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New Year’s on Nantucket: How To Make the Most Out of Your Trip
Sip a Beer at the Local Brewery
Cisco Brewers is Nantucket’s first and only craft brewery. One of the best parts about Cisco is that it’s open year-round! During your winter visit, stop at the brewery and enjoy a refreshing local beer. Be sure to try their seasonal beer, the Dock Lager. This light-bodied lager embodies the cold season with flavors of chocolate and biscuits.
Embark on a Winter Walk
Complimentary guided winter walks are back by popular demand! Join a ranger and ecologist from the Nantucket Conservation Foundation and explore gorgeous properties throughout the island. You’ll learn about the area’s geology, landscaping, flora, and fauna. You’ll get an up–close and personal look at beaches, lighthouses, and rare habitats that make Nantucket so unique.
Party at the New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance Party
One of the most notorious events for News Year’s on Nantucket is the New Year’s Eve Gala at The Nantucket Hotel. Each year the hotel hosts a wildly entertaining event complete with dinner, dancing, and Anchor Drop. The gala theme changes from year to year, but you can expect to enjoy a cocktail reception, an elegant dinner, live entertainment, a dance party, and a late-night bites buffet. Be sure to dress to impress—resort chic/ocean-inspired attire is encouraged (blue, seafoam green, and coral colors).
Gaze at the Festival of Trees
The Festival of Trees is a highly-anticipated holiday tradition here on Nantucket. Each year on the Friday after Thanksgiving, the Whaling Museum is transformed into a magical winter wonderland with community-designed trees from local artists, groups, kids, merchants, and nonprofit organizations. This festive event runs until December 31st.
Embrace the New Year at Anchor Inn
When it comes to Nantucket accommodations, it doesn’t get better than Anchor Inn. Our bed and breakfast sits next to the historic Old North Church on Centre Street retains a special character and scale true to the period of our historic inn. It’s the perfect place to ring in the New Year! You’ll feel like royalty with our excellent amenities, such as complimentary breakfast, top-notch concierge services, daily housekeeping, and more!
Our Greyhound room is located at the back of the inn on the second floor, making you feel like you’re in a private oasis. This guest room features a queen-sized bed, private bathroom, flat-screen TV, and 100% cotton towels and sheets. After an evening of dinner, dancing, and celebrating, there’s no better place to retreat to and get a good night’s sleep.
Are you ready to celebrate on Nantucket? Check our availability and book your favorite guest room today! We can’t wait to host you.