Seriously… this is definitely one of our most favorite weekends of the year! With so much festive, fabulous fun happening all around the island this weekend, we know we had to give you what you need to note! Here are the sweet sixteen to know for #ACKstroll this year! (Plus ten bonus Stroll dining tips, too!)
1. HOT STROLL TEE
#ACKhappyplace limited edition holiday tee!
Get Your Limited Edition Happy Place Stroll Tee by popping by Handlebar Cafe. This super soft tee shirt will be a very happy reminder of your favorite island… and we’ll be set up from 8AM to 1PM at 15 Washington Street with all our happy place swag! Take note… while you’re there, make sure to get a hot chocolate… best in town! Not on island? Get your #ACKhappyplace swag by clicking below!
Be in the scene and the spirit at CRU … especially with their SUPER CLOSING brunch on Sunday! DJ Ryan Brown will be spinning and it’s sure to be a SUPER good time! (and definitely some crazy good people watching so be sure to have your reservation!) And take note… they open their doors on Thursday and will be serving dinner until 11PM for the next three nights… perfect place for those late diners!
Get ready to dance your tail off as the island favorite SAVAGE BROTHERS are bACK at the BOX for Stroll Weekend! Show starts around 10PM, cover is $10 bucks and bring those dancing shoes, as these guys always know how to get the crowd moving!
Bubbles and beyond with Beth English and friends at currentVintage!
Enjoy a special Stroll Wine Tasting featuring Red, White, Rosé & Bubbles for the Holidays at currentVintage from 2-7PM on both Friday and Saturday. BONUS: we just got the scoop from the amazing Beth English that VEUVE CLICQUOT will be flowing from 2pm to 4pm on Friday with a special stroll bubbles tasting featuring Yellow Label, Rosé & La Grande Dame 2006!
For the first time this year, our friends at LOLA & Co. + LOVE SHACK NANTUCKET have partered with Alp-n-Rock and designed the ultimate super soft henley for all your Stroll Lovers!! Decked out front and back with exquisite embroidered detail, it is the ultimate casually cool must have for your weekend wardrobe and beyond! This 2016 Limited Edition Stroll Henley includes all of the favorite fun that you would expect from them at the Love Shack like embroidered snowflakes and their “Follow The Love” mantra and the back says Love Shack Nantucket and don’t forget the oh-so-chic Nantucket Stroll arm patch that shows the island of Nantucket. BONUS: this shirt gives bACK! They Say.. “We love what the Community Foundation for Nantucket is all about and are proud to have their lighthouse, a symbol of strength, shine bright on our sleeve. This year LOVE SHACK will donate 10% of sales from the Stroll Henley. The patch is embroidered wording over felted wool.” Want yours? Course you do! They come in sizes XS-XL and you can preorder yours now and pick it up at 10 Old South Wharf this weekend or have it shipped to you by clicking below!
SATURDAY TOUR OF 42 UNION WITH blACKbook + Friends!
Take a special Stroll Saturday morning open house tour of the new hot homes on 42 Union Street with blACKbook! We’ll be giving personal tours with the guys from Blue Flag Development and their amazing designer Marla Sanford from 9:30AM until 11AM! Not only are these homes just steps to Main Street and moments from Francis Street Beach, but they also have ground up new construction and serious quality design! We love the “old meets new” feel of the place and the fact that each home has big living in a small house! BONUS: the homes are TURN-KEY! Fully furnished and ready to go… so come on by for a glass of cheer and a morning coffee and check out why #UnionLightsNantucket have quickly become a blACKbook favorite!
8. HOT ARRIVAL
Santa Coming bACK With The Coast Guard!
Of course your Saturday plans will include watching Santa arrive via coast guard at noon! One of our very favorite traditions! After you welcome bACK Santa to his favorite island head up the street to take photos with Mr. Clause at the Jared Coffin House from 1PM on!
9. HOT BOOK SIGNING
COLOR ME STROLL HAPPY!
Color me happy with the new special holiday edition of Color Me Nantucket, the adult coloring book! Meet the creators and the artist at their book signing on Saturday at Mitchell’s from 11AM to Noon… and be sure to pick up a few books for your friends and family… perfect present for the Nantucket lovers in your life! PS… we’re crazy for their holiday edition with the special Christmas Dory coloring page… one of our favorite sites of #ACKstroll!
The Nutcracker Suite presented by Nantucket Ballet!
Dance your way into the holiday spirit with The Nutcracker Suite presented by the Nantucket Ballet! Share the magic and beauty of this beloved classic with your loved ones on Sunday at the Dreamland with two shows at 1PM and 4PM! Perfect family friendly ACKtivity for Sunday afternoon!
One of our favorite mid island dining spots ISLAND KITCHEN has just enclosed their patio… special for stroll weekend! It’s a perfect place to get cozy and feel festive with their heaters and decorations throughout! And for those with larger parties… this enclosed patio makes it so Island Kitchen has way more room so they are STILL taking dinner reservations! Call to book at 508.228.2639! BONUS: they serve a $60 bottle of Veuve which is an ideal celebratory bubbly to compliment to your lively brunch AND dinner!
Dinners, Saturday Lunch and the BUBBLE BASH at the PEARL
Always one of the most coveted tickets of the season… the annual BUBBLE BASH at the PEARL is already SOLD OUT! But… there is still a way you can savor your tuna martini and wok-fried lobster! The Pearl is open for dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night… AND they have one of the best kept Stroll Lunch secrets with the fACKt that they serve a one time midday meal on Saturday! Reservations are definitely a must… so click below to make yours!
Nathan Coe is bACK at it again… this time with a super cool collab exhibition in the Dreamland Harborview Room this weekend! Join the famed island photographer as he pairs up with the amazing Sally King Bendict to showcase some incredible unseen landscapes as well as Nathan’s newest works and limited edition pieces. (See nine of our favorites from Nathan here! )Kick off the weekend with their opening party on Friday night at the Dreamland’s Harborview Room from 5-8pm.. while you’re strolling around all Saturday.. head upstairs to see the photography and the amazing views of Easy Street as they will be showing all day Saturday from 10-5pm!
You saw this gorgeous home on the blACKbook hot property of the week… now here is your chance to see it in person! STROLL on in for one incredible house tour from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday December 3rd to get your own personal walk through of 21 Crooked Lane! We will be popping by and you’ll get to meet and greet with the owner and the Maury People for some holiday cheer and one spectACKular open house! Directions: Take Cliff Road from Town… make a left on Crooked Lane… Take second right onto Westchester Extension. On Westchester Extension stay left. ORFrom Westchester Take Westchester to Crooked Lane… Cross directly to Westchester Extension… stay left.
Looking for a good place to get a dinner experience AND then dance the night away? ATLAS has you covered this Saturday of Stroll as Mad River Distillers returns to ATLAS for a four- course dinner paired with five of their spirits! Savor Nantucket Bay Scallop Ceviche and Mad River Bourbon Flans as they have an amazing menu in store… all complimented by Mad River’s craft distilled rums, rye’s, bourbon and their amazing Malvados! A few tables remain!
BONUS: for those looking for some live music after… ATLAS is proud to host MISS FAIRCHILD on Saturday starting at 10PM on! Swing on in and see this R&B’s Modern Show Band that always brings the energy!
Get ready to stop, shop + STROLL! The 26th annual Christmas Stroll Craft Show is pACKed with unique vendors and a perfect place to get those one of a kind gifts made on Nantucket with love by some seriously talented locals… During Friday from 1PM to 7PM and Saturday from 9AM to 5PM, find hand crafted goods by dozens of talented local community makers and artists! So get something for everyone on your shopping list, by heading up the stairs at 11 Centre Street! We’ll see you there!
1. Boarding House has an amazing Bacon Bloody Mary and is a seriously fun brunch spot all weekend. (take note they are closed on Sunday night!)
2. Ventuno open for lunch on Saturday and Sunday with the bars open straight through… and that bACK bar is open too, which means there are THREE bars to hang out at!
3. Lemon Press is open for Stroll and will be a nice spot to get your green juice on and get some healthy breakfast before the festivities begin
4. Station 21 is all decked out for Stroll and is a super cozy spot for drinks… love their pizzas too!
5. Again, CRU serves late until 11PM so if you need food and it’s past nine… this is always a good spot.
6. Pearl Lunch on Saturday is a serious gem…
7. LoLa is SUPER festive and the bar is open straight through on Friday and Saturday for those looking for a place to get social and in the spirit!
8. Nautilus is also open for lunch and dinner all weekend and the bar will stay open throughout… make sure to try some of their holiday cocktails… definitely some of the best on island!
9. For those looking for some fun mid island… The SeaGrille is an ideal spot to sip some spirits and savor some delicious seafood on Friday and Saturday and then you can walk over to Savage Brothers after… just take note they are closed on Sunday!
10. TREE BAR is bACK open for the big holiday weekend and you can be sure with this great weather that the place is gonna be ROCKING! BONUS: our guy MANtucket is inside at the Cha-Cha Room at Queequegs so be sure to say hi!