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    Friday, December 16 – Sunday, December 18, 2011



    Its the most wonderful time of the year and there is no place better to spend it than Harvard Square!  Boasting unique stores, over 100 restaurants, historic sites, traditional and offbeat events and the sparkling holiday tree in Winthrop Park, Harvard Square offers an unparalleled festive environment.  With so much to see and do, come for the weekend!

    During this weekend, Harvard Square will be in the midst of Sparklefest, a month long celebration of the holiday season!  Just a few of the family friendly festivities are listed below:
     
    Friday, December 16
     
    11:30 am – 7:00 pm Harvard Square Holiday Craft Fair at the First Parish Unitarian Church
     
    7:30 pm The Christmas Revels: In Celebration of the Winter Solstice
    www.revels.org
     
    7:30pm Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker
     
    8:00 pm – Blue Heron Presents ‘Christmas in Medieval England’
    www.blueheronchoir.org
     
     
    Saturday, December 17
      
    10:00 am – 7:00 pm Harvard Square Holiday Craft Fair at the First Parish Unitarian Church
     
    10:30 am – American Repertory Theatre Presents Hans Christian Andersen’s The Show Queen
     
    1:00 am – 3:00 pm The Harvard Square Business Association Presents “Everyone Loves Latkes”
    www.harvardsquare.com
     
    2:00pm & 6:00 pm Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker
     
    3:00 pm – 7:30 pm The Christmas Revels: In Celebration of the Winter Solstice
    www.revels.org
     
    8:00 pm – Blue Heron Presents ‘Christmas in Medieval England’
    www.blueheronchoir.org
     
    Sunday, December 18
     
    6:30 am – 11:00 am Breakfast with Santa at The Inn at Harvard
     
    10:00 am – 1:00 pm Cambridge 5k – Yulefest and Post Race Party on Holyoke Street
    www.cambridge5k.com
     
    10:00 am – 6:00 pm Ice Skating at The Rink at The Charles Hotel
    www.charleshotel.com
     
    10:30 am – American Repertory Theatre Presents Hans Christian Andersen’s The Show Queen
    www.americanrepertorytheatre.org
     
    12:00 pm – 6:00 pm Harvard Square Holiday Craft Fair at the First Parish Unitarian Church
     
    1:00 pm & 5:30 pm The Christmas Revels: In Celebration of the Winter Solstice
    www.revels.org
     
    1:30 pm & 5:30 pm Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker
     
     
    Please visit harvardsquare.com for a full listing of Sparklefest Events.


     
    The Charles Hotel
    Friday, December 16th and Saturday, December 17th only, The Charles Hotel will be offering a deluxe room for a rate of $239 + tax. In addition, this promotion includes a $25 Corbu gift card. Please use rate code SHOP11 when making your reservation.
     
    The Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett Street, www.charleshotel.com, (617) 864-1200
     
    Irving House at Harvard
    Irving House has great low rates ($90-140), which will include a goodie bag with great coupons and useful items AND will donate 5% of the revenues from the nights of 12/16,1 7,18 to the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter.
     
    Irving House at Harvard, 24 Irving Street, www.irvinghouse.com, (617) 547-4600