The ultimate activities guide for the week of November 29 – December 5, 2019.


1. Kit Noble Gallery Takeover at Samuel Owen
Friday, November 29 – Sunday, December 8
All day @ Samuel Owen Gallery

Start your Black Friday shopping off right with a piece from Kit Noble’s Gallery Takeover! 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


2. currentVintage Wine Tasting
Friday, November 29
3:00 – 5:00 pm @ currentVintage

Head on over to 4 Easy Street before the annual tree lighting ceremony for a delicious wine tasting! The wine pros at currentVintage will be popping corks on several still wines and bubbles for you to enjoy before the festivities begin. Bonus: you can check off some of your Black Friday shopping with their unique vintage finds! For more information, click here


3. Book Signing with Elin Hilderbrand + Wendy Rouillard
Friday, November 29
4:30 – 5:30 pm @ Mitchell’s Book Corner

What Happens in Paradise? A dual book signing with these Nantucket literary superstars! Barnaby author Wendy Rouillard and New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand will be hosting a book signing at Mitchell’s Book Corner this Friday afternoon. For more information, click here


4. Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony 
Friday, November 29
5:00 pm @ Main Street

O, come, all ye Nantucketers to sing “O Christmas Tree” at the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Nantucket High School’s a cappella group will be on hand to sing carols as attendees drink hot chocolate and join in the merry-making spirit. For more information, click here


5. AAN’s Holiday Small Works
Friday, November 29
5:30 – 7:30 pm @ Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery

The art may be small, but the talent is larger than life at the AAN’s latest exhibit, Holiday Small Works! Join the artists for an opening reception as they celebrate artworks that measure 11 x 14 ” or smaller. For more information, click here


6. Performances of TWN’s Matilda
Friday, November 29, Saturday, November 30, Sunday, December 1, and Thursday, December 5
7:00 pm + Sunday @ 3:00 pm @ Bennett Hall

Though she be but little, she is fierce! Roald Dahl’s beloved tale about magical Matilda comes alive on stage this winter. Families with children of all ages will love this story of learning, bravery, and the power of kindness. For tickets and more information, click here


7. Performances of White Heron Theatre’s A Nantucket Christmas Carol
Friday, November 29, Saturday, November 30, and Thursday, December 5
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.


8. Author Cookbook Signing + Wine Tasting
Saturday, November 30
3:00 – 5:00 pm @ Epernay Wine & Spirits

Savor the seasons of the good life and celebrate CRU Oyster Bar’s recently released cookbook this Saturday. Chef Erin Zircher will be on hand to share her culinary wisdom and helpful tips that capture the laid-back, yet elegant lifestyle of Nantucket, as Epernay sommes pour some of Chef Zircher’s favorite wine producers for tasting. For more information, click here


9. There’s an App for That with Sarah Leah Chase
Saturday, November 30
6:30 pm @ Nantucket Culinary Center

Even though we’ve just come out of our Thanksgiving food comas, the menu items at this Nantucket Culinary Center event already have our mouths watering: Book Club Bourbon Pecans, Boathouse Boutique Lobster Melts, Oysters Clark Rockefeller, and so much more! Join Sarah Leah Chase as she whips up a mastery list of apps to entertain your guests this holiday season. For tickets and more information, click here


10. 26th Annual Festival of Trees Preview Party
Thursday, November 5
6:00 – 8:00 pm @ Whaling Museum

The Whaling Museum’s winter wonderland opens to the public and kicks off Stroll Weekend with the fabulous Festival of Trees Preview Party. Enjoy seasonal libations and exquisitely decorated trees all while supporting the NHA. Can’t make the preview party? Not to worry, the festival runs December 6 -31. For more information, click here

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