This will be the 37th Annual Christmas in Edgartown, December 6-9, 2018 Voted Best of the Vineyard for the fourth year in a row, Christmas in Edgartown is a weekend festival you don’t want to miss! Every year through the various events, Christmas In Edgartown helps raise over $50,000 for island-wide charities and non-profits. Come be apart of the holiday magic! Over 100 Edgartown and Island Businesses participate in the weekend festivities, where locals and visitors alike rejoice in the holiday spirit.
First things first, if you’re coming from the mainland, this is the first year you’ll have THREE ways of getting to the island, listed below:
Make your way to Edgartown direct from Hyannis on the Hy-Line Cruises
Come over from New Bedford straight to Edgartown with the Seastreak ferry
Ride over to Vineyard Haven from Woods Hole on our incredible Steamship Authority
It’s a joy that all these ferries will be coming in to MV - two directly into Edgartown Harbor specifically for Christmas in Edgartown, so nothing could be easier than heading over to us this holiday season. Now, what’s Christmas in Edgartown all about and what are these 100 events the town has prepared just for you? Below is just a sampling of the Christmas in Edgartown events, you can see the full listing online here.
You can also click on the events below and you’ll be taken to more information about said event:
The Teddy Bear Suite at 17 Winter Street – 12/06/2018 at 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Celebrating its 8th enchanting year, located at Nevin Square for 2018, Point B Realty’s Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite fundraiser is a magical holiday tradition where family memories are made. The money raised goes to help the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club’s Healthy Happy Kids, its after school food program, which helps provide hundreds of Island children with nutritious food and helps the battle against childhood hunger on the Island. This beloved event, the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite, has a new home for the season. You will find the bears at 17 Winter Street, Edgartown – Nevin Square. This downtown location puts the bears at the center of all the Christmas in Edgartown holiday fun. The space will be filled with hundreds of teddy bears and holiday splendor. Come celebrate the magic of the season at the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite. Suggested donation $5.00 If you can’t come to the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite but would like to help support the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club’s Healthy Happy Kids, visit mvteddybearsuite.com to make a donation.
Below is the schedule:
Thursday, December 6th – 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, December 7th – 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 8th – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 9th – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Suggested Donation: $5.00
Late Night Lights on Main Street: CIE Kick-Off Shopping – 12/06/2018 at 5:00- 8:00 pm
Let evening shop lights entice you in for our first annual CIE Late Night Lights on Main. To kick-off Christmas In Edgartown, stores will be open until 8pm on Thursday for you to focus on holiday shopping before the busy weekend of festivities begin. Come early, stay late, and hop between parties, sales, discounts with a drink or appetizer in between.
Mytoi Illumination – 12/07/2018 - 12/09/2018 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Experience Mytoi in a way you have never seen it before! Enjoy a magical stroll through our Japanese inspired garden, and witness it come to life at night! Please call 508.693.7662 with your questions!
Lighting of the Lighthouse – 12/07/2018 at 6:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Countdown to the Lighting of the Lighthouse, Edgartown’s version of a tree lighting. Brought to you by Martha’s Vineyard Museum and the Edgartown Board of Trade.
Minnesinger Concert at the Old Whaling Church – 12/07/2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Join the Preservation Trust on Friday, December 7th. The Island’s premier high school choral group, the MVRHS Minnesingers, performs a concert of seasonal favorites at the magnificent Old Whaling Church. A concert you won’t want to miss! Admission is $15 per person. Call 508-627-4440 with questions.
Christmas in Edgartown Parade – 12/08/2018 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join the fun to see floats, animals, music, dancers, kids, fire engines, and of course Santa. The parade will take place on Main Street between Pease Point Way and Water Street.
The Original Breakfast With Santa at The Wharf – 12/09/2018 at 8:00 am - 10:30 am
The original and longest-running Breakfast with Santa! The charitable event is hosted by Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce and The Wharf Pub. All proceeds go to Jim Lambert Memorial Scholarship Fund. Come out and take photos with Santa and enjoy the breakfast buffet. The breakfast is run entirely on donations and by volunteers, so come support this important community event! The event is $4 for children, $8 for adults. Call 508-693-0085 with any questions. The Wharf Pub & Restaurant is a proud sponsor of Christmas In Edgartown.
Teddy Bear Trot - Holiday 5k Run & Walk – 12/09/2018 at 9:45 am - 11:00 am
The Teddy Bear Trot. is a 5K Run and Walk through picturesque downtown Edgartown. In addition, there will be a 1/2 mile Fun Run for kids under 10. Register in advance here. 100% of proceeds benefit the MV Boys & Girls Club Healthy Happy Kids Program. The Martha’s Vineyard Hurricanes Youth Running Club partners with us again for this year’s Teddy Bear Trot organizer, and this year will be even more amazing. The event will be timed, awards given, and of course we’re hoping to see some of the most festive attire at a road race ever.
Overall, the weekend will be jam-packed with fantastic events for everyone - from the youngest in your family to the oldest but young at heart, Christmas in Edgartown is a must not miss weekend on island. For more information, check out their Christmas in Edgartown full list of events, follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and if you do share on social media, use the hashtag #ChristmasInEdgartown!
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