The Harvard Square Business Association invites you to Harvard Square's 7th Annual Winter Carnival! Join us for a 8 week celebration of great food, fabulous shopping, amazing music, and our ever popular Chocolate Festival, Chili Tasting contest and Chinese New Year Celebration.
We kick Winter Carnival off this weekend with the Boston Celtic Music Festival, presented by our beloved Passim. It continues on January 23 - 25 with our incomparable Chocolate Festival that culminates in a free outside sampling event! Come and indulge your sweet tooth with chocolate treats from Harvard Square's finest restaurants. The following weekend, party with us at our "Some Like it Hot" Chili Tasting Event where hot and spicy chili samples are begging to be sampled and begging for your vote! The winning restaurant is presented with our revered "Chili Pot" trophy to display until next year. Winter Carnival closes with a bang on March 8th with firecrackers, hanging red lanterns, and Lion Dancers at our annual Chinese New Year celebration sponsored by the unrivaled Hong Kong Restaurant in Harvard Square!