N TOP TEN: November 24 – 30, 3017

The ultimate activities guide for November 24 – 30, 2017.


1. Annual Tree Lighting
Friday, November 24
5 P.M. @ Top of Main Street

Kick off the holiday season with carolers, Christmas lights, and the island community for the Annual Tree Lighting on Main Street. Watch as this year’s spotlight tree, decorated by local event designer David Handy, comes to life to mark the start of this season’s festivities.




2. Thanksgiving Market
Friday, November 24 – Saturday, November 25
9 A.M. – 3 P.M. @ Holly’s Happy Place, Island Kitchen

No one does Black Friday like Miss Nantucket blACKbook herself. Join Holly, Island Kitchen, Grey Lady Revelry Co., and many other vendors this Thanksgiving weekend to support shopping small and local with makeup lessons, tarot card readings, and the Happy Place gratitude tree.




3. Book Signing with Elin Hilderbrand
Friday, November 24
12:30 – 2 P.M. @ Mitchell’s Book Corner

New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand will be sharing the fourth novel of her festive holiday series at Mitchell’s Book Corner. Hilderbrand will raise a final glass to the Quinn family in Winter Solstice, highlighting the ups and down of family and friendship reuniting for the holiday season.





4. Nantucket Handmade Thanksgiving Craft Show
Friday, November 24
5:30 – 7:30 P.M. @ Upstairs, 11 Centre Street

This Friday, don’t miss over thirty local artists as they showcase handcrafted jewelry, furniture, fine art and more at Preservation Hall. Sponsored by the Nantucket Artisans Collective, this show is the perfect place to find something special for someone special.



5. Opening Reception: Holiday Small Works
Friday, November 24
5:30 – 7:30 P.M. @ Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery

Master the art of gift-giving this holiday season with a piece form the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery. Featuring locally-crafted items by AAN’s 240 member artists, the Holiday Small Works Exhibit will showcase ceramics, photographs, and paintings with side of eggnog and other holiday treats.



6. Buckle & Shake
Friday, November 24 – Saturday, November 25
10:30 P.M. @ The Box

Buckle up for a wild weekend with Nantucket’s very own bluegrass band, Buckle & Shake. For two nights only, some of the island’s most talented musicians will bring soulfully upbeat country to the Box.





7. Page to Stage: Joe Biden
Saturday, November 25
5 P.M. @ Nantucket High School

Sit down in conversation and connect with former vice president Joe Biden, as one of America’s favorite politicians reveals his personal struggle behind the politics. As part of the American Promise Tour, Biden will share stories of loss, uncertainty and purpose as told in his intimate, forthcoming memoir, Promise Me, Dad.



8. Quidley & Co. Benefit Art Show
Thursday, November 30 – Saturday, December 2
@ Quidley & Co. Gallery

Shop to support oncology services on Nantucket at the 8th Annual Quidley & Co. Art Show to benefit PASCON and The Marla Ceely Lamb Fund. With over 45 local artists, this community initiative brings together beautiful art for a great value and amazing cause. For more information, click here.




9. Festival of Trees Preview Party
Thursday, November 30
6 – 8 P.M. @ The Whaling Museum

Light up the holiday season with community-crafted trees to pine over. In support of the NHA, this highly anticipated holiday tradition marks the start of Nantucket Stroll by transforming the Whaling Museum into a winter wonderland. Tickets are currently sold out, but to get on the waiting list call (508) 228-1894.




10. The Weight Band Performs
Thursday, November 30
8 P.M. @ The Dreamland

Rock out to the music that defined an era with The Weight Band, a group of musicians deeply connected and dedicated to keeping The Band’s legacy alive. With timeless hits and authenticity, The Weight Band is sure to deliver an unmatched, unforgettable performance. For more information, click here.

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