N TOP TEN: November 25 – December 1, 2016

The ultimate activities guide for November 25 – December 1, 2016.


screen-shot-2016-11-22-at-10-53-57-am1. Annual Tree Lighting
Friday, November 25
5 P.M. @ Main Street

Nantucket Noel will officially begin the day after Thanksgiving as the island community gathers for an evening of holiday fanfare. Watch as more than 100 Christmas lining the cobblestone streets light up as carolers’ voices fill the air. And on your way to the top of Main Street, swing by Fisher Real Estate at 21 Main between 3:30 – 5 for a cookie and some cocoa!




screen-shot-2016-11-22-at-10-28-24-am2. A Nantucket Thanksgiving
Friday, November 25 – Sunday, November 27
Nantucket Culinary Center

The Nantucket Culinary Center is teaming up with N.TUC Marché for a Thanksgiving weekend celebration. From a post-tree lighting feast and cocktails to a cornucopia brunch and market, there will be plenty of holiday spirit at 22 Federal Street. For tickets and more information, click here.



screen-shot-2016-11-22-at-10-27-48-am3. Holiday Book Drive
Friday, November 25 – Thursday, December 8
Mitchell’s Book Corner

Give the gift of reading this holiday season! Swing by Bookworks and Mitchell’s Book Corner from now through December 8th and purchase a book for a child in need. Book Partners will give all participants 25% off their purchase and books will be distributed through Inky Santa this Christmas.




screen-shot-2016-11-22-at-10-32-41-am4. Nantucket Handmade Thanksgiving Craft Show
Friday, November 25 & Saturday, November 26
1 – 6 P.M. & 10 A.M. – 5 P.M. @ 11 Centre Street

Don’t miss out on Nantucket’s own version of “Black Friday” at Preservation Institute, upstairs at 11 Centre Street. More than 25 local artisans will showcase and sell their beautiful goods, making this a one-stop-shop as you tick away at your holiday gift list. Happy shopping!




screen-shot-2016-11-22-at-11-10-29-am5. Holiday Small Works Opening Reception
Friday, November 25
5:30 – 7:30 P.M. @ Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery

The annual AAN Holiday Small Works exhibition is back and better than ever! Showcasing oil paintings, watercolors, photographs, jewelry and more, this long-standing event is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season and Nantucket’s local artists all at the same time.





screen-shot-2016-11-22-at-11-08-24-am6. The Santaland Diaries
Friday, November 25 – Sunday, November 27
White Heron Theatre Company

It’s opening weekend of White Heron Theatre’s “The Santaland Diaries,” the one-person production based on humorist David Sedaris’ memoir. Get lost in the sidesplitting story based on Sedaris’ experience as a Macy’s Christmas elf named Crumpet and note that this show is recommended for mature audiences only. For tickets and more information, click here.




screen-shot-2016-11-22-at-11-07-17-am7. Shop Local Wine Tasting
Saturday, November 26
12 – 2 P.M. @ Épernay Wine & Spirits

Let your Saturday afternoon stroll through town lead you over to North Beach Street where Épernay Wine & Spirits will be celebrating Small Business Saturday with a special wine tasting featuring pours from some favorite family-owned wineries and delicious artisanal cheese to pair!




screen-shot-2016-11-22-at-11-11-06-am8. Canines & Cocktails
Saturday, November 26
4 – 8 P.M. @ Harborview Nantucket’s Ebb + Flow Suite

Join Nantucket Island Safe Harbor for Animals for an evening of shopping for your very best friend… your pup! Toys, treats and more will be available for sale from Puppy Kisses and a percentage of all proceeds will go to support NISHA. Nantucket Vineyard vino will be on hand for you to sip as you shop.




screen-shot-2016-11-22-at-11-22-05-am9. Nantucket Shorts Festival Encore Screening
Saturday, November 26
5 P.M. @ The Dreamland

Did you miss the 2016 Nantucket Shorts Festival last month? Not to fear, you can catch an encore screening of these nine incredible short films as you recover from your Thanksgiving food coma. For tickets and more information, click here.




screen-shot-2016-11-22-at-10-28-56-am10. Festival of Trees Preview Party
Thursday, December 1
6 P.M. @ The Whaling Museum

The treetops will be twinkling throughout the Whaling Museum at the annual Festival of Trees. Prepare to be astounded by the artistry and ingenuity on display at this not-to-be-missed Stroll kickoff event. This event is officially SOLD OUT, but you can get on the wait list by calling 508.228.1894.