Holly Higinbotham
One shopkeeper says she senses more enthusiasm and gaiety among shoppers, and a local innkeeper appreciates the way people don’t seem to be rushing through the holidays.
Christmas in Edgartown
Edgartown Board of Trade
Dec. 28 is the deadline to enter a holiday recipe in Cape Air's contest to win round-trip tickets for two.
Cape Air


Christmas Eve and Christmas Day religious services around the Island.

Take 12: A Vineyard twist on the familiar Christmas classic.

A huge holiday crowd of kids wearing red antlers and parents sipping hot cocoa filled Post Office Square Wednesday evening for the annual Oak Bluffs tree lighting.

Ready to stuff stockings instead of turkeys, Edgartown has begun to prepare for the annual Christmas in Edgartown weekend. Events take place from Dec. 6 to Dec. 9.


When it comes to Christmas trees, Oak Bluffs landscaper Mark Crossland might be the Martha’s Vineyard champion of good cheer. Each year he and his employees create a handsome light display in Ocean Park.
The First Congregational Church of West Tisbury puts on its annual pageant at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve. The tradition dates at least to the 1950s.