• 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 tuned for more information about everything you need to know for Thanksgiving. From where to get your dessert, Thanksgiving dinner to go or sit down, coffee the morning of, and more!

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  • 20th Annual Cold Turkey Plunge

    Freezin' for a Reason! The 20th Annual Cold Turkey Plunge is Virtual, meaning you can #PlungeDayYourWay this November! Nantucket Atheneum Cold Turkey Plunge may look a little different this year, but our mission remains the same: to provide the funding necessary for Weezie Library for Children to offer FREE, year-round access to programs, services and materials to all library users. Registration is LIVE Nantucket Atheneum Cold Turkey Plunge - Campaign, so click on the link to read the rules for this year's event (and new prize categories!). Then sign up, form a team, start fundraising, and take the plunge!

  • Holiday Book Signings for Mitchell's and Bookworks

    This Thanksgiving weekend Stop by Mitchell's Book Corner at 54 Main Street for the start of their Holiday Book Signings! Beginning Thanksgiving weekend and continuing into Stroll weekend, local favorites like Leslie Linsley, Nathanial Philbrick and Nancy Thayer will be greeting fans, signing books and snapping photos. You don't want to miss the chance to snag the perfect holiday gift for the bookworm in your life. Thanksgiving weekend kicks off with New York Times Bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand, Friday November 26th, 3:30 - 4:30 pm with her latest work, Golden Girl. Bestselling author, former political commentator and talk show host, Chris Matthews will follow Saturday, November 27th, 11 am - 12 pm with his latest work, This Country



  • 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!


  • Faregrounds & Pudley's Pub

    Faregrounds & Pudley's Pub is taking Dine-In Reservations for Thanksgiving or Call in for your Choice (508.228.4095). Whole Turkeys, Whole Turkeys with Sides, Just Sides or just Desserts, Full Sliced Turkey Dinners with the fixings all available! Learn more here!

  • PPX Events

    It’s never too early to start planning your Thanksgiving! Let PPX do the cooking for you, while you enjoy the day with family and friends. Serving 5, 10, or 15 people. Email Lindsay@ppxevents.com for more information or to place your order. 

  • The Breeze at The Nantucket Hotel

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner at Breeze! Our Executive Chef, Adam Votow, brings the joys of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner along with dishes from the sea and comfort food accompaniments such as Four Cheese Baked Macaroni and Skillet Roasted Brussel Sprouts. Leave the stress, meal-prep and clean up behind and join us for delightful and delicious holiday meal with family and friends.  We can’t wait to welcome you! Click here to make a reservation!


    American Legion will be hosting a FREE traditional Turkey Dinner at 21 Washington Street. Offering roast turkey, ham, onion soup, all the fixings and dessert. Dinner will be served 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Thanksgiving Day!

  • Company of the Cauldron will be offer The Company at Home Thanksgiving dinner! Chef Keller is preparing a delicious feast to enjoy with family and friends. The carefully curated menu includes, flown in fresh, free range, humanly raised, organic turkeys, and a host of deliciously elaborate sides. And to finish, an array of beautifully prepared holiday desserts. Wine pairings are also available to elevate your dining experience. Dinner can be picked up Wednesday November 24th, 4 pm - 6 pm, or Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 25th, 11 am - 1 pm  or 3 pm - 5 pm. Price $121 per person plus tax, gratuity appreciated. Pre-order required. Click here to order today, the sell out quickly!

  • Oran Mor will be open for dinner Thanksgiving Day! Enjoy a delicious meal with loved ones in our beautiful downtown location, 2 South Beach Street. For reservations, click here, space is filling quickly!

  • The Corner Table Cafe will be having some delicious food available for pick up on Wednesday, November 24th from 4:30 pm-6 pm! You take care of the turkey, they'll take care of the rest. Sides include decadent mashed potatoes, roasted brussel sprouts with pancetta, savory challah stuffing, local cranberry sauce and MORE! Click here to reserve your delicious Thanksgiving sides! All orders must be in by Saturday, November 20th, 4pm!

  • The Green Market is accepting orders for Thanksgiving! Offering mouthwatering sides, decadent desserts, charcuterie boards and more to help your holiday get-together run seamlessly. Orders must be placed by November 19th. Pick-up is Tuesday, November 23rd or Wednesday, November 24th, 9 am - 5 pm. For a full menu click here! To order call, email or visit The Green Market.

  • Wicked Island Bakery is offering ALL SCRATCH MADE pies, desserts, quiche, bread, house made sausage crumbles and of course our signature pastries and Nantucket Morning buns for your holiday fest! All orders must be made and prepaid by November 17th, 3 pm. Pick-up date is November 24th until 5 pm to accommodate holiday orders. Click here to order today!


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