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Nantucket Noel

Nantucket Noel 2023: November 1 - December 31, 2023

Tree Lighting Ceremony: November 24, 2023

49th Annual Christmas Stroll: December 1 - December 3, 2023

Red Ticket Drawing: December 24, 2023

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Annual Nantucket Christmas Tree Lighting, 49th Annual Stroll Weekend, and Red Ticket Program.

All Nantucket Noel Experiences including Santa's Arrival, Entertainment, Shop Santa's Village Nantucket, Letters To Santa, Sharing Memories & History, Ugly Sweater Contest, Nantucket Noel Sponsors, and more!

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We invite you to participate in the 2023 Nantucket Noel Season. There are many ways to get involved and bring extra exposure to your business or organization during the holiday season.

Make sure you update through your member portal with upcoming holiday openings and events.

Interested in Volunteering?  Sign-up HERE!

christmas tree on street corner

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Community Caroling


Friday, November 24th we kick off our Annual Tree Lighting & Community Caroling Ceremony presented by Stop & Shop. Enjoy the beauty of Nantucket as we prepare for this one-of-a-kind holiday season. Over 150 trees will magically come alive in a blaze of light. The Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony & Community Caroling will be Nov. 24, 2023. Main Street will be closed from 2-6pm.

Now in its 49th year, the island’s world-renowned signature event lovingly dubbed “Stroll” takes place the weekend of December 1st to December 3rd, featuring the eagerly anticipated arrival of Santa via his nautical “sleigh” at noon on Saturday. A host of holiday activities, including strolling carolers in Victorian garb, the Magical Talking Tree, craft shows, a European-style Christmas Marketplace and more ensure fun for the entire family.

The Chamber's 49th Annual Nantucket Stroll Weekend will be December 1st - December 3rd, 2023. Santa's Arrival, Entertainment & Shop Santa's Village Nantucket details can be found HERE.

Two rows in the downtown Stop & Shop parking lot will be closed from the afternoon of DECEMBER 1st to the evening of DECEMBER 3rd and the Marketplace will be open Saturday December 2nd, 10am-3pm.

red ticket raffle

Red Tickets start November 1st, Winners will be drawn December 24th

To encourage shopping local for the holiday season and promote the sustainability of island commerce, the Chamber continues its popular Holiday Red Ticket Program, with participating Chamber member businesses giving out one red ticket for every $25 spent. At 3pm on December 24th, 6 lucky winners of $1,000, and 1 extra-lucky winner of $5,000 will be chosen at random from the multitude of tickets.

48th Annual Christmas Stroll Program