We all know the holidays are meant to be fun and relaxing, but often times it turns into a season full of stress. The cooking, planning, packing, traveling, and coordinating schedules can turn into a big production. This winter, let’s change that. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas Stroll at the White Elephant, you can warmup for the Holidays, and treat your family to a stress-free start to the holiday season!
Eliminate the prepping and the planning, we’ve got the perfect Thankful Thursday and Stroll with Santa all lined up for you!
While Thanksgiving is a holiday centered around food and family, the White Elephant also offers a chance to burn some calories in the morning before heading into their epic buffet so you can feel great about having that second helping of Pumpkin Pie because, let’s face it, we were going to have two servings either way. The White Elephant has got you covered this Thanksgiving!
TURKEY DAY SCHEDULE
9AM: The Turkey Trot is a nice little 5K that starts right in front of the hotel. Whether participating or not, this is a fun event to get you ready for the rest of the day! Stand on the sidelines and cheer the participants on, OR if you’re going from there over to the Turkey Plunge, participate in the run and get your muscles warmed up before shocking them in the cold of the harbor.
10AM: The 16th annual Turkey Plunge, which can be seen from the White Elephant lawn, is an event that gets more and more entertaining every year. Hundreds of locals and visitors alike can be seen plunging into the icy cold harbor in support of the local library, the Nantucket Athenaeum. Be sure to bring a towel/blanket (or seven!) and join in this fun island tradition!
11AM – 7PM: This is the buffet that just won’t quit. Running all day long, this Thanksgiving feast is one for the books. After swimming in the harbor, return to the White Elephant to take a hot shower, sit in the library warming up with a cup of cocoa, and then settle in for the feast of a lifetime at the Brant Point Grill. From their full raw bar to the carving and dessert stations, every craving will be satisfied.
Staying and playing at the White Elephant makes it so you’re at the perfect location to savor downtown events and excellent dining all weekend long. Breathtaking harbor views, and the vicinity to Main Street makes this the perfect spot to enjoy a meal and one of their island famous Lobster Bloody Mary’s before wandering over to the Tree Lighting Friday at 5PM. Watch the cobblestone streets light up, and get the holidays started with some caroling in front of the Pacific Bank at the top of Main!
At 4PM on Saturday, there will be a complimentary screening of the movie ELF to really get you in the holiday spirit before heading back home! Head on over to the White Elephant Village and snack on popcorn and hot cocoa as you warm you up after enjoying a stroll around town, spend your Saturday simply spending time with loved ones before getting ready to head home. BONUS: This event is free and open to the public!
TAKE NOTE! Cyber Monday brings with it a secret special for 2018, which the White Elephant will be announcing Sunday evening via Facebook and their email subscription list – keep an eye out for it and sign up here to receive the news straight to your inbox! FYI: throughout the Fall and Christmas Stroll, the Spa at the White Elephant is offering a Cranberry Spa Treatment for the ultimate relaxation package. Melt that holiday stress away!
We often say that Stroll is the winter version of the 4th of July. Restaurants open back up, boutiques around town are brimming with festive , SANTA comes in on the ferry… honestly what more could you want?
Spend your days STROLLing around town, and cap it off with the three course prix fixe dinner menu at the Brant Point Grill, complete with live music from Sean Lee each night from 8PM – 10:30PM.
AND make sure to stay through Sunday as this is the last day for the White Elephant of the season – brunch from 10AM – 2PM is just $59 per person, and dinner runs from 8PM – 10:30PM with 50% off all food!
BONUS: Use code STROLL when booking their special weekend package! Prices start at $1995 for all 3 nights, and include a hand crafted Christmas Stroll Ornament, Red Sangria from Nantucket Vineyards with a recipe for mulled wine, AND an autographed copy of Nancy Thayer’s A Very Nantucket Christmas!