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Lessons in the Festive Season

March 13, 2013
Lessons in the Festive Season

The Season has ended on Nantucket Island, which means it is finally the season to visit. As the summering families begin to dissipate, and temperatures begin gradually to drop, the deciduous forests put on their annual display, harvests begin and the festive atmosphere of the holiday season sets in. Nantucket Resorts – which include several of the Island’s most luxurious landmark accommodations – offers guests the best of this marvelous time of year: food, festivals, and let’s not forget great deals.

The Autumn season begins in earnest with Nantucket Restaurant Week, which runs from September 24-30. Some 22 of Nantucket’s finest restaurants have already committed to the event, with more to come closer to the date. Renowned Nantucket restaurants will offer diners three-course meals ranging in price from $25-$45 per person.

On October 6th, visitors to the Island can enjoy the 10th Annual Cranberry Festival, a celebration of all things related to New England’s home-grown delicacy. One of a small clutch of fruits native exclusively to North America, the cranberry is a staple of seasonal cuisine and the holidays associated with it. A series of games, tastings and tours will bring visitors in direct contact with a local tradition that has been part of the Island’s history for well over 150 years.

And finally, stick around until mid-month to celebrate the true arrival of high autumn with the Nantucket Historical Association’s Harvest Fair on October 14.

Whatever event you come to celebrate, Nantucket Island Resorts will help transport you to a Nantucket of the past, be it the glamour of 1920s New England at the White Elephant Hotel, the glory of the Island’s 19th-century whaling heyday at the Jared Coffin House, or the ageless calm of The Wauwinet, secluded on the Island’s northeastern coast.

LOOK NOW: Autumn is quickly approaching, so check Hot Dates, Cool Rates specials to book your long weekend now.