This Holiday Season on Martha’s Vineyard

12 Nov 2018
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Here's What's Happening On Martha's Vineyard This Holiday Season

The off-season on Martha’s Vineyard, while quiet, still brings excitement to locals and visitors in the area, especially around the holiday season. With fewer people visiting in the off-season, you can enjoy slower days, less crowds, and even walk along the private beaches that are not open to the public during the summer months. Cozy up around the fireplace and soak in time with family and friends when you visit Martha’s Vineyard in November and December.

November on Martha’s Vineyard

Thanksgiving on the Vineyard

We can’t forget one of the most important parts of Thanksgiving - the food! Below are some of the Martha’s Vineyard restaurants that offer Thanksgiving dinner or take-away meals. Skip the hassle of cooking and truly enjoy the company of the ones you love.

Back Porch Larder

Make Thanksgiving easy and order Thanksgiving dinner to go from Back Porch Larder online. From three different types of turkeys, to soups and sides like Country Style Whipped Potatoes, the choices are endless. View the Thanksgiving menu here and skip the hassle of cooking on Thanksgiving. You can order by noon on Friday, November 16 for pickup at Back Porch. Pick up is from 12-4 PM on Wednesday, Nov. 21  and 10-11:30 AM on Thanksgiving Day.

Not Your Sugar Mommas 

Looking for vegan options for your Thanksgiving this year? Not Your Sugar Mommas in Vineyard Haven is offering a full vegan menu for your get-together. Start off with a “cheese board” as an appetizer and then choose either a Mushroom Lentil Roast or Cauliflower Roast (or both)! Finish off with the most important part of any meal - the dessert. Choose from a chocolate tart, the classic pumpkin pie, and more! This restaurant has many plant-based options to choose from that are sure to make your mouth water. Orders must be made by Friday, November 16th. You can call (508) 338-2018, stop by the cafe or email in your order to

Morning Glory Farm

A Martha’s Vineyard favorite, Morning Glory Farm in Edgartown is offering an extensive menu for your Thanksgiving feast. Choose from the classics of a Thanksgiving meal like fresh turkey, garlic mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie and even add a centerpiece to the table! Order your turkey by noon on November 16th, and all other items must be ordered by 7 AM on November 19th. Pickup for turkeys is scheduled for November 20th from 4PM to 5:30PM and all other items can be picked up Monday through Wednesday.

Oak Bluffs Holiday Celebrations

The town of Oak Bluffs is kicking off the holidays with many events to spread the holiday cheer. On November 24th, Oak Bluffs will hold their annual Holiday Fest where you can eat breakfast with Santa, wine taste at Jims, or bundle up and listen to music while you walk around town! Stay for a while and watch the lighting of Circuit Avenue, Ocean Park and the Harbour. On November 28th, watch the lighting of the Christmas tree.

December on Martha’s Vineyard

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Get into the holiday spirit on Martha’s Vineyard and enjoy all of the holiday festivities that the locals take part in. 

Christmas in Edgartown

Join us for the 37th annual Christmas in Edgartown and spread the holiday cheer. This weekend-long festival raises money for many charities and nonprofits on the Island through a variety of events. The celebration includes the annual lighting of the Edgartown Lighthouse and a festive parade on Main Street. This year’s events will take place from December 6th to December 9th, and you can find more information on the Christmas in Edgartown events here. 


Holidays on Martha's Vineyard


West Tisbury Winter Farmers Market

If you want a taste of Martha’s Vineyard at it’s best in the off-season, visit the West Tisbury Winter Farmers Market. Founded in 1974, the market’s mission is to bring local agricultural products and goods to Vineyard residents and those visiting the Island. Offering a bounty of fruits, veggies and handmade goods, you are sure to enjoy what the market has to offer. The Winter 2018 season is open on Saturdays from 10 AM to 1 PM until December 15th. 

Crosslands Annual Christmas Display

Take in the sights and sounds of the Crosslands Annual Christmas Display in the town of Oak Bluffs. With holiday decorations and lights galore, you don’t want to miss this! The display begins on November 24th and runs until January 5th from 5PM to 12AM. Tune in to 88.5 FM for a Christmas music show to go along with the festive holiday light shows around town. 

Vineyard Artisans Holiday Festival

Need to find a special gift for a special someone? Stop by the Vineyard Artisans Holiday Festival on December 15th and browse handmade gifts from artists and artisans in the area! The Vineyard Artisans, established in 1995, brings together the community and the Arts to showcase arts and crafts made by locals on the Island. The festival begins at 10AM and goes until 4PM.