Nov
15
Fri
2019
Book Binding Workshop @ Nantucket Atheneum
Nov 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Come play with Liz and Ellen as we learn new ways to bind books together.
No experience required, all tools and materials will be supplied.
Bring your ideas for future book binding workshops!
FREE admission with registration. Please sign up online at our website.
Thanksgiving Family Fun Night @ Nantucket Boys and Girls Club
Nov 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Bring your favorite Thanksgiving dish or other dish to share at this pot luck dinner in the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club. Parents vs. kids dodgeball, face painting, bingo, arts & crafts and more. 61 Sparks Avenue.

Nov
16
Sat
2019
Moby-Dick Marathon @ Nantucket Atheneum
Nov 16 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 pm

A continuous reading of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick.
We need readers! If you are interested in reading a 10 – 15 minute segment, Sign up at the front desk beginning Oct. 15.
The reading is in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Herman Melville’s birth.

Nov
17
Sun
2019
Moby-Dick Marathon @ Nantucket Atheneum
Nov 17 @ 7:00 am – 1:30 pm

A continuous reading of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick.
We need readers! If you are interested in reading a 10 – 15 minute segment, Sign up at the front desk beginning Oct. 15.
The reading is in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Herman Melville’s birth.

Nov
21
Thu
2019
Toddler Time @ Nantucket Atheneum
Nov 21 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am
Toddler Time @ 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 opens.

A THOUSAND LEAGUES OF BLUE book launch @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Nov 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
A THOUSAND LEAGUES OF BLUE book launch @ 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 hardcover publication is the true story of the trials and tribulations of a family enmeshed in the whaling industry and the ensuing drama and destruction wrought by this brutal pursuit.

In the center of the tale is an ordinary woman, Susan Veeder, who led an extraordinary life. She lived on a whaleship for more than four years, recorded her experiences in a rare, illustrated journal, and then settled back into her Nantucket home while her husband and sons all returned to the sea, in voyage after voyage. In a shocking denouement to their lives, Susan’s husband, Charles Veeder, a respected and successful whaling captain, devolved into a drunken madman, became enamored of a Polynesian woman and chose to remain in the South Seas for the rest of his life.

Nov
27
Wed
2019
Cold Turkey Plunge Pre-Registration @ Nantucket Atheneum
Nov 27 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
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 12 $30 (both days)
Nov
28
Thu
2019
18th Annual Cold Turkey Punge @ Childrens Beach
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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, this fun and frigid event has raised more than $100,000 in recent years.

Funds raised from the Cold Turkey Plunge make it possible to host over 500 free programs and services for Weezie patrons each year.

Free baked goods, coffee, and hot cocoa for Plungers and Spectators, donated by local businesses. Festivities kick off at 9am, the plunging happens at 10 am SHARP.

$50 Registration fee for day-of Plungers or preregister at: https://www.firstgiving.com/event/nantucketatheneum/18th-Annual-Cold-Turkey-Plunge

Questions?! Call Lisa Lothian in the Development Department 508-228-1110 x.107

Bountiful Thanksgiving Buffet Feast @ The Nantucket Hotel
Nov 28 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Bountiful Thanksgiving Buffet Feast @ 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 Glazer, Isaiah Williams, and David Spear, antique fire truck rides, and fun activities for your children. Seatings available from 12:00 Noon – 5:00 p.m. Price: $79 per adult; $36 per child (ages 5-12); Free for under age 5.  Beverages, tax & gratuity additional. Reservations required: Book at breezenantucket.com, call 508-228-4730 or e-mail breeze@thenantuckethotel.com.

Nov
29
Fri
2019
Holiday Homes
Nov 29 @ 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.

Book Signing with Elin Hilderbrand @ Mitchell’s Book Corner
Nov 29 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Book Signing with Elin Hilderbrand @ Mitchell’s Book Corner

author of What Happens In Paradise

and Wendy Rouillard

author of Barnaby Bear Series

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Nov 29 @ 5:00 pm
Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

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 Accidentals & Naturals.  A Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce Event

Nov
30
Sat
2019
Book Signing with Chef Erin Zircher @ Epernay Wine & Spirits
Nov 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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, yet elegant lifestyle of Nantucket, as we feature some of her favorite wine producers for tasting.

Dec
2
Mon
2019
Holiday Homes
Dec 2 @ 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.

Dec
3
Tue
2019
Holiday Homes
Dec 3 @ 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.

Dec
4
Wed
2019
Holiday Homes
Dec 4 @ 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.

Dec
5
Thu
2019
Toddler Time @ Nantucket Atheneum
Dec 5 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am
Toddler Time @ 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 opens.

Holiday Homes
Dec 5 @ 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.

Dec
6
Fri
2019
The 46th Annual Nantucket Chamber Christmas Stroll Weekend
Dec 6 – Dec 8 all-day
The 46th Annual Nantucket Chamber Christmas Stroll Weekend

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. 

“It’s About to get Ugly!” @ Blue Beetle
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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. Warning you may appear on @BlueBeetleNantucket, be sure to follow along.  Winner announced 10:00am on Saturday December 8th. In store only.

Holiday Homes
Dec 6 @ 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.

Day Christmas Stroll Dining & Live Music at The Nantucket Hotel @ The Nantucket Hotel
Dec 6 @ 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Day Christmas Stroll Dining & Live Music at The Nantucket Hotel @ 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 separate a la carte Children’s Menu is also available. Enjoy live music by Mollie Glazer, Isaiah Williams, and David Spear from 12:00 (Noon) to 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and cocktails around our cozy fire pits in our glass-enclosed Breeze Indoor/Outdoor Terrace. Stroll Dining Reservations suggested: Book via breezenantucket.com, call 508-228-4730 or e-mail breeze@thenantuckethotel.com.

Christmas Stroll Live Entertainment on The Nantucket Hotel’s Front Porch @ The Nantucket Hotel
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Christmas Stroll Live Entertainment on The Nantucket Hotel’s Front Porch @ 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 bites menu, fine wines, craft beers, and signature cocktails are also available. For more information, call 508-228-4730 or e-mail breeze@thenantuckethotel.com.

Trunk Show at Commonwealth @ Commonwealth
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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 Oak Street 508-680-1399

Christmas Stroll Live Music on The Nantucket Hotel’s Front @ The Nantucket Hotel
Dec 6 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Christmas Stroll Live Music on The Nantucket Hotel’s Front @ 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 a light bites menu, fine wines, craft beers, and signature cocktails are also available. For more information, call 508-228-4730 or e-mail breeze@thenantuckethotel.com.

Dec
7
Sat
2019
Book Signing with Paul Coffin @ Mitchell’s Book Corner
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Book Signing with Paul Coffin @ Mitchell’s Book Corner

author of Right the Whale

Annual Winter Book Sale @ Nantucket Atheneum
Dec 7 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
The Annual Summer book Sale will be held in the Gallery, 9:30AM- 2:00PM
$1 for Paperback Books
$2 for Hardcover Books
Stuff that Stocking! @ Blue Beetle
Dec 7 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Need a little help with your shopping?  Spend $50 and receive a FREE Nantucket Pop Socket.  In store only.

“People’s Choice Award” Storefront & Tree Decorating Contest
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 on participating stores and to pick up a ballot! ALL trees are entered into the tree decorating contest.

Author Talk: Lesley Linsley, ‘Christmas On Nantucket’ @ Nantucket Atheneum
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
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 year at the historic Whaling Museum, Nantucket celebrates the holiday season with traditions and decorations that transform the island into a winter wonderland.
Nantucket’s own style and craft expert Lesley Linsley takes readers on a holiday tour through our picturesque island, offering her own ideas for recreating a quaint Nantucket-style Christmas along the way.
Followed by a book signing
Free admission.
Book Signing with Rob Cocuzzo @ Mitchell’s Book Corner
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Book Signing with Rob Cocuzzo @ Mitchell’s Book Corner

author of The Road to San Donato

Nantucket’s Own Christmas Marketplace @ Foot of Main Street.
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Nantucket's Own Christmas Marketplace @ 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 merchandise sold by Chamber members and non-profit organizations. Foot of Main Street.

Nantucket’s Own Christmas Marketplace
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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 merchandise sold by Chamber members and non-profit organizations. Foot of Main Street.

Book Signing with Wendy Rouillard & Peter Saverine @ Mitchell’s Book Corner
Dec 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Book Signing with Wendy Rouillard & Peter Saverine @ Mitchell’s Book Corner

Wendy Rouillard, author of Barnaby Bear +
Peter Saverine, author of Jenny’s Pennies

Book Signing with Erin Zircher @ Mitchell’s Book Corner
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Book Signing with Erin Zircher @ Mitchell’s Book Corner

author of CRU Nantucket Cookbook

Holiday Open House @ 2 Union Street
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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 The Gray Lady Smoke Shop.

Main Street Stage Entertainment @ Main Street
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
Main Street Stage Entertainment @ 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!

Town Crier Rings in Christmas Stroll @ Main Street to Straight Wharf
Dec 7 @ 11:45 am – 12:00 pm
Town Crier Rings in Christmas Stroll @ 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!

Book Signing with Leslie Linsley @ Mitchell’s Book Corner
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Book Signing with Leslie Linsley @ Mitchell’s Book Corner

author of Christmas on Nantucket

Christmas Stroll Live Entertainment on The Nantucket Hotel’s Front Porch @ The Nantucket Hotel
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Christmas Stroll Live Entertainment on The Nantucket Hotel’s Front Porch @ 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 bites menu, fine wines, craft beers, and signature cocktails are also available. For more information, call 508-228-4730 or e-mail breeze@thenantuckethotel.com.

Santa Arrives on Nantucket @ Straight Wharf
Dec 7 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Santa Arrives on Nantucket @ 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. He will not dally on Straight Wharf (no time for selfies with the big guy), as he is due to meet with island children at 1 pm.  Insider Tip: If you cannot get a good position to photograph his arrival, try taking your picture from a street leading to the Whaling Museum. A Nantucket Stroll Event

Book Signing with Nancy Thayer @ Mitchell’s Book Corner
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Book Signing with Nancy Thayer @ Mitchell’s Book Corner

author of Let it Snow

Chat with the Talking Christmas Tree @ Main Street
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Chat with the Talking Christmas Tree @ 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 and listen….will your wish for the holiday season be granted? A Nantucket Stroll Event

Entertainment at the Jared Coffin House @ Along Centre and Broad streets and at the Jared Coffin House
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Entertainment at the Jared Coffin House @ 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 the Victorian carolers!

Santa Visits with Kids on Nantucket @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Santa Visits with Kids on Nantucket @ 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 gets long, and the doors to see him close promptly at 3pm. A Nantucket Stroll Event

Book Signing with Nathaniel Philbrick @ Mitchell’s Book Corner
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Book Signing with Nathaniel Philbrick @ Mitchell’s Book Corner

author of In the Hurricane’s Eye

Christmas Stroll Live Music on The Nantucket Hotel’s Front @ The Nantucket Hotel
Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Christmas Stroll Live Music on The Nantucket Hotel’s Front @ 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 a light bites menu, fine wines, craft beers, and signature cocktails are also available. For more information, call 508-228-4730 or e-mail breeze@thenantuckethotel.com.

Ugly Sweater Contest @ Main Street Stage
Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Ugly Sweater Contest @ 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 at 3pm!

Book Signing with Elin Hilderbrand @ Mitchell’s Book Corner
Dec 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Book Signing with Elin Hilderbrand @ Mitchell’s Book Corner

author of What Happens in Paradise and Summer of ‘69

Community Caroling on Main Street
Dec 7 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Community Caroling on Main Street

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.