N TOP TEN: December 15 – 21, 2017

The ultimate activities guide for Dec 15 – 21, 2017.


1. Early-Bird Bird Walk
Friday, December 15
8 A.M. @ Maria Mitchell

The early bird catches the worm… or in this case, catches sight of some of the island’s incredible bird species. Join the MMA for a special boutique birding experience with field ornithologist Ginger Andrews and learn more about Nantucket’s incredible ecosystem. Reserve your space here.



2. Cleanse + Connect
Friday, December 15
6 P.M. @ Supta Yoga

Join Carlisle and Meg for a special 90-minute asana and Qi Gong practice honoring the new moon. Through a mixture of breath-work and restorative postures, students will pacify the nervous system, all while receiving a significant amount of hands-on Reiki healing. Sign up here.




3. Gingerbread House Building
Saturday, December 16
10 A.M. @ Nantucket Culinary Center

Celebrate a belated-National Gingerbread Day with the talented team at Nantucket Culinary. All you need to bring is a festive attitude… they’ll provide the supplies and hot cocoa! Fun for all ages, sign up here.





4. Nantucket Short Play Festival
Saturday, December 16
7:30 P.M. @ Bennett Hall

Calling all you theatre-lovers! Enjoy a night of short plays, featuring submissions from around the country and performed by local actors, at the 25th annual Nantucket Short Play Festival. Tickets are just $15 at the door (students are free).




5. Santa Brunch
Sunday, December 17
11:30 A.M. @ The Nantucket Hotel

He’s making a list and checking it twice! Fun for the whole family this weekend, enjoy a festive holiday brunch with Kris Kringle himself and make sure you bring the kids with their wish lists. For reservations, call 508-228-4730.





6. Bolshoi’s The Nutcracker
Sunday, December 17
12:55 P.M. @ The Dreamland

Watch Marie and the Nutcracker battle the Mouse King and his army in the Bolshoi’s performance of a holiday classic, “The Nutcracker.” Tchaikovsky’s timeless score will surely have you dreaming of sugarplum fairies right up until Christmas day. Buy your tickets here.




7. Nantucket Christmas Pageant
Sunday, December 17
5 P.M. @ First Congregational Church

If you enjoy a little traditional holiday pageantry, this evening is for you. The annual Nantucket Christmas Pageant is a classic community presentation of the nativity story in the beautiful setting of Centre Street’s First Congregational Church.




8. Trivia Night
Tuesday, December 19
7 – 9 P.M. @ Nantucket Culinary Center

Put your thinking caps on and head to Nantucket Culinary Center for weekly Tuesday Trivia! Teams of four will compete for prizes ranging from cash to coffee coupons and a cash bar will be available. And at just $5 per person, there’s no better (or cheaper) way to spend a Nantucket evening!



9. Film for Thought: Song of Granite
Wednesday, December 20
6:30 P.M. @ The Dreamland

Keep your eyes on the big screen and enjoy this week’s Film for Thought special by acclaimed filmmaker Pat Collins. Following the dramatic life story of legendary seannos singer Joe Heaney, in an approach that marries traditional narrative episodes with documentary footage, this film will celebrate the music Joe Heaney created while painting an unflinching portrait the man. Tickets are available here.





10. Dreaming of a White (Wine) Christmas
Thursday, December 21
4 P.M. @ Épernay Wine & Spirits

Celebrate the Winter Solstice with Épernay and a special White Bordeaux tasting. We are sure you will find a delicious French white perfect for pouring at your next holiday party, or for keeping and savoring all yourself!

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