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Boston, Mass – November 12, 2015 – It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common, where the magic of the season celebrates delicious food, cherished company and life-long memories for young and old alike.

The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common celebrates the festive spirit of the holidays with time-honored traditions including themed brunches for the entire family, a hot cocoa bar that will make Willy Wonka green with envy and the ever-popular Nutcracker overnight package with Teddy Bear tuck-in service that young children absolutely love and look forward to each year.

“Our Ladies and Gentlemen eagerly anticipate the holidays,” shares Tim Terceira, General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common. “We love the excitement and magic that fills the hotel the moment the season kicks-off with our Thanksgiving Brunch. This excitement inspires all of us working here at The Ritz-Carlton to create unforgettable holiday memories that will last a lifetime for all of our guests, regardless of their age. It truly is a magical time of the year.”

A complete schedule of 2015 holiday programming at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common includes: 

Enter a magical Nutcracker dreamland where guests mingle with costumed characters from Boston Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. Join us for delicious desserts like fresh macaroons, red velvet cupcakes, and dried cherry scones, as well as sing-alongs and interactive holiday crafts courtesy of Catching Joy.

Saturday, December 5 and Sundays, December 6, 13
11 a.m. in the Washington Ballroom
$60 per adult, $42 per child

Escape the winter chill at Avery Bar, sit by the fireplace and warm up with a cup of hot cocoa. Choose your favorite cocoa, then top it with a selection of candies, cookies and creams, served with scrumptious holiday sweets and pastries such as our miniature red velvet cupcakes or peppermint chocolate torte.

Saturdays, December 12, 19, 26
3 to 5 p.m. in Avery Bar
$36 per adult, $28 per child

Join us for an elegant breakfast buffet with Mrs. Claus and her friends from Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker for live musical entertainment, storytelling, and interactive holiday programs. The menu features a decorate-your-own-pancakes array and an indulgent omelet station. A local charitable organization, Catching Joy, offers craft activities for the entire family.

Sunday, December 20
10:30 a.m. in The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
$72 per adult, $44 per child

Experience the magic of The Nutcracker with our exclusive overnight package including:

  • Luxurious overnight accommodations 
  • Welcome amenity including an item from the Boston Ballet Nutracker gift shop 
  • Teddy Bear tuck-in service with milk and holiday pastries (and your photo taken with the Teddy Bear) 
  • Music from The Nutcracker, performed by the Boston Ballet Orchestra and Music director Jonathan McPhee, playing on CD 
  • A Sugar Plum inspired bubble bath from the Land of the Sweets drawn by our Ritz-Carlton Bath Butler 
  • Overnight valet parking

Starting at $550 for a Deluxe Guest Room; $650 for an Executive Suite*
Available Friday, November 27 - Thursday, December 31, 2015

*Rates are per room/per night, based on single or double occupancy, exclusive of taxes, gratuities, fees and other charges; do not apply to groups; cannot be combined with any other offer and are not applicable for Rewards redemption. Advance reservations are required. No refund or credit for unused portion.

Celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in the award-winning Artisan Bistro. Savor fresh local and seasonal dishes with subtle bistro touches and traditional holiday menu specials.

Thursday, December 24 and Friday, December 25

Kick off your New Year’s Eve celebration with dinner in the award-winning, modern Artisan Bistro where the atmosphere is relaxed and festive. The cuisine highlights fresh local and seasonal dishes with subtle bistro influences. Enhance the celebration with a handpicked selection of wine-pairings from our in-house sommelier. Then join us for New Year’s Day brunch and build your own Bloody Mary to kickoff 2016.

Thursday, December 31 and Friday, January 1

Ring in 2016 in style at Boston’s Best Hotel Bar. Enjoy our craft cocktails or something special from the New Year’s Eve signature champagne cocktail menu. Our Taste and Share menu is available for light fare and a celebratory balloon drop commemorates the stroke of midnight.

Thursday, December 31 in Avery Bar


Reservations are required for all holiday dining events and early reservations are strongly recommended. All prices exclusive of tax and gratuity unless otherwise noted. Events based on availability and subject to change. Children’s pricing for guests twelve and under. Reservations of eight or more require a credit card guarantee. Minimum 72 hours notice of cancellation is required or a 50% fee applies. Please call 617-574-7184 for reservations and additional information.

The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common
10 Avery Street
Boston, MA 02111