N TOP TEN: December 29, 2017 – January 31, 2018

The ultimate activities guide for December 29, 2017 – January 31, 2018


1. Stump Swamp & Norwood Farm Walkabout
Friday, December 29
8 A.M.

Want to get a jump start on your New Years resolution to get outside and move? Let Peter Brace of Nantucket Walkabout take you on a guided tour of two island ecosystems, a shrub swamp wetland and island moors, in this 90-120 minute hiking experience fit for all ages. For more information or to book your space, click here.



2. Owl Prowl
Friday, December 29
5 – 7 P.M. @ Maria Mitchell Association

Whooooo doesn’t love an owl? Join the MMA’s very own field ornithologist, Ginger Andrews, on an exciting night-birding experience where you’ll visit island sites known for their owl activity. Open to ages 8 and up, you must reserve your space here.





3. Final Day: Festival of Trees
Sunday, December 31
10 A.M. – 5 P.M. @ The Whaling Museum

Don’t miss your last chance to see the Whaling Museum lit up in all of its holiday glory as the 2017 Festival of Trees comes to a close. Take 20 minutes this New Years Eve Day and soak up the beauty of your favorite island businesses’ creative tree art.



4. New Years Eve Snow Ball
Sunday, December 31
9 P.M. @ The Nantucket Hotel

You’ll be walking in a winter wonderland this New Years Eve over at The Nantucket Hotel’s Snow Ball! Ring in 2018 with some savory food, delicious drinks, and live music by the Perry Rossi Orchestra. Tickets are just $120 and can be purchased here.




5. Free New Years Day Yoga
Monday, January 1
11 A.M. @ Dharma Yoga

Start 2018 on the right foot with Dharma Yoga as they offer a special free New Years Day yoga class. Join instructor Sheri Perelman for an all-levels practice and set your intentions for the new year in a peaceful and mindful space. Sign up here.





6. Tuesday Trivia
Tuesday, January 2
7 – 9 P.M. @ Nantucket Culinary Center

Test your knowledge in pop culture, sports, science and more at the weekly Tuesday Trivia night with Nantucket Culinary. With prizes ranging from coffee cards to cash, everyone is sure to be a winner!




7. Film for Thought: Big Time
Wednesday, January 3
6:30 P.M. @ The Dreamland

This week’s Film for Thought movie follows 39-year-old Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, thought by many to be on his way to becoming one of the world’s most innovative and successful contemporary architects, as he works to “build the most significant and memorable building of his era.” Tickets and more information available here.




8. Cocktail Celebration
Sunday, January 14
5:30 – 7:30 P.M. @ Nantucket Culinary Center

Join Sarah Leah Chase and Elin Hilderbrand for a special cooking demonstration featuring favorite cocktail party recipes from Sarah’s own cookbooks (along with an unpublished surprise or two!) Seating is limited and these tickets will sell fast so buy yours here while you still can.



9. Paint Nite
Sunday, January 14
7 – 9 P.M. @ The Nantucket Hotel

Think you’re the next Picasso? No, we don’t either… but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a night of painting (and wine) at The Nantucket hotel! To sign up, click here.





10. Bolshoi Live: Romeo & Juliet
Sunday, January 21
12:55 P.M. @ The Dreamland

“Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo?” Romeo is taking stage with the Bolshoi Ballet at the Dreamland for a one-day streaming event live from Moscow.For tickets and more information, click here.

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