President Biden, First Lady to arrive on Nantucket Tuesday night for Thanksgiving holiday

NANTUCKET, Mass. — President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden are expected to arrive Tuesday evening on Nantucket, where they will celebrate Thanksgiving with their family, the White House said.

The Bidens will leave Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Air Force One at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, and they are expected to touch down at Nantucket Airport at 7:30 p.m., according to the White House.

The visit will continue a tradition that began in the mid-1970s when Biden was a senator from Delaware, Nantucket’s Inquirer and Mirror reported. Biden spent several holidays on Nantucket as vice president, and his first as president last year.

Last year the president and his family spent about a week at the Abram’s Point home of Carlyle Group co-founder and philanthropist David Rubenstein, the newspaper reported. They are expected to stay there again this year, although it has not been confirmed.

On Monday, the president upheld a national tradition and pardoned two Thanksgiving turkeys, Chocolate and Chip.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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