Where to Celebrate New Years on Nantucket

Where to Celebrate New Years on Nantucket


If you’re ringing in the New Year on Nantucket, support the local businesses that are still open and join in on the festivities! While Summer might be the busiest time on the island, if you’re visiting for New Year’s, enjoy festive holiday events, beautiful scenes, and a calm and relaxing atmosphere. Keep reading to find out how you can celebrate the New Year on the island!

New Year's Eve Parties & Events

Cisco Brewery | 5 Bartlett Farm Road | (508) 325-5929 | ciscobrewers.com

Once described as “the happiest place on earth,” Cisco Brewery is hosting a New Year’s Eve Apres Ski Extreme Party. To join in on the fun and celebrate, purchase a ticket here, and head over to the brewery from 2 pm - 7 pm for live music, good vibes, and great drinks.

The Nautilus | 12 Cambridge Street | (508) 228-0301 | thenautilus.com

Nautilus is a delicious place to have dinner with family and friends, offering a number of tapas-style appetizers and entree-sized dishes. With some of the best cocktails on the island, ring in the New Year with dinner followed by drinks at Nautilus’ bar, which stays open late for celebrating.

The Gaslight | 3 North Union Street | (508) 228-6464 | gaslightnantucket.com

Head to Gaslight for dinner, and stick around for late-night celebrations as Gaslight hosts its last party until Spring of 2023. Local musician Sean Lee will be performing throughout the night, making Gaslight a can’t-miss stop this New Year's Eve.

The Nantucket Hotel | 77 Easton Street | (508) 310-1734 | thenantuckethotel.com

The Nantucket Hotel is hosting a Prix Fixe Dinner and New Year’s Eve Gala to commemorate 2022 and start 2023 off with some fun! The hotel’s dinner event offers a carefully curated menu of delicious New England and seasonally inspired dishes, and the gala is partnered with multiple DJs, toasts, and plenty of liveliness. A portion of The Nantucket Hotel's ticket sales will be donated to Nantucket Island Safe Harbor for Animals (NiSHA). To experience the celebration, visit The Nantucket Hotel’s website here to purchase tickets.

New Year's Eve Dining

Although the following restaurants might not be hosting holiday parties, they are offering a great atmosphere for dinner, drinks, and celebration!

Dune | 20 Broad Street | (508) 228-5550 | dunenantucket.com

Brotherhood of Thieves | 23 Broad Street | 774-325-5812 | brotherhoodnantucket.com

Charlie Noble | 15 South Water Street | (508) 825-5260 | thecharlienoble.com

Fusaro’s | 17 Old South Road | (508) 228-4100 | fusarosrestaurant.com

SeaGrille | 45 Sparks Avenue | (508) 325-5700 | theseagrille.com

Via Mare | 17 Broad Street | (508) 228-6100 | viamarenantucket.com

Island Kitchen | 2 Chin’s Way | (508) 228-2639 | nantucketislandkitchen.com

For a complete list of restaurants that will be open on New Year's Eve, please visit the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce’s website here.

New Year’s Day Dining

Island Kitchen | 2 Chin’s Way | (508) 228-2639 | nantucketislandkitchen.com

bACKyard Barbecue | 20 Straight Wharf | (508) 228-0227 | ackbackyard.com

Charlie Noble | 15 South Water Street | (508) 825-5260 | thecharlienoble.com

Crosswinds at the Airport | 14 Airport Road | (508) 228-6005 | crosswindsnantucket.com

Faregrounds Restaurant | 27 Fairgrounds Road | (508) 228-4095 | thefaregrounds.com

Petrichor Wine Bar | 130 Pleasant Street | (617) 283-9933 | petrichorwinebar.com

If you’d rather relax and dine at home, click here to find a list of take-out and delivery options for New Year's Day.

Other Celebratory Events:

This weekend is your last chance to check out The Festival of Trees at the Nantucket Whaling Museum until next year... Honoring one of Nantucket’s finest traditions, local artists, groups, kids, organizations, and others, decorate trees spread throughout the Nantucket Whaling Museum each fall, allowing community members and visitors to view the winter wonderland up until December 31st. Make sure to stop by if you have the chance!

Happy New Year, Nantucket!