• Thanksgiving on Nantucket

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  • Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the most wonderful time of the year, and Nantucket is rapidly transforming into a Holiday Wonderland! With Christmas Trees being put up, and sales going on, restaurants are offering nightly specials and everyone is getting their shopping lists together! Thanksgiving on Nantucket involves Red Tickets and feasts and everything in between with all island traditions 30 miles out to sea!

  • Stay

  • Play


  • 2023 Annual Cold Turkey Plunge

    Freezin’ for a Reason! Nantucket Atheneum Cold Turkey Plunge provides the funding necessary for Weezie Library for Children to offer FREE, year-round access to programs, services, and materials to ALL library users.

    JOIN US for the Cold Turkey Plunge’s 21st year. Head to our registration and fundraising website, and learn how you can create a team, fundraise for the Weezie Library, win fun prizes, and #PlungeDayYourWay!

  • For a full list of events happening Thanksgiving weekend, visit our calendar!

  • Dine

  • Bartlett's Farm

    Bartlett’s is your one stop shop to find all of the ingredients, cheeses, and veggies for your holiday table. In addition to providing the Island with the best gourmet groceries available, we offer an extensive catering menu for the Thanksgiving holiday. Download your order form here!


  • The Breeze at The Nantucket Hotel


    Enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner at Breeze! Our Executive Chef, Philip Sireci, brings the joys of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner along with dishes from the sea and comfort food accompaniments.

    Leave the stress, meal-prep and clean-up behind and join us for a delightful and delicious holiday meal with family and friends.  We can’t wait to welcome you!  

    Entertainment Schedule

    Molly Glazer & Son: Noon-3 pm

    Nicole Miller & Jepthe: 3-6 pm

  • Épernay Wine & Spirits



    Your happiest hour could be just before sitting down for your next holiday meal. 

    Discover how to prepare yourself for the big feast with an easy to mix together (i.e. no fancy equipment required) aperitif to stimulate your appetite at this Turkey Terrific Cocktail Tasting event with our in-house mixologist.

    1 N Beach St.

    @epernaywines | #yeswayepernay


  • Faregrounds & Pudley's Pub

    IT'S TURKEY TIME! We are offering Dine In Turkey Dinner Buffet with all fixins'. Reservations are advised! (508.228.4095)​. We are offering our Take Out option!



  • Something Natural

    Pre-order “Good Things to Eat” for the Holiday! Customers can also pick one up at 50 Cliff Road or download from our website. 

    We are open daily 10 – 3 Thru December 11th.

  • Wicked Island Bakery

    Wicked Island Bakery is offering ALL SCRATCH MADE pies, desserts, quiche, bread, house made sausage crumbles, and morning pastries for your holiday fest! All orders must be made and prepaid by November 17th, 2 pm. Click here to order today!


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