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December

Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Friday, November 24 – Sunday, December 31

The Nutcracker by Boston Ballet is a holiday tradition with colorful characters on a magical journey to the Nutcracker Prince’s kingdom in the clouds at the Boston Opera House.

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Boston Common Tree Lighting

Thursday, December 7

Holiday lights throughout both parks will light up in sequence shortly before 8 p.m. when Mayor Walsh is joined onstage by Premier McNeil, members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and Santa Claus.

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Hot Cocoa in Avery Bar

Saturdays, December 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Sit by the fireplace and warm up with a cup of hot cocoa in Avery Bar. Top off your cocoa with a selection of candies, cookies and creams served table-side and enjoy a scrumptious holiday buffet of sweets and pastries. Our pastry chefs will assist children as they decorate their own gingerbread cookies. And for adults, keep your hot cocoa “nice” or make it “naughty” by adding your favorite spirit.

For reservations, please call (617) 574-7295

Sugar Plum Fairy Tea

Sunday, December 10 and 17

Enter a magical Nutcracker dreamland where guests mingle with costumed characters from Boston Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. Enjoy a buffet of tea sandwiches, desserts, sing-alongs, and interactive crafts. Held in the Washington Junior Ballroom. Reservations required.

For all holiday family events, please bring a new, unwrapped toy for Catching Joy, our Community Footprints partner. Catching Joy will donate all toys that are collected to children in need prior to the holidays. For every toy donated, you’ll be entered to win four tickets to see Boston Ballet’s production of La Sylphide, backstage passes to meet principal dancers, and dinner for 4 at Artisan Bistro.

For reservations, please call (617) 574-7295

Nutcracker Breakfast with Mrs. Claus

Saturday, December 16 and 23

Join us for an elegant breakfast buffet with Mrs. Claus and her friends from Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker for live music, storytelling, and interactive holiday activities. Held in The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom.

For all holiday family events, please bring a new, unwrapped toy for Catching Joy, our Community Footprints partner. Catching Joy will donate all toys that are collected to children in need prior to the holidays. For every toy donated, you’ll be entered to win four tickets to see Boston Ballet’s production of La Sylphide, backstage passes to meet principal dancers, and dinner for 4 at Artisan Bistro.

For reservations, please call (617) 574-7295

Christmas Eve in Artisan Bistro

Sunday, December 24

Enjoy specialty menu items, cookie decorating, and hot cocoa to warm your spirit this Christmas Eve.

For reservations, please call (617) 574-7295

Christmas Buffet in Artisan Bistro

Monday, December 25

Savor fresh local and seasonal dishes with subtle bistro touches and traditional holiday menu specials.

For reservations, please call (617) 574-7295

Countdown to the New Year in Avery Bar

Sunday, December 31

Enjoy live entertainment, our signature beverages, or something special from our New Year’s Eve Champagne Cocktail menu.

For reservations, please call (617) 574-7295

New Years in Artisan Bistro

Sunday, December 31

Enjoy your New Year’s Eve with dinner in Artisan Bistro where the atmosphere is relaxed and festive, then join us for New Year’s Day brunch and build your own Bloody Mary to kick-off 2018!

For reservations, please call (617) 574-7295

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