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December Events

General Holiday Events
Local fashion designer and Designer-in-Residence at The Fairmont Copley Plaza, Denise Hajjar, will showcase her collection at three informal fashion shows in the Oak Bar this holiday season. Tuesdays, December 6, 13 and 20 from 6 to 8 pm.

Join Grill 23 this holiday season for their annual Holiday Lunch, served Monday through Friday, December 12-23 from 12:00-1:30 pm. Three course menu; $39.

Baby it's cold outside, so come into Avery Bar, sit by the fireplace, and create your own cocoa at the Hot Chocolate Bar. Choose from decadent white, milk or dark hot chocolate then customize it with selections from a toppings bar of candies, cookies and creams. Adults may also opt for the addition of various liquor infusions. Hot chocolate is served with tiers of scrumptious holiday sweets and pastries. Saturdays, December 3, 10, 17 & 24 from 2-4 pm; $28 per adult ($8 for each additional hot chocolate with alcohol), $21 per child. Enjoy Nutcracker Breakfast with Mrs. Claus and her friends from the Boston Ballet's Nutcracker at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common. This magical event includes live musical entertainment, storytelling, and interactive holiday activities. For reservations or more information please call 617.574.7184. Brunch prices are exclusive of taxes and gratuities, and children's pricing is for guests aged 2-12 years. Sundays, December 11 and 18 at 10 am in The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom; $55 per adult and $38 per child. AND...For the enchanting tradition of Sugar Plum Fairy Tea, The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common transforms into a Nutcracker dreamland where guests meet and mingle with costumed members of the Boston Ballet's production of The Nutcracker. Join us for delicious desserts, a children's sing-along, and an interactive holiday craft activity. A local organization, Catching Joy, will be on hand with a craft project that will benefit a local charity. Saturday, December 17 at 11 am in The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom; $48 per adult and $35 per child. Tea prices are exclusive of taxes and gratuities, and children's pricing is for guests aged 2-12 years.

On December 13 Legal Sea Foods in Park Square will host the Premier and Grand Cru wine dinner, a four-plus course affair hosted by renowned wine writer Pierre Rovani in the striking 10,000 bottle wine cellar. AND...December 20 is National Sangria Day! Stop into Legal Harborside for a Legal Sangria!

On Tuesday, December 20 Savinos will be participating in the annual Gifts of Hope campaign to benefit the Belmont Food Pantry; they will be donating 10% of proceeds from that evening.

On December 23 a majestic Feast of the Seven Fishes will be served, with optional wine pairings, at Ceia Kitchen + Bar. AND...December also marks the debut of Ceia's Club Card, a unique stored value rewards card that allows a guest to apply points as dollars towards a future visit, or have them donated to a charity supported by Ceia.

"Oyster queen" writer Erin Murray will crash Rialto's $1 Oyster Monday with her book, "SHUCKED!" Feast on a dozen oysters shucked by the Island Creek Oyster guys & two drinks (beer & wine option) on December 12 at 5:30 pm. $35 includes tax & gratuity. Call 617.661.5050 for tickets.

Executive Chef Robert Daugherty recently unveiled the New England Seafood Market featuring live contemporary jazz favorites at Zephyr on the Charles, located at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge. On display for selection will be hand-picked shellfish along with an abundance of local, seasonal fish straight from the Gloucester Bay day docks. Diners can then watch as the culinary artisans create gourmet dishes using rustic New England specialty ingredients. Every Friday; 5:30 to 10:00 pm; $43 per person.

Through December 18 Heath's Tea Room is offering a Holiday Special featuring Baked Stuffed Shrimp with roasted potato & vegetable, choice of dessert & beverage for $21.95. Excludes tax & gratuity.

Insert Your Holiday Party HERE!
Plan your holiday party at The Blarney Stone! The Blarney Stone has a variety of menu options based on budget, time of event, and number of guests.

Close down the office early and celebrate the warmth of the holiday season with fellow employees and good cheer at Bokx 109 American Prime. Dates are available December 1-January 31; Monday-Friday between 12-4 pm. Your choice of three course plated lunch or cocktail party with passed and displayed hors d'oeuvres is available. Both options include one glass of house wine (red or white) per person. $45 per person; 8 person minimum; private rooms require minimum of 10.

For your company holiday party or celebration Darryl's is serving up fine dishes of Southern comfort cuisine with a side of jazz that will have your event cooking in no time. We can accommodate reception-style events for up to 110 guests or more intimate gatherings of up to 32 in the Columbus Room. Call Gail at 617.481.9630 to book today!

Book your holiday dinner party at Deuxave and enjoy extraordinary prix fixe menus with options for all sizes and budgets.

dbar is an excellent option for a fun, affordable evening out for your holiday party, offering prix fixe dinner menus for parties of all sizes.

Savinos is available for private functions every day, including Sunday, for your holiday entertaining needs. Call Tom at the restaurant for reservations and details: 617.484.3499.

Decorations and sophisticated comfort food make Stephanie's On Newbury and Stephi's On Tremont the perfect locations for your holiday party!

Plan your holiday soiree at Rialto and support the Greater Boston Food Bank, who receives 5% of the proceeds from any private event held in January.

CHRISTMAS EVE
Bistro du Midi will be open on Christmas Eve serving a la carte and Christmas-inspired specials. Now taking reservations from 5-9:30 pm for the Main Dining Room.

L'Espalier will be serving the regular lunch menu and a prix fixe, eight course dinner menu ($120 per person).

Sel de la Terre Back Bay will be serving a prix fixe holiday menu from 5:00-10:30 pm for $49 per person.

Sel de la Terre Long Wharf & Natick will be serving brunch and a special holiday menu on Christmas Eve. Brunch 11:00 am-4:00 pm; Dinner 5:00-10:30 pm.

Scampo will be open on Christmas Eve from 12-8 pm and on New Year's Eve with fabulous special additions to the menu.

The Fireplace will be open for lunch and dinner on Christmas Eve!

Join dante on Christmas Eve for their traditional festa di pesce per la vigilia di natale, "Feast of the Seven Fishes." The meal will feature century-old dishes, each made according to closely guarded family recipes, passed down to Chef Dante by his Nonna. 4-8 pm Christmas Eve. Four course dinner: $75, $115 with wine pairings.

On Christmas Eve Zephyr on the Charles will be serving a scrumptious special holiday Feast of the Seven Fishes from 5-10 pm.

The Cottage Chestnut Hill and The Cottage Wellesley will be open for Brunch on Christmas Eve from 9 am to 3 pm.

Meritage will be serving a five course prix fixe menu with a selection of three items per course. 5-10 pm. $115 per adult plus $30 for wine pairings; $50 per child under 10.

Union will be open for regular dinner service on Christmas Eve.

CHRISTMAS DAY
The Fireplace will be open Christmas Day for dinner and holiday cocktails from 11 am-9 pm.

Henrietta's Table will be serving a prix fixe holiday menu from 12-8 pm for $65 per person; $32.50 per child under 12.

On Christmas Day Zephyr on the Charles will offer an amazing Christmas Holiday Brunch from 11 am-3 pm. Adults $52; children 12 years and under $26; under 5 years complimentary, plus tax and gratuity. Holiday dining guests will receive three hours complimentary parking.

On Christmas Day Chef Richard Garcia of 606 Congress is offering a craft-your-own three course menu with pairings from the restaurant's new wine list. Offerings include hearty winter dishes such as Beef Heart "Bolognese", Maple-Mustard Glazed Pork Shank, Braised Root Vegetables and Pumpkin Creme Brulee.

If a Christmas dinner suits your holiday style, indulge in BOND Restaurant & Lounge's four course Christmas prix fixe menu. Enjoy holiday dishes like pan roasted duck breast "a la orange" or sea scallops in sage brown butter, and complete the feast with a delicious dessert like chocolate croissant bread pudding. Pricing for the BOND Christmas Dinner is $65 for adults and $30 for children ages 5 to 12. Reservations are available at 6:00 and 8:00 pm.

Meritage will be serving a brunch buffet during the day and a five course prix fixe menu with three items on each course in the evening. Brunch 10:30 am-3 pm; $80 per adult; $40 per child under 10. Dinner 5-10 pm; $115 per adult plus $30 for wine pairings; $50 per child under 10.

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