December in Cambridge

While I may not be able to predict the weather around here, I can tell you that no matter the temperature, Cambridge will be filled with the holiday spirit this December.  Harvard Square and Central Square have been festooned and the twinkle of Sparklefest greets you at every corner.  There is something for everyone this time of the year.

On December 17th, enjoy “Everyone Loves Latkes” and on December 18th have Breakfast with Santa. For those looking to burn off breakfast, the Cambridge 5K-Yulefest is also on December 18th. The skating rink at the Charles Hotel will be opening on December 11th, and if you still need to pick up more gifts (or get something for yourself, we don’t judge) check out the Harvard Square Holiday Craft Fair at the First Parish Unitarian Church.  
Now that winter has finally chosen to show up, you may prefer to take in a show. There are several theatrical holiday events occurring. While the Boston Ballet performs perhaps the most famous version of the Nutcracker, the Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre provides a much more intimate setting in which to enjoy this classic holiday story. Also the Christmas Revels at the Sanders Theater is a lively and timeless tradition that people have returned to see year after year.

For details about these and other holiday activities in the area visit .  

And, of course, as the year winds down, don’t forgot the party Boston throws on New Year’s Eve. For 35 years First Night Boston has been offering a family friendly, entertainment laden celebration of the New Year. We are hoping it will be cold enough for keep the world famous ice sculptures from melting too quickly. Then again, we don’t want it too cold as we welcome in 2012 with the traditional fireworks display over Boston Harbor.

Visit for additional information about First Night Boston activities.

No matter how you celebrate the Holiday Season and welcome in the New Year, we at Harding House wish you good health and happiness in 2012!