• Nantucket Noel Dec. 1- Jan. 2, 2018

  • Now in its 44th year, Christmas Stroll Weekend  (Dec. 1-3) is an enchanting, magical tribute to the wonderment of bygone Christmases. You don't need a time machine to relive those priceless childhood memories.  It's all here! At noon on Saturday, the Jolly Man in Red arrives at the dock via Coast Guard vessel-- his nautical "sleigh"--and is escorted up Straight Wharf by the Town Crier to board a vintage whale boat. Teeming crowds accompany Santa as he parades up cobblestoned Main Street and across Centre Street to the historic Jared Coffin House; there, by a blazing fireplace, he meets with eager children, lists in hand. At the top of Main Street, the Magical Talking Tree (so mysterious!) entertains children of all ages, while Victorian carolers, festively decorated shop windows, and a lively Scavenger Hunt add to the scenic backdrop of the event. Holiday craft shows, exhibitions and performances – including the ever-popular Christmas House Tour on Friday evening – round out the festivities. Don't miss the 25th Annual Festival of Trees running throughout December at the Whaling Museum, which is transformed into a veritable winter wonderland. "Stroll" is a truly memorable experience, and sets the mood for a magical holiday season....it's nautical and nice!

    Holiday festivities begin the day after Thanksgiving with the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Community Caroling Ceremony. Islanders and visitors alike gather at the top of Main Street at dusk to watch over 100 Christmas trees magically come alive in a blaze of colored light as the Town Crier leads the Countdown. Exuberant caroling fills the air, led by  the Accidentals & Naturals, Nantucket High School's renowned youth choir. School children, youth groups and non-profit organizations join with island businesses to decorate the in-Town trees in time for Christmas Stroll Weekend.

    When you arrive on island, please visit the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce at Zero Main Street, second floor (above Cape Cod Five Bank) for a copy of the 2018 Official Stroll Program available in late November. A merchandise and information table will also be set up outside our building on Stroll Saturday from 9-3 PM. 


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  • Chamber Sponsored Stroll Events

    10AM-3PM NANTUCKET’S OWN CHRISTMAS MARKETPLACE  Meander through our wondrous Christmas Market and celebrate the enchantment of the season.  Indulge in the aromas of delectable food and beverages as you chat with friends and survey a variety of handcrafted gifts and merchandise sold by Chamber members and non-profit organizations. Foot of Main Street.

    10AM-1:30PM “PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD” STOREFRONT & TREE DECORATING CONTEST. Stroll through Town to admire the gaily decorated trees and storefronts. Place your vote for your favorite in our annual “People’s Choice Award.” Stop by the Chamber Information Table at Zero Main Street between 10AM-1:30PM for information on participating stores and to pick up a ballot!

    11AM-4:30 PM MAIN STREET STAGE ENTERTAINMENT. Stop by the stage to enjoy eclectic performances by Theatre Workshop of Nantucket, the Boys and Girls Club, Susan Berman, PJ Moody, The Accidentals & Naturals, and more!  

    11:45AM TOWN CRIER RINGS IN CHRISTMAS STROLL! Gather at the Main Street stage to help our inimitable Town Crier ring in our 44th Stroll....and follow him down to Straight Wharf to welcome Santa!

    12:15PM SANTA CLAUS ARRIVES! Gather at Straight Wharf to watch Santa arrive via Coast Guard cutter, and join Santa’s parade as it travels up Main Street and across Centre Street to the Jared Coffin House. (Santa will be traveling in a vintage fire truck this year!)  The "Head Elf" visits with children from 1-2:45 P.M. Doors close promptly at 3 PM.....Santa needs to return to the North Pole!

    1PM-3PM MAGICAL TALKING TREE. Children young and old have long been enchanted by our mysterious Talking Tree, beautifully decorated for Stroll by local designer ´╗┐David M. Handy´╗┐ Nestle close to its branches and listen....will your wish for the holiday season be granted?

    1PM-3PM ENTERTAINMENT AT THE JARED COFFIN HOUSE. The Nantucket Chamber of Commerce hosts a lineup of delightful entertainment along Centre and Broad streets during Santa's visit.  Be sure to check out these fabulous musical acts, including Nantucket's own Accidentals & Naturals, and the Victorian carolers!

    4:30-5:15PM COMMUNITY CAROLING ON MAIN STREET. Join our world- renowned Victorian Carolers for a very special sing-along on the steps of Pacific National Bank at the top of Main Street. Sponsored by the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce. 

    Click here to view our 44th Annual Christmas Stroll Guide showing ALL the events!

    You can download it as a PDF too!  Happy Stroll.

    Click here for island restaurants that are open for Christmas Stroll Weekend.

    Collectors Stroll Memorabilia will be available at our Chamber table on Zero Main Street.  Stop by and say hello and get your Nantucket Stroll keepsake.  Proceeds support this cherished event, pricing is as follows:

    Pins $10    |   Knit Cap $25   |  Baseball Cap $25  |  Knit Scarf  $25  |  Felt Scarf  $20

    Nantucket Stroll Memorabilia 2017


  • Stroll Event Sponsors