Holiday Events Throughout Harvard Square

~ The Harvard Square Holiday Craft Fair and the Christmas Co-op, now in its 23rd year, the fair will be running from December 12th to 14th and December 18th to 23rd at the First Parish Church in Harvard Square. The fair is juried and includes a changing mix of New England craftspeople and worldly importers featuring many wonderful gift items –
clocks, photographs, hand printed cards and calendars, fleece hats and accessories, all kinds of jewelry: funky, hip and classic, pottery, tie dyed clothing for adults and kids, and much, much more. Admission is FREE. Corner of Massachusetts Avenue & Church Street,

~ This holiday season, the American Repertory Theatre is featuring Aurélia’s Oratorio, created and directed by Victoria Thierrée Chaplin and starring Aurélia Thierrée. Aurélia was first seen on the A.R.T. stage as a young girl, performing in the Le Cirque Imaginaire with her parents. Now an actress and acrobat in her own right, Aurélia has charmed audiences around the world with her dazzling display of stage illusion, inspired by the magic of the music hall and circus.

An absolute spellbinder . . .an enchanting dream, and like most vivid reveries, it momentarily colors the way you see the waking world.” — London Daily Telegraph

Behind the red velvet curtain of Aurélia’s Oratorio lies a topsy-turvy world of surreal surprises, tricks, and transformations, where dreams come to life and the impossible happens before your very eyes….

An ideal holiday treat for the whole family, suitable for children 8 to 100! Special child ticket price of $25.00 available (not to be combined with discount)! or by phone at (617) 547-8300. The production runs from Friday, November 28th through Saturday, January 3rd, at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge. 

~ Come celebrate the holidays with the Boston Boy Choir one of the cultural gems of Harvard Square, Cambridge. Located at St. Paul Church, the Boston Boy Choir is made up of 56 boys and supported by the voices of the Men’s Schola.

The Boston Boy Choir, under the direction of Jennifer Lester, will perform its 46th Annual Christmas Concert, a Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten and other works by Biery, Marier, Rutter & Vittoria. The choir will be accompanied by special guests, Charlene Dalrymple, soprano and Mary Jane Rupert, harpist on Sundays, December 14th and 21st, at 3:00pm and on Friday evening, December 19th, at 8:00pm in St. Paul Church, (Harvard Square) Cambridge, MA.

Get your voice warmed up by singing along with many familiar carols. Handbells under the direction of Louis Perazza will add to the festivities.

Reserve your seats now. Ticket prices are $25.00, $20.00 & $15.00. To purchase tickets, call 617-868-8658 or log on to our website at and treat yourself to a delightful evening filled with the beautiful voices of the Boston Boy Choir.

~ Cambridge Artists’ Cooperation hosts an “Ornament Extravaganza: From Classic to Crazy” until December 31, 2008. Holiday Hours: Monday to Saturday 10:00am to 8:00pm, Sun noon to 6:00pm. 59A Church St. Harvard Sq. Cambridge, 617-868-4434