Cold Turkey Plunge
First the Plungers rush in – then they rush out!
Nantucket’s Thanksgiving Day begins with the “Cold Turkey Plunge” at Children’s Beach when hundreds of stalwart swimmers run into the chilly water – and run right back out again!

The Plunge is a fundraiser to benefit the Weezie Children’s Library at the Nantucket Atheneum and is a bracing way to start your Thanksgiving Day!

You can sip your steamy take-away coffee as you watch the shivering masses from the sidelines! Or, pack your swim gear/wetsuit/costume and join in the fun!

Some of our finest restaurants, most just a short walk from the Brass Lantern Inn, are open for Thanksgiving Dinner – advance reservations are an absolute must as most have limited seatings for Thanksgiving Day:











Don’t miss the Town Tree Lighting and Carol Sing that takes place at the top of Main Street at dusk on Friday – with just a flick of the switch, all the trees lining Main, Centre and Federal streets light up and it’s Christmas!
For the rest of the weekend, you have choices – shop, relax, read, walk the beach. Rent a bike to ride to out to the moors or Sanford Farms or Cisco Brewers. Drop in at the Whaling Museum to see the Festival of Wreaths. Take in a movie at The Dreamland or the Starlight…or take a trip with the Wizard!

Off to see the Wizard!

The Theatre Workshop presents The Wizard of Oz starting November 16 at Bennett Hall, just up the hill from the Brass Lantern. There are performances on Friday and Saturday at 5:30, and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3.

From the website…TWN invites you and your family to travel “somewhere over the rainbow”. This magical musical will come to Nantucket for the holiday season to remind us all that there is “no place like home!”

The Brass Lantern’s Thanksgiving Package, from $869, includes round trip fast ferry tickets, four nights lodging, breakfast, afternoon tea, endless coffee and tea bar, and free wifi and parking. You can visit our website to learn more, view all our room and book online.  Or, call us at 508-228-4064 to discuss details.

So come by yourselves or come with friends and family and let the Brass Lantern be your home away from home for the Thanksgiving!

See you on Island – Michelle Langlois, the Nantucket Bed and Breakfast Inn accidental innkeeper.