The Ultimate Activities Guide for November 27 – December 3, 2015
1. Mitchell’s Book Corner Black Friday Signings
Friday, November 27, 10 A.M. – 3 P.M., Mitchell’s Book Corner
If you must venture out to the stores on Black Friday, we suggest you keep it literary and head to Mitchell’s Book Corner where they have 5 authors lined up for special signings! Who’s on tap? Wendy Rouillard “Barnaby Bear” Books 10 – 11; Liza Gardner Walsh “Where Do Fairies Go When It Snows?” 11 – 12; Sarah Leah Chase “New England Open House Cookbook” 12 – 1; Leslie Linsley “Nantucket Cottages & Gardens” 1 – 2; Steve Sheppard “Tourist Town” 2 – 3.
2. “Real Fit Kitchen” Book Signing
Friday, November 27, 10:30 A.M. – 12 P.M., Nantucket Bookworks
After stuffing your stomach this Thanksgiving, this healthy eating and healthy living cookbook could be just what you need! Kate Weiler, the co-author of “Real Fit Kitchen” and co-founder of the “Drink Maple” beverage, will be at Bookworks signing her new book and doling out maple water and ackfresh juice samples.
3. Lighting of the Trees
Friday, November 27, 5 P.M., Top of Main Street
Few places epitomize the holiday spirit better than downtown Nantucket. Be there when the Chamber of Commerce flips the switch on 100 Christmas trees lining our cobblestone streets. Beginning at dusk, the Nantucket High School Choir will gather around the massive tree at the head of Main Street to sing carols and really set the scene!
4. Holiday Small Works Reception
Friday, November 27, 5:30 – 7:30 P.M., Cecilia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery
The Artists Association of Nantucket’s annual holiday show will kick off this weekend with a special reception highlighting this exquisite exhibition! From oil paintings to watercolors, photographs to ceramics, all artwork is 11×14 or smaller, making for perfectly sized gifts for all on your holiday shopping list.
5. Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 28
Small Business Saturday started in 2010 to help bring attention to and encourage shopping at community small businesses. Here on Nantucket, we have no shortage of incredible small businesses, so hit the cobblestone streets and support your local shop owners (while getting your holiday shopping done at the same time!)
While you’re out there supporting your local Nantucket businesses this Small Business Saturday, make sure you get over to Épernay for their Drink + Shop Local wine tasting. They’ll be pouring Nantucket’s own Nantucket Vineyard wines and serving up great gift ideas and holiday baskets! Bonus: make a purchase with your registered AMEX and receive a $10 statement credit.
7. Free Fitness Day at The Nantucket Hotel
Sunday, November 29, The Nantucket Hotel
Enjoy a leisurely brunch at The Nantucket Hotel’s Breeze Café and receive a FREE day of fitness at The Nantucket Club! And let’s be real, with all of the eating and celebrating going on this time of year, who couldn’t use a free day at the health club? For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. Ventuno Sunday Supper
Sunday, November 29, Ventuno Restaurant
After spending the Thanksgiving holiday in the kitchen, who’s ready to eat out? Ventuno is serving up their last Sunday Supper of the season, and at the special price of just $30, how can you say no? Enjoy three delicious courses in one of the island’s most treasured restaurants. Make your reservation now while you still can!
9. 3rd Annual Holiday Collective
Tuesday, December 1, 5:30 – 8 P.M., Dreamland Harborview Room
The #ACKpartyhosts are back at it with the 3rd annual Holiday Collective, a festive evening of light bites, libations, music, and shopping local! Some of Nantucket’s favorite vendors will be gathering for this holiday themed trunk show and you won’t want to miss out! $10 suggested donation at the door to the Dreamland Film + Performing Arts Center.
10. Festival of Trees Preview Party
Thursday, December 3, 6 P.M., The Whaling Museum
When it comes to trimming the trees, there’s no greater display of creativity and craftsmanship than at the Nantucket Historical Association’s annual Festival of Trees. The annual preview party is a must, but if you can’t make it, the exhibit will be open through the month of December.