Weekend Guide: December 1-4

Spend the weekend in Cambridge with our top five events.


Gingerbread House Party | December 1

The holiday festivities are officially in full swing here in Cambridge.  This Thursday evening, head over to Kendall Square’s newest restaurant and meeting house the Glass House for a Gingerbread House decorating party. Just bring yourself and a couple of friends and the folks over at the Glass House will provide the rest.  Be sure a try some of their apps and specialty cocktails while you’re there for the full holiday effect.

Decorate it: 5:30-7p


Telescope Training Night | December 2

If you’re searching for the perfect telescope to purchase for the holidays, or need a little help learning to use your own, this event at the Museum of Science is just the event you need to attend.  This Friday evening, the experts from the Astronomy After Hours team will teach you all the beginner tips and tricks of the trade for everything having to do with your telescope.

If there’s a clear night, the event will move from inside of the museum to the roof near the garage for the ultimate stargazing experience.

This event is free, but registration is required.

See it: 8p


Discover Mount Auburn | December 3

Take advantage of the weekend and tour the National Historic Landmark, Mount Auburn Cemetery this Saturday afternoon. Mount Auburn is one of the country’s most beautifully designed landscapes, a detail you’ll quickly notice upon arrival.

On this 1.5 miles walking tour,  you’ll learn about the lives of those buried there,  see beautiful monuments and architecture, and hear stories about the landmark’s history.

See it: 1p


Creative Culinary Holiday Cookie Classes | December 4

One of our favorite parts of the holiday season are the desserts! After all, calories don’t count during the holidays. This holiday season inspire your little one’s creativity to grow at the Royal Sonesta Hotel’s Creative Culinary Holiday Cookie Class on Saturday, December 4th at 10a.

The fun isn’t just for the kids.  Adults are invited to stay and bake while enjoying specialty cocktails.

Don’t worry if you can’t attend this weekend, they’ll host another cookie class on December 11th.

Bake: 10a-noon


Cambridge Winter Classic 5K | December 4

If you’re looking for a fun way to exercise during the holiday season, we suggest running or walking in Cambridge Winter Classic 5K this weekend. The festive run starts in Central Square and ends with a post-race party sponsored by Jack’s Abby.

You won’t find a more festive 5K in Cambridge than this one. There’s still time to register. 

Register here!

Run it: 9:30a

Mark Your Calendars…

The Christmas Revels | December 9-27

A true Cambridge holiday tradition returns to the Sanders Theatre next week and we couldn’t be more excited.  Every year, the Christmas Revels travel back in time to a different place and this year they’re following the Acadians.  The Acadians are French immigrants who settled on the Canadian border before they were expelled by the British.  They eventually found a new home in the Louisiana Bayou.

You’ll be treated to both new joyous songs and familiar favorites that are sure to make you want to tap your toes and sing along! 

Purchase your tickets here.

See it: December 9-27, please check their website for a full performance schedule


AP Photo: Andrew Harnik

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