N TOP TEN: DECEMBER 13 – 19, 2019

The ultimate activities guide for the week of December 13 – 19, 2019.


1. Festival of Trees
Friday, December 13 – Tuesday, December 31
10:00 am – 4:00 pm @ Whaling Museum

Any day in December is a perfect day to take in the Whaling Museum’s winter wonderland! Wander through festive trees decorated by local businesses and islanders and choose your personal favorite. For more information, click here


2. Matilda
Friday, December 13 + Saturday, December 14
7:00 pm @ Bennett Hall

It’s your last chance to catch magical Matilda! Though she be but little, she is fierce, and Roald Dahl’s beloved tale about brave Matilda comes alive on stage this winter. Families with children of all ages will love this story of learning, bravery, and the power of kindness. For tickets and more information, click here


3. A Nantucket Christmas Carol
Friday, December 13 + Saturday, December 14
7:30 pm @ White Heron Theatre

The only reason you’ll be saying “bah, humbug” this season is if you miss A Nantucket Christmas Carol, and this weekend is your last opportunity! Charles Dickens’ holiday classic is back with a Nantucket twist: Ebenezer Scrooge as a whaling captain. For tickets and more information, click here


4. Home for the Holidays Double Red Ticket Day
Saturday, December 14
All Day @ Participating Businesses

If you still have a few people to check off your holiday gift list, THIS is the day to do it. All day long participating businesses will be doling out two red tickets for every $25 spent. Make sure to stay tuned for the drawing on December 23rd – or, if you won’t be around on the 23rd, pay your tickets forward by donating them! For more information, click here


5. Yuletide Fair
Saturday, December 14
10:00 am – 2:00 pm @ White Elephant Ballroom

The Nantucket Lighthouse School’s Yuletide Fair is now in its nineteenth year, and it’s going to be better than ever! Highlights include handcrafted holiday items, warm and tasty seasonal fare, a holiday bake shop, works of art by local Nantucket artisans, musical entertainment, and more. For more information, click here.


6. Home for the Holidays Tasting
Saturday, December 14
3:00 – 5:00 pm @ Epernay Wine & Spirits

Cheers to the ocean, local farms, and the seasons that make up the must-have CRU Oyster Bar Nantucket cookbook! Chef and author Erin Zircher will be on-hand at Epernay this Saturday for a meet + greet and wine tasting in honor of the book. Plus, get double red tickets for purchases all day. For more information, click here


7. A Night of Holiday Magic
Saturday, December 14
5:00 – 7:30 pm @ Whaling Museum

Skip the babysitter this Saturday and bring your kids to a fun and festive weekend night out! Children of all ages will be entertained at this annual NHA event, featuring holiday carols, seasonal treats, and child-friendly crafts. Free for all island families. For more information, click here


8. Bartlett’s Farm Closing Day
Thursday, December 19
All Day @ Bartlett’s Farm

Scoop up some goodies for your holiday guests at Bartlett’s Farm’s last business day of 2019. Many items will be on sale, including all perishables. Don’t forget to bring your reusable bags with you! For more information, click here.


9. 2019 Annual Chamber Holiday Party
Thursday, December 19
5:00 – 7:00 pm @ The Westmoor Club

This is one stress-free holiday party you’ll look forward to attending! Head to the Westmoor Club this Thursday to enjoy lite bites, shopping from local vendors, a visit from Santa and more. Also, bring your business cards for raffles and networking. For more information, click here.


10. Open Mic Series
Thursday, December 19
7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Nantucket Culinary Center

It’s the last open mic night of the year! Come one, come all and share your talents with the community. All manner of performance is encouraged, and microphone, stand, and stool are provided. No need to register beforehand, just come and sign-up on the spot! For more information, click here

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