The holiday season is special anywhere – but it’s particularly beautiful on Nantucket. While the few weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas can be stressful, there is no better time to escape to Hotel Pippa for a cozy stay and holiday shopping jaunt. The seasonal celebrations and festive atmosphere are the perfect occasion to create memories that will last a lifetime… and get a head start on holiday shopping in a merry environment.
Nantucket is the perfect Christmas shopping destination. You can find selections of fine art and great books, world-class wines or fantastic jewelry at the shops downtown. You can also browse some of the best gifts from New England designers and support local businesses while finding the best presents for your family and friends. All just a short walk away from Hotel Pippa!
Main Street and the downtown area glow with some of the most beautiful holiday décor. Hundreds of decorated seven-foot Christmas trees line downtown streets and are illuminated throughout the season. The massive 20-foot tree at the top of Main Street is decorated by a local artist and watches over locals and visitors running their seasonal errands during the busy Christmas season.
The Nantucket Whaling Museum, steps away from Hotel Pippa, is transformed into a sumptuous winter wonderland by the Nantucket Historical Association. We highly recommend checking out their Annual Festival of Trees, showcasing more than 80 Christmas trees designed and adorned with unique decorations – a must-visit for those on island during the holidays.
Throughout the season, you can also enjoy the island’s environment through nature walks, eat your way through the island’s best restaurants and explore the miles and miles of trails open all year, perfect for long reinvigorating walks.
Our seasonal favorites also include Cisco Brewery, where you can enjoy live music and seasonal brews, or The Pierce Gallery which features a large collection of art, including original works from Norman Rockwell and Gertrude Fiske.
From the enormous wreath on Brant Point Lighthouse, to the cozy, small town feel of Main Street, Nantucket during the holidays is an atmospheric treat to behold! Join us this holiday season and retreat to Hotel Pippa for an exciting season getaway!