Are you ready for Thanksgiving? This lady is. It’s such a wonderful time of year to gather with friends and family over favorite foods. Each Thanksgiving, no matter where I find myself celebrating, I am always thankful for the one constant in my personal life – my family. Reflecting back on Thanksgivings celebrated in New York, Connecticut, Nantucket, and even abroad in Paris, I’ve had my fair share of different styles of Turkey and tablescapes. But one thing never changes, my love and appreciation for my family.
This year I will likely be eating turkey in the New York City area, staying close to home and prepping our apartment with ample holiday decor. Reminiscing on last year, I can’t help but joyfully think of the memories we made at my family’s home on Nantucket. Starting the day off with beers and cornhole at Cisco Brewery, followed by cheese and champagne on Fair Street, and then of course, a gigantic feast with our neighbors down Tattle Court, I get teary eyed just thinking of this blissful Thanksgiving surrounded by loved ones warm inside one of the oldest homes on the island.
Looking back and looking forward, be grateful for the constants that you have you in your life. Whether that be your loved ones, your good health, or your grandma’s special casserole recipe that never seems to get old as the years linger on. Scroll below for glimpses of my Thanksgiving moments on Nantucket Island, followed by some tips for experiencing Nantucket during the off-season.
Tips for Nantucket in the Off-Season
- Consider the Christmas Stroll for a weekend getaway – takes place on the first weekend of December
- Check to see if your favorite restaurants are open, as many hotspots close for the season at around Thanksgiving time – my personal favorite, Le Languedoc, is open through mid-December
- Indulge in seasonal sales – you will find lots of overstock merchandise marked down after the summer surge
- Ferry and airplane schedules change – be sure to double check regularly scheduled transportation ahead of time
- Pack a jacket (not just a sweatshirt) as temperatures drop and the wind can be very chilly
- Make a fire in a charming fireplace
- Visit the beach to see the change in seasonal colors
- Enjoy the peace and quiet – because it sure is quiet without all the summer tourists
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