Friday, December 3, 2010

Nantucket Christmas Stroll!


Christmas 2009
Happy December, everyone!

Okay, so I'm a couple days late, but hey...
I'm still excited, aren't you? ♥

Today marks the beginning of a very special event
that takes place on Nantucket every December.....



From the evening of December 3rd continuing until the 5th,
the island of Nantucket is transformed into a Dickensian wonderland!
The holiday festivities first kick off with the Chamber's annual tree lighting 
ceremony in which hundreds of trees lining the island are officially lit.

Beautiful Main Street
Other events throughout the weekend will include: Holiday story-telling,
caroling, decorating contests, walking tours, Christmas bazaars, house tours...
 And how could I forget? 
The big man himself, Santa Claus, accompanied by 
his wife, will formally pay a visit to the island (from the help of a Coast Guard 
vessel) on Saturday, parading up Main Street for a merry meet and greet!

Ho-ho-ho!
So those of you who live in or around the Cape Cod 
area, I strongly suggest you check it out!
... this is one Christmas memory 
you won't soon forget!

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For a more detailed calendar of events,

21 comments:

  1. love your christmas header, and the background. very cozy and sweet!

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  2. My husband promises me that next year we will go for sure. I have wanted to go for twenty years. Great photos, especially Santa on the Coast Guard Boat.

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  3. I would love to get away and attend with my husband! It sounds like a divine way to celebrate the holidays.

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  4. I would love to be there! I was actually going to post about this in upcoming weeks.The Bavarian Christmas linky party is now open-won’t you come and join us at http://dobermans-by-the-sea.blogspot.com/2010/11/1st-christmas-linky-party-at-dobermans.html and while you are there join the give-a-ways going on.

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  5. LOVE the new header and the Christmas look....

    the Christmas Stroll looks like FUN !!!!

    have a wonderful and cozy weekend, my friend

    kary and teddy
    xxx

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  6. What fun!!!! Another reason to love New England!!! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  7. This is on my bucket list. I've been wanting to go for many years. The photos are gorgeous.

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  8. Good morning, Erin,
    Now that's the way to do Christmas right. I sure do wish Michigan had something like that. Oh to be in Nantucket for Christmas. How incredibly dreamy. I would love it. You are such a lucky girl that you can visit these places here and there. One day... one day... I'll be out there. I know I will.

    I hope you are having an incredibly wonderful Christmas season,
    Susan

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  9. I'm dying to go to Nantucket! I've never been! I would love to go to the stroll. I think I'm going to put it on my "bucket list," maybe that will give my husband a nudge! LOL!!! Beautiful photos!

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  10. The magic of Nantucket surely is in full force for the Stroll Weekend. It is beautiful!
    I just know you are loving this Christmas season!

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  11. I am a first time visitor to your blog. I heart New England also. No place better to live with so many places to adventure out and your blog sure shows that. Thank you for hearting our great place to live. Blessings, Lady Jane

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  12. Love the Christmas look of your blog, sweet Erin! Nantucket is the perfect place for a Christmas stroll, I bet! looking forward to the holidays and reading your festive posts!! xoxo Rachel

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  13. This sounds delightful! I will put this on my list of places that I want to visit! I like your new blog header, it's so warm and inviting. Thanks for sharing and have a great Christmas!

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  14. Your site looks so festive and New Englandy. I would love to visit Nantucket at the holidays one year. I recently purchased a book that is brimming with photos of the island and homes that are decorated for the holidays. It is sigh worthy and inspirational.

    Autumn is not a favorite season, but I love it when December rolls around.

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  15. Hi Erin, hope all is well with you. Wow, Nantucket Christmas . . . how beautiful!! Can you believe I still have a few more days to post of our New England trip?! I will finish the tour after Christmas. I hope you can come and check it all out and see where we went/stayed, etc. It will all be under New England on my side bar. Thanks.
    ~ Julie

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  16. Good morning Erin dear,

    Yahhhhhooooo! Nantucket. Love it, but seem to end up with Sue and Joe on the Vineyard when we are in the area. Friends trump travel.

    Thanks for your sweet and welcome words on my posting. I think the contrast between the holiday joy and the problems makes everything more stark.

    Love the image of your Kitchen Aid caked up!

    All joys to you,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

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  17. I am so honored to be posting under dear Sharon Lovejoy! ;) Your pictures are beautiful and don't you just love Susan Branch! ;) Have a wonderful evening! Alyssa of Boston Bee

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  18. Nantucket for Christmas what could be better or more in the spirit, thanks for sharing

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  19. oh, i love this!!! i wish that i had known about this! thanks for sharing- i'll have to check it out next year:). hope you're enjoying December:).

    xoxo,

    B

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  20. Hi Erin,
    I wish I was close enough to go- it would be beautiful there I am sure!

    Thank you for visiting me,

    Carolyn

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  21. Hello hello! The stroll was so wonderful this year as I had never been on the street level. I always do the Preservation Hall craft show....for years and years! This stroll, I opened my shop at 4 Fair Street and had a ball! Everybody was in the Christmas spirit and the weather was wonderful and so on and so on! Thanks to all who stopped by. If you've never been to the Nantucket Stroll, you should come and enjoy the fun and festivities of an old fashioned Christmas! Happy holidays! :)----<

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