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Boston, Mass. – December 1, 2017 - It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays once again at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston where the magic of the season celebrates delicious cuisine and decadent desserts, cherished company and life-long memories for young and old alike.

The Ritz-Carlton, Boston ushers in the festive spirit of the season with time-honored traditions including themed brunches with Boston Ballet characters and Mrs. Claus, hot cocoa in Avery Bar and the always-popular overnight Nutcracker Escape package where the Dancing Bear from "The Nutcracker" can tuck-in young guests who look forward to "nestling all snug in their beds, while visions of sugar-plums dance in their heads."

“Our Ladies and Gentlemen look forward to this time of year with widespread anticipation and excitement,” says William Bunce, General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton, Boston. “We love the magic that fills the hotel from the moment you enter our front doors where giant Nutcrackers and holiday music greet our guests.  This energy inspires all of us here at The Ritz-Carlton - from the front desk to the hotel's executive kitchen - to create unforgettable holiday traditions for all of our guests, regardless of their age. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year.”

Holiday programming at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston includes the following special events:

HOT COCOA IN AVERY BAR
Sit by the fireplace warm up with a selection of decadent sweets and pastries along with a cup of hot cocoa.
Saturdays, December 9, 16, 23 and 30
3pm to 5pm
$39 per adult, $28 per child
*Price excludes alcohol
Reservations recommended

SUGAR PLUM FAIRY TEA
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.
Sundays, December 10 and 17 in the Washington Junior Ballroom
11am to 1pm
$60 per adult, $42 per child
Reservations required

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 music, storytelling, and interactive holiday activities.
Saturdays, December 16 and 23 in the Ritz-Carlton ballroom
10:30am to 12:30pm
$72 per adult, $44 per child
Reservations required

CHRISTMAS EVE IN ARTISAN BISTRO
Enjoy seasonal menu favorites, toast dear family and friends, decorate cookies with the children and warm your spirit with hot cocoa this Christmas Eve.
Sunday, December 24

CHRISTMAS DAY BUFFET IN ARTISAN BISTRO
Savor fresh local and seasonal dishes with subtle bistro touches and traditional holiday menu specials.
Monday, December 25
Brunch menu from 7am to 3pm
Buffet from 10am to 3pm
Dinner menu from 5pm to 10pm
$65 per adult, $30 per child
*Pricing is for buffet only

NEW YEARS IN ARTISAN BISTRO
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!
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31
5pm to 10pm
MONDAY, JANUARY 1
7am to 3pm

COUNTDOWN TO THE NEW YEAR IN AVERY BAR
Enjoy live entertainment, our signature craft cocktails, a delicious Taste and Share menu, or something special from our New Year’s Eve Champagne Cocktail menu.
Sunday, December 31
5pm to 1am

AN ENCHANTING NUTCRACKER ESCAPE**
Experience the magic of The Nutcracker with our exclusive package including: Overnight accommodations, Nutcracker Bear tuck-in service with milk and holiday cookies, and a Sugar Plum inspired bubble bath drawn by our Ritz-Carlton Bath Butler.
Starting at
$495 for deluxe guestroom
$595 for executive suite
$645 for the Ritz-Carlton club

HOLIDAY DESSERTS TO-GO
Let our pastry team sweeten your holidays. Traditional holiday pies, cookies, and cakes are available for purchase. Call Artisan Bistro at 617.574.7176 to place your dessert order at least 48 hours in advance.

* 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.*

Please call 617.574.7295 for reservations and information.