N TOP TEN: December 16 – 22, 2016

The ultimate activities guide for December 16 – 22, 2016.


1. Think Different Film Series: “Digital Dharma”
Friday, December 16
7 P.M. @ The Atheneum

Join the Atheneum for an evening of thought-provoking cinema as they present “Digital Dharma,” a documentary shedding light on E. Gene Smith’s inspirational 50-year quest to save ancient Tibetan writing and art from crumbling to dust. So whether you’re a well-read anthropologist or just looking to expand your thinking, this evening is for you.


2. Ugly Sweater Contest
Friday, December 16
10 P.M. @ The Rose & Crown

Did somebody say ugly sweater contest with cash prizes?! That’s right, no holiday season is complete until you break out your best and brightest reindeer-themed poly-blend. Kick off your weekend with drinks, dancing and the chance to win the grand prize.


3. Slip 14 Kitchen
Friday, December 16 + Saturday, December 17
@ Cisco Brewers

You don’t have to miss the culinary delights of Slip 14 any longer… Get your fix of some tasty summer treats over at Cisco this weekend as Slip 14 partners up with the Enjoy Kitchen food truck to bring you everything from clam chowder to tacos and udon noodles to grilled cheese.

11059974_972877292730170_3573420189349676625_n4. Nantucket Night in Boston
Saturday, December 17
6 – 10 P.M. @ 899 Boylston Street, Boston

Live in the Boston-area and looking for your Nantucket fix this holiday season? Our friends at Townpool have opened up shop at 899 Boylston Street and will be throwing the ultimate Nantucket party in Beantown this weekend. Enjoy food, fun and holiday cheer as you shop and get a taste of your favorite island 30 miles out to sea.

screen-shot-2016-12-15-at-6-43-50-pm5. Presents for the Planet
Sunday, December 18
1 – 5 P.M. @ Nantucket Culinary Center

In collaboration with the Nantucket Eco-Group and Nantucket Food Rescue, Nantucket Culinary Center will be hosting a special holiday benefit event to raise awareness and funds for climate action. Drop off new and like-new items from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. and then come back at to shop a resale while enjoying delicious bites from Proprietors, Bartlett’s and Company of the Cauldron, all the while knowing that your purchases will go to support Natural Resources Defense Council.


6. Holiday Brunch with Santa
Sunday, December 18
11 A.M. – 1 P.M. @ The Nantucket Hotel

Haven’t checked out The Nantucket Hotel’s new glass-enclosed Breeze Terrace? Now is the perfect chance! Enjoy a festive holiday brunch with Kris Kringle himself and make sure you bring the kids with their wish lists. For reservations, call 508-228-4730.


7. Nantucket Christmas Pageant
Sunday, December 18
5 – 6:30 P.M. @ First Congregational Church

If you enjoy a little traditional holiday pageantry, this evening is for you. The annual nantuclet Christmas Pageant is a classic community presentation of the nativity story in the beautiful setting of Centre Street’s First Congregational Church.


8. 45 Surfside Opening Day
Monday, December 19
6 A.M. – 5 P.M. @ 45 Surfside

The newest bakery and café to hit Nantucket’s shores will be opening to the public this Monday. Swing by 45 Surfside and sample their menu of soups, salads, sandwiches and other delicious baked goods. We promise, it’s worth the wait…


9. Film for Thought: “Maggie’s Plan”
Wednesday, December 21
6:30 P.M. @ The Dreamland

This slightly-off rom-com and 2015 Toronto International Film Festival selection is sure to have you laughing while at the same time keep you guessing in ways that most mainstream films don’t. With stars like Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore, Maya Rudolph and Greta Gerwig, how can you go wrong?

screen-shot-2016-12-15-at-6-59-19-pm10. Wine Stocking Selections Tasting
Thursday, December 22
4 – 6 P.M. @ Épernay Wine & Spirits

Whether you’re looking to stock a cellar or stuff a stocking, the elves at Épernay have been working with St. Nick to narrow down his favorite wine selections. Swing by and experience a sampling of wines from Santa’s list and perhaps pick up a little something for yourself.

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