Martha’s Vineyard Holiday Festivities

Although Martha’s Vineyard vineyard holiday 1is an island typically known for being a vacationer’s paradise – with its picturesque beaches, towering lighthouse and historic New England cottages, the winters are just as beautiful. With the variety of Martha’s Vineyard holiday events, there just may be something to take your mind off the cold, blustery weather.  Look no further. There is no shortage of Christmas cheer in this charming island town:

1. Holiday Cookies:

  • Date: 12/04/2021
  • Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Location: FARM Institute, 14 Aero Ave, Edgartown, MA, 02539
  • Cost: $32/member, $40/non-member

vineyard holiday 2Learn how to make the most delicious sugar cookies you’ve ever had! In this class, you will learn firsthand from Ann Dewitt herself as she teaches you her frosting techniques and icing recipes that consistently make her sugar cookies a hit, year after year.

All materials are included, and each participant will get to take home ten different decorated cookies: snowmen, trees, wreaths, and festive cows

.*Note: Class is only for ages 12 and up. Pre-Registration is required.

2. Holiday Wreath Celebration:

  • Date: 12/04/2021
  • Time: 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm
  • Location: Polly Hill Arboretum, 809 State Rd, West Tisbury, MA, 02575
  • Cost: Free – Registration is required.

Come join the Island community as we decorate our annual barn Christmas wreath. After decorating, enjoy a nice cup of hot cocoa while warming up by the fire. Kids are welcome to join for Storytime and holiday crafts.

Once the sun goes down, the wreath lights come on to kick off the Holiday season!

3. Christmas in Edgartown:

  • Date: 12/09/2021-12/12/2021
  • Time: Varies
  • Location: Downtown Edgartown, MA.
  • Cost: Varies

Christmas in Edgartown is the annual holiday festival you don’t want to miss! Every year the island community comes together for 3 days of Christmas magic. Not only will you make unforgettable holiday memories, Christmas in Edgartown raises over $50,000 every year for Island wide charities.

4. Teddies Around Town Scavenger Hunt (Christmas in Edgartown):

  • Date: 12/09/2021 – 12/12/2021
  • Time: TBD
  • Location: Downtown Edgartown, MA
  • Cost: $5.00/person

Come join the fun for a great cause! Participants are given a series of riddles as they search through local businesses for hidden bears. Once completed a prize awaits. The money raised from this event goes directly to Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club and after-school programs.

5. Lighting of the Lighthouse (Christmas in Edgartown):

  • Date: 12/10/2021
  • Time: 6:00 pm
  • Location: Downtown Edgartown, MA
  • Cost: Free

If you want a peaceful, breathtaking holiday lights display, look no further. The annual Lighting of the Lighthouse is the island version of a Christmas tree and is full of unique charm sure to bring those warm holiday fuzzies.

6. Christmas in Edgartown Parade:

  • Date: 12/11/2021
  • Time: 11:00 am
  • Location: Downtown Edgartown, MA
  • Cost: Free

This holiday parade is full of Christmas energy. It features dazzling floats, various animals, live music, fire trucks, and Santa himself.

For more information and details on Christmas events happening on the Island, visit



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