NHA News Release: November 15, 2016

NHA presents the 18th Annual Festival of Wreaths November 23 – 27

NANTUCKET, MA – The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) is pleased to announce that the 18th Annual Festival of Wreaths will be held November 23 - 27, 2016, in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street.

The Festival of Wreaths is the NHA's kickoff celebration for the holiday season. This community event features an array of wreaths beautifully crafted by local businesses, nonprofits, schools, and organizations that are on display during the week of Thanksgiving. Visitors can bid on their favorite wreaths in a silent auction to benefit the NHA's year-round outreach efforts. From traditionally decorated greens to unconventional materials, all of the Festival of Wreaths entries capture the creativity of Nantucketers.

The Festival of Wreaths Preview Party and Silent Auction Kickoff will be held on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M., providing attendees with the first opportunity to view this year’s wreath designs and bid on their favorites. Tickets to the preview party are $50 per person and are available online at www.nha.org or by calling (508) 228-1894.

The silent auction takes place throughout the duration of the festival, providing all attendees the opportunity to visit and revisit their favorite wreaths to increase their bids and their chances of winning. Winning bids will be announced on the last day of the Festival of Wreaths, Sunday, November 27, 2016, at 2:30 P.M. Bidders do not need to be present to win.

The 18th Annual Festival of Wreaths is made possible by the financial generosity of several local businesses, with Marine Home Center as the lead underwriter. Sponsors are: Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank; James Lydon Sons & Daughters; Killen Real Estate; The Nantucket Hotel; Atlantic East Nantucket Real Estate; BNY Mellon Wealth Management; Botticelli & Pohl; Cape Air / Nantucket Airlines; Congdon & Coleman Insurance; CMC Construction; David M. Handy Events; Don Allen Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram; Freedman’s of Nantucket; Hatch’s Package Store; Housefitters; Hy-line Cruises; The Inquirer and Mirror; The Islander Package Store; Johnstons of Elgin; Jordan Real Estate; Nantucket Bank, a division of Blue Hills Bank; Nantucket Book Partners; Nantucket Pharmacy; Nantucket Tents; Norton Preservation Trust; Novation Media; Pageo Jewelers; Schwartz Hannum PC; Stover Engineering Associates; and The UPS Store Nantucket

The hours for the 2016 Festival of Wreaths are Wednesday, November 23, 2016 from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M., Friday, November 25, 2016 from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M., Saturday, November 26, 2016, from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M., and Sunday, November 27, 2016, from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. The Festival of Wreaths will be closed on Thursday, November 24, 2016, for Thanksgiving Day.

This event is free to the community.

For more information about the Festival of Wreaths and other programs and events at the Nantucket Historical Association, please visit www.nha.org or call (508) 228-1894.

Event Information:

Festival of Wreaths Preview Party & Silent Auction Kickoff
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
5 P.M. – 7 P.M.
$50 per person
Tickets are available online at www.nha.org or by calling (508) 228-1894.

18th Annual Festival of Wreaths & Silent Auction
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
Saturday, November 26, 2016
10 A.M. – 5 P.M.
(Closed for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 2016)

Sunday, November 27, 2016
10 A.M. – 2 P.M.
(Winning bids announced at 2:30 P.M.)

FREE to the community