Christmas on Martha’s Vineyard – Things To Do

Christmas Vineyard Haven Main Street

Christmas on Martha’s Vineyard is a magical time to visit with plenty of festive activities to get and keep you in the Holiday spirit.
Here are the top things to do for Christmas on Martha’s Vineyard

  • “Tis The Season” Vineyard Haven.
    The street light display creates a twinkling wonderland and the snow machine on weekend evenings ensures snow will be falling and coating Main Street in a shimmering, white carpet. Vineyard Haven’s award winning stores will have too good to resist offers for all your Holiday shopping.
    Christmas Vineyard Haven Main Street
    Photo Credit Vineyard Haven Business Association
  • “Christmas in Edgartown”
    Typically the second weekend in December sees Edgartown come alive with “Christmas in Edgartown”. The stores will be decked out to the max and enticing you with all kinds of goodies.
  • Ocean Park Light Display
    In Oak Bluffs head to Ocean Park at dusk and take in the incredible light show that takes over the park for the month of December, spectacular doesn’t come close
    Christmas Lights Oak Bluffs
    Photo Credit – Jeanna Shepard
  • Romantic Holiday Getaway
    Enjoy curling up in front of a fireplace at a cozy local inn or hotel. Nobnocket Boutique Inn, Harbor View Hotel, Charlotte Inn and the Mansion House are all open through the Holiday season and offer perfect spots for a romantic getaway.
    Fireplace at Nobnocket
  • Local Restaurants
    Feast at one of the local restaurants that are serving festive fare through the Holidays; Bettini at the Harbor View Hotel or Alchemy in Edgartown, Salvatore’s, Copper Wok or La Soffitta in Vineyard Haven, Sweet Life Café or Offshore Ale in Oak Bluffs.
  • Taking a winter hike
    Explore one of the many hikes that are scattered about the island. Catch views and beaches that you would never see without completing the hike. Check out the MV Trails app to discover all the island trails.
    Martha's Vineyard Hikes
  • Alpaca Farm
    Check out the cute alpacas and treat yourself or a loved one to some alpaca slippers, a scarf, gloves or socks to keep them toasty warm during the Holiday season
    MV Alpaca Farm
  • Featherstone Holiday Gifts Show
    The annual gift show at the Featherstone Center For The Arts showcases locally made products from the island’s many artisans.
  • Granary Art Gallery
    The island’s pre-eminent art gallery is open year round and is filled with art from the best local artists, both new and old.
    Terry Crimmen Art
  • Beachcombing
    Wrap up warm and take a romantic walk along the beach at Quansoo, Lucy Vincent, Philbin or Lobsterville and search for sea-glass, shells or driftwood

We wish you Happy Christmas and Happy Holidays,
Safe travels,