CANCELED – Festival of Trees Family Night featuring Nantucket Community School’s DanceWorks

Out of an abundance of caution, this program is canceled due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases on Nantucket.

Join us for a family evening of magic at the 2021 Festival of Trees, the NHA’s highly anticipated holiday tradition that transforms the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland. With your family and friends, enjoy this year’s forest of holiday trees, creatively, ingeniously, and generously decked out by members of our Nantucket community. The lights will be low and spirits high!

Special entertainment will be provided by the Nantucket Community School’s DanceWorks. This inspired presentation features pieces created by the dancers themselves, students now studying the art and craft of choreography through theory and practice; employing various methodologies, techniques, sources, styles and points of view. Two performances at 4:30pm and 5:15pm.

Enjoy a take-home craft as a parting holiday gift.

Free to the public. Registration is required.

Performance Details

“Do You Want To Build A Snowman,” by Jasmine Thompson, takes the familiar children song from the movie Frozen and presents it as an acoustic version, with a fresh twist. The collaborative choreography of Ella Hofford, Fiona Keltz, Claire Levesque and Lily Remick presents a contemporary dance piece that focuses on the story teller’s emotions. They explore how to take literal gestures into more abstract movement, playing with the concepts of time, stillness and contact work.

“Carol’s of Bells,” by Shaky Graves, is a dark presentation of the traditional holiday song. Tatum Corbett, Olivia Fee, Stella Glowacki and Maggie O’Keefe loosely draw inspiration from the movie Christmas Carol. Representing the past, present and future they explore what is similar, different and alike with their movement and how it can be brought together in a collaborative piece.

The Festival of Trees is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors.


Marine Home Center

Thanks to our 2021 Festival of Trees Family Nights sponsor, Something Natural.


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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