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Cambridge Will Make Your Holiday Season Merry and Bright

If you've been on the nice list this year then perhaps you want to treat yourself to a little vacation before the New Year approaches. If visions of snow, holiday lights and hot cocoa are dancing through your head, Cambridge and Boston are chock full of festivities ready to get you in the holiday spirit. Christmas cheer is happening all November and December long so bundle up and start planning your holiday itinerary.


"Ooh" and "Ahh" Over Amazing Christmas Lights

There isn't anything quite like the sight of towering pine trees and parks lined with festive twinkly lights to get you in the holiday spirit. Boston comes alive this time of year with illuminated holiday decorations. From the time-honored Boston Common Tree Lighting Ceremony to taking a romantic stroll under the twinkly trellis at the iconic Christopher Columbus Park, there are countless opportunities through the holiday months to walk among an illuminated winter wonderland.


Take a Trip to the North Pole at The Museum of Science

This holiday season, the Museum of Science in Cambridge offers a multisensory, 4-D adventure on The Polar Express. Watch the 3D animated movie come to life in a way it never has before and rediscover your love of this childhood classic as you travel to the North Pole. This immersive experience is fun for the whole family and only 15-minutes long, which makes it a festive little adventure for even the wee ones.


Celebrate the Winter Solstice with The Christmas Revels

A local Cambridge tradition for more than four decades, The Christmas Revels is a celebration that honors winter solstice, as well as the traditions and cultures of Iceland, Sweden, Norway and other Scandinavian countries that celebrate this time of the year with incredible music, folklore, dance and other deep-rooted traditions. Learn how other cultures celebrate this festive season beginning on Friday, December 13th at Harvard University's Sanders Theatre.


Find One-of-a-Kind Gifts at More Than Words Holiday Fest

Shop for that special someone, support local Boston artisans and celebrate the spirit of giving at the first annual More Than Words Holiday Fest, happening at the cozy More Than Words Bookstore in Boston's South End. At this event you'll find everything from ceramics and chocolates to handcrafted jewelry and artwork. Enjoy live music, refreshments and treats while finding that perfect and unique something for everyone on your nice list this year. Vendor fees will support the More Than Words non-profit organization.


Don Your Festive Best and Watch the Nutcracker Ballet

From November 29th until December 29th, visit a world where Sugar Plum Fairies, toy soldiers and Nutcrackers come to life. Every Christmas, the Boston Ballet performs the iconic and beloved holiday classic, The Nutcracker. This ballet captures the spirit and entrancing beauty of the holiday. It's the perfect activity to enjoy with family or friends this Christmas.


Hang out with Reindeer at Stone Zoo's Holiday ZooLights

Only 30-minute from Cambridge you'll find the cozy Massachusetts hamlet of Stoneham. From November 22-January 4, 2020, thousands of visitors will come from all over to enjoy the vibrant display of twinkle lights that don the tree-lined walkways of the Stone Zoo. Kids will also love visiting with the zoo's real reindeer. Learn about these amazing creatures while enjoying delicious cookies and hot chocolate. You can even get your pictures taken with the zoo's reindeer.


Enjoy Sips and Holiday Sing-alongs in Downtown Cambridge

Who says that kids have to have all the fun at Christmas? Liven up a cold winter's night at Grendel's Den, where you can grab a tipple and saddle up to the "Spinnet" with old and newfound friends to sing your holiday favorites on December 11th. Enjoy complimentary tastings and signature warm drinks while cozying up near the fireside. Don't forget to snap some festive photos of you and your friends in the selfie booth to capture those fun holiday memories in Cambridge.


Step Back in Time at Boston's Historic Holiday House Tour

Stroll the festive and historic Freedom Trail and learn more about Boston's long-held holiday traditions and how they began. Visit the Paul Revere House, Old State House and Old North Church while taking in the ornate holiday lights and Christmas tree decorations at some of the city's most historically significant sites. During the tour you'll recharge with refreshments and world-famous Boston cream pie at the Omni Parker House. History never tasted so sweet!


Enjoy Spiked Hot Chocolate and Handmade Gifts at SoWa Winter Festival

‘Tis the season to enjoy delicious food trucks, beautiful ice sculptures and fun workshops while perusing the local galleries, art studios and shops of SoWa ("South of Washington") in Boston's South End. SoWa Winter Festival is a family-friendly event with around 130 of the region's best artists and food vendors making sure you find that last-minute holiday gift while enjoying delicious holiday favorites and signature winter cocktails.


Create the Perfect Christmas Vacation in Cambridge

We want you to have a Holly Jolly Christmas so just in case you didn't hear Freepoint Hotel is offering a Winter in Cambridge special. This hotel special offers 15 percent off our best available rates with awesome amenities such as complimentary parking and WiFi, and a delicious continental breakfast. Let your winter getaway to Freepoint Hotel be the first present you unwrap this Christmas.



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