President Joe Biden‘s son could be seen drinking a hot beverage, chit-chatting with some locals and pushing his one-year-old son, Beau, in a stroller.
Hunter appeared to be waiting for his father, President Joe Biden, to show up for a family photo op before heading on to evening mass at a nearby church.
The Biden family are visiting the island as part of a brief Thanksgiving break.
Hunter and his father, together with his grandchildren visited local shops on Main Street on Nantucket.
The president’s son, Hunter Biden, was seen out in Nantucket, Massachusetts drinking a coffee before engaging with some locals for a chat
Hunter Biden was seen pushing the stroller of his one-year-old son, Beau, on Saturday afternoon in Nantucket
Biden could be seen waiting outside a craft store which was also selling Biden related memorabilia in the shop window
Hunter Biden looked focused as he sipped on a warm winter beverage as he braved chilly temperatures on the island
The group went to Murray’s Toggery Shop, a clothing store, and then visited TownPool, another apparel shop.
The group then strolled to St. Mary, Our Lady of the Isle Catholic Church for a 5 o’clock mass.
Spending Thanksgiving on Nantucket is a Biden family tradition which started in 1975 when then-Senator Biden, his soon-to-be wife, Jill, and his young sons, Beau and Hunter, spent the holiday there.
The family have continued to return to the island almost every year since including when Biden was vice president under President Barack Obama.
Hunter Biden stopped to speak with some locals as he walked up the street and headed towards mass with his family
Hunter appeared to turn on the charm as he chatted with locals were nearby
Hunter appeared to be focused as he pushed his foldable, beige, Yo-yo stroller which new parents celebrate because of the ease with which the pushchair folds away making travel a breeze
Hunter took some time out to think while a member of his security detail appeared to stand close by
US President Joe Biden walks down the street to St. Mary, Our Lady of the Isle Catholic Church, with family members in Nantucket, Massachusetts on Saturday
US President Joe Biden walks down the street to St. Mary, Our Lady of the Isle Catholic Church, with grand daughters Natalie (2L) and Finnegan (2R) in Nantucket
President Joe Biden is greeted as he arrives at St. Mary, Our Lady of the Isle Catholic Church in Nantucket
President Joe Biden is greeted as he arrives at St. Mary, Our Lady of the Isle Catholic Church in Nantucket for mass
President Joe Biden walks his granddaughter Finnegan Biden to attend Mass at St. Mary, Our Lady of the Isle Catholic Church
President Joe Biden walks down the street to St. Mary, Our Lady of the Isle Catholic Church, in Nantucket, Massachusetts
US President Joe Biden departs the St. Mary, Our Lady of the Isle Catholic Church following a mass service
US President Joe Biden walks down the street to St. Mary, Our Lady of the Isle Catholic Church, with Hunter Biden granddaughter Natalie and Peter Neal in Nantucket, Massachusetts
US President Joe Biden departs the St. Mary, Our Lady of the Isle Catholic Church after an evening mass service
President Joe Biden walks from St. Mary, Our Lady of the Isle Catholic Church in Nantucket after attending evening services
President Joe Biden walks with family and security personnel to St. Mary, Our Lady of the Isle Catholic Church in Nantucket
Biden doesn’t own a home there but instead prefers to rent out various properties.
This year, he is staying at a 13-acre estate owned by private-equity billionaire David Rubenstein.
The Bidens, who have been on the island since Tuesday have been seen out and about several times.
On Thanksgiving, the president and First Lady Jill Biden paid a visit to a Coast Guard base at Brant Point.
The president held a virtual meet-up with members of all six military branches, stationed in the US and around the world.
On Friday, the family ate at the Nantucket Tap Room before walking to Main Street to shop.
According to the White House, the president will be returning to Washington D.C. later on Sunday.
Joe Biden is seen shopping in Nantucket on Saturday without a mask
At one stage, President Biden was caught disobeying an indoor mask mandate just hours after being ‘fully briefed’ on the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus and banning travel from eight African countries.
The president was spotted inside Murray’s Toggery Shop with his mask around his neck and not covering his mouth. A large ‘Face Covering Required’ sign could be seen on the front door of the shop.
The island brought back its indoor mask mandates earlier this month at a town meeting on November 18. They made the decision to return to indoor masking because scientists found a prevalence of the virus in island sewage.
Nantucket has a fairly low number of cases and one of the highest vaccination rates in the country, but the sewage showing a prevalence of the virus immediately triggered the return of indoor mask mandates for at least two weeks.
Biden, who is vaccinated, has repeatedly told Americans to wear masks indoors.
Earlier on Saturday afternoon, Jill Biden went on a shopping spree throughout downtown Nantucket, walking the cobblestone sidewalks with a five-car motorcade and a gaggle of grandkids in her wake.
The first lady popped into shops along Main Street, browsing in Pageo Jewelers and Nalu of Nantucket before picking up some items at Polo Ralph Lauren.
Biden can be seen in Murray’s Toggery Shop with his mask around his neck
Jill Biden went on an afternoon-long shopping spree throughout downtown Nantucket on Saturday
Biden and her grandchildren spent time in the various posh stores on Natucket
The First Lady is spending the long holiday weekend on the island with her husband, President Joe Biden
The First Lady spent an afternoon out shopping and lunching with an assortment of grandchildren in the picturesque town
Wearing a long black coat and a purple scarf, Biden wished people a ‘Happy Thanksgiving’ and posed for selfies between stops
Grandkids Maisy, Hunter Jr., Natalie and Naomi were spotted with her at various stops. They spent time in the posh Italian shoe store Clorinda Antinori trying on options.
Crowds gathered to see the spectacle, waving and taking pictures with their cellphones.
Biden was easily seen, given the nearly dozen Secret Service agents surrounding her and the motorcade moving along the street next to her as she walked the sidewalks.
Wearing a long black coat and a purple scarf, Biden wished people a ‘Happy Thanksgiving’ and posed for selfies between stops.
She stopped in nearly a dozen stores throughout the day, capping off her shopping at Flowers, the local florist.
Dr. Biden leaving a shop with granddaughter Natalie. Her other grandchildren, Maisy, Hunter Jr. and Naomi were also seen
Dr. Biden and Natalie were escorted by a large Secret Service presence
Dr Biden’s husband, President Joe Biden, did not join the shopping trip, going to mass with son Hunter and grandchildren later in the day
Dr Biden spent the day partially masked up. Both she and the president have been vaccinated
The sunny but cold day on Nantucket was part of the opening of the holiday shopping season
Biden, much like her husband, appreciates a good pair of aviator sunglasses
The Biden clan stopped for a late lunch at Slip 14, on the town’s Old Wharf, for a food break. It serves seafood such as calamari and local cod.
Then it was back at it.
The first lady waved away her waiting motorcade at the restaurant to walk across the town square to shop some more, stopping in Faherty Clothing. The family-owned shop sells clothes made out of sustainable clothing. Biden also stopped in a local flower shop.
She didn’t respond to a question from DailyMail.com on whether Americans can have a safe holiday season given the new Omicron variant of COVID, which the World Health Organization called highly transmissible and a ‘variant of concern.’
The White House has been pushing Small Business Saturday, pressing people to patron smaller outfits instead of large retailers.
It was day two in a row of shopping for the first lady, who joined President Joe Biden and her grandkids for a post-Thanksgiving lunch on Friday and then a stop in the local bookstore.
From there, she and a few grandkids split off from the president to do their own shopping while he wandered around town.
It was a full shopping weekend for the first family.
Biden spent more than an hour wandering around the cobblestone sidewalks of downtown Nantucket, popping into stores and stopping to talk with the locals.
‘He was really nice. We had a conversation,’ said one of the staff of Craftmasters of Nantucket, where Biden bought a leather passport holder to give as a Christmas gift. The store sells leather goods.
‘He’s a very fine gentleman,’ the staff member added.
President Biden got some of his Christmas shopping out of the way on Friday; at Nantucket Bookworks he and the first lady bought Christmas ornaments and books for Baby Beau
At the Sunken Ship, Biden bought Pokeman cards for his grandkids
Biden spent over an hour walking the streets of Nantucket on Friday, where he shopped and stopped to chat with locals
At the Sunken Ship, Biden bought Pokemon cards for his grandkids, paying with $100 bill for the $19.99 pack, according to employees inside.
The Biden grandchildren – Naomi, Finnegan, and Maisy (the children of Hunter Biden) along with Natalie and Hunter Jr. (the children of the late Beau Biden) – joined the shopping on Friday. Some stayed with the president and a few others split off to hit separate shops with first lady Jill Biden.
At Nantucket Bookworks, where the Biden family has shopped for over 35 years, the first couple purchased some hard cover children’s books for Baby Beau, the son of Hunter Biden who is named after President Biden’s late son Beau. Baby Beau is almost two years old.
And Jill Biden bought several of the Christmas oranaments for sale, a tradition for the first lady.
‘Dr. Biden enjoys the ornaments,’ one of the book store staff told DailyMail.com.
The ornament options in the store include minature shops, different colored globes, and Christmas-themed ones, such as Santas and reindeers. The store also has an extensive children’s area, filled with books and toys.
Dr. Biden, a community college professor, also purchased several books.
President Biden made his stops ahead of Small Business Saturday, a time people are urged to shop at smaller stores.
‘Small businesses are the backbone of communities across the country — and it’s crucial we support them during the holiday season and all year round. Shop small,’ the president wrote on Twitter, including pictures of his shopping spree.
It’s rare for a president to be able to walk around outside, particularly for as long as Biden did.
And he was impossible to miss – a moving mass of people and vehicles surrounding him as he walked. It was uncontrolled chaos as Biden chose his path and everyone raced to catch up as locals gathered en mass to see what was going on. There was pushing, there was shoving yet there was also holiday cheer.
Despite the pandemonium, the townspeople seemed thrilled to catch a glimpse of the president.
And Biden looked just as happy to be out, stopping to talk to people even as a yellow police line and a row a Secret Service agents separated him from the crowd.
‘You look younger in real life,’ a man said to him.
One little girl in a pink coat, sitting on an adult’s shoulders, was so excited she waved her stuffed toy dog and barked at the president.
Others cried out: ‘We love you Joe,’ ‘Hey, Mr. President,’ and, of course, ‘Happy Thanksgiving.’ Nearly everyone had a phone out, taking photos and video of the moment for posterity.
President Joe Biden, with two of his grandchildren, walked the streets of Nantucket on Friday to do some shopping
Biden waves to the crowds during his jaunt around Nantucket
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden stand with members of their family during the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony
For his shopping spree, the president broke free from the bubble of the presidential motorcade after a post-Thanksgiving lunch with his family.
As agents led him toward the presidential limo known as the Beast, Biden ducked to the side and up the street, walking toward some of the shops. The agents moved quickly to clear the mass of locals who gathered to see the motorcade leave as staff and media raced to catch up.
The on-and-off again rain showers didn’t deter the president – umbrella in hand, some Biden grandchildren at his side, the president walked the cobblestone sidewalks, baseball cap on head, face mask in place. At times, Maisy Biden held onto his arm as they walked.
President Biden talks to the crowd gathered to see him
Biden appeared to make some purchases in some of the shops
Crowds of people gathered to catch a glimpse of the president
The Bidens attended the ceremony for the lighting of the Nantucket Christmas Tree
He waved to shopkeepers who came to their doors, cell phones in hand, to see what the fuss was about. He visited an array of stores – Sunken Ship, Island Cashmere, Centre Point and Freedman’s of Nantucket.
He made a circular route around the downtown shopping area, ending his loop where the town Christmas Tree stood dark, waiting to be lit.
The Biden clan gathered in mass for the tree lighting: baby Beau was passed around from family member to family member: Maisy brought him closer to see the tree after it was lit, dad Hunter held him on his shoulders and mom Melissa held him for photos.
Biden didn’t light the tree but stood to the side next to wife Jill and the rest of his family, watching the ceremony take place.
The Biden grandkids took selfies, and danced and sang to the Christmas carols, sung by local high school students.
President Biden also talked to the press about his decision to place a travel ban on some African countries after a new variant of COVID was detected
President Biden spent more than an hour walking the streets and visiting shops
President Biden shakes hands with the town crier, next to him Maisy Biden holds Baby Beau