Weekend Guide: December 8-10

Wondering what to do in Cambridge this weekend?

Celebrate the holiday season in Cambridge with our top seven must-see events of the weekend.


The Christmas Revels | December 8-27

The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without seeing The Christmas Revels!  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 open this Friday night at Sanders Theatre and will play until December 27, which means you’ll have plenty of chances to catch the show if you are unable to see it this weekend.

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: All month long


Holiday on Ice | December 9

The 12th Annual Kendall Square Holiday on Ice is back for another magical year.  This free performance is presented by Frozen Frog Productions, and we promise it will get you in the holiday spirit! Featuring both local and international competitors as well as world-class professional figure skaters. This year’s performance will feature intrepid snowmen as they travel across the globe for a high-energy world dance party!

In case you are inspired by the pros and want to show off your triple axel, there will be free admission to skate all day! This event is the perfect Saturday afternoon treat that everyone will enjoy.

See it: The rink opens at 11a and the show will promptly begin at 2p


Everyone Loves Latkes Party | December 9

Mark your calendars for a deliciously fun event in Harvard Square on December 9th.  Head into Harvard Square this Saturday for one of our favorite holiday traditions, the Everyone Loves Latkes Party.  At this free festival, Latkes lovers will enjoy complimentary latkes from local restaurants complete with deliciously exciting dipping sauces with a selection of jelly donuts for dessert, courtesy of Dunkin Donuts.

See it: 1-2p


12 Dancers Dancing | December 9 &10

You do not want to miss out on the 19th annual performance of 12 Dancers Dancing… Christmas in Cambridge at the Dance Complex this Saturday and Sunday night. The quirky performance features new dance pieces by nineteen Boston-based dance companies, complete with original choreography, a sweeping array of dance styles and inspiring performances that are sure to awe.

If the dazzling dancing wasn’t enough to put you in the holiday spirit, bring a new, unwrapped toy with you to the performance and receive the joy of giving and $1 off of your ticket.

See it: 8p on Saturday and 7p on Sunday


Cultural Survival Bazaar | December 9 & 10

If you’re looking for completely unique gifts this holiday season, we highly suggest attending the Cultural Survival Bazaar at Cambridge Rindge and Latin this weekend.  You’ll find both locally crafted, unique specialty gifts and cultural items that can’t be found anywhere else. In addition to specialty gifts that you'll find at the Cultural Bazaar, you'll also be treated to a variety of cultural performances, live music, and presentations.

If you can’t make it into Harvard Square this weekend for the Cultural Survival Bazaar, be sure to check out our very own gift guide, Unexpected Ways to Shop Local. From stocking stuffers to memberships we’ve found something for everyone on our shopping list.

Shop it: 10a-5p


Dine with Santa at the Royal Sonesta Hotel | December 10

Santa must love being treated like royalty because he seems to frequent the Royal Sonesta Hotel every year!

Bring your family to the Royal Sonesta Hotel for an extra special holiday breakfast or lunch complete with a delicious buffet, sweet treats, cookie crafts, visits with Santa and his helpers and even a reading of the Night Before Christmas by the big guy himself.

To ensure that all children have a special holiday, the hotel is asking that attendees bring an unwrapped gift to benefit Toys for Tots.

See it: Breakfast at 8:30a and lunch at 12:30p


Miracle Bar at Kimpton Marlowe Hotel | Through December 24

Say hello to Holiday Cheer at Kimpton Marlowe Hotel Pop Up Christmas Bar, complete with twinkle lights, garlands, carols and plenty of festive cocktails. Order the Run Run Rudolph, How the Gimlet Stole Christmas or the Christmopolitan (all served in festive glassware) and toast to the most wonderful time of year! 

*please note: Miracle Bar will be closed on Saturday 12/9 at 8:30p for a private event.

See it: daily through December 24


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