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


The Methodist Church and Society of this place have decided to hold in their church, on Christmas Eve, Thursday the 24th inst., a grand Christmas Festival. Two or more noble Trees will be placed in the church on which Christmas presents will be hung, and from which they will be given out by a Committee appointed. The Committee request that all presents be brought in to them in the vestry of the Church on the forenoon of that day, or at farthest as early as two o’clock P.M. The Church will be decorated somewhat with Evergreens.

Across the Vineyard, this holiday season unfolds in myriad small events that twinkle like so many lights on Island streets, in churches and schools. Looking about us in this season, we find fresh reasons to rejoice in calling the Vineyard home.

Revelers donned red antlers as they drank hot cocoa, visited with friends, listened to the Vineyard Brass Ensemble and waited for Santa to arrive at the annual Oak Bluffs tree lighting ceremony.