Not sure where to spend the holidays this year? Look no further than our very own island of Nantucket.
Here are the Top 10 Reasons to start a Nantucket Holiday Tradition!
1. Hot Dates, Cool Rates
Treat yourself and save up to 25% off from now through Thanksgiving! For more information, see our specials.
2. Thanksgiving Feast
Join us at the Brant Point Grill for our Thanksgiving Day Buffet. Make sure to book early since space fills up quickly.
3. Cold Turkey Plunge
On Thanksgiving Day at 10am, hundreds of swimmers brave the icy harbor waters to support the Weezie Library for Children. Learn more here.
4. Festival of Wreaths
An array of wreaths crafted by local businesses, non-profits, schools, and organizations is displayed at the Whaling Museum during Thanksgiving Weekend starting November 27. For more information, see the Nantucket Historical Association's website.
5. Tree Lighting & Caroling
On Friday, November 29 at 6pm downtown Nantucket becomes even more charming with wonderful illuminated trees lining the streets. Gather on Main Street for songs and celebration as the holiday trees light up town! Learn more here.
6. Black Friday Shopping
Beat the rush for Stroll Weekend and get the best selection and deals. See our Nantucket Shopping Guide for ideas.
7. Stroll Weekend
On December 6-8 the island rings in the celebratory weekend of Stroll! The entire town welcomes Santa, Saturday at noon, as he and Mrs. Claus arrive in their nautical sleigh. For dining, there's Brant Point Grill's 4-course dinner menu, music in the BPG bar, and award-winning Sunday Brunch.
8. Festival of Trees
The Festival of Trees is a holiday tradition that kicks off Stroll Weekend. The Whaling Museum transforms into a festive winter wonderland. For more information, see NHA's website.
9. Holiday Homes
Tour three historic homes - Greater Light, Hadwen House, and Thomas Macy House - decorated for the holidays. Learn more here.
10. Hiking, Biking & Museum Going
With our complimentary bikes, there's nothing like a fall ride to 'Sconset, Bartlett Farm or Cisco Brewery. Or, take advantage of no crowds and discover Nantucket's museum and historic spots.