Festival of Trees

Out of an abundance of caution, the Whaling Museum is closed until further notice, due to the recent spike in Covid19 cases on the Island.

The Festival of Trees extravaganza will extend through Valentine’s Day.   

We look forward to welcoming visitors back when it is deemed safe to do so.  We wish everyone a safe and joyous.

Until we can be together again, we hope you’ll enjoy this video that captures the beauty of all 53 trees. Dedicated to the Nantucket Center for Elder Affairs, Friends of Nantucket Seniors, and all our talented tree designers.

Festival of Trees Logo.

Festival of Trees 2020

The Festival of Trees is the NHA’s highly anticipated holiday tradition that transforms the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the entire month of December! This event features community-crafted trees designed by local merchants, nonprofit organizations, artists, and children. The NHA is extremely grateful for the involvement and support of the many individuals and organizations that contribute to the success of the Festival of Trees. Your creativity and talent make it all possible.

To ensure the safety of our visitors and the community the Festival of Trees will be slightly adjusted to adhere to safety protocols and allow for more viewing time for visitors. No Preview Party will be held.

Thank you to our Festival of Trees Angels

Patricia S. & Thomas J.  Anathan
Lili Baker
Anne DeLaney & Chip Carver
Kimberly C. Corkran
Peggy Kaufman
Helen Lynch
Mary D. Malavase
Mary & Al Novissimo
Tom Kim & John Olson

Support at the Leadership Level here! 

The Festival of Trees will be FREE to the year-round community thanks to the generous support our lead sponsor, Marine Home Center.

2019-2020 Festival of Trees Chairs,
Lauren and Neil Marttila



Enjoy these photos from the 2019 Festival of Trees Preview Party

2020 Sponsors

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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