From a Nantucket holiday stroll to a pillowy tablet stand

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Wander by grey-shingled buildings, carolers in Victorian garb, and Santa Claus as he parades down cobblestoned Main Street during Nantucket’s Christmas Stroll, Dec. 6-8. On this festive weekend, enjoy hot cider and cornbread at the Christmas marketplace, stop at boutiques and restaurants that open their doors to holiday shoppers, and visit the Whaling Museum for the 20th annual Festival of Trees, when local residents, merchants, and artists decorate and illuminate 80 evergreen trees. Then welcome Santa Claus when he arrives by Coast Guard vessel, Dec. 7 at 12:30 p.m. 508-228-1700,

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