Nantucket Christmas Stroll, The Original Christmas Stroll
 
 

Christmas Stroll Weekend will be held December 1-3, 2017.
Here's what went on last year: the 2017 events will be posted as information becomes available.

For events before and after Christmas Stroll Weekend, visit the Nantucket Events Calendar

2016 Events

Thursday, December 1

8 AM - Shawkemo Hills Guided Walkabout
Hike part of the island shaped by the last glacier to cover most of North America.  See & learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor, & inner harbor shores.  Reserve: 508-422-7466 or NantucketWalkabout.com

10 to 10:30 AM - Free Toddler Time for Ages 18-36 mos.
A 20-25 minute story time for toddlers. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 15 toddlers + caregivers. Tickets available 10 am at the Children’s Desk. Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street.  

10 AM to 5 PM - Rafael Osona Auction Preview
Visit Rafael Osona’s Auction Preview to feast your eyes on this Saturday’s auction offerings. Nantucket & fine art, decorative & antique furnishings, South Sea Pearl jewelry, tribal & modern carpets, Nantucket baskets, sterling, Americana, folk art, Maritime & more at the American Legion Hall, 21 Washington St.  RafaelOsonaAuctions.com

10 AM to 5 PM - Rainbow Fleet Raffle at The Toy Boat
Purchase a raffle ticket to win a set of The Toy Boat’s handmade Rainbow Fleet.  Proceeds benefit Scholarship Fund.  41 Straight Wharf

11 to 11:30 AM - Preschool Story Time for Age 3+
Stories & songs for children. Tickets available at the Weezie desk when the library opens. Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street.

11AM to 12 PM - Free Family Art Drop-In for Ages 2 to 5
Young artists + caregivers explore various art media & elementary art fundamentals in a relaxed setting. Artists Association Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive.

11 AM to 4 PM - Annual Holiday Sale & Refreshments
Cookies, warm glogg, and 50% to 75% off Holiday Sale at Freedman’s of Nantucket, 14 Centre St.

3:30 to 5 PM - Stand Up and Learn Free Kids’ Comedy Workshop
Workshops will take place in the Dreamland Studio Theater, 17 South Water Street, followed by a children’s performance at 5 pm on Saturday, December 3, put on by the workshop participants. Class limited to 15 children. Register at info@nantucketcomedyfestival.org

4 PM - Lamb Take Home Dinner Special
A specially priced lamb dinner, hot and ready to take home with 2 sides  while it lasts. $14.99 per pound. Bartlett’s Farm, 33 Bartlett Farm Rd.

4:30 PM - Earth Got the Blues Performs Live
Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.

5 to 7 PM - Festive Wines Yule Love at Epernay
Taste a selection of “not-your-average-wines” that pair perfectly with the changing temperatures, seasonal ingredients, and the comfort of family and friends this time of year.  Epernay Wine & Spirits, 1 North Beach Street. epernaywines.com.

5 to 8 PM - Early Bird Stroll Celebration
Join jewelry designers Jessica Hicks, Clay Twombly, and Jennifer Greenwood for special discounts and refreshments at 2 Union Street, just a few steps off Main Street behind Ralph Lauren.

5 to 8 PM - Drop-in Printmaking Sessions
Work in the printmaking studio independently; a studio monitor will be on hand to help and answer questions. Pay at the door: $20 (AAN members $10) + shop fee of $10. Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive.

6 to 9 PM - 3 for Thursday at Atlas
Three courses for $35 with a glass of proseco or a draught beer at Atlas, 130 Pleasant Street. 508-825-5495.

7 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route
Original Nantucket Ghost walk is Nantucket’s 1st & oldest Ghost Walk & features 5 famous haunted locations.  Led by original guide, it’s 1 mi long & lasts 80 min.  $20. $15 65+ and Teens. Ages 7-12: $5. Cash Only.  Meet at corner of Federal & India sts by Atheneum fence at 6:50 pm.  

7:30 PM - “The Santaland Diaries” by White Heron Theatre
For mature elves only... A sidesplitting journey based on humorist David Sedaris’ own experience when his underwhelming job search leads him to Macy’s Department Store in Manhattan working as a Christmas elf.  Half-price “Islander Special” on Thursdays. Tickets at 508-228-2156 or whiteherontheatre.org.  5 N. Water Street.

Friday, December 2

8 AM - Nantucket Walkabout Hike: Sankaty Bluff
Step into “Nantucket’s basement” & see layers formed by an ancient ocean & glaciers. Reserve at 508-422-7466. http://NantucketWalkabout.com

8:30 AM - Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point
A 2-1/2 mi., 55 min., non-stop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular homes on Nantucket. Ends at White Elephant, $15. Cash only.  Meet at corner of Federal & India sts, by Atheneum fence 10 minutes early.  No reservations required.  508-332-0953

9 AM to 4 PM - Stroll Scavenger Hunt
Pick up a Stroll Scavenger Hunt 20 Question brochure at the Chamber of Commerce Office, upstairs at 0 Main St.  $20/team.  508-228-3643. A Nantucket Chamber of Commerce event

10 AM to 4 PM - Annual Basket Festival & Sale
This once a year extravaganza presented by the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, features work of local weavers & museum members.  See the work of many contemporary artists for sale in one place.  Free admission to the museum, weaving demonstrations, & refreshments.  49 Union Street, a 5 minute walk from Main Street.

10 AM to 5 PM - Rafael Osona Auction Preview
Visit Rafael Osona’s Auction Preview to feast your eyes on this Saturday’s auction offerings. Nantucket & fine art, decorative & antique furnishings, South Sea Pearl jewelry, tribal & modern carpets, Nantucket baskets, sterling, Americana, folk art, Maritime & more at the American Legion Hall, 21 Washington St.  RafaelOsonaAuctions.com

10 AM to 5 PM - Rainbow Fleet Raffle at The Toy Boat
Purchase a raffle ticket to win a set of The Toy Boat’s handmade Rainbow Fleet.  Proceeds benefit Scholarship Fund.  41 Straight Wharf

10 AM to 5 PM - Art Show Silent Auction Benefit
Originals by 30+ artists auctioned to benefit Marla Ceely Lamb Fund and Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket. Bidding closes Sat., Dec. 3 at 4 pm.  Quidley & Co., 26 Main St.

10 AM to 6 PM - Cookie Decorating at Easy Street Cantina
Decorate cookies for the holiday with your family in the Nantucket Cookie Company, corner of Easy & Broad sts. 508-228-5418.

10 AM to 7 PM - Stroll at Murray’s
There’s something for everyone on your list at Murray’s Toggery Shop, and they have extended hours for Stroll! 62 Main Street.

10 AM to 8 PM - Annual Festival of Trees
The Whaling Museum is transformed into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. The Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

10 AM to 9 PM - Kodomo Pop Up Shop
Playful & stylish clothing, shoes, & accessories for babies, kids, & tweens in the sunroom of the White Elephant, 50 Easton Street.

10:30 AM - Fifty Shades of Fabulous:  The Story of Nantucket
Led by 3 time runner-up in the Nantucket History Quiz Bowl; this 3/4 mi., 90 min stroll tells the story of Nantucket.  $20. $15 Teens & 65+.  $5 Kids (7-12)  Cash Only.  Meet 10 min early at corner of Federal & India sts, by the Atheneum fence.  508-332-0953

11 AM to 4 PM - Annual Holiday Sale & Refreshments
Cookies, warm glogg, and 50% to 75% off Holiday Sale at Freedman’s of Nantucket, 14 Centre St.

11 AM to 4 PM - Old South Wharf Raffle
Enter to win a basket filled with holiday gifts from the craftspeople, artists, & shops on Old South Wharf.  Free tickets in the shops of Old South Wharf. Drawing at 4 pm on Stroll Saturday, December 3.

12 to 2 PM - Meet the Author Book Signing & Drawing
Preparing trendsetting cocktails at home is easy with the craft cocktail recipe book Brooklyn Bartender. Local author Carey Jones will offer tips (and tipples) and sign her cocktail book. Enter for a chance to win a copy!  Epernay Wine & Spirits, 1 North Beach St.  epernaywines.com

1 to 7 PM - Christmas Stroll Craft Show
More than 40 Nantucket craftspeople will sell a variety of wares from ornaments, textiles, pottery, floral arrangements, woven items, wooden items and much more! Preservation Institute, upstairs at 11 Centre St.

1:30 to 3:30 PM - Makerspace: Mug of Greens
Grab your favorite Holiday Mug and bring it to the Saltmarsh Center to fill with holiday greens,  ribbons, baubles and a variety of embellishments. Call Saltmarsh to register: 508-228-4490. $3 for materials.

2 PM - Notorious Nantucket Walking Tour for Ages 13+
Discover the hidden history of Old Nantucket they dare not tell you anywhere else on this 2/3 mi., 80 min. walking tour.  $20, $15 Age 65+ & Teens.  Cash Only.  Meet at corner of Federal & India sts, by Atheneum fence 10 min. early.  508-332-0953

3 to 5 PM - Gosset Champagne Bash at Epernay
Get bubbly with us & celebrate Nantucket Stroll as we pop corks with Champagne Gosset. Taste effervescent beauties from this oldest wine house in Champagne—perfect picks for holiday gatherings.  Epernay Wine & Spirits, 1 North Beach Street.  epernaywines.com

3 to 5 PM - Makerspace for Teens: Ugly Christmas Sweaters
Turn a plain old sweater into a holiday masterpiece with the help of a glue gun and some glitz and glitter. All tools and materials will be supplied. Free for teens ages 12-18.  Registration required: 508-228-1110.

3:30 to 5 PM - Stand Up and Learn Free Kids’ Comedy Workshop
Workshops will take place in the Dreamland Studio Theater, 17 South Water Street, followed by a children’s performance at 5 pm on Saturday, December 3, put on by the workshop participants. Register at info@nantucketcomedyfestival.org

4 PM - Whole Roasted Chicken Take Home Dinner Special
Specially priced roasted chicken dinner, hot & ready to take home w/2 sides, while it lasts. $14.99 ea. Bartlett’s Farm, 33 Bartlett Farm Rd.

4 to 8 PM - Stroll Celebration
Join jewelry designers Jessica Hicks, Clay Twombly, and Jennifer Greenwood for Stroll fun and refreshments at 2 Union Street, just a few steps off Main Street behind Ralph Lauren.

4:30 PM - Foggy Roots Performs Live at Cisco Brewers
Nantucket Island’s Roots Reggae Band, live at 5 Bartlett Farm Rd.

4:30 to 7:30 PM - 34th Annual Holiday House Tour
Visit homes in the Union Street area bedecked for the holidays. Ticket includes entry to the Festival of Trees on Friday during house tour hours. Music & refreshments. Benefits the Friends of Nantucket Public Schools. Tickets $45 at Visitors Center on Federal st., at houses during the tour & at the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St or call 508-228-5296.

5 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route
Original Nantucket Ghost walk is Nantucket’s 1st & oldest Ghost Walk & features 5 famous haunted locations.  Led by original guide, it’s 1 mi long & lasts 80 min.  $20. $15 65+ and Teens. Ages 7-12: $5. Cash Only.  Meet at corner of Federal & India sts by Atheneum fence at 6:50 pm.  

5 to 8 PM - Wine, Cheese, & Glorious Gems!
Celebrate Stroll Weekend starting Friday night at 5 and continuing all weekend long, Wine, cheese, and glorious gems. The Susan Lister Locke Gallery, 28 Easy Street, 508-228-2132.  susanlisterlocke.com 

5:30 to 7:30 PM - Cool Yule Holiday Party
Annual holiday party and reception in the Artists Association Gallery, 19 Washington Street.

6 PM - “A Christmas Story:  The Musical”
You don’t have to wait until Christmas Eve and the 24-hour moviethon for this classic Christmas comedy.  Follow Ralphie Parker tap, sing, and dream in pursuit of his ultimate present. Theatre Workshop of Nantucket in Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street. 508-228-4305.

7 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route
Original Nantucket Ghost walk is Nantucket’s 1st & oldest Ghost Walk & features 5 famous haunted locations.  Led by original guide, it’s 1 mi long & lasts 80 min.  $20. $15 65+ and Teens. Ages 7-12: $5. Cash Only.  Meet at corner of Federal & India sts by Atheneum fence at 6:50 pm.  

7 to 1 PM - Live Music at Kitty’s
Enjoy the music of Sara Farley and Jacob Butler at Kitty Murtagh’s, 4 West Creek Road. 508-325-0781.

7 to 8:30 PM - Open Night with Maria Mitchell Assn.
Join professional astronomers for a tour of the starry sky and telescopic viewing of the Moon, planets, nebulae, galaxies & more.  The Loines Observatory at 59 Milk Street Ext., weather permitting. $10.

7:30 PM - “The Santaland Diaries”
For mature elves only... A sidesplitting journey based on humorist David Sedaris’ experience when his underwhelming job search leads him to the cheerful Macy’s Department Store in Manhattan working as a Christmas elf named Crumpet. White Heron Theatre, 5 N. Water Street. Tickets at 508-228-2156 or whiteherontheatre.org

8 to 10:30 PM - Live Music
Sean Lee Band performs live in the Brant Point Grill Bar, 50 Easton St.

Saturday, December 3

7 AM to 5 PM - Christmas Carnival
Special sales, refreshments, fun and games today at Marine Home Center, 134 Orange Street.

8 AM - ACK Clean Team
Help clean up various parts of Nantucket. Meet at the parking lot at the Harbor Stop-n-Shop. http://www.ackcleanteam.org/ .

8 AM - Smooth Hummocks Guided Walkabout
Smooth Hummocks is Nantucket’s version of the Midwest’s prairies, complete with rare wildflowers and grasses that thrive in sandy, nutrient-poor soil.  Register: 508-422-7466 or Http://NantucketWalkabout.com/

8 to 11 AM - Early-Bird Bird Walks
A boutique birding experience.  Transportation is provided.  $45 (members $35). Register at 508-228-9198

9 AM to 2 PM - Used Book Sale
Browse through hundreds of previously enjoyed books & media for all ages.  $2 for hardcovers; $1 for paperbacks.  Atheneum, 1 India St.

9 AM to 2 PM - St. Mary's Christmas Fair
Food, gift basket raffles and silent auction. Come get your hot breakfast or lunch, pick up some home baked goods or win one of many gift baskets. St. Mary's Church on Federal Street - Fair entrance on Cambridge Street.

9 AM to 4 PM - Stroll Scavenger Hunt
Pick up a Stroll Scavenger Hunt 20 Question brochure at the Chamber of Commerce Office, 0 Main St.  Teams with the most correct answers will be in the running for a prize.  $20/team.  508-228-3643. A Nantucket Chamber of Commerce event

9 AM to 5 PM - Christmas Stroll Craft Show
More than 40 Nantucket craftspeople will sell a variety of wares from ornaments, textiles, pottery, floral arrangements, woven items, wooden items and much more! Preservation Institute, upstairs at 11 Centre St.

9:30 AM - Rafael Osona Auction
Furnish your castle or adorn yourself with South Sea Pearls!  Bidding starts promptly at 9:30am.  Nantucket & fine art, modern & antique furnishings, South Sea Pearl jewelry, handwoven tribal & modern carpets, Nantucket baskets, Sterling, Americana, folk art, maritime & more.  American Legion Hall, 21 Washington St. http://RafaelOsonaAuctions.com/

9:30 AM to 3:30 PM - St. Paul’s Christmas Market
Fantastic gifts, antiques, handmade items, holiday greens, homemade baked goods, Christmas decorations, & more.  Hot lunch featuring soup, chili, hot dogs, quiche, salad, and homemade desserts from 11 am to 2 pm.  Warm up and get off your feet with a hot beverage and a homemade goodie during the Take-a-Break Tea from 2 to 3:30 pm.  St. Paul’s Church, 20 Fair Street.

10 AM - Fifty Shades of Fabulous:  The Story of Nantucket
Led by  the 3 time runner-up in the Nantucket History Quiz Bowl on this 3/4 mi, 90 min stroll tells the story of Nantucket.  $20. $15 Teens & 65+.  $5 Kids (7-12)  Cash Only.  Meet 10 min early at corner of Federal & India sts, by the Atheneum fence.  508-332-0953

10 to 11 AM - Wreath Making Class
Join Liz Morcone de Souza as she guides you through the creation of your own custom decorated double-face balsam wreath.  Cost $55, pre-registration is required.   liz@bartlettsfarm.com

10 AM to 12 PM - Stand Up & Learn Kids’ Comedy Workshop
Workshops will take place in the Dreamland Studio Theater, 17 South Water Street. Register at info@nantucketcomedyfestival.org

10 AM to 2 PM - Kodomo Pop Up Shop
Playful & stylish clothing, shoes, & accessories for babies, kids, & tweens in the sunroom of the White Elephant, 50 Easton Street.

10 AM to 3 PM - Christmas Stroll Market
Hot food, handcrafted gifts, merchandise in an open air market at the foot of Main Street. A Nantucket Chamber of Commerce event.

10 AM to 4 PM - Annual Basket Festival & Sale
This once a year extravaganza presented by the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, features work of local weavers & museum members.  See the work of many contemporary artists for sale in one place.  Free admission to the museum, weaving demonstrations, & refreshments.  49 Union Street, a 5 minute walk from Main Street.

10 AM to 4 PM - Art Show Silent Auction Benefit
Reception 3-5pm. Originals by 30+ artists auctioned to benefit Marla Ceely Lamb Fund and Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket. Bidding closes Sat., Dec. 3 at 4 pm.  Quidley & Co., 26 Main St.

10 AM to 5 PM - Stroll Treats at Sweet Inspirations
Stroll Treats at Nantucket’s chocolatier, Zero India Street.

10 AM to 5 PM - Kids Stroll Raffle at The Toy Boat
Kids can pick up their free raffle ticket for our Stroll Raffle.  One ticket per child & you must be present to win.  Drawing at 3:45 pm Stroll Saturday.  Many prizes.  41 Straight Wharf.

10 AM to 5 PM - Annual Festival of Trees
The Whaling Museum is transformed into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. The Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

10 AM to 6 PM - Stroll at Murray’s
There’s something for everyone on your list at Murray’s Toggery Shop,  and they have extended hours for Stroll.  62 Main Street.

10 AM to 6 PM - Stroll Weekend Stocking Stuffer Social
Surprise sales every hour on the hour: a different discount percentage on most items. Shop & select a special gift or two. Participating in red ticket drawing.  Susan Lister Locke Gallery, 28 Easy St, 508-228-2132.  

10 AM to 8 PM - Stroll Sale & Celebration
Join jewelry designers Jessica Hicks, Clay Twombly, and Jennifer Greenwood for cookies, hot cider, and special Christmas Stroll discounts all day. Lite bites and holiday cheer from 4 to 8 pm.  2 Union Street, just a few steps off Main Street behind Ralph Lauren.

10:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Barnaby Story Time, Signing
See Barnaby’s Place, new cafe inside Nantucket Bookworks. Get a healthy holiday treat, meet Barnaby 11-12; story time & book signing with author Wendy Rouillard.  Nantucket Bookworks, 25 Broad St.

11 to 11:45 AM - Live Entertainment for Stroll
Performances by local musicians and actors.  Sponsored by the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce.

11 AM to 12 PM - Book Signing: A Walk around Nantucket
Meet the creators and illustrator of this island coloring book at Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street.

11 AM to 12:30 PM - Author Talk:  John Carafoli
In his new book,”Great Italian American Food in New England: History, Traditions & Memories,” Carafoli explores Italian enclaves in New England and the evolution of Italian-American cuisine. Book signing to follow. Great Hall of the Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street

11 AM to 1 PM - Book Signing by Leslie Linsley
Meet the author of Nantucket Cottages and Gardens at this book signing at Marine Home Center.  Enjoy refreshments and Christmas fun and games in the Home & Garden Center. 134 Orange Street.

11 AM to 3 PM - Stroll Brunch at Queequeg’s
A comfy in-town retreat on Oak St. Tree Bar open. 508-325-0992.

11 AM to 3 PM - Stroll Brunch at Town
Enjoy international flavors for brunch for Stroll weekend. 508-325-8696

11 AM to 4 PM - Old South Wharf Raffle
Enter to win a basket filled with holiday gifts from the craftspeople, artists, & shops on Old South Wharf.  Free tickets in the shops of Old South Wharf. Drawing at 4 pm on Stroll Saturday, December 3.

11 AM to 4 PM - Annual Christmas Stroll Fun & Raffle
Stop by G.S. Hill Gallery and The Nantucket Pearl Company at 40 Straight Wharf to celebrate the holidays with refreshments and their annual raffle drawing. Drawing held at 4 pm.

11 AM to 4 PM - Annual Holiday Sale & Refreshments
Cookies, warm glogg, and 50% to 75% off Holiday Sale at Freedman’s of Nantucket, 14 Centre St.

11:45 AM - Town Crier Rings In Stroll on Main Street
Nantucket’s Town Crier officially rings in the annual Christmas Stroll; follow him to Straight Wharf to greet Santa. Nantucket Chamber event

12 to 1 PM - Book Signing with Robert Cocuzzo
Meet the author of “Tracking the Wild Coomba” at Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street.

12 to 2 PM - Tasting: Fine Wines at Christmastime
Be the most interesting person in the room when you arrive with a festively wrapped bottle of fine wine that is also a gift of good taste.  Epernay Wine & Spirits, 1 North Beach Street. http://epernaywines.com/

1 PM - Nanpuppets ExStroll-a-ganza
A 15-minute puppet show in The Dreamland Theater, 17 South Water St. Tickets $5. Repeated at 1:30, 2, and 2:30 pm.

1 to 2 PM - Book Signing with Nancy Thayer
Meet the author of “A Very Nantucket Christmas” and “The Island House” at Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street.

1 to 4:30 PM - Live Entertainment for Stroll
Performances by local musicians, dancers, and actors.  Sponsored by the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce.

1:30 PM - Nanpuppets ExStroll-a-ganza
A 15-minute puppet show in The Dreamland, 17 South Water St. $5.

2 PM - “A Christmas Story:  The Musical”
You don’t have to wait until Christmas Eve and the 24-hour moviethon for this classic Christmas comedy.  Follow Ralphie Parker tap, sing, and dream in pursuit of his ultimate present. Theatre Workshop of Nantucket in Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street. 508-228-4305.

2 PM - Nanpuppets ExStroll-a-ganza
A 15-minute puppet show in The Dreamland, 17 South Water St. $5.

2 PM - Great Writers on Nantucket
Hear how Melville, Hemingway, Steinbeck & others were inspired by Nantucket on this 2/3 mi, 90 min stroll.  $20. $15 for 65+ and Teens & $5 Kids (7-12).  Cash Only.  Meet 10 min early at corner of Federal & India sts, by Atheneum fence.  No reservations required.

2 to 3 PM - Book Signing with Sarah Leah Chase
Meet the author of “New England Open House Cookbook” at Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street.

2 to 6 PM - Cookie Decorating at Easy Street Cantina
Decorate cookies for the holiday with your family in the Nantucket Cookie Company, corner of Easy & Broad sts. 508-228-5418.

2:30 PM - Nanpuppets ExStroll-a-ganza
A 15-minute puppet show in The Dreamland, 17 South Water St. $5.

3 to 4 PM - Free Concert: Bob Lehman Trio
Island musicians offer an afternoon Stroll concert featuring song from the 50s, 60s, 70s. Atheneum Great Hall, 1 India Street.

3 to 4 PM - Book Signing with Rob Benchley & Jim Patrick
Meet the authors of “Scallop Season” at Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street.

3 to 5 PM - Gin-gle Bells with Greenhook Ginsmiths
Spruce up your holiday party with a sampling of Gin.  Meet Matty Durgin of Greenhook Ginsmiths as he showcases small batch distilled American Dry & Old Tom Gins made through vacuum distillation.  Epernay Wine & Spirits, 1 North Beach Street. http://epernaywines.com/

4 to 5 PM - Book Signing with Elin Hilderbrand
Meet the author of “Winter Storms” and “Here’s to Us” at Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street.

4:30 PM - Lance Mountain Performs Live
Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.

5 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route
Original Nantucket Ghost walk is Nantucket’s 1st & oldest Ghost Walk & features 5 famous haunted locations.  Led by original guide, it’s 1 mi long & lasts 80 min.  $20. $15 65+ and Teens. Ages 7-12: $5. Cash Only.  Meet at corner of Federal & India sts by Atheneum fence at 6:50 pm.  

5 PM - Stand Up and Learn Kids’ Comedy Performance
Watch the students of Stand Up & Learn perform in The Dreamland Theatre, 17 South Water Street.  Performance is free, but registration required: http://nantucketdreamland.org/

6 PM - “A Christmas Story:  The Musical”
You don’t have to wait until Christmas Eve and the 24-hour moviethon for this classic Christmas comedy.  Follow Ralphie Parker tap, sing, and dream in pursuit of his ultimate present. Theatre Workshop of Nantucket in Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street. 508-228-4305.

7 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route
Original Nantucket Ghost walk is Nantucket’s 1st & oldest Ghost Walk & features 5 famous haunted locations.  Led by original guide, it’s 1 mi long & lasts 80 min.  $20. $15 65+ and Teens. Ages 7-12: $5. Cash Only.  Meet at corner of Federal & India sts by Atheneum fence at 6:50 pm.  

7 to 8:30 PM - Open Night with Maria Mitchell Assn.
Join professional astronomers for a tour of the starry sky and telescopic viewing of the Moon, planets, nebulae, galaxies & more.  The Loines Observatory at 59 Milk Street Ext., weather permitting. $10.

7:30 PM - “The Santaland Diaries”
For mature elves only... A sidesplitting journey based on humorist David Sedaris’ experience when his underwhelming job search leads him to the cheerful Macy’s Department Store in Manhattan working as a Christmas elf named Crumpet. White Heron Theatre, 5 N. Water Street. Tickets at 508-228-2156 or http://whiteherontheatre.org/

8 to 10:30 PM - Live Music
Sean Lee Band performs live in the Brant Point Grill Bar, 50 Easton St.

Sunday, December 4

8 AM - Smith’s Point Guided Walkabout
Nantucket’s westernmost sand extremity is a great hike to see least terns and American oystercatchers and catch a glimpse of Tuckernuck Island. Reservations: 508-422-7466 or http://NantucketWalkabout.com/

8 to 10:30 AM - Sunday Bird Walk
Two to three hours of birding. All levels welcome. Meet at Nantucket High School parking lot, 10 Surfside Road.

8:30 AM - Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point
A 2-1/2 mi., 55 min., non-stop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular homes on Nantucket. Ends at The White Elephant, $15. Cash only.  Meet at corner of Federal & India sts, by Atheneum fence 10 minutes early.  No reservations required.  508-332-0953

10 AM to 2 PM - Sunday Brunch
Sunday Brunch with live music by PJ Moody at Brant Point Grill, 50 Easton Street; 508-228-2500.

10 AM to 4 PM - Stroll Weekend Stocking Stuffer Social
Surprise sales every hour on the hour for Stroll: a different discount percentage on most items. Plus, today, shop and select a special gift or two. Participating in the red ticket drawing.  Susan Lister Locke Gallery, 28 Easy Street, 508-228-2132.  

10 AM to 5 PM - Rainbow Fleet Raffle at The Toy Boat
Purchase a raffle ticket to win a set of The Toy Boat’s handmade Rainbow Fleet.  Proceeds benefit Scholarship Fund.  41 Straight Wharf

10 AM to 5 PM - Annual Festival of Trees
An island tradition features community-crafted trees designed by local merchants, nonprofit organizations, artists and children. The Whaling Museum is transformed into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. The Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

10 AM to 6 PM - Cookie Decorating at Nantucket Cookie Company
Decorate cookies for the holiday with your family at the Cookie Company at Easy Street Cantina, Easy & Broad sts. 508-228-5418.

10:30 AM - Fifty Shades of Fabulous:  The Story of Nantucket
Led by  the 3 time runner-up in the Nantucket History Quiz Bowl, this 3/4 mi, 90 min. stroll tells the story of Nantucket.  $20. $15 Teens & 65+.  $5 Kids (7-12)  Cash Only.  Meet 10 min. early at corner of Federal & India sts, by the Atheneum fence.  508-332-0953

10:30 AM to 2 PM - Sunday Brunch at Proprietors
Savor Sundays with a menu that includes global flavors and local ingredients at Proprietors Bar & Table, 9 India St. 508-228-7477.

11 AM to 2 PM - Pet Photos with Santa
Have your pet photographed with Santa at Strong Wings, 9 Nobadeer Farm Road. Suggested donation $25.

12 to 1 PM - Wreath Making Class
Join Liz Morcone de Souza as she guides you through the creation of your own custom decorated double-face balsam wreath.  Cost $55, pre-registration is required.   liz@bartlettsfarm.com

12 to 2 PM - Tasting: Resqwater Hydration Station
Enjoy a sample of RESQWATER. Stop by to taste what will help you be ready for tomorrow today. Epernay Wine & Spirits, 1 North Beach Street. http://epernaywines.com/

1 PM - “The Nutcracker Suite”
Get into the holiday spirit with The Nutcracker Suite presented by the Nantucket Ballet. This is a shorter, family-friendly version of the beloved holiday classic.  Join Clara as she encounters dancing snowflakes, candies, and life sized dolls. Tickets $25; Kids $15; under 6 free. The Dreamland, South Water Street.

2 PM - “A Christmas Story:  The Musical”
You don’t have to wait until Christmas Eve and the 24-hour moviethon for this classic Christmas comedy.  Follow Ralphie Parker tap, sing, and dream in pursuit of his ultimate present. Theatre Workshop of Nantucket in Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street. 508-228-4305.

2 PM - Notorious Nantucket Walking Tour for Ages 13+
Discover the hidden history of Old Nantucket they dare not tell you anywhere else on this 2/3 mi., 80 min. walking tour.  $20, $15 Age 65+ & Teens.  Cash Only.  Meet at corner of Federal & India sts, by Atheneum fence 10 min. early.  508-332-0953

2 PM - “The Santaland Diaries”
For mature elves only... A sidesplitting journey based on humorist David Sedaris’ experience when his underwhelming job search leads him to the cheerful Macy’s Department Store in Manhattan working as a Christmas elf named Crumpet. White Heron Theatre, 5 N. Water Street. Tickets at 508-228-2156 or http://whiteherontheatre.org/

3 to 5 PM - Sommelier’s Guide to Holiday Wines Tasting
From red to white to bubbles, learn how to stay lubricated and in good taste from those who know wine drinking best.  Epernay Wine & Spirits, 1 North Beach Street.  http://epernaywines.com/>

4 PM - “The Nutcracker Suite”
Get into the holiday spirit with The Nutcracker Suite presented by the Nantucket Ballet. This is a shorter, family-friendly version of the beloved holiday classic.  Join Clara as she encounters dancing snowflakes, candies, and life sized dolls. Tickets $25; Kids $15; under 6 free. The Dreamland, South Water Street.

5:30 PM - Half-Price Dinner at Brant Point Grill
Celebrate the end of the 2016 season with 50% off all food at dinner, while supplies last. Brant Point Grill, 50 Easton Street; 508-228-2500.

7 PM - Mad River Distillers Fireside Stroll Dinner at Atlas
Join Mimi Buttenheim of Mad River for a 4-course dinner by Chef Brandt Gould paired with spirits & knowledge.  130 Pleasant Street. Advance reservations required: 508-825-5495.

8 to 10:30 PM - Live Music
Sean Lee Band performs live in the Brant Point Grill Bar, 50 Easton St.

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