Nantucket Celebrates the Holidays with Stroll Weekend

It's the picture-perfect Yuletide backdrop.


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The harbor lights and cobblestone streets of Nantucket make for a picture-perfect Yuletide backdrop, and the island was out in full force last weekend to welcome visitors to its 42nd annual Holiday Stroll.

With downtown lined with trees and the weather better than ever, Santa arrived by boat, and retailers offered discounts to downtown shoppers. This popular weekend has been a time for summer visitors to return and celebrate the season.

Here are some shots from the festivities.


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Decorations at the Nantucket Whaling Museum, where a festival of trees attracted visitors.

Main Street windows at Mitchell’s Book Corner.


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Santa arrived on a Coast Guard vessel and paraded up Main Street before taking his place at the historic Jared Coffin House to meet with children.


Photo via the Cisco Brewery

Cheers to the Cisco Brewery, who made a special Christmas Stroll scarf for the occasion.


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Main Street shoppers take in the sights.


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The tree, captured by downtown shop, Nantucket Looms.


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A shot of Main Street and the Jared Coffin house, taken by Murray’s Toggery Shop.


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A floating Nantucket Harbor tree gets island visitors in the spirit.