N TOP TEN: NOVEMBER 22 – 28, 2019

The ultimate activities guide for the week of November 22 – 28, 2019.

1. Opening Night of TWN’s Matilda
Friday, November 22
7:00 pm @ Bennett Hall

Though she be but little, she is fierce! Roald Dahl’s beloved tale about magical Matilda comes alive on stage this Friday. Families with children of all ages will love this story of learning, bravery, and the power of kindness. If you can’t make it on Friday, there are more performances through December 14! For tickets and more information, click here


2. Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum Annual Yard Sale
Saturday, November 23 – Sunday, November 24
10:00 am – 3:00 pm @ Bartlett’s Farm

It’s the supersized yard sale of the season that you won’t want to miss! Peruse artwork, furniture, lamps, kitchenware, home goods, knick knacks, toys, linens, clothing, outdoor furnishing, tools, and much more. The NLBM will even pick up your donations to make it as easy as possible to donate. For more information, click here


3. Thinking Thanksgiving – Favorite Starters, Sides, Sweets, and Leftovers
Saturday, November 23
6:30 – 9:30 pm @ Nantucket Culinary Center

The big star of Thanksgiving is of course the turkey, but its co-stars are just as important! Join Sarah Leah Chase as she whips up maple and chipotle spiced pepitas, Nantucket Bay scallop ceviche, sage potato crisps, shredded brussels sprouts, port-glazed shallots and onions, fruited turkey salad with poppyseed vinaigrette, and the crowd favorite: apple pie. For tickets and more information, click here


4. Tree of Remembrance Service
Sunday, November 24
4:00 pm @ Garden of the Jared Coffin House

Each year, on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket (PASCON) hosts its annual Tree of Remembrance Service to honor loved ones who have passed on. A brief interfaith service will be held, followed by a warm reception indoors. For more information, click here.


5. Trivia at Cisco Brewery
Monday, November 25
5:30 – 7:00 pm @ Cisco Brewery

Grab your pals and buff up on your pop culture knowledge, because Cisco Brewers is throwing one heck of a trivia party this Monday night! Enjoy delicious bevies as you and your team are quizzed on a bevy of topics. Prizes will be given out to the top three teams, but all players are sure to have fun. Signups for teams will close at 5:20pm on Monday. For more information about Cisco Brewers, click here


6. NHA’s Festival of Wreaths Preview Party
Tuesday, November 26
5:30 – 7:30 pm @ Whaling Museum

Kickoff the holiday season with the Festival of Wreaths Preview Party! This annual Nantucket favorite features artistic wreaths designed by Nantucket locals, a fun silent auction, cocktails and light bites. After the party, the festival runs November 27 – December 1. For tickets and more information, click here


7. Donelan Wine Tasting
Wednesday, November 27
3:00 – 5:00 pm @ Epernay Wine & Spirits

Whether your plans include a Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving, or something in between, it’s all about enjoying being together. Celebrate good times with a bottle of vino from Donelan wines, and meet Cush Donelan, Director of Marketing for the eponymous company, at this Wednesday’s tasting. For more information, click here


8. 18th Annual Cold Turkey Plunge
Thursday, November 28
10:00 am @ Children’s Beach

Get those warm blankets ready – the 18th annual Cold Turkey Plunge is back! Join hundreds of participants in supporting the Atheneum with a frosty swim this Thanksgiving morning. To donate and register for the plunge, click here


9. Thanksgiving Buffet Feast
Thursday, November 28
12:00 – 5:00 pm @ Nantucket Hotel

After you’ve warmed up from the Turkey Plunge, dive into a warm and tasty Thanksgiving buffet at the Nantucket Hotel. Enjoy live music from Mollie Glazer, Isaiah Williams, and David Spear as you feast on imported cheeses, red wine poached pear salads, herb-roasted turkey, rosemary mashed potatoes, an array of Thanksgiving pies, and so much more. For more information about the Nantucket Hotel’s Thanksgiving feast and holiday offerings, click here.  


10. Opening Night of White Heron Theatre’s A Nantucket Christmas Carol
Thursday, November 28
7:30 pm @ White Heron Theatre

The only reason you’ll be saying “bah, humbug” this season is if you miss A Nantucket Christmas Carol! Charles Dickens’ holiday classic is back with a Nantucket twist: Ebenezer Scrooge as a whaling captain. Performances of this new Nantucket favorite will run through Saturday, December 14. For tickets and more information, click here

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