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November 2019

Art & Gratitude Party

November 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Olivela, 25 Centre Street
Nantucket, 02554 United States
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Fairwinds and Artists' Association of Nantucket collaborate for an art event, hosted at Olivela on Centre Street. Artists and non-artists are welcome for this party focused on gratitude and affirmations. We will provide snacks, supplies, and friendly art helpers. A great opportunity to craft gifts for loved ones before the holiday season!  

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Nantucket Music Center Performance

November 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Nantucket Music Center, 56 Center Street
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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Free
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An Annual Showcase Series of NCMC's phenomenal talent from our teaching faculty and friends. Thursday, November 21st: Graeme Durovich, violin, and Nigel Goss, bass and piano.

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Festival of Wreaths

November 26 @ 8:00 am - December 1 @ 5:00 pm
Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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Nantucket Festival of Wreaths

Celebration to kick off the holiday season! Enjoy wreaths of all shapes and sizes by local businesses, non-profits, schools, and organizations. A silent auction takes place where visitors can bid on their favorite wreath, all proceeds going toward the NHA.

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Turkey Plunge

November 28
Children’s Beach, Harbor View Way
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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Annual Nantucket Atheneum fundraiser for the Weezie Children’s Library featuring hundreds of spectators and swimmers who brave the cold water at Children's Beach.

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A Nantucket Christmas Carol

November 28, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 14, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
White Heron Theatre, 5 North Water Street
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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$69 – $79

This delightful play by Mark Shanahan premiered in 2018 at the White Heron Theatre, as an adaptation of the Charles Dickens holiday classic. Music, drama and quick-change artistry help tell the story of the whaling captain Ebenezer Scrooge in this beloved Nantucket holiday favorite.

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Nantucket Noel

November 29, 2019 - January 8, 2020
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Holiday festivities begin the day after Thanksgiving with the annual Christmas tree lighting and community caroling. Locals and visitors alike gather at the top of Main Street at dusk (5pm) to watch more than 100 Christmas trees light.

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December 2019

Festival of Trees

December 4 - December 31
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Nantucket Sea Festival of Trees

A great holiday tradition for the island of Nantucket! Community crafted trees designed by local businesses, non-profit organizations, artists and children. Walk into a winter wonderland at the Whaling Museum with touches of Nantucket all around. Festival of Trees is known as being the most-anticipated event on the island beginning during the week of Stroll, all the way through the end of December.

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Christmas Stroll

December 6 - December 8
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Imagine cobblestone streets lined with glittering fir trees, strolling carolers in Victorian garb and Santa and Mrs. Claus greeting wide-eyed children. This picture-perfect backdrop is what makes Christmas Stroll Weekend a truly enchanting experience.

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Ninth Annual Basket Festival and Sale

December 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, 49 Union St
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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Free
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The museum will re-open for the weekend with an expanded gift shop featuring the work of local weavers and museum members. It is the perfect opportunity to see the work of so many contemporary artists for sale in one place. A portion of the proceeds benefits the museum.

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Nantucket Grown Dinner at Pi Pizzeria

December 14 @ 5:30 pm
Pi Pizzeria, 11 West Creek Rd.
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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$115
Pi Pizza Home Grown dinner

Join us for a festive meal to benefit Sustainable Nantucket. Enjoy local fare and celebrate Nantucket’s chefs, farms and growers. Includes a multi-course family-style dinner including wine and gratuity. Cocktails are available at the cash bar.

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Holiday Pops on Nantucket- The Dreamland presents the Cape Symphony Holiday Concert

December 15 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Nantucket High School Auditorium, 10 Surfside Road
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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$35.00
nantucket holiday concert

The famous Cape Symphony Holiday Pops comes to Nantucket for the first time with a Christmas extravaganza especially tailored for the entire island community. The Dreamland presents the entire Cape Symphony and members of the Chatham Chorale along with special guest appearances with local favorites Merrick Brannigan and the Accidentals and Naturals from Nantucket High School.

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Bolshoi Live: The Nutcracker

December 22 @ 12:55 pm - 2:55 pm
Dreamland Theater, 17 South Water Street
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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$20
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A holiday tradition for the whole family, The Nutcracker enchants the Bolshoi stage for two hours of enchantment and magic. Along with Tchaikovsky’s cherished score and and some of the Bolshoi’s greatest artists, The Nutcracker remains a treasure not to be missed!

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New Year’s Celebration

December 30, 2019 - January 2, 2020
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A week-long celebration with special promotions given throughout the community and highlighted with a New Year’s Eve Ball at the Nantucket Hotel.

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