KIDDIN’ AROUND THE HOLIDAYS 2020

Written By: Wendy Rouillard

Top tips for keeping your kiddos entertained this holiday season.

NHA’S FESTIVAL OF TREES
The Nantucket Historical Association’s Festival of Trees will take place this year. I think we can all agree that it wouldn’t feel like the holidays without this island tradition. This festive winter wonderland will be open to the public from November 27th through December 31st. Generously sponsored by Marine Home Center, Festival of Trees will be free for the community this year. For more information, please visit nha.org.

ENTERTAINING YOUR KIDDOS WITH LIZZA OBREMSKI
The Nantucket Atheneum is keeping your kids entertained through December with Lizza Obremski. Get your kiddos singing and dancing every Tuesday morning at 9:45 a.m. via Zoom. Then join Lizza and the fun-loving Nanpuppets every Thursday morning at 9:45 a.m. for her famous puppet show. These classes are free! Visit nantucketatheneum.org for more information.

BARNABY’S TOY & ART SHACK
I’m so excited to announce my new toy store and art studio for kids. Opening in April, we’ll be a year-round place for kids of all ages located at 12 Oak Street. We’re offering Holiday Art Kits to Go during Nantucket Noel starting November 27th through December 21st. Please stop by and receive a free treat. For more information, please call 508-901-1793 or email barnabybearnantucket@gmail.com.

YULETIDE FAIR
Each year, the Nantucket Lighthouse School hosts its annual Yuletide Fair with their handcrafted creations that showcase the talent and creativity of the children and community. Of course, things will be a bit different this year, but the Lighthouse School will be hosting pop-up events with great gifts and activities for families. Be on the lookout for more information or call 508-228-0427 or visit nantucketlighthouseschool.org. All the proceeds benefit the Nantucket Lighthouse School.

LEMON PRESS AT HOME
Lemon Press has shared one of its yummy quick-and-easy recipes for this holiday season with their Vegan Candy Cane Cookie Dough Bites. Your kids are sure to love this healthy, delicious snack. Here’s what you’ll need!

Ingredients:
• 1⁄4 cup coconut oil
• 1/5 cup coconut sugar
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
• 1 tablespoon of almond milk or dairy-free milk of your choice
• 1 cup of almond flour
• 1⁄2 cup of mini chocolate chips and candy cane pieces

Start by melting the coconut oil. Combine all the ingredients and mix well. Then shape into bite-size balls and put in the freezer for thirty minutes. These energy dough bites can be stored in the refrigerator for up to five days. Enjoy!

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