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The Best Things to Do in Boston This December

Published On 11/30/2015 Published On 11/30/2015
Katherine C. Cohen

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Dec 5 Sat

Be the first on your block to savor breakfast at Juliet The highly anticipated Juliet won鈥檛 open until later this year, but Josh Lewin and Katrina Jazayeri (Bread & Salt) can鈥檛 wait to fire up their stove. The dynamic duo will take over BCAE鈥檚 kitchen for a pop-up preview breakfast available in four seatings (9:30am, 9:45am, 10:45am,11:00am). There are two surprise prix fixe breakfast menus available, and the $30 ticket also scores your choice of coffee or tea, and fresh juice.

Boston Center for Adult Education (Back Bay)

Be the first on your block to savor breakfast at Juliet Boston Center for Adult Education (Back Bay) The highly anticipated Juliet won鈥檛 open until later this year, but Josh Lewin and Katrina Jazayeri (Bread & Salt) can鈥檛 wait to fire up their stove. The dynamic duo will take over BCAE鈥檚 kitchen for a pop-up preview breakfast available in four seatings (9:30am, 9:45am, 10:45am,11:00am). There are two surprise prix fixe breakfast menus available, and the $30 ticket also scores your choice of coffee or tea, and fresh juice.

Bar Boulud Boston

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Dec 6-12

Amp up your baking game with a Holiday Pastry Class at Bar Boulud Your holiday pot luck will benefit greatly from this one-of-a-kind pastry class taught by Chef Robert Differ. Sip some prosecco or rich hot cocoa as the sweets-maestro schools you on the history, preparation, and technique of making the French Christmas classic B没che de No毛l. At the end you will have a freshly baked B没che de No毛l of your very own... and you gotta share.

Bar Boulud

Amp up your baking game with a Holiday Pastry Class at Bar Boulud Bar Boulud Your holiday pot luck will benefit greatly from this one-of-a-kind pastry class taught by Chef Robert Differ. Sip some prosecco or rich hot cocoa as the sweets-maestro schools you on the history, preparation, and technique of making the French Christmas classic B没che de No毛l. At the end you will have a freshly baked B没che de No毛l of your very own... and you gotta share.

Brass Union

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Dec 7 Mon

Loudly quote your favorite flicks at Movie Mondays Head to Tinseltown every week at Brass Union鈥檚 recently launched Movie Monday series (8pm). During the holiday season, Union Square鈥檚 chill lounge will screen the yuletide classics: Elf (December 7th), Scrooged (December 14th), National Lampoon鈥檚 Christmas Vacation (December 21st), and Trading Places (December 28th). Free popcorn will be provided in addition to themed food and beverage specials tailored to each movie. Sorry, Buddy, no syrup shots.

Brass Union

Loudly quote your favorite flicks at Movie Mondays Brass Union Head to Tinseltown every week at Brass Union鈥檚 recently launched Movie Monday series (8pm). During the holiday season, Union Square鈥檚 chill lounge will screen the yuletide classics: Elf (December 7th), Scrooged (December 14th), National Lampoon鈥檚 Christmas Vacation (December 21st), and Trading Places (December 28th). Free popcorn will be provided in addition to themed food and beverage specials tailored to each movie. Sorry, Buddy, no syrup shots.

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Dec 7 Mon

Hear Pats players croon some tunes at Chung Changing Lives鈥 Open Mic Karaoke Have you ever wanted to hear Pats players butcher some Foreigner? (Yeah... us, too.) Now鈥檚 your chance at Chung Changing Lives鈥 Open Mic Karaoke fundraiser benefitting children鈥檚 charities. Starting at 6:45pm, a lineup of past and present gridiron gladiators will belt out their go-to karaoke songs, and you can join them by making donations to event beneficiaries. Charity + music + laughs = win-win-win.

Splitsville Luxury Lanes and Howl at the Moon

Hear Pats players croon some tunes at Chung Changing Lives鈥 Open Mic Karaoke Splitsville Luxury Lanes and Howl at the Moon Have you ever wanted to hear Pats players butcher some Foreigner? (Yeah... us, too.) Now鈥檚 your chance at Chung Changing Lives鈥 Open Mic Karaoke fundraiser benefitting children鈥檚 charities. Starting at 6:45pm, a lineup of past and present gridiron gladiators will belt out their go-to karaoke songs, and you can join them by making donations to event beneficiaries. Charity + music + laughs = win-win-win.

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Dec 12 Sat

Don鈥檛 freeze your jingle bells off during the 5th annual Ugly Sweater Run We know you have a Cliff Huxtable sweater (or two) rolling around in the closet, and now鈥檚 your chance to let the world revel in its glory. Starting at 8:30am, the annual 5k Ugly Sweater Run will take you on a scenic tour of Suffolk Downs, with thirst-quenching water and hot chocolate stations at each mile marker. Once you鈥檝e crossed the finish line, party it up with adult beverages, holiday music, and other seasonal goodies. There鈥檚 an award for Best Ugly Sweater, so you鈥檇 better dress to impress.

Suffolk Downs

Don鈥檛 freeze your jingle bells off during the 5th annual Ugly Sweater Run Suffolk Downs We know you have a Cliff Huxtable sweater (or two) rolling around in the closet, and now鈥檚 your chance to let the world revel in its glory. Starting at 8:30am, the annual 5k Ugly Sweater Run will take you on a scenic tour of Suffolk Downs, with thirst-quenching water and hot chocolate stations at each mile marker. Once you鈥檝e crossed the finish line, party it up with adult beverages, holiday music, and other seasonal goodies. There鈥檚 an award for Best Ugly Sweater, so you鈥檇 better dress to impress.

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Dec 17 Thu

Gas up your X-Wing at the Ultimate Star Wars Marathon May the force be with you during Showcase Cinema De Lux鈥檚 Ultimate Star Wars Marathon, an epic homage to that galaxy far, far away packed with Jedis, droids, and... um... really terrible dialog. (And then there鈥檚 Jar Jar. Uggh.) Beginning with Episode I: The Phantom Menace at 3:30am (yep), the Kessel Run goes until the premiere of Episode VII: The Force Awakens at 7pm. Extras include an exclusive lanyard as well as concession discounts to help feed your wookiee-sized appetite. Yoda鈥檚 got your tickets here, young Skywalker.

Showcase Cinema De Lux

Gas up your X-Wing at the Ultimate Star Wars Marathon Showcase Cinema De Lux May the force be with you during Showcase Cinema De Lux鈥檚 Ultimate Star Wars Marathon, an epic homage to that galaxy far, far away packed with Jedis, droids, and... um... really terrible dialog. (And then there鈥檚 Jar Jar. Uggh.) Beginning with Episode I: The Phantom Menace at 3:30am (yep), the Kessel Run goes until the premiere of Episode VII: The Force Awakens at 7pm. Extras include an exclusive lanyard as well as concession discounts to help feed your wookiee-sized appetite. Yoda鈥檚 got your tickets here, young Skywalker.

Davio's Boston

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Dec 24 Thu

Celebrate Christmas Eve Italian-style at Feast of the Seven Fishes The southern Italian tradition of La Festa dei Sette Pesci is alive and well at Davio鈥檚 as they pull out all the stops for this Christmas Eve bonanza (5pm). Executive Chef Eric Swartz will prepare a four-course prix fixe menu featuring more seafood than you can handle: salad with baby octopus, scallops, and crabmeat sets the tone, followed by squid ink spaghetti (mussels, calamari) and pan-roasted codfish with jumbo shrimp. There will also be a full a la carte menu available.

Davio鈥檚

Celebrate Christmas Eve Italian-style at Feast of the Seven Fishes Davio鈥檚 The southern Italian tradition of La Festa dei Sette Pesci is alive and well at Davio鈥檚 as they pull out all the stops for this Christmas Eve bonanza (5pm). Executive Chef Eric Swartz will prepare a four-course prix fixe menu featuring more seafood than you can handle: salad with baby octopus, scallops, and crabmeat sets the tone, followed by squid ink spaghetti (mussels, calamari) and pan-roasted codfish with jumbo shrimp. There will also be a full a la carte menu available.

Seaport Hotel Boston

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Dec 25 Fri

Let somebody else do the cooking for Christmas Brunch After you鈥檝e ripped open your presents, treat yourself to a decadent Christmas Brunch at the Seaport Hotel from 11am-3pm. The over-the-top buffet from Chef Robert Tobin includes multiple Benedict options, French toast, many meats (bacon, pork sausage, chicken apple sausage), shrimp cocktail, salads, roasted cauliflower soup, and pan roasted salmon... just to name a few rib-sticking selections. House-made holiday treats from Pastry Chef Karen Hodsdon and a chocolate fountain seal the deal. Reservations recommended.  

Seaport Hotel

Let somebody else do the cooking for Christmas Brunch Seaport Hotel After you鈥檝e ripped open your presents, treat yourself to a decadent Christmas Brunch at the Seaport Hotel from 11am-3pm. The over-the-top buffet from Chef Robert Tobin includes multiple Benedict options, French toast, many meats (bacon, pork sausage, chicken apple sausage), shrimp cocktail, salads, roasted cauliflower soup, and pan roasted salmon... just to name a few rib-sticking selections. House-made holiday treats from Pastry Chef Karen Hodsdon and a chocolate fountain seal the deal. Reservations recommended.