Nantucket Historical Association to Hold 26th Annual Festival of Trees

NANTUCKET – The Nantucket Historical Association will celebrate the 26th annual Festival of Trees next month at the Whaling Museum.

The NHA will welcome Lauren and Neil Marttila as the 2019 Festival of Trees chairs.

“It is an honor to chair the 2019 Festival of Trees, which is such a wonderful community tradition,” said Neil Marttila.

“It always feels like the official start to the holiday season, and it is a joy to see the festive spirit of the island celebrated through the beautifully designed trees. We look forward to touring the halls of the Whaling Museum each year.”

The Festival of Trees is the NHA’s highly anticipated holiday tradition that kicks off the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce’s Stroll weekend and transforms the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the entire month of December.

The event features nearly 100 community-crafted trees designed by local merchants, nonprofit organizations, artists, and children.

A preview party will be held before the start of the festival, providing attendees with the first opportunity to view this year’s tree design.

The Festival of Trees will take place December 6th through December 31st.

The Preview Party will take place Thursday, December 5th at the Whaling Museum from 6 to 8 p.m.

Tickets to the festival are free for current NHA members and children under 6, $5 for all Nantucket year-round residents, $18 for students and seniors, and $20 for general admission.

For more information about the Festival of Trees and other programs and events at the Nantucket Historical Association, visit or call 508 228 1894.

Event Information:

Festival of Trees Preview Party

Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street

Thursday, December 5, 2019

6 P.M.–8 P.M.

Tickets at

Festival Hours

Friday, December 6, 2019
10 A.M.–8 P.M. (extended hours)

Daily, December 7–31, 2019
11 A.M.–4 P.M.
(closed Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25, 2019)

About Luke Leitner

Luke Leitner grew up in Watertown Massachusetts and now lives in West Yarmouth on the Cape. He has been a part of the news team in the News Center since the spring of 2019. He studied business communications at Western New England University.
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