Have you started your planning for the holidays? Typically, planning includes long email chains with family members or phone calls, planning meals, travel, and accommodations….so why not this year make Nantucket your new holiday tradition! We are your home away from home and a stay at Brass Lantern Inn you will leave feeling relaxed this Thanksgiving.

Arrive on Tuesday or Wednesday and beat the holiday traffic. Now that you have arrived you can unwind and relax. A few of our favorite off-season activities include; a visit to Bartlett FarmsCisco Brewers, shopping the great deals on Main Street (perfect time to start your Christmas shopping), enjoying a hot coffee from the Corner Table, and savoring on comfort food at the Brotherhood of Thieves.

Thanksgiving morning, partake or be a bystander and watch the brave souls at the 18th annual Nantucket Atheneum Cold Turkey Plunge. Hundreds of valiant swimmers plunge into the icy Nantucket waters  at Children’s Beach on Thanksgiving morning to support the Weezie Library for Children. This fun and chilly event has raised more than $100,000 in recent years. Joe Biden and his family have made Nantucket their Thanksgiving tradition for over 30 years…and the Vice President has been known to join in with the Cold Turkey Plungers!

People running into the frigid Nantucket waters on Thanksgiving Day for a fundraiser.

Photo Credit: Nantucket Magazine

Now, its time to feast on a delicious Thanksgiving meal! Take the stress out of cooking and cleaning and let the restaurants take care of the holiday hassle for you. The Nantucket Hotel’s restaurant Breeze,  Company of the Cauldron, and Faregrounds are a few options that offer a scrumptious Thanksgiving Dinner. Click for a full list of restaurants open during your stay. (the Thanksgiving list of restaurants won’t be up until closer to the holiday, so make sure to revisit the site.)

If you are here visiting friends and family, enjoy the smiles, laughter and storytelling, and when you are ready to kick up your feet and relax with a glass of a wine, know you have a cozy, quiet room waiting for you! You will go to bed feeling full and content.

Wine at a Nantucket B&B

On Friday November 30th at dusk, attend one of Nantucket’s signature events at the top of Main Street, where there will be caroling led by the Nantucket High School’s a cappella group, the Accidentals & Naturals, as Main Street illuminates with all the decorated Christmas trees. And just like that… Nantucket has officially kicked off the holiday season.

Now that you have everything you need to know about Thanksgiving On Nantucket, book your stay for 4 nights and your 4th night is only $100! Learn more on how to save.


***Plan ahead for the holidays – gift certificates are available and make wonderful Christmas gifts!