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Sparklefest 2017 Harvard Square Business Association, Inc.
18 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA
December 11-24, 2017
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The Harvard Square Business Association is thrilled to announce the schedule for Sparklefest 2017! Sparklefest is a five week celebration of the holiday season in Harvard Square that begins on Plaid/Black Friday and culminates on New Year’s Eve. With stunning holiday lights adorning the trees and street lamps, Harvard Square becomes the perfect festive location to shop and dine during the holiday season. Harvard Square is more than just a world class destination for shopping and dining! Set aside time to enjoy all the holiday events offered this season. More events are being added - be sure to check back for updates!
 
 
November 20th & December 1st & December 2nd 
Something Strange: a Music and Burlesque Tribute to The Nightmare Before Christmas at OBERON

Ticket prices $10 - $20
Oberon, 2 Arrow Street, (617) 547-8300, americanrepretorytheater.org/oberon

November 25
Annual Tree Lighting at the Charles Hotel

Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett Street, (617) 864-1200, charleshotel.com

December 2
Nutcracker Tea Party with Children's Author Kristin Kladstrup at the Harvard COOP

Recommended for children ages 6 to 12. Not appropriate for children under 5 years of age.
Harvard COOP, 1400 Massachusetts Avenue, (617) 499-2000, thecoop.com

December 3 & 10
Celebrations of Christmas - St. Paul's Choir 

$25 -$35
Saint Paul’s Choir School, 29 Mount Auburn Street, (617) 868-8658, saintpaulschoirschool.us

December 8
A Fine Winter's Night with Matt & Shannon Heaton at Passim

$20
Passim, 47 Palmer Street, (617) 492-5300, passim.org

December 8 – 27
The Christmas Revels: A Venetian Celebration of the Winter Solstice at Sanders Theatre

 $10 - $75
The Christmas Revels, Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street, (617) 496-2222, revels.org

 

December 9
11th Annual “Everyone Loves Latkes” Free Tasting Event

harvardsquare.com

 

December 9
Fifth Annual Santa Brunch with Live Jazz Music and Visit from Santa at Beat Brasserie

Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling 617-499-0001. Regular brunch pricing and specials offered. No cover charge.
Beat Brasserie, 13 Brattle Street, (617) 499-0001, beatbrasserie.com

 

December 9
Opera Winter Gala: Let Heaven & Nature Sing! at Longy School of Music
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, 8:00 pm

Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street, (617) 876-0956, longy.edu

 

Multiple Dates Beginning December 9th
Harvard Square Holiday Fair
Upstairs at 50 Church Street at the Atrium between Mass Ave and Brattle Streets
December 9 -10; 15 – 17; 20 – 23 
Sats: 10am-7pm, Suns: 12-6pm, Weekdays: 11:30am-7pm

Harvard Square Holiday Fair, (413) 496-2222, harvardsquareholidayfair.com

 

December 9 & 10
The Sweetback Sisters' Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular at OBERON

$25
Oberon, 2 Arrow Street, (617) 547-8300, americanrepretorytheater.org/oberon


December 9 – 21 
2nd Annual Harvard Square Gingerbread Village – The Charles Hotel

December 10
Cambridge 5k – Yulefest

Cambridge 5k – Yulefest, cambridge5k.com/yulefest

 

December 10
Winterbloom (Antje Duvekot, Anne Heaton, Meg Hutchinson, and Natalia Zukerman) at Passim

$35
Passim, 47 Palmer Street, (617) 492-5300, passim.org

 

December 12
Ben Abercrombie Day at El Jefe’s Taqueria
 
El Jefe’s Taqueria, 83 Mount Auburn Street, (617) 945-1986, eljefestaqueria.com

December 13
The Buttcracker at OBERON

$20
Oberon, 2 Arrow Street, (617) 547-8300, americanrepretorytheater.org/oberon

December 13
Robinson & Rohe: Longest Winter Christmas Concert and Singalong at Passim

$15
Passim, 47 Palmer Street, (617) 492-5300, passim.org

 

December 15 – 17
Shop Over Weekend

December 15 – 17
Brattle Theatre Presents: It’s a Wonderful Life
A Holiday Traditon! (1946) dir Frank Capra w/Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers [130 min; 35mm]

Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle Street, (617) 876-6837, brattlefilm.org

 

December 17
21st Annual Ciclismo Classico Jingle Ride

Ciclismo Classico, ciclismoclassico.com/jingleride

 

December 17
Ceremony of Carols & Dancing Day – St. Paul’s Choir

$25-$35
Saint Paul’s Choir School, 29 Mount Auburn Street, (617) 868-8658, saintpaulschoirschool.us

December 19
Wintery Songs In Eleventy Part Harmony with Jennifer Kimball, Rose Polenzani, Mariel Vandersteel, Deni Hlavinka, Hannah Read & Valerie Thompson at Passim

$25
Passim, 47 Palmer Street, (617) 492-5300, passim.org

December 22 & 23
Blue Heron’s Christmas in Medieval Englan

$10 - $68
First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden Street, (617) 960-7956, blueheronchoir.org

 

December 24
JEWMONGOUS at Passim

$20
Passim, 47 Palmer Street, (617) 492-5300, passim.org

Sparklefest 2017