Shop Over Weekend in Harvard Square

In addition to the shop over weekend the Charles Hotel will be officially opening the Ice Skating Rink in Charles Square, a vibrant holiday market featuring local companies will be set up outside the Charles Hotel and Santa will be strolling around Harvard Square bringing joy to shoppers, skaters and children of all ages!

Event: Shop Over Weekend
Date: Friday, December 17 – Sunday, December 19, 2010
Location: Harvard Square

Shop Over Hotel Package

The Inn at Harvard is graciously offering a rate of $149 to Shop Over Weekend guests. Please call their reservation office at 800-458-5886 or visit them at and enter the promotional code of SHOP to take advantage of this terrific offer.

The Inn at Harvard is located next door to the world famous Harvard Yard and is just minutes away from over one hundred restaurants, dozens of shops and internationally acclaimed cultural destinations.

The Inn at Harvard, 1201 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Breakfast and Stroll with Santa

Please join us on Sunday, December 19th from 6:30am to 11am at the Inn at Harvard for a sumptuous breakfast. Santa will be joining the festivities at 10:30. Immediately following breakfast, join Santa as he strolls through the Square greeting children of all ages and stops at several local shops.

The Breakfast with Santa Menu will include: Cinnamon swirl French toast, buttermilk waffles and pancakes, fluffy scrambled eggs, crispy smoked bacon and Vermont maple sausage, homemade breakfast potatoes, individual cereals, muffins, danish, pastries, breads, buttery croissants and holiday cookies, fresh seasonal sliced fruit and berries, assorted juices, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate; a made to order omelet station with ingredients including sauteed mushrooms, fresh herbs, cheese, julienne of ham, red and green peppers, diced tomatoes and a bagel station with a variety of cream cheese spreads.
$19.95 per adult – $8.95 per child. A 20% gratuity will be automatically added to the bill for your convenience. For reservations, please call 617-520-3782

The stroll is free and all are welcome, just bring your coat and holiday cheer! Santa will be departing from the Atrium at The Inn at Harvard at 11:30am.

Join us on Sunday, December 19th for the opening of The Rink at The Charles Hotel

This annual community event is open to the public and includes: complimentary skating; a kids’ activity room; visit from Globe Santa; performances by The Harvard Figure Skating Club and Olympic Ice Dancer Loren Rabinowitz; and more! Enjoy chowder samples from Legal Seafoods and beverages from The Charles.

The kids’ activity room and performances will take place between 12:00pm-3:00pm. Guests can enjoy complimentary skating and rentals all day from 12:00pm-8:00pm.

This year’s event will help to benefit Globe Santa. The Globe Santa Fund collects donations from advertisers and the community to purchase toys for underprivilegaded children in Boston.

Free and open to the public

Harvard Square Holiday Market (Next to the Skating Rink at the Charles Hotel)
Sunday, December 19 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM