Hi everyone! I recently went on a weekend getaway to Marthas Vineyard and had the perfect holiday weekend. A group of us went to celebrate Christmas in Edgartown and enjoyed all of the festivities all weekend long. In today’s post I’m recapping my trip and sharing some recommendations for your next visit to The Vineyard! I would definitely recommend planning a trip to celebrate Christmas in Edgartown for next year- we had the best time and it really put me in the holiday spirit. I’m so excited to plan a trip back this summer as well!
We had a long day of travel from Buffalo, NY because of a few delays but we were so relaxed once we made it to the ferry. It was such a peaceful ride from Woods Hole and so exciting once we arrived on The Vineyard. Our first stop was the Aquinnah Lighthouse which was so beautiful. Everyone on the trip met here and it was so great to meet everyone including Marissa from @onecraftdiygirl, Annah from @annah_todd, and Kristy from @kristynewengland.
My luggage made it to The Vineyard a little later than I did- but it was the perfect excuse to stop at Vineyard Vines to pick up a cute outfit for our evening activities. After doing some shopping we checked into our beautiful room at the Harbor View Hotel. The hotel has the best view of the Edgartown Harbor Lighthouse which was going to be lit for Christmas this evening!
We changed quickly and all met downstairs to toast the lighthouse being lit for the season! We then headed to a cocktail party at The Carnegie which was beautiful. There were so many delicious drinks, appetizers, and we even got to meet Patrick Ahearn. After mingling and enjoying a few cocktails, the Minnesingers were performing their annual Christmas concert which was a delight to attend. They were incredible and it was so nice to be at a live performance! We wrapped up the night with dinner in town and headed back to the Harbor View to rest up for another busy day!
For breakfast the group went to Espresso Love which was delicious and the perfect start to our day! After breakfast we shopped around town before the Christmas Parade started. The parade was so cute and full of so many floats from local businesses. It was such a festive event! We sipped on hot coco from Murdicks Fudge which was beyond delicious- I brought home some fudge so I can try to recreate their recipe at home!
After the parade we went to Donaroma’s which I was thrilled to visit. This nursery is responsible for a lot of the beautiful Christmas decorations on the island! We were able to make our own wreaths and loved having the help from the team at Donaroma’s. My wreath made it home on my flight to Buffalo and I loved having it as holiday decor. If you’re on MV make sure you plan a stop to Donaroma’s! With our beautiful wreaths filling the trunk we headed to a quick lunch. After lunch we took some photos around the island and got ready for dinner at the hotel. The restaurant at the hotel was absolutely delicious and I would highly recommend. Everything from the appetizers to dessert was divine and I can’t wait to dine at Bettini again soon.
On our last day we woke up early to watch the sunrise and then went to one of my favorite spots- Morning Glory Farm! The farm is family owned and grows a variety of things for people on the island to enjoy. We toured the farm and had a change to visit their market full of fresh produce, baked goods, and much more. I was so sad to leave the Vineyard, but happy that I had some delicious baked goods to enjoy on our way home!
A special thank you to the Marthas Vineyard Chamber of Commerce, ShoredUp Digital, and Shorelines Illustrated for putting together such a lovely trip. I hope you all get a chance to visit Marthas Vineyard soon!