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Wishing all you all a very Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year filled with Travel.
Photo taken at a book signing of Caribbean Hideaways at Mitchell’s Book Corner on Nantucket Island over Stroll Weekend, December 8-10, 2013
Below are a few snapshots from our recent trip up to Nantucket for the island’s annual Nantucket Stroll – a cheerful festive tradition that makes crowded Christmas shopping that much more bearable. From period-clad carolers to Santa arriving by boat and parading up Tramadol Hcl the cobblestoned Main Street, complimentary wine and snacks at various shops and my favorite bit – individually decorated trees scattered around Nantucket town that are then voted on for best design, the weekend is a veritable holiday wonderland.
I hope to make it an annual trip as it is truly a wonderful and memorable weekend.
If you’re interested in attending Stroll next year, please don’t hesitate to contact me for tips, advice and where to stay at Friend of a Friend Consulting.
Nantucket, Personal or Promotion
Title page of Nantucket Hideaways, the app
I’m heading up to Nantucket this weekend for the Nantucket Book Festival where I will sign copies of my three books in the garden of the lovely library from 10am to 1pm Generic Cialis on Saturday.
I also plan to do a little promotion for my brand new app: Nantucket Hideaways, beginning with an interview on my favorite local daily show; 228 Live, on channel 22.
Look for the stickers of the app below:
Brant Point Dressed up for Christmas
This past weekend was the highlight of Nantucket Noel, the month-long period between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the annual, three-day weekend known as the Christmas Stroll.The Stroll has a curious, though still evident according to recent goers, mercantile history. In1974, the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce and a few local residents organized the first stroll in response to the opening of the Cape Cod Mall in Hyannis, MA. The hope was to encourage people to stay and shop locally. Now 38 years later, the island has just finished up its latest Stroll, last weekend.
Carolers on Main Street
Cherished events such as the Christmas House Tour on Friday evening and the Annual Craft Show on Friday and Saturday appeals to the adults, while Saturday’s Stroll Day delights children with window, doorway and tree decorating contests. The weekend’s biggest affair though is the highly anticipated arrival semenax ultimate male of Santa and Mrs. Claus by Coast Guard boat.
Main Street Decorated
At noon, the jolly couple arrives at Straight Wharf (where the Hy-Line ferry comes in) and then boards a horse-drawn carriage (sleigh, if you will), which carries them up Main Street, past a line of patient and eager, young fans up to a stage in front of the Pacific National Bank. Children have the opportunity to sit with Santa Claus, take a photo and, of course, relay their wish! Throughout the day Main Street is filled with costumed entertainers, characters such as the Magical Talking Tree, periodgarbed carolers and bell ringers who create aspirited environment. Older children and adults will also enjoy the tremendous creative effort displayed by the town’s shopkeepers who participate in the annual holiday contests.
The annual tree in the boat by North Wharf
Look for similar writeups on Nantucket Events on my upcoming App: NANTUCKET HIDEAWAYS
out this March!
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