nov 28 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm The Nantucket Hotel
Thanksgiving Tidings! Join us for a bountiful Thanksgiving Buffet Feast on November 28th – complete with all the trimmings – in our Grand Ballroom! Enjoy live music from 12:00 (Noon) – 7:00 p.m. by Mollie … Continue reading "Bountiful Thanksgiving Buffet Feast"
Nov 29 @ 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"
Nov 29 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Mitchell’s Book Corner
author of What Happens In Paradise and Wendy Rouillard author of Barnaby Bear Series
Nov 29 @ 5:00 pm
Over 150 balsam trees line Main Street and surrounding byways. Watch them count down with Town Crier to their illumination. A chorus of traditional carols ensues, led by Nantucket High School’s a cappella group, the … Continue reading "Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony"
Nov 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Epernay Wine & Spirits
Savor the seasons of the good life as we celebrate CRU Oyster Bar’s recently released cookbook.  Chef Erin Zircher will be on hand to share her culinary wisdom and helpful tips that capture the laid-back, … Continue reading "Book Signing with Chef Erin Zircher"
Dec 2 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 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 @ 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 – 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 @ 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 – 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 @ 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 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 – 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 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am Mitchell’s Book Corner
Wendy Rouillard, author of Barnaby Bear + Peter Saverine, author of Jenny’s Pennies
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Mitchell’s Book Corner
author of CRU Nantucket Cookbook
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 @ 12:15 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 – 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 – 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 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Mitchell’s Book Corner
author of In the Hurricane’s Eye
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 @ 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 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Come warm up with a cup of tea and a hot mix of holiday tunes, Brazilian music and show tunes performed by Mollie Glazer (vocals, cello) and David Spear (piano). Mollie is a well-known island … Continue reading "Concert: David Spears & Mollie Glazer"
Dec 9 @ 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 10 @ 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 11 @ 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 12 @ 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 12 @ 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"