13th Annual Cold Turkey Plunge

Thursday, November 27, 2014


The 13th Annual Cold Turkey Plunge is around the corner!  This annual Atheneum fundraiser features hundreds of spectators and swimmers who brave the cold waters at Children’s Beach on Thanksgiving morning to benefit the Weezie Library for Children. Complimentary hot chocolate, coffee and pastries are generously provided by local businesses.

Individual Plungers and teams are encouraged to have their family, coworkers and friends sponsor their participation in the Turkey Plunge by donating to the event!  All proceeds benefit the Nantucket Atheneum Weezie Library for Children, the island’s public library.

New! This year for the first time there is an ealy bird registration discount! For those who register online in advance the cost is $30. For those last minute Plungers who decide on Thanksgiving morning to swim, the registration fee will be $30 for children (12 and under) and $50 for adults and can be made upon arrival to Children's Beach.

Please arrive at the beach at least 30 minutes early to register and receive your wristband and free Plunge tee-shirt. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Most Money Raised (Adult & Child); Largest Family Participation; Largest Team Participation; Best Costumes (Adult & Child) and Farthest Traveled.

We want to thank The Nantucket Hotel & Resort for providing our prize for the most money raised for adults and the Theatre Workshop for providing our prize for the most money raised for children!

The adult prize is two tickets to the New Year's Eve Gala at the Hotel! http://www.thenantuckethotel.com/new-years-eve/

The children's prize is four VIP tickets to Cinderella at Theatre Workshop!


The Cold Turkey Plunge takes place rain or shine. All funds raised for this event are nonrefundable.