N TOP TEN: DECEMBER 20 – 26, 2019

The ultimate activities guide for the week of December 20 – 26, 2019.


1. Festival of Trees
Friday, December 20 – 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. Annual Holiday Small Works
Friday, December 20 – Tuesday, December 23
10:00 am – 6:00 pm @ Artists Association of Nantucket

There’s still time to do some last minute Christmas shopping at the Artists Association of Nantucket! Pick up a mini masterpiece for any art lover on your list. All featured artworks are 12 x 16 inches or smaller. For more information, click here


3. NHA Historic Homes
Friday, December 20 – Monday, December 30
11:00 am – 4:00 pm @ Hadwen House, Thomas Macy House, & Greater Light

Tour three NHA historical homes decorated for the holiday season! Wander through just one home or all three with the Holiday All-Access Pass, available for purchase at the Whaling Museum. $5 for all Nantucket year-round residents! For more information, click here


4. Save our School Fundraiser
Friday, December 20
8:00 – 11:00 pm @ The Chicken Box

Calling all wee Whaler alumni! Come out to the Box this Friday night to support the opening of the island’s new early education center, Rising Tide Preschool. Featuring a silent auction and tunes by Dj Billy Voss, with a suggested $20 donation at the door. For more information, click here


5. Bolshoi Live: The Nutcracker
Sunday, December 22
12:55 pm @ The Dreamland

Nantucket’s littlest Sugar Plum Fairies and Nutcrackers will be delighted by this holiday classic. Tchaikovsky’s timeless score is paired with some of Bolshoi’s best dancers for a performance both you and the kids will love. For tickets and more information, click here


6. Community Hanukkah Celebration
Monday, December 23
5:00 – 7:00 pm @ 22 Federal Street

Follow the light of the candles to this community Hanukkah celebration. Congregation Shirat Ha Yam will host this annual tradition featuring lights, latkes and more. All are welcome, but be sure to register at the link to let them know you’re coming! For more information, click here


7. Red Ticket Drawing 
Tuesday, December 24
3:00 – 4:00 pm @ Top of Main Street

One of the island’s most celebrated holiday traditions returns this Tuesday. All November and December long shoppers have been stacking up red tickets, and now it’s time to pick the winners. Five lucky winners will win $1,000, and one extra-lucky winner will receive $5,000! Presented by the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce. For more information, click here


8. Christmas Prix Fixe Dinner at The Breeze
Tuesday, December 24 + Wednesday, December 25
5:30 – 9:00 pm @ The Breeze at the Nantucket Hotel

Celebrate Christmas with a very merry meal at the Breeze this week! Offered both Christmas Eve night and Christmas Day, the Nantucket Hotel’s top-rated restaurant is presenting an incredible prix fixe feast, including stuffed calamari, roasted prime rib, and a yule log dessert. For reservations and more information, click here


9. Boxing Day Wine Tasting
Thursday, December 26
4:00 – 6:00 pm @ Epernay Wine & Spirits

Celebrate one of Britain’s biggest holidays with British bubbles! Prep for your New Year’s celebration by learning about English Sparkling Wines and why they are giving other sparkling wine regions a run for their money. For more information, click here


10. Night at the Museum 
Thursday, December 26 – Friday, December 27
5:00 pm – 11:30 am @ Maria Mitchell Association

MMA is hosting their very first overnight program at the museum! Children will enjoy food science dinner fun, games, museum exploration, a movie, and more. Only 8 spots available so book soon! For more information, click here

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