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Cambridge Winter Event Guide: 2018 & 2019

Your comprehensive guide to the must-see events of the winter

EVERYONE LOVES LATKES PARTY | DECEMBER 1

Stop on by the Massachusetts Avenue Plaza in fron of the Smith Campus Center on Saturday, December 1st for the annual “Everyone Loves Latkes” Party. These hot, wholesome treats will be given out between 1-2p. 

THE CHRISTMAS REVELS | DECEMBER 14-29

Fusing together music, dance, and storytelling, Revels is a fascinating tradition that encompasses the human desire to celebrate. Using stories and song to bring together various people and culture,  The Christmas Revels include a perfect blend of dance, carols, professionals, and drama.

SPARKLEFEST | NOVEMBER 23-DECEMBER 31

Beginning on Black Friday and ending on New Year’s Eve, Sparklefest is a truly unique festival that brings out the holiday spirit in everyone. You’ll find illuminating holiday lights encasing the trees and street lamps. Come on down to celebrate, grab a bite and get started on your holiday shopping.

CULTURAL SURVIVAL BAZAAR | DECEMBER 15-16

Need to do some last-minute holiday shopping? The Cultural Survival Bazaars in Harvard Square provides it all- including live music, cultural performances, and presentations, as well as an opportunity to purchase an array of products from Indigenous artists. Look at crafts, artwork, clothing, jewelry and more from various countries.

BREAKFAST AND LUNCH WITH SANTA | DECEMBER 15-16

Before Santa officially visits your homes on Christmas Eve, he’s stopping by the Royal Sonesta Hotel in East Cambridge to have breakfast and lunch, and you’re invited! Enjoy a holiday buffet, featuring all of your favorite traditional items and sweet treats. Each little one will have the opportunity to meet the big man in red, as well as his helpers!

THE DONKEY SHOW’S NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION | DECEMBER 31

Enter the 70s with The Donkey Show’s spin on the classic Shakespeare play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Experience retro glittered disco, roller skates and a circus of mirror balls – truly a one of a kind performance.

CAMBRIDGE WINTER FARMERS MARKET - EVERY SATURDAY STARTING JAN 5

Who doesn’t enjoy fresh produce? Every Saturday, make a stop outside of Central Square and enjoy fresh produce, meat & fish, dairy, drinks, bread & baked good, specialty foods and body care. Bring your little ones and enjoy face painting and plenty of arts & crafts.

CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL | JANUARY 25-27

Calling all chocolate lovers! Indulge in three days of decadent chocolate including chocolate apps, entrees, desserts, and cocktails.  Your sweet tooth will thank you.

SOME LIKE IT HOT CHILI COOK-OFF | FEBRUARY 2

Sample chili recipes from Harvard Square restaurants! After you’ve sampled them all at Brattle Plaza in Harvard Square, vote for your favorite.

FEB FEST AT THE MIT MUSEUM | FEBRUARY 18-23

For all the students looking for something fun to do on school vacation, the MIT Museum will be celebrating National Engineers Week. Here you can work on engineering-specific activities as well as take part in various workshops.

LONGFELLOW BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION | FEBRUARY 23

Celebrate the birthday of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow at the Mount Auburn Cemetery’s Story Chapel. Bite into the birthday cake, enjoy some refreshments and listen to a short program.


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