How to Spend the Jolliest Christmas in Nantucket This Year

If you think of airy beach-side bike rides and warm dips in the Atlantic, you may not see yourself visiting the New England island during the winter months. However, we’re here to show you why Christmas in Nantucket is {secretly} the best. Put the puffer in the suitcase and snag your ticket on the Hy-Line—this is one adventure you don’t want to miss. 

And for additional recommendations on what to see and where to eat during your winter getaway, be sure to access our exclusive Vacation Guide. We’ve simplified your travel planning with our hand-picked suggestions.

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Everything You Need to Know About Christmas in Nantucket

Toss on your quilted coat, slip your hands into your fleece-lined mittens, and stroll the snow-covered cobblestone like a local this holiday season. Shift your favorite coastal destination into the ultimate Yuletide celebration with Christmas in Nantucket this year. 

  • What to Do

    • Christmas Stroll

Walkthrough your very own Norman Rockwell during the annual Christmas Stroll. The cobblestone streets are lined with twinkling Christmas trees, the snow is sparkling in the sun, and Santa is making his way via horse-drawn carriage—it doesn’t get much more classic than this. Hum along with the carolers and shop the island’s craft vendors; Christmas Stroll is the perfect way to dust off your inner Scrooge.

    • Festival of Trees

You’ve never seen the Whaling Museum quite like this. Get lost in the magical forest of trees waiting just behind the museum’s door. The Festival of Trees is made up of Christmas trees carefully crafted by local merchants and nonprofit organizations. The Festival of Trees is open during the Whaling Museum’s normal business hours, and admission is required for entry. 

  • Indulge in a Holiday Dinner

    • via mare greydon 6Via Mare

Indulge in five-star dining this season at Greydon’s own, Via Mare. Start with a toasty, fireside cocktail and end with one of their decadent desserts. Cozy up to a bowl of creamy rigatoni or cut your 12 oz. ribeye with a spoon. Via Mare brings their A-game to bring you the ultimate holiday dining experience.

    • Oran Mor

Oran Mor, steps from Greydon House, guarantees your most intimate holiday dining this season. Whisk up the candlelit stairwell to the oak-scented, snug dining room. Order chocolate torte (with one spoon) and indulge in the perfect date night this season.

    • Company of the Cauldron

Company of the Cauldron is the only place to go in town for a flawless prix fixe eatery. Chef Joesph Keller utilizes an open-concept Hetson kitchen pairing traditional, island-grown ingredients with sustainable sourcing.  


Hang Your Stocking at Greydon House

Broad Suite Greydon HouseNuzzle up fireside at Greydon House this season. Book the second-floor Broad Suite and enjoy vaulted ceilings, king-size bed, John Robshaw and Frette bed linens, and beautifully unparalleled fixtures. All of our rooms come equipped with Sony 4K TVs and a Bluetooth wireless speaker.

Wake up each morning to a warm breakfast complete with pastries, cereal, toast, juice bar, and freshly brewed coffee. Sit by the fire and plan your Christmas wonderland in the heart of Downtown Nantucket. We can’t wait to welcome you!