N TOP TEN: December 21 – 27, 2018

The ultimate activities guide for December 21 – 27, 2018.


1. Nibbles & Nosh
Friday, December 21
1:00 – 3:00 pm @ The Atheneum

Take some time out of your holiday shopping and wrapping to stop by the Atheneum on Friday! The local library will provide treats and beverages to enjoy as you peruse their extensive selection of books and movies. Teens can also stick around for the Holiday Gifts & Cards session directly afterward at 3:00 pm – a free hot chocolate making kit will be provided to use as a gift. For more information, click here


2. Gingerbread Making Party for Adults
Friday, December 21
6:30 – 8:30 pm @ 45 Surfside

Bring your inner kid out with a gingerbread house decorating party! All materials will be provided, and light bites and a cash bar will also be available. Listen to holiday tunes and enjoy one of the best traditions of the season. To purchase tickets and find more information, click here


3. Funds for Food: A Benefit for Yemen 
Saturday, December 22
11:00 am – 3:00 pm @ Nantucket Culinary Center

Combine good food with doing good at the NCC’s Benefit for Yemen. The pop-up marketplace will feature local vendors and a gift wrapping station. Lunch will also be available for purchase in addition to a cash bar. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Helping Hand for Relief and Development agency, as well as Doctors without Borders. For more information, click here


4. Maria Mitchell Association Owl Prowl 
Saturday, December 22
4:00 – 6:00 pm @ 4 Vestal Street

This event is sure to be a hoot! The last Owl Prowl of the year will be led by MMA Field Ornithologist Ginger Andrews, and will take explorers on a tour to look for Nantucket’s wisest residents. For more information, click here


5. Christmas Weekend Front Porch Live Music, Light Bites, Cocktails, & Fire Pits
Saturday, December 22
5:00 – 7:00 pm @ The Nantucket Hotel

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way… to the Nantucket Hotel for their Front Porch Live Music Series! This casual afternoon event invites visitors to relax with a cocktail while listening to holiday classics from musician Sean Lee. For more information, click here


6. Feast of the Seven Fishes, Part Two
Saturday, December 22
6:30 – 9:30 pm @ Nantucket Culinary Center

Tantalize your tastebuds with this live cooking demonstration and dinner. The traditional Italian-American Christmas Eve celebration will feature tinned fish delights, bluefish paté, marinated and grilled squid, Shrimp a la Plancha, Nantucket Bay Scallops, and more! For tickets and more information, click here


7. Last Day of Holiday Small Works 
Sunday, December 23
All day @ Artists Association of Nantucket

It’s the last day to bring home a new beauty to hang above the mantel for Christmas. Many of the tiny masterpieces have already been sold, so this is your last chance to buy one and support the 260 members of the AAN! For more information, click here


8. Bolshoi – The Nutcracker Encore Performance 
Sunday, December 23
12:55 pm @ The Dreamland

Tchaikovsky’s Christmas classic comes alive at the Dreamland, just like Marie’s nutcracker doll. Enjoy this stunning performance from the Bolshoi company – you’ll be dreaming of sugar plum fairies for days! For tickets and more information, click here


9. Red Ticket Drawing 
Monday, December 24
3:00 pm @ Top of Main Street

There are many things to celebrate on Christmas Eve – one of them being the big Red Ticket Drawing. Locals and visitors alike have been gathering and garnering red tickets for the past few weeks, and it’s time to announce the winners. 6 lucky recipients will win $1000 and one extra lucky winner will take home $5000! For more information, click here


10. Epernay Tasting: Red Wine Winter Warmers 
Thursday, December 27
4:00 – 6:00 pm @ Epernay Wine & Spirits

Snuggle up with your friends for a toasty good time at this wine tasting experience that will help you escape that winter feeling. Stock your cellar now for the New Year and bundle up with a selection of red wines sure to keep those winter blues away. For more information, click here

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