N TOP TEN: December 28, 2018 – January 31, 2019

The ultimate activities guide for the last week of 2018 and the beginning of 2019!


1. Kids in the Kitchen Dinner
Saturday, December 29
5:30 – 7:00 pm @ Nantucket Culinary Center

Join Nantucket’s youngest budding chefs for a dinner of their creation on Saturday night. This feast will be the culmination of a 3-day workshop hosted by Chef Greg focusing on culinary techniques, styles, and skills. Who knows, you may even see one of these little chefs on Chopped: Junior! For tickets and more information, click here.  


2. NYE Pre-Party
Saturday, December 29
9:00 pm @ The Chicken Box

Who says you need to wait until December 31st to get in the New Years spirit? Kick things into gear ahead of time at the Chicken Box NYE Pre-Party. Billy Voss & Shannon Haddon will be on hand to entertain all the festive revelers. Best part? No cover! For more information on the Box, click here



3. Last Day for Festival of Trees
Monday, December 31
All Day @ The Whaling Museum

Log some time at the Whaling Museum to pine over the forest of fabulous trees before the festival closes New Year’s Eve! There are some can’t miss sparklers this season, and it’s a great way to get inspiration for next year. Tickets benefit the NHA. For more information, click here


4. New Year’s Eve with Billy Blackstone & Freeballin
Monday, December 31
8:00 pm @ The Charlie Noble Restaurant

Looking for a laid back way to start 2019, but you still want to hit the dance floor when the ball drops? Charlie Noble is hosting the perfect NYE party with performances from Billy Blackstone & Freeballin. No cover charge, no reservations, no ticket sales – just show up and be ready for a great time! For more information, click here


5. Anchors Away Ball Drop + Nautical New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance Party
Monday, December 31
5:00 pm – 12:00 am @ The Nantucket Hotel

Say ahoy to 2019 at the Nantucket Hotel for their New Year’s Eve Nautical Dinner and Dance Party. Drop anchor and come aboard for cocktails, an elegant clambake dinner, dancing, and tunes from saxophone player and DJ Matty B. 5:00pm ball drop for families – midnight for adults! Resort wear or nautical chic attire encouraged. For tickets and more information, click here


6. Free New Years Day Yoga
Tuesday, January 1
11:00 am – 12:15 pm @ Bartlett’s Farm

If one of your goals for 2018 was to get moving more often and up your mindfulness game, this is the best way to kick off 2019. Dharma Yoga is hosting a free (yes, free!) yoga session at Bartlett’s Farm to stretch yourself into the new year. Bring a mat and an open mind! For more information, click here


7. Paints and Pints
Tuesday, January 1
5:30 – 7:00 pm @ Cisco Brewers

Start the new year off on an artistic note with Paints and Pints at the Brewery! This local favorite inspires the inner artist in all of us. Make sure to bring cash to participate (no ATM on site this time of year) and call ahead to reserve your spot. For more information, click here


8. Wine & Whales Cheers to Charities Wine Tasting
Thursday, January 3
4:00 – 6:00 pm @ Epernay Wine & Spirits

Head to Epernay to have a whale-of-a-good-time at their monthly “Cheers to Charities” wine tasting event. A portion of this event’s tasting sales will benefit their partner charity Marine Mammal Alliance Nantucket. The MMAN works to educate the island about marine mammal conservation and protecting our oceans. For more information about the tasting, click here


9. New Hospital Open House
Saturday, January 5
12:00 – 2:00 pm @ The Cottage Hospital

After many months of building anticipation, the new Cottage Hospital is finally going to be open to the public! Stop by on January 5 for an open house for the entire community before the hospital opens for patient care on January 16th. Island Kitchen will be on-hand to provide refreshments, hot cocoa, and cookies (but not emergency medical support – they’ll leave that to the pros). For more information, click here


10. I’m Not Running: NT Live
Thursday, January 31
2:00 pm @ The Dreamland

Experience live theatre straight from London right here on the Rock! To close out February, the Dreamland will be presenting David Hare’s explosive new play about personal choices and their public consequences. Featuring actors Sian Brooke, Owen Findlay, and Alex Hassell. For tickets and more information, click here.

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