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The Ritz-Carlton, Boston
10 Avery Street
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: (617) 912-3364
Fax: (617) 574-7203

Boston, Mass – November 26, 2014 – 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 new memories for young and old alike.

The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common once again welcomes the festive spirit of the holidays with time-honored traditions including themed brunches for the entire family, a hot cocoa bar that would make Willy Wonka green with envy and of course the hotel’s famed Nutcracker Suite with Teddy Bear tuck-in service reopens right after Thanksgiving.

“Our Ladies and Gentlemen eagerly anticipate the holidays each year,” shares Olivia Brown, General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common. “We love the excitement and magic that fills the hotel the moment the season begins after Thanksgiving. This excitement inspires all of us working here at The Ritz-Carlton to create unique 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 2014 holiday programming at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common includes:

CHRISTMAS DAY IN ARTISAN BISTRO
Enjoy festive cuisine with a pre-fixe three-course meal in the award-winning Artisan Bistro. Savor fresh local and seasonal dishes with subtle bistro touches plus a special holiday bar menu featuring traditional fare.
Thursday, December 25
12 to 9 p.m.
$78 per adult, $35 per child

NUTCRACKER BREAKFAST WITH MRS. CLAUS
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 activities. A local charitable organization, Catching Joy, offers craft projects for the entire family along with an exclusive presentation from American Girl.
Sundays, December 14, 21
10 a.m.
$68 per adult, $44 per child

SUGAR PLUM FAIRY TEA
For this enchanting tradition, the hotel transforms into a Nutcracker dreamland where guests mingle with costumed characters from Boston Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. Join us for delicious desserts, sing-alongs and interactive holiday crafts courtesy of Catching Joy and American Girl.
Saturdays, December 13, 20
11 a.m.
$58 per adult, $42 per child

HOT COCOA BAR
Escape the winter chill at Avery Bar, sit by the fireplace and warm up with a cup of hot cocoa. Choose your chocolate cocoa type, and then top with a selection of candies, cookies and creams, served with scrumptious holiday sweets and pastries. Our pastry chefs will offer festive tips for children as they are invited to decorate their own gingerbread men.
Saturdays, December 6, 13, 20, 27
Avery Bar
1 to 4 p.m.
$36 per adult, $28 per child

THE NUTCRACKER SUITE PACKAGE
Experience the magic of the holidays with our exclusive overnight package in partnership with Boston Ballet that includes:

  • Overnight accommodations in a custom-designed suite with decor inspired by Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker. Suite design is courtesy of Be Our Guest, Michael Barnum Studio and Winston Flowers with exclusive gifts from American Girl. 
  • Master bedroom features a king bed; connecting double room is a magic-inspired children’s room. 
  • Teddy Bear tuck-in service with a holiday pastry treat 
  • Satin pointe shoe, autographed by a Boston Ballet company dancer 
  • CD recording of The Nutcracker, performed by the Boston Ballet Orchestra and Music director Jonathan McPhee 
  • A Sugar Plum inspired bubble bath from the Land of the Sweets drawn by The Ritz-Carlton Bath Butler 
  • A personalized American Girl shopping experience for four including casual in-store dining 
  • Customized American Girl photo frame and Isabelle DVD 
  • Overnight valet parking


Starting at $995 per weeknight and $1,295 per weekend night - The Nutcracker Suite package is available Friday, November 28, 2014 through Sunday, December 28, 2014. Rate is per room/per night, based on single or double occupancy, exclusive of taxes, gratuities, fees and other charges; does not apply to groups; cannot be combined with any other offer and is not applicable for Rewards redemption. Advance reservations are required. No refund or credit for unused portion. Void where prohibited.

NEW YEAR’S EVE IN ARTISAN BISTRO
Kick off your New Year’s Eve celebration with a three-course dinner in the award-winning, modern Artisan Bistro where the atmosphere is relaxed. The cuisine highlights fresh local and seasonal dishes with subtle bistro influences. Enhance the holiday experience with a handpicked selection of wine-pairings from our in-house sommelier.
Wednesday, December 31
5 p.m.
$78 per adult, $35 per child

CHEERS TO THE NEW YEAR
Extend your New Year’s celebration and welcome 2015 in the luxurious comfort of our hotel. Our exclusive package includes:

  • Overnight City View accommodations 
  • Three-course New Year’s Eve dinner in Artisan Bistro 
  • Champagne toast for two in Avery Bar 
  • Afternoon late check out on Thursday, January 1, 2015 
  • Overnight valet parking


Starting at $725 per night - The Cheers to the New Year package is available Tuesday, December 31, 2013 only, subject to availability. Rate is per room/per night, based on single or double occupancy, exclusive of taxes, gratuities, fees and other charges; does not apply to groups; cannot be combined with any other offer and is not applicable for Rewards redemption. Advance reservations are required. No refund or credit for unused portion. Void where prohibited.

NEW YEAR’S EVE IN AVERY BAR
Ring in 2015 in style at Boston’s Best Hotel Bar. Enjoy our Signature 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.

Wednesday, December 31 in Avery Bar

Reservations are required for all holiday dining events listed above and early reservations are strongly recommended. All prices are exclusive of tax and gratuity unless otherwise noted. Events are based on availability and are subject to change. Children’s pricing is for guests twelve and under.

Please call 617-574-7184 for reservations and additional information.