Nantucket Holidays

Celebrate Nantucket Jolly Holiday Season – Thanksgiving – Christmas Stroll – Christmas & December School Vacation – New Year’s Nantucket Hotel Deals – at The Nantucket Hotel.

“Those Who Don’t Believe In Magic Will Never Find It.” – Author, Roald Dahl

Watch our Nantucket “Holiday Happenings” Video at The Nantucket Hotel!

The Nantucket Hotel & Resort is excited to be offering guests a variety of specials for the 2017-2018 holiday season. Guests and locals alike know they can enjoy year-round entertainment from our easy-to-reach downtown location on Nantucket.

Transportation to the Island and The Nantucket Hotel is convenient, as fast ferries depart to/from Nantucket throughout the late fall and winter holiday period, take only an hour, and make getting to the Island fun.

Specials for the Nantucket Holidays:

Thanksgiving Special – November 22-26, 2017 (click here)

Christmas Stroll Weekend Special – November 30-December 3, 2017 (click here)

Post-Christmas Stroll & Pre-Holiday Shopping Special – December 4-16, 2017 (click here)

Christmas & December School Vacation Special – December 17-29, 2017 (click here)

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Thanksgiving Special at The Nantucket – November 22-26, 2017

Hotel Rooms from $275 per night; Suites starting at $325 per night, excluding taxes (rates dependent upon stay dates).  A three-night minimum stay is required if checking in on Tuesday-Saturday.

Mayflower Turkey Plunge at Breeze Restaurant - For Web 750 by 498 Pixels

We’ll be serving up a lavish Thanksgiving buffet feast – complete with all the trimmings – in our Grand Ballroom at The Nantucket Hotel on November 23rd. Prices: $72.00 per adult and $33.00 per child (ages 5 to 12 years). Children under age 5 free. Tax and gratuities additional.

View of Cold Turkey Plunge Participants Coming Out of the Water onChildren's Beach on Thanksgiving

Employee Setting Up the Thanksgiving Buffet Feast on Tables at The Nantucket Hotel

To see our bountiful 2017 Thanksgiving Buffet Menu, click here. Seating Times: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Live piano music from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m, antique fire truck rides, and family activities – including our Kids’ Deck program. Reservations required. Call 508-228-4730 or e-mail Michael Blaksteen, Director of Food & Beverage. You can also book this holiday event via our OpenTable app.

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Christmas Stroll Weekend – November 30-December 3, 2017

Hotel Rooms from $295 per night (Thursday & Sunday), and $550 per night (Friday & Saturday); Suites starting at $375 per night (Thursday & Sunday), and $675 per night  (Friday & Saturday, excluding taxes (rates dependent upon stay dates).  A three-night minimum stay is required.

Santa & Mrs. Claus with Honorary Town Members During Stroll at The Nantucket Hotel

Celebrate the 44th Year of the famous Nantucket Christmas Stroll at The Nantucket Hotel! This weekend-long extravaganza is a feast for the senses and appropriate for couples and families. There is live music, house tours, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus by boat and horse-and-carriage, beautiful holiday decorations, a holiday market, activities galore, and hundreds of trees and stores decked out in fine splendor, transforming downtown Nantucket into a winter wonderland.

Below are the special dining and entertainment events that will be offered at The Nantucket Hotel during Christmas Stroll Weekend:

Updated Women in Christmas Hats Celebrating Stroll at The Nantucket Hotel

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To see our 2017 Festive a la Carte Stroll Luncheon/Dinner Menu, click here. Reservations are required. Please call Michael Blaksteen, our Director of Food and Beverage at 508-228-4730 or e-mail him. You can also reserve these Stroll dining events via our OpenTable app.

Make sure you also visit the  Nantucket Whaling Museum for the renowned, 25th Annual “Festival of Trees.”  This gorgeous event kicks off on Stroll Weekend and will run through December 31, 2017.

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Post-Christmas Stroll & Pre-Holiday Shopping Special – December 4-16, 2017

Hotel Rooms from $195 per night (Sunday-Thursday) and $225 (Friday & Saturday), excluding taxes; Suites starting at $275 per night (Sunday-Thursday) and $315 (Friday & Saturday) excluding taxes (rates dependent upon stay dates).  A two-night minimum stay is required (Friday & Saturday nights) & a one-night minimum stay weekdays.

Santa Claus Standing in Front of the Christmas Tree at The Nantucket Hotel

Are you ready to shop until you drop? Then, take part in the post-Nantucket Christmas Stroll before Christmas! Visit us the weekend after the Island’s popular Christmas Stroll and snag the best deals! This is the weekend that the “locals” come out to shop and enjoy the festivities, as downtown is ablaze in holiday color, lights, and decorations. If you’re lucky, you may catch a glimpse of Santa arriving via antique car.

Afterward, unwind at The Nantucket Hotel. Take a self-guided walking tour, curl up with a book, soak in our outdoor hot tub or challenge yourself to an invigorating workout in The Nantucket Club. The Theatre Workshop of Nantucket typically puts on festive productions in honor of the season. To see what this year’s performance will be, click here.

View of Nantucket Hotel Shops in the Snow Downtown at Christmas Time

 

View of Shops in Downtown Nantucket During Christmastime.

 

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Christmas and December School Vacation Special – Dec. 17-29, 2017

Hotel Rooms from $225 per night; Suites starting at $315 per night, excluding taxes (rates dependent upon stay dates).  A one-night minimum stay is required.

Extended Family Relaxing Around the Glowing Fire Pits with Wine on the Breeze Outdoor Terrace at Christmas Time

Christmas time at The Nantucket Hotel is special. We have a huge, beautifully decorated tree in our lobby and also serve festive holiday dinners in our Grand Ballroom with live entertainment. Make sure you visit the Whaling Museum for the renowned “Festival of Trees.” The Museum transforms itself into a magical winter wonderland with over 80 brilliantly lit and decorated trees.

If you’re staying with us during Christmas or December School Vacation Week, our spacious suites can comfortably accommodate any size family. Enjoy:

  • Our Nantucket Kids’ Club – a complimentary, supervised activity program for children (ages 3 and toilet trained to preteen).
  • A workout or complimentary yoga or fitness class in our fitness and spa facility, The Nantucket Club. Massage services are also available for a fee or soak in our hot tub.
  • Our family game room, library, and complimentary DVDs.
  • “Make-your-own” S’mores (for both children and adults) at our fire pits. Click here to see our gourmet adult S’mores and S’mores cocktail menus
  • Lunch or dinner in our glass-enclosed Indoor/Outdoor Breeze Terrace by the cozy fire pits. Or, Meet & Greet Santa during Brunch on December 17th.
  • An invigorating, self-guided walk…There are lots of places to explore or walk into Town and see a first-rate movie at Nantucket’s historic Dreamland Theater.
  • We are also offering our Front Porch Live Music, Cocktails, and Light Bites event on Saturday, December 23rd.

View of Santa Claus Answering Phones at The Nantucket Hotel's Front Desk

Guests with Blankets Arriving on The Nantucket Hotel's Front Porch to Hear Guitarist Sean Lee & Fiddler Bobby McGuire Perform

Join us on Christmas Eve or Day for festive dining events in our Grand Ballroom or on December 17th for a special Brunch with Santa. To see our 2017 Festive Prix Fixe Christmas Eve and Day Menu, click here. Reservations are required. Please call Michael Blaksteen, our Director of Food and Beverage at 508-228-4730 or e-mail him. You can also reserve these Christmas dining events via our OpenTable app.

We’re also offering events for New Year’s. For more information, click here.

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