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5 Reasons to Visit Nantucket in December

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean Nantucket is off limits as a vacation spot! In fact, during the holiday season, our quaint little town comes alive with Christmas traditions and spirit. We’ve rounded up just 5 reasons to spend a time away in Nantucket this December.

The Stunning Festival of Trees – This event is a highly anticipated one for locals and visitors alike in Nantucket. Every December, the Nantucket Whaling Museum transforms into a stunning and sparkling winter wonderland for the Festival of Trees. It continues all month long and features more than 80 Christmas trees, each one decorated by a local business or organizations. And these aren’t your average trees that you’d see at Grandma’s house! Each one intricately decorated with a unique a theme – a beautiful display of craftsmanship and creativity!  

Holiday Gift Shopping – Nantucket boasts a collection of some of the finest shops and galleries all in one great location. You’ll find specialty items including artworks, antiques, fine linens, quality apparel, one-of-a-kind jewelry, and pottery to name just a few! Much of what you will find is made on the island giving it an aesthetic that can only come from Nantucket. Just spend the day meandering through the town’s decked-out streets and stop and shop to your heart’s content. You may even find some businesses passing out delicious snacks and treats. A relaxing way to celebrate the season!

Christmas Stroll Weekend – The popular Christmas Stroll weekend will be taking place December 6-8, 2019. We are mostly booked but we do still have some rooms available for a Sunday stay so don’t miss the many events that will going on that day! Some of the festivities happening on the 8th include:

  • Free beignet tasting at The Beet Restaurant
  • Wreath Workshop at Bartlett’s Farm
  • Festival of Trees
  • Holiday Brunch at the Brant Point Grill
  • Live music at Cisco Brewers
  • Frosty’s Favorites Wine tasting at Epernay Wine & Spirits
  • Holiday sales at many local businesses.

Nantucket Comes Alive with Christmas Spirit! – Starting the day after Thanksgiving, the town of Nantucket comes alive with Christmas cheer as countless Christmas trees, creatively decorated line the streets downtown. The highlight though is the 20-foot tree at the top of Main Street. Nantucket truly celebrates the holiday season in style as the area transform into a beautiful winter wonderland.

Relax, Unwind and Unplug – While the holiday season is full of fun and merriment, it can also bring stress and exhaustion! A winter weekend getaway to Nantucket will truly allow you to escape the hustle and bustle. Come spend a romantic time away with a loved one, reconnect with some friends, or enjoy a mid-week trip to recharge your batteries. For some, the holidays can be hard if you can’t be with family or maybe you are closing the chapter on a difficult year.  Our cozy and elegant inn is the perfect place to find peace and privacy. Stroll the empty beaches, shop the bargains at the local stores, or just unplug and curl up with your favorite book. Take some much-deserved time away for YOU! 

You can book your December getaway to Nantucket directly through our website. Or, if you have any questions, we would love to help you plan a memorable stay with us—contact us anytime or peruse our website for further information about our inn and the area. Have a happy holiday season!

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