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Weekend Guide: December 23-25

Wed Dec 20, 2017

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


Harvard Square Holiday Fair | December 23

If you’re hunting for last minute gifts, we recommend stopping by the Harvard Square Holiday Fair. You’ll find one-of-a-kind gifts that we can almost guarantee you won’t find anywhere else.

See it: 10a-7p


The Improvised Holiday Spectacular at the ImprovBoston | December 23

There’s no doubt the holiday season can be stressful, which is why you need to attend the Holiday Spectacular at the ImprovBoston. Laugh until your stomach hurts and tears run down your face as you quickly forget all of the shopping you have yet to complete.

See it: 10p


Community Ice Skating at the Kendall Ice Rink | All winter

Before you set out milk and cookies for Santa, we suggest gliding around the Kendall Square Community Ice Rink. The rink has everything from skate rentals, snacks, hot drinks to warm up cold bodies, and even ice skating lessons, making it the perfect place to bring visiting family and friends.

Skate it: All winter


Free Photo with Santa | Now through Christmas Eve

Hurry and head over to the newly renovated CambridgeSide in East Cambridge for your free (yes, free!) photo with Santa before he heads back to the North Pole this Sunday. This is your last chance to get a little face-time with Santa to tell him your Christmas wishes and ensure you don’t end up on the Naughty List.

Every family that visits Santa will receive two free 4 x 6 photos and a free single digital download. On Christmas Eve, Santa will be at the mall from 8a until 5p. Keep an eye out for reindeer and his sleigh in this sky!

See him: Now through December 24


The Christmas Revels: A Venetian Celebration of the Winter Solstice | Through December 27

The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without seeing The Christmas Revels at Harvard’s Sanders Theatre! This year’s celebration will take the audience to the Venetian Celebration of the Winter Solstice. The Christmas Revels is THE perfect holiday treat for the entire family!

The beloved holiday tradition will play until December 27, which means you still a couple of chances left to catch the show before it ends.

Still want to know more about this Cambridge tradition? Click here to read our Insider Post, “Everything You Need to Know about the Christmas Revels.”

See it: Through December 27


Miracle Bar | Through December 31

Don’t miss your opportunity to see the pop-up holiday bar Miracle at the Kimpton’s Hotel Marlowe before it ends. 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.

Visit: Until New Year's Eve