N TOP TEN: DECEMBER 6 – 12, 2019

The ultimate activities guide for the week of December 6 – 12, 2019: Stroll edition!


1. Nantucket Lightship Basket Festival & Sale
Friday, December 6 + Saturday, December 7
10:00 am – 4:00 pm @ 49 Union Street

It’s a Nantucket Lightship Basket extravaganza! Check out the work of local weavers, carvers, woodworkers, and museum members at the NLBM this weekend. This year, a special exhibit of Paul Willer baskets will also be on display. And the best part? Admission to the museum, weaving demonstrations, and refreshments are all free! For more information, click here


2. Kit Noble Gallery Takeover at Samuel Owen
Friday, December 6 – Sunday, December 8
All day @ Samuel Owen Gallery

N Magazine‘s chief photographer Kit Noble has transformed Samuel Owen Gallery with 22 of his fine art pieces, including works from his “Former Self” shell series and his latest series featuring vintage cars and one-of-a-kind surfboards. Enjoy exclusive Stroll sale pricing and a cider as you shop. For more information, click here


3. Merry Minuty Madness
Friday, December 6
12:00 – 2:00 pm @ Epernay Wine & Spirits

Epernay is celebrating the reverse of Christmas in July with a little summery rosé tasting for Stroll! Experience a taste of rosé wines from Château Minuty, a family-owned estate located in Côtes de Provence. For more information, click here


4. Stroll Sip & Script Calligraphy Class
Friday, December 6
4:30 – 6:00 pm @ Nantucket Culinary Center

Start your Stroll off with a little scripting. The ladies from Sip & Script are back to teach a holiday-themed calligraphy class, complete with cocktails and a beginners calligraphy kit for you to take home. It’s sure to be a whole lot of unscripted fun! For tickets and more information, click here


5. 37th Annual Holiday House Tour
Friday, December 6
4:30 – 7:30 pm @ Private Homes

Take Stroll to the next level by literally strolling through some of Nantucket’s most festive homes! Ticket price includes access to the tour of homes, admission to the Festival of Trees (that night) and the reception at the Whaling Museum. Ticket proceeds from the tour benefit Friends of Nantucket Public Schools. For tickets and more information, click here


6. AAN Cool Yule Holiday Party
Friday, December 6
5:30 – 7:30 pm @ Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery

You’ll not want to miss this jolly yuletide fete! This festive follow-up to the Holiday Small Works Show features pieces by AAN’s many local members. Take home a piece of art for yourself or pick up a special something for your holiday gift list. For more information, click here


7. Rafael Osona Auction
Saturday, December 7
9:30 am @ American Legion Hall

It’s Rafael Osona’s last auction of the year! Some of the highlights: antique Nantucket lightship baskets, one-of-a-kind Nantucket works of art, and unique furniture items. The auctioning begins promptly at 9:30 am, so be sure to get there early. For more information, click here


8. Rob Cocuzzo Book Signing
Saturday, December 7
10:00 – 11:00 am @ Mitchell’s Book Corner

N Magazine‘s very own editor Rob Cocuzzo will be signing copies of his latest book The Road to San Donato this Saturday morning! His latest tome chronicles the cycling journey he took across Italy with his father, and the surprises they encountered along the way – including how Cocuzzo surprised himself. For more information, click here


9. Wreath-Making Workshops
Saturday, December 7 + Sunday, December 8
10:00 am, 12:00 pm + 8:00 am, 12:00 pm (respectively) @ Bartlett’s Farm

They’ll bring all the supplies, all you need to bring is your creativity! Decorate a holiday wreath with a myriad of accoutrements, including scallop shells, pine cones, berries, glitter sprays, fancy baubles, and more. They’ll even help to arrange shipping your wreath home if you traveled to the island for Stroll. For more information and to register for the workshops, click here


10. Cru Stroll Brunch Party
Sunday, December 8
11:00 am – 4:00 pm @ Cru Oyster Bar

Send Stroll out in style at Cru’s annual Apres-Ski Stroll Brunch Party! Don your favorite ski wear to demo Crucombers and lobster rolls all day long. With tunes by DJ Ryan Brown, you’ll be shredding the dance floor in no time. For reservations and more information, click here.

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