Leisure

On a Holiday Lark

"It's the most wonderful time of the year to go on a lark!" Ok, so we added the last part, but we really do believe that the holiday season is the perfect time for a festive getaway. Transformed into winter wonderlands, there's a lot to celebrate in various Lark locales:

Nantucket — December 2-4

A townwide tradition since 1973, the Christmas Stroll is three days of special events, promotions, and naturally, mulled wine and cookies. The shops of downtown Nantucket keep later hours while everyone gathers to knock out their holiday shopping. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by Coast Guard cutter midday on Saturday, and the holiday choir will perform from the middle of Main Street, which is closed to vehicle traffic during the festivities. Book your room at 21 Broad or 76 Main today!

Edgartown — December 8-11

Celebrating its 35th year, Christmas in Edgartown is a three day festival that raises money for island-wide charities and non-profits. Cookies, cocktails, and carolers abound all local retailers and museums throw open their doors to the public. The highlight, at least in our book, is the lighting of the Edgartown Lighthouse on December 9 from 5:00-7:00pm. This weekend is so special that we opened The Sydney back up, in addition to her brother Lark, The Christopher.

Kennebunkport — December 1-11

Christmas Prelude, Kennebunkport's annual holiday festival, will be brimming with cheer in its 35th year. During the first two weekends in December, residents and visitors will mingle at tree lightings, caroling, open houses, craft fairs, public luncheons and suppers, and everyone's favorite — Santa's arrival via lobster boat. Our Kennebunkport hotel, Captain Fairfield Inn, is located just a short walk to many annual Prelude events.

Finally, we're excited to share that several of our hotels will be open for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! From Stowe to Napa and points in between, our boutique hotels make a cozy spot for creating your own holiday magic.