N TOP TEN: December 2 – 8, 2016

The ultimate activities guide for December 2 – 8, 2016.


screen-shot-2016-12-01-at-9-55-15-am1. Annual Basket Festival & Sale
Friday, December 2 – Saturday, December 3
10 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. @ Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum

Little is more iconic than the Nantucket Lightship Basket, making it the perfect gift this holiday season. Stop by the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum this Stroll Weekend for some festive shopping, including new woven bangles, weaving demonstrations, refreshments and more.



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2. Celebrate Stroll at The Nantucket Hotel
Friday, December 2 – Sunday, December 4
11:30 A.M. – 9 P.M. @ The Nantucket Hotel

Eat, drink and be merry all weekend long at The Nantucket Hotel Breeze Restaurant. Lunch and libations around the fire pit? Check. Live music and lite bites on the front porch? Check. And a spectacular Sunday brunch to cap off the weekend’s festivities? Don’t mind if we do.




screen-shot-2016-12-01-at-10-09-33-am3. Stroll Sips
Friday, December 2 – Saturday, December 3
@ currentVintage

No Stroll is complete without a stop by currentVintage for one of their beloved tastings, so don’t be discouraged by the construction going on over on Easy Street… the bubbles will still be flowing! The lovely ladies of cV will be pouring Veuve Friday from 2 – 4 P.M. for a special 2-hour extravaganza before moving into the Stroll Sips tasting Friday 4 – 7 P.M. and Saturday from 2 – 7 P.M.



screen-shot-2016-12-01-at-10-10-50-am4. 34th Annual Holiday House Tour
Friday, December 2
4:30 – 7:30 P.M. @ Union Street Area

Let your Christmas Stroll-ing take you over to Union Street this Friday for the 34th annual Holiday House Tour, benefiting Nantucket public schools. For $45, your ticket will gain you entrance to tour historic homes of Union professionally decorated for the season and entrance to the Whaling Museum’s Festival of Trees that evening for a special reception featuring carolers and sweet treats! For more information, click here.



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5. Wine, Cheese & Glorious Gems
Friday, December 2
5 – 8 P.M. @ The Susan Lister Locke Gallery

The Susan Lister Locke Gallery will be kicking off Stroll weekend with a special celebration. Stop by the shop at 28 Easy Street for wine and cheese, as well as some seriously stunning holiday gift ideas!





screen-shot-2016-12-01-at-10-21-31-am6. Cool Yule Holiday Party & Reception
Friday, December 2
5:30 – 7:30 P.M. @ Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery

Looking for the perfect gift for that special someone? Look no further than the Artists Association of Nantucket’s holiday small works exhibition which will feature oil paintings, watercolors, photographs, jewelry and more, all hand-crafted by AAN’s more than 250 artist members.




screen-shot-2016-12-01-at-10-22-32-am7. Santa Says “Signed Copies”
Saturday, December 3
10:30 A.M. – 5 P.M. @ Mitchell’s Book Corner

Here at N Magazine, we don’t think there’s anything better than giving the gift of reading during the holiday season. So stop by one of Mitchell’s many author signings this Stroll Saturday and pick up autographed copies from your favorite Nantucket authors! What’s more, we hear N Magazine Editor Robert Cocuzzo will be out signing books from 12 – 1 P.M.




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8. Santa Claus Arrives
Saturday, December 3
1 P.M. @ Straight Wharf

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, make your way down to Straight Wharf to greet good old St. Nick as he arrives on Nantucket’s shores complete with a Coast Guard entourage. Then hurry up Main Street and over to the Jared Coffin House where he’ll be holding court and taking wish lists.




screen-shot-2016-12-01-at-10-31-55-am9. Fireside Stroll Dinner + Dancing
Saturday, December 3
7 P.M. @ Atlas

5 cocktails, 4 courses, 3 friendly servers, 2 talented proprietors and 1 cozy fireplace! Since the last one was a sold out success, Atlas is celebrating Stroll with a special Mad River Distillers prix fixe dinner. And once the plates have been cleared, stick around for Miss Fairchild who will be rocking the house starting at 10 P.M. To reserve your table, call 508.825.5495.




screen-shot-2016-12-01-at-10-33-35-am10. Bubble Bash
Sunday, December 4
7 P.M. @ The Pearl

What’s the best way to close out Stroll Weekend? Just add bubbles. Join The Pearl as they bring in talented chefs from around the country to put on a party of epic gastronomic and effervescent proportions. Word is there may be some special 25th anniversary surprises so call 508.228.9701 to buy your ticket.