• Nantucket Noel

    November 29, 2019 - January 1, 2020

  • Affectionately named Nantucket Noel, the month-long holiday festivities—featuring the Chamber-sponsored Christmas Stroll Weekend (Dec. 6 – Dec. 8, 2019)—begins the day after Thanksgiving and spreads holiday cheer until we ring in the New Year Nantucket-style.

  • 2019 Highlighted Events


    Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Community Caroling

    Nantucket Noel kicks off at dusk on November 29th with the annual Tree Lighting & Community Caroling Ceremony presented by Stop & ShopMain Street - closed to traffic - bustles with well wishers who gather in anxious expectation as the countdown begins and over 150 trees magically come alive in a blaze of light and joyous caroling fills the air! The Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony & Community Caroling will be Nov. 29, 2019.

    Chamber's 46th Annual Nantucket Stroll Weekend

    Now in its 46th year, the island’s world-renowned signature event lovingly dubbed “Stroll” takes place the following weekend, December 6th - December 8th, featuring the eagerly anticipated arrival of Santa via his nautical “sleigh” at noon on Saturday, December 7th. A host of holiday activities, including strolling carolers in Victorian garb, the Magical Talking Tree, craft shows, a European-style Christmas Marketplace and more insure fun for the entire family. The Chamber's 46th Annual Nantucket Stroll Weekend presented by Steamship Authority will be Dec. 6 - Dec. 8, 2019. Click here to sign up to be sponsor & get a Christmas Tree downtown! 

    Red Ticket Drawing

    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 purchase. At 3pm on December 24th, 5 lucky winners of $1,000, and one extra-lucky winner of $5,000 will be chosen at random from the multitude of tickets filling the enormous bed of a Don Allen Ford truck parked outside the Pacific Bank at the head of Main Street.

    Nantucket New Year's

    The month of December draws to a close with the Nantucket Hotel and Resort’s presentation of a “Gala Nautical Dinner & Dance Party” on New Year’s Eve—its 8th annual holiday fete.  Resort “chic” and / or nautical attire is encouraged, and attendees will enjoy an Opening Reception with hors d’oeuvres and complimentary wine, and partake of a deconstructed multi-course clambake and dessert to ring in 2020.