The Ultimate Activities Guide for December 11 – 17, 2015
Who’s ready for a Ho Ho Ho Down? The Nantucket Lighthouse School is! This year, they’re celebrating their annual Yuletide Fair with a festive Preview Party, featuring food Greg Margolis of the new Nantucket Culinary Center, music by Buckle & Shake, door prizes, a silent auction, photo booth and more! Tickets are $50 and can be purchased here.
2. December Delight
Saturday, December 12, 9 A.M. – 3 P.M., Nantucket High School
Join Nantucket High School and all your favorite local artisans for the annual December Delight shopping collective! There’ll be treats, games, and lots of gifts to help you get through your holiday shopping list. Proceeds with go to benefit the NHS senior class.
The 16th annual Yuletide Fair, put on by the Nantucket Lighthouse School, will feature beautifully handcrafted gifts, delicious lunch and baked goods, crafting activities for young and old, live entertainment and more. This event is free and open to the community and proceeds go to benefit Nantucket Lighthouse School.
4. Whale of a White Wine Tasting
Saturday, December 12, 3 – 5 P.M., Épernay Wine & Spirits
Celebrate Home for the Holidays and the release of “In the Heart of the Sea” by shopping local on Nantucket and getting DOUBLE red tickets today only! You’re sure to have a whale of a good time sipping on luxury white wine. Don’t miss out!
5. A Night of Holiday Magic
Saturday, December 12, 5 – 8 P.M., Whaling Museum
There’s no better space to celebrate the holidays than amongst the NHA’s Festival of Trees décor. Join our friends at the Nantucket Whaling Museum for a fun evening of holiday carols, make-your-own-ornaments, seasonal treats and more! This event is free for all children and members, and only $5 for nonmember adults. We’ll see you there!
This month’s Nantucket Grown Dinner will be hosted by Pi Pizzeria, and will feature a delicious farm-to-table meal of bay scallop chowder, beets and goat milk ricotta with crispy kale, butternut risotto with sage brown butter and ricotta salata, Ruthie B skate and lobster with Bartlett’s Farm potatoes, Far Away Farm lamb over whipped Bartlett’s Farm turnips, and a mini Pi Pizzeria apple crostata with vanilla gelato. Yum! Buy your tickets here before they sell out.
7. Brunch for Free Fitness
Sunday, December 13, 11 A.M. – 2 P.M., The Nantucket Hotel Breeze Restaurant
What’s better than enjoying a leisurely and delicious brunch in one of Nantucket’s most stylish locales? Getting a free day of access to The Nantucket Hotel’s high end Nantucket Club fitness & spa facility, that’s what! Take advantage of The Nantucket Hotel’s special deal, happening every Sunday for the month of December. For more information and to make your reservation, call 508-228-4730.
8. Flashback Film Series: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Tuesday, December 15, 7:30 P.M., Dreamland Theater
The Dreamland, Atlas BBQ & Fish House and Handlebar Café are back at it again with a special holiday themed Flashback Film Series! For just $25 you can attend a 6 P.M. pre-movie party at Handlebar Café with libations and lite bites provided by Atlas. Or, grab your $10 movie ticket and meet up with the crowd at the theater for the 7:30 P.M. screening. Buy your tickets here.
9. Holiday Stories
Wednesday, December 16, 6 P.M., Whaling Museum
NHA and TWN are teaming up to bring you a special family-friendly evening of holiday cheer and seasonal stories among the Festival of Trees! With live readings of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “’Twas the Night Before Christmas,” “Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus” and more, you’ll be sure to walk out feeling the holiday spirit. Buy your tickets here while they’re still available.
10. Miracle on 34th Street: A Radio Play
Thursday, December 17, 6 P.M., Greater Light, 8 Howard Street
One of the island’s more magical historic venues will play host to this classic holiday tale retold as a live 1940s radio broadcast. Featuring the talented actors of the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket, you’ll feel as those you’ve been transported back in time. Buy your tickets here.