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Festival of Wreaths Preview Party
5-8 p.m. Silent auction showcasing more than 80 wreaths designed by community members, local artists, school children, nonprofits and merchants.


Festival of Wreaths
10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St. One-of-a-kind holiday wreaths decorated and donated by island businesses and individuals. Wreaths sold during silent auction. Continues through Nov. 25, closed Thanksgiving. (508) 228-1894.


Cold Turkey Plunge
10 a.m. Children’s Beach. Hundreds of plungers will jump into the ocean Thanksgiving morning to help raise money for the Atheneum’s children’s programs. Sponsor a swimmer or plunge yourself. Information available at the library (508) 228-1110, ext. 107.


Golden Turkey Regatta
Noon at Children’s Beach. Nantucket Community Sailing hosts the Golden Turkey Regatta, sailing Hunter 140s off Children’s Beach. Skippers meeting at noon and the race starts immediately afterward. For more information or to register, call (508) 228-6600. Any postponements will be announced on the NCS hotline at (508) 228-6212.

Tree Lighting and Community Caroling
5 p.m. Top of Main Street. Ring in the holiday season with a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony and caroling.


Thanksgiving Craft Show
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Preservation Hall, upstairs at 11 Centre St. The Nantucket Artisans Collective sponsors “Nantucket Handmade,” a craft show featuring pottery, furniture, woven goods, jewelry, hand-knit clothing, fine art, woodworking and more. (508) 228-2376.


Festival of Trees Preview Party
6-10 p.m. Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St. Preview over 70 brilliantly decorated trees designed by local merchants, nonprofit organizations, community members, artists, artisans and school children. The Whaling Museum will be transformed into a shimmering winter wonderland.


Festival of Trees
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Through Dec. 17.
Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.
Annual display of over 70 trees, beautifully decorated by nonprofit organizations, artists, artisans and community members. A magical way to begin your holiday season. Call (508) 228-1894 for ticket information.


Town Crier Rings in Christmas Stroll
Noon. Main Street. Town Crier Curtis Barnes signifies the official start of Christmas Stroll by ringing in the festivities.


Red Ticket Drawing
3 p.m. Top of Main Street. The Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce’s annual $15,000 Red Ticket Drawing offers the opportunity to win big money while supporting local business. Must be present to win. (508) 228-1700.