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 services around the Island.

When the Old Whaling Church clock chimed 11 a.m. on Saturday, anticipation was high for the 34th annual Christmas parade, one of the marquee events of Christmas in Edgartown weekend.

This weekend your friends and neighbors from around the Island will gather on stage for the Island Community Chorus’s annual holiday concert.

In Edgartown the official start of Christmas is Thursday, Dec. 10 as the 34th annual Christmas in Edgartown festivities arrive once again and continue through Sunday, Dec. 13.

Children and adults alike donned reindeer antlers and gathered outside, clasping cups of hot chocolate and waiting for the tree lighting and an appearance by Santa.

Welcome once again to the Oak Bluffs Tree Lighting, the annual green light for all things Christmas to begin in earnest.