If you are on Nantucket for Thanksgiving 2022, your first stop is Nantucket Dispensary Ack Natural, then head to these fantastic events to get you in the holiday spirit.
Storefront & Tree Decorating Important Dates
November 26 – December 1 – Tree Decorating Will Take Place! Volunteer tree decorators will be available to apply student decorations to trees to keep students, teachers, and families safe. Decorated trees will be photographed & photos will be shared.
December 2 – Judge’s Choice Chosen! Decorated trees & storefronts will be judged by a coterie of judges (mindful of all safety protocols). Winners announced via social media & our e-blast.
December 2 – People’s Choice Opens! Voting opens for the People’s Choice Tree & Storefront Decorating Contest. All storefront participants & top 10 decorated trees will be selected for virtual voting.
The day after Thanksgiving, winter on Nantucket – titled “Nantucket Noel” – officially begins with the annual tree lighting ceremony. Everyone gathers at dusk on Main Street to enjoy the moment the switch is pulled to light up
hundreds of lights on the Christmas trees that line streets in town. The community comes together to sing carols. After the event go to a bar with friends for a drink and hors d’oeuvres or hopefully you have made dinner reservations in advance.
In the week to come all the trees along the streets of town will be decorated by schoolchildren and community organizations in anticipation for the big event the next weekend – Christmas Stroll.