✨ Weekend Update: 11/25-11/27
OB holiday celebrations, small business Saturday, artisans festivals
What To Do This Weekend
Holiday Markets (Daily)
🎨🎁Vineyard Artisans Thanksgiving Weekend Festival @ Agricultural Hall, 10a-4p
This largest holiday art show by Islanders, features many holiday gifts such as one of a kind winter hand-made sweaters, hand-made soaps, Island lavender, and fine crafts including leather and vintage material bags, wood butcher block cutting boards, and so much more. The best part of coming to the Vineyard Artisan Festivals is meeting the artists and listening to how they love there art and enjoy making these beautiful gifts. Great food and live music. A parking fee is for the Vineyard Artisans Scholarship Fund.
🎨🎁Oak Bluffs Open Market Holiday Market @ The Strand, 10a-3p
Join us for a relaxing Island-style Black Friday with great local shopping, food, music and Santa! Enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, cinnamon buns and lunch fare prepared by Winston's Kitchen. Visit with Santa from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Caroling by Merrily Fenner and Pat Law from 1 to 2 p.m.
🎨🎁Island Made Holidays @ Heather Gardens, 10a-5p
Showcasing favorite Vineyard artisans' goods: wreaths, holiday plants, local sea salt, jams and jellies, beaded and quahog shell jewelry, Island books, ceamics, wooden gifts, knitted items and more.
🎨🎁World Market Holiday Shop @ Capawock Theatre (daily) 10a-6p
Holiday Shop featuring global women's empowerment projects through the sale of crafts from Haiti, India, Palestine and Tanzania to support nonprofits working in those regions.
🎨🎁Holiday Gift Show @ Featherstone Center for the Arts, 12-4
The perfect holiday shopping destination with gifts for everyone (and yourself) - handmade creations including paintings, photography, pottery, crafts, jewelry, knitwear, clothing, purses, accessories, soaps, dog goods, ornaments, cards, calendars and stocking stuffers. Buy local and support local artists all while supporting Featherstone as well! 'Tis the season for supporting the arts community!
🎁Dickensian Christmas Village @ The Carnegie Heritage Center, 10a-4p *Mon-Sat
Hundreds of pieces with lighted and moving displays installed by avid collectors.
Rainy Day Black Friday Sale
Katama General Store Store-wide sale + artist pop-up
It’s Small Business Saturday!
🎁Salt Rock Chocolates Pop-Up @ Pandora’s Box, 11-2
🎁Holiday Weekend Open House @ Island Alpaca, 10a-4p
Island Alpaca invites you to bring the family and your out-of-town holiday guests for a unique experience, including a gift shop which includes locally grown garments, and down-on-the-farm furry, fun. Take their self-guided, walking tour, get up close with the friendly fluffy alpaca and enjoy some hot cider while watching our alpaca or take in their alpaca video presentation.
🎁Santa in the Square @ Healy Square, 12-2p
Come out and take a photo with Santa, write your holiday wish list and send it off in our special mailbox.
🎁Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides @ Circuit Avenue, 2:30-5:30p
🎁Reindeer Games @ Ocean Park, 2-3p
🎁Stumbling Santa Fun Run @ 4:30p, The Ritz
Join us for a festive frolic through Oak Bluffs dressed in your holiday finest. Starts at The Ritz Cafe and ends at Dos Mas. Bring cash or a food bank donation. Run is free! Drinks are not. Meet at The Ritz at 4:30. We will take a two-mile route through downtown Oak Bluffs to be determined.
Fall Festival @ Felix Neck, 10a-2p
This year's theme is All for Nature & Nature for All. There will be: hay rides, nature crafts, wreath making, bird feeder making station, squash bowling, music, s'mores by the fire, food for sale and so much more!
Open House + Art Show @ Misty Meadows, 11a-1p
At 11:30 a.m., we will honor and celebrate equine Finn. At noon, Tony Smalls will paint another masterpiece followed by a live auction of the same. Other works of art will be available for purchase to support Misty Meadows.
🎁Annual Tree Lighting @ Healy Square, 6-7:30p
Join us on Saturday for the Annual Christmas Tree lighting. @ Eastway, Hot Chocolate, candies by Enchanted Chocolates, Antlers, Christmas carols, music and so much more! Unique Oak Bluffs stores will be open for shoppers delight till 8pm on Saturdays leading up to Christmas.
Holiday Party @ Ghost Island Farm , 8p
Live music, pickle eating contest, hog calling, hot pepper eating
🎁Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest @ The Ritz, 8p
🎁“The Grinch” Viewing @ The Strand, 8p
Save The Date
November 25-Dec 31 - Free fares on public transit VTA
December 2 - First Friday in Vineyard Haven
December 5 - Holiday Cocktail Competition @ Town
December 8-11 - Christmas in Edgartown
Window Decorating Contest
Teddy Bear Photo Suite
Vineyard Artisans Holiday Festival @ Grange Hall, 10a-4p
Holiday Flea Market @ Chilmark Community Center, 10a-4p
December 22 - Night Heron Gallery Open House
December 27 - Lip Sync Competition Fundraiser @ PA Club
Still Open: Farm Neck Cafe, Fish MV, Outermost Inn, The Alley, Menemsha Fish Market, Bad Martha’s, MV Food Truck
For the Season: Nancy’s, Blissed Out, Garde East, MV Salads, The Square Rigger, Aquinnah Shop, Sarah Browns, Chilmark Tavern, Covington, Noman’s, Biscuits, Giordano’s, Home Port, Jimmy Seas, Lucky Hanks, Among the Flowers, Back Door Donuts, Ice Cream + Candy Bazaar, Toccopuro, Mad Martha’s, Behind the Bookstore, Chesca’s, Dairy Queen, Katama Kitchen, John’s Fish Market, Beach Road, Coop deVille, Atria dine-in, 19 Raw Oyster, Larsen’s Fish Market, Fat Ronnies, Chilmark General, L’etoile, Aalia’s
Indefinitely: Art Cliff Diner, Newes From America, Ocean View (all closed for renovation) Dilly’s Taqueria, Cardboard Box, Oyster Bar 02557 (permanently closing) The Terrace, Sarah Browns, Amy’s Food Truck
Fun Food Happenings
Rockfish is under new ownership and boasts a new menu + lunch daily!
The Barn: Tuesday $9 Burger Nights, Free Wings during World Cup games when wearing a jersey
Lookout Tavern: $10 burger Tuesdays, $10 Taco Thursdays, 20% off Sushi Sundays
The Larder: Fried Chicken Sundays, new grab and go takeout options
Fish MV: Wednesdays are now Noodle Night, Brunch available on weekends
Rosewater: Fridays in November + December, dinner-pop ups
-🗺️ ICYMI / We shared our annual Holiday Gift Guide !