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The 46th Annual Nantucket Chamber Christmas Stroll Weekend
The 46th Annual Nantucket Chamber Christmas Stroll Weekend
Dec 7 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. 
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12:00 am 10th Annual Art Show @ Quidley & Co.
10th Annual Art Show @ Quidley & Co.
Dec 7 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 pm
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"
8:00 am Gardner Farm-Lost Farm Loop Hike
Gardner Farm-Lost Farm Loop Hike
Dec 7 @ 8:00 am
Gardner Farm-Lost Farm Loop Hike
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"
9:00 am Book Signing with Paul Coffin @ Mitchell’s Book Corner
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
9:30 am Annual Winter Book Sale @ Nantucket Atheneum
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
9:30 am Christmas Market at St. Pauls @ St. Paul's Church
Christmas Market at St. Pauls @ St. Paul's Church
Dec 7 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Gifts, antiques, wreaths, decorations, silent auction, baked goods, and much more! Take a guided tour of the famed St. Paul’s Tiffany windows from 10 am to 2 pm. Chowder, chili & cornbread, quiche, hot dogs, … Continue reading "Christmas Market at St. Pauls"
9:30 am Stuff that Stocking! @ Blue Beetle
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.
10:00 am “People’s Choice Award” Storefront & Tree Decorating Contest
“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 … Continue reading "“People’s Choice Award” Storefront & Tree Decorating Contest"
10:00 am Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Annual Festival of Trees @ 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"
10:00 am Author Talk: Lesley Linsley, ‘Christmas On Nantucket’ @ Nantucket Atheneum
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 … Continue reading "Author Talk: Lesley Linsley, ‘Christmas On Nantucket’"
10:00 am Book Signing with Rob Cocuzzo @ Mitchell’s Book Corner
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
10:00 am Nantucket’s Own Christmas Marketplace @ Foot of Main Street.
Nantucket’s Own Christmas Marketplace @ Foot of Main Street.
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 … Continue reading "Nantucket’s Own Christmas Marketplace"
10:00 am Stroll Soirée, *Santa & Surprise Sales!! @ Susan Lister Locke Gallery
Stroll Soirée, *Santa & Surprise Sales!! @ Susan Lister Locke Gallery
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
The Gallery is open from 10am-5pm, PHOTOS WITH *SANTA from *3:30-5pm
10:00 am Stroll Weekend Sale @ Robert Foster Fine Art
Stroll Weekend Sale @ Robert Foster Fine Art
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
10% to 20% off selected items in Robert Foster Fine Art, 8 India Street.
10:30 am Book Signing with Wendy Rouillard & Peter Saverine @ Mitchell’s Book Corner
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
10:30 am Tales for Tots @ Natural Science Museum
Tales for Tots @ Natural Science Museum
Dec 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Tales for Tots @ 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"
10:30 am Ugly Sweater Contest Registration @ Zero Main Street
Ugly Sweater Contest Registration @ Zero Main Street
Dec 7 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
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"
11:00 am Book Signing with Erin Zircher @ Mitchell’s Book Corner
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
11:00 am Free Walk: Masquetuck
Free Walk: Masquetuck
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am
Free Walk: Masquetuck
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"
11:00 am Holiday Open House @ 2 Union Street
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 … Continue reading "Holiday Open House"
11:00 am Main Street Stage Entertainment @ Main Street
Main Street Stage Entertainment @ Main Street
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
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!
11:45 am Town Crier Rings in Christmas Stroll @ Main Street to Straight Wharf
Town Crier Rings in Christmas Stroll @ Main Street to Straight Wharf
Dec 7 @ 11:45 am – 12:00 pm
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!
12:00 pm Book Signing with Leslie Linsley @ Mitchell’s Book Corner
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
12:00 pm Christmas Stroll Live Entertainment on The Nantucket Hotel’s Front Porch @ The Nantucket Hotel
Christmas Stroll Live Entertainment on The Nantucket Hotel’s Front Porch @ The Nantucket Hotel
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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"
12:00 pm Let’s Get Fizz-ical Wine Tasting @ Epernay Wine & Spirits
Let’s Get Fizz-ical Wine Tasting @ Epernay Wine & Spirits
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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"
12:00 pm Wreath Workshop @ Bartlett's Farm
Wreath Workshop @ Bartlett's Farm
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Wreath Workshop @ 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
12:15 pm Santa Arrives on Nantucket @ Straight Wharf
Santa Arrives on Nantucket @ Straight Wharf
Dec 7 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
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"
1:00 pm Book Signing with Nancy Thayer @ Mitchell’s Book Corner
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
1:00 pm Chat with the Talking Christmas Tree @ Main Street
Chat with the Talking Christmas Tree @ Main Street
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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"
1:00 pm Entertainment at the Jared Coffin House @ Along Centre and Broad streets and at the Jared Coffin House
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
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"
1:00 pm Sankaty Bluff Hike
Sankaty Bluff Hike
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm
Sankaty Bluff Hike
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"
1:00 pm Santa Visits with Kids on Nantucket @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Santa Visits with Kids on Nantucket @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm
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"
1:00 pm Stroll Open House at White Heron Theatre @ White Heron Theatre
Stroll Open House at White Heron Theatre @ White Heron Theatre
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Stroll Open House at White Heron Theatre @ 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"
2:00 pm Book Signing with Nathaniel Philbrick @ Mitchell’s Book Corner
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
2:00 pm Joy+Noel Celebration In Music & Words @ Nantucket Atheneum
Joy+Noel Celebration In Music & Words @ Nantucket Atheneum
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
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"
2:00 pm Matilda @ Bennett Hall
Matilda @ Bennett Hall
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm
Matilda @ 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"
3:00 pm Cisco Brewers – Public Tour @ Cisco Brewers
Cisco Brewers – Public Tour @ Cisco Brewers
Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cisco Brewers - Public Tour @ 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"
3:00 pm Ugly Sweater Contest @ Main Street Stage
Ugly Sweater Contest @ Main Street Stage
Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
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"
3:00 pm Winter Nights, Holiday Lights Wine Tasting @ Epernay Wine & Spirits
Winter Nights, Holiday Lights Wine Tasting @ Epernay Wine & Spirits
Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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"
4:00 pm Book Signing with Elin Hilderbrand @ Mitchell’s Book Corner
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
4:30 pm Community Caroling on Main Street
Community Caroling on Main Street
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.
7:00 pm Matilda @ Bennett Hall
Matilda @ Bennett Hall
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm
Matilda @ 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"
7:00 pm Teen Night @ Nantucket Boys and Girls Club
Teen Night @ Nantucket Boys and Girls Club
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Special teen night at the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club for students in 8th grade and older. 61 Sparks Avenue.
7:30 pm A Nantucket Christmas Carol 2019 @ White Heron Theatre
A Nantucket Christmas Carol 2019 @ White Heron Theatre
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm
A Nantucket Christmas Carol 2019 @ 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"