Weekend Guide: December 14-17

Shopping, a Chanukah celebration, and a "Miracle" in Cambridge this weekend!

Spend the weekend in Cambridge with our top six must-see events.


Director’s Tour with Vera Ingrid Grant | December 14

This Thursday evening, attend a tour at the Cooper Gallery in Harvard Square led by the director herself- Vera Ingrid Grant. Grant will expertly lead you around the gallery’s newest exhibition, Wole Soyinka: Antiquities Across Times and Place. 

We promise, one tour through the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery and you’ll sound so interesting at all of the holiday parties you’ll undoubtedly attend in the upcoming weeks.

Fun fact:  Did you know that admission to the Cooper Gallery is free EVERY DAY?!

See it: 6p


Kids Only! Holiday Sale | December 16, 18, & 19

No adults allowed!  Bring your little ones to Maud Morgan Arts Center for all their shopping (and even gift wrapping!) this holiday season.  The Kids Only! Holiday sale allows for little ones to shop for family and friends in a safe and supportive environment.

Shop: Saturday from 10a-1:30p, Monday & Tuesday from 3-6:30p


It’s A Wonderful Life | December 15-17

Start a new holiday tradition this year at the Brattle Theatre. See the classic holiday movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” like you’ve never seen before: on the big screen at Harvard Square’s most charming and historic cinema.

All weekend long, the Brattle Theatre will be showing the story of George Bailey, the “richest man” in Bedford Falls.  You’ll quickly see why it truly is a wonderful life (in Cambridge).

See it: All weekend, various showtimes


Gather Here Handmade Holiday Market | December 17

Shop local and handmade this season at Gather Here’s Handmade Holiday Market in Inman Square!  From 11a-5p on Sunday, you’ll be able to find one-of-a-kind goodies at Gather Here, the Lilypad, PCA Architecture and Albertine Press and the unique opportunity to meet the makers who spent all year-long crafting.  

Shop it: 11a-5p


Frozen Chanukah | December 17

Celebrate Chanukah with the Cambridge Jewish Center of the Arts this Sunday afternoon with a very special, frozen treat. Take your entire family to the Kendall Square Community Ice Rink for ice skating, potato latkes, donuts, arts, and crafts project and even a visit from our Frozen friend, Olaf.

Skate it: 11a-1p


Miracle Bar at the Kimpton Marlowe Hotel | Through December 31

Witness a Christmas Miracle for yourself this holiday season at the Miracle Bar Pop-Up at the Kimpton Marlowe Hotel lobby bar.  The already stunning lobby bar will be decked with twinkle lights hung with care and bartenders donning ugly Christmas sweaters, while Christmas music floats through the room. Order holiday spirits like the Snowball Old Fashioned or the Run Run Rudolph.

See it: Opens every day at 5p through New Year's Eve



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