Island of Nantucket

Nantucket Events

Nantucket Events

NHA Festival of Wreaths - November 21-25, 2018
This community event features an array of wreaths beautifully crafted by local businesses, non-profits, schools, and organizations that are displayed during the week of Thanksgiving. The preview party provides attendees with the first opportunity to view this year's designs and bid on their favorites.


Thanksgiving & annual Cold Turkey Plunge - November 22, 2018
This annual Atheneum fundraiser features hundreds of spectators and swimmers who brave the cold waters at Children's Beach on Thanksgiving morning to benefit the Weezie Library for Children.


Annual Tree Lighting & Community Caroling - November 23, 2018
The community gathers at the top of Main Street to watch over 100 Christmas trees come alive with color and light and to enjoy some yuletide caroling.


44th Annual Christmas Stroll Weekend - November 30- December 2, 2018
New England's finest traditions come alive for the Annual Christmas Stroll Weekend. The Stroll is a community holiday celebration attracting visitors from around the world. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive to the island via a Coast Guard vessel and ride up Main Street in a horse-drawn carriage accompanied by the Town Crier. Carolers in Victorian costumes, bell ringers, student choirs and other musicians perform on the Main Street stage as well as stroll through town performing.


NHA Festival of Trees - December 1-31, 2018
The Festival of Trees is the NHA's highly anticipated holiday tradition that begins during Nantucket's Stroll weekend and transforms the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the entire month of December. This event features community-crafted trees designed by local merchants, nonprofit organizations, artists and children.


Holiday Red Ticket Drawing - December 24, 2018


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