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    Sparklefest in Harvard Square

    Sparklefest Kick-off - Annual Holiday Tree Lighting at the
    Date: Saturday, November, 28th

    Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


    Join us for our annual Community Holiday Tree Lighting at the CharlesHotel featuring music, food, and Santa Claus. For a complete schedule and more info about the Toy Drive at the event, please visit and


    Sparklefest Welcome Kiosk & Skating Rink Opening! ( Due to warm weather Skating Rink Opening Rescheduled for December 13th)

    Sunday, December 13th

    Rink Open: 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.


    Welcome Kiosk: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Welcome Kiosk to go on AS PLANNED)

    Location - The Charles Hotel and Brattle Square



    Join us for the Skating Rink Opening at the Charles Hotel and Welcoming Kiosk on Brattle Square

    . We will have holiday treats, visits from Santa and holiday musical performances! Complimentary skate rentals and Rink DJ at the Charles Hotel from 12:00 until 8:00 p.m. Come inside between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. and warm-up in the Indoor Children's Holiday Activity Room at the Charles Hotel.  For more info and


    Join us at the Welcome Kiosk for Holiday Music and free samples of Holiday Goodies! Buy a ticket for the "Great Things Come in Harvard Square Packages" Raffle! Enjoy Harvard Square Holiday Events in our local businesses until store closings - our shops, restaurants, and cultural venues offer in-store entertainment, treats, and discounts!      


    The Everyone Loves Latkes Party!   
    Sunday, December 13th

    Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


    The third Annual Everyone Loves Latkes Party featuring the most delicious, most creative, and best-looking latkes and condiments around! Join us for this free Latke Party with gracious Latke Donations from the fabulous Restaurants of Harvard Square. Holiday music and storytelling too!


    The Harvard Square

    Holiday Shop-Over Weekend!
    Friday and Saturday Evenings, December 18th and 19th

    Sunday, December 20th


    Everyone sleeps over Friday and/or Saturday Night with Special Hotel Packages, Late Night Shopping and Dining!  Sunday features Breakfast with Santa at the Inn at Harvard and then Santa strolls through Harvard Square

    visiting local shops and restaurants and greeting all children shoppers and passersby!