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Nantucket celebrates the Christmas holiday for over a month with Nantucket Noel. The entire island participates with tree lightings, charity raffles, exhibitions, musical concerts and the famous Christmas Stroll held early December. Shopkeepers, particularly in Nantucket Town and on Main Street, decorate their stores quite festively. This popular event gives islanders and visitors a chance to gather, before Nantucket quiets for winter. Many of the events are free, but there are costs for some of the concerts and theater events.
If you are going to be in Chatham during the holiday season, you might want to check out some of the events at this month-and-a-half celebration. Events vary from the Creative Arts Center Small Works & Holiday Sale, Sugar Plum Ball, candy-cane making demonstrations and Santa arriving by boat at the Chatham Fish Pier to the Christmas Stroll weekend. The festival culminates with First Night Chatham. All of the events of free, but bring some cash or your credit cards if you wish to make any purchases.