Winter Reasons to Visit Cambridge

Winter in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA

Winter Reasons to Visit Cambridge

Enjoy a winter getaway!  Cambridge and Boston offers many traditional events to keep the New England winter vibrant.

Winter Ice Skating
There’s nothing quite like bundling up, strapping on some skates, and gliding around an ice rink during the winter. In close proximity to Harding House there are multiple opportunities to do just that.

Harvard Skate is located in Harvard Yard and is a winter rink just 10 minutes walking from Harvard.

Community Ice Skating @Kendall opens after Thanksgiving. Skate rentals, snack bar, lessons and more!

Voted Best Outdoor Skating Rink in the US by USA Today, the Frog Pond is located in the Boston Common and is easily accessible by the Red Line. The park is beautiful during the winter months with holiday lights and the usual snowfall. Here’s the season’s schedule:

  • Shopping

The Cultural Survival Bazaar is a great place to buy unique gifts made by indigenous artists and co-ops. The Bazaar takes place in Cambridge on December 9-10 and in Boston on December 15-17.

The Cambridge Winter Farmers Market is an indoor farmers market that occurs each Saturday January 6th – April 7th. The market hosts more than just farm vendors and is a great place to grab lunch or fresh fruit for a snack.

Harvard Square Holiday Fair, a longstanding tradition, takes place over three weeks. It’s free to attend so feel free to window shop!

SOWA Holiday Market features artisans, food vendors, carolers and more! It’s located in the South End neighborhood of Boston, accessible by T.

ighting), Copley Square, and Commonwealth Ave you have many tree lighting to choose from!

  • Boston Sports

Somehow, Boston Sports Fans maintain energy year round. Consequently, coming to Boston for The Celtics and The Bruins home games at TD Garden is a great way to spend Winter!

  • Shows

Hasty Pudding Theatricals is a bawdy production that promises silly plots, low production values, and college humor. At Harvard University’s Farkas Hall. February 12 – March 10, 2019

One of the best Winter activities is to escape the cold for some entertainment. That being said, Brattle Theatre shows classic, independent, and foreign films year round. ImprovBoston is sure to bring some laughs.

Holiday Pops is an annual Boston tradition. Symphony Halls is filled with cheer, holiday music, singalongs and much more!

One of the biggest reason people love Boston is the history. Boston Tea Party Reenactment on December 16th gives attendees the opportunity to join in on an iconic protest.

  • Festivals

Festivals and Food Events in Boston and Cambridge happen year round. Winter is no exception! Here’s a winter calendar for you to peruse, and a list of our favorites.  Click on the link of each event for more information.

Boston Celtic Music FestivalJanuary 17-20, 2019

Chinese New Year Parade – January 28

Children’s Winter Festival  February 2019 has arts & crafts, games, inflatables, and a photo booth at the Frog Pond at Boston Common. Free.

  • Food Events

Boston Wine Expo 

Craft Beer Winter Fest – January 29

Everyone Loves Latkes – December 9

Some Like it Hot Chili Fest – February 2, 2019

Extreme Beer Fest – The 16th annual Extreme Beer Fest will be February 1 & 2, 2019 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, Mass. Featuring 120+ brewers and 400+ beers, across two days and three sessions.

Eater  Boston – latest restaurant news and reviews

  • Holiday Lights

Yes, it might get cold during the winter months but the city also comes alive and literally sparkles!

For example, Harvard Square’s Sparklefest includes a tree lighting, musical performances, a 5k and more. Check out Harvard Square’s website for the full list of events. Other tree lightings also take place across the city. From Faneuil Marketplace which includes a light show, the State House Tree Lighting near the Boston Common (which also has a separate tree l

Boston and Cambridge continues to be a lively and interesting during the winter months. As a bonus, this is the least expensive time to travel to the area. Book now at Harding House to secure low rates!