It’s the most wonderful time of the year and Boston is certainly dressed in its best Holiday style. Check out these restaurants, bars and hotels around town to get yourself in the spirit (while sipping a spirit)!
The Venetian, Weymouth
You do not want to miss this magical and immersive holiday decor installation that will be sure to put you in the holiday spirit! Just a short drive south of the city, The Venetian's 360 installation of lush and festive greenery, hanging ornaments, lights, and holiday sparkle, pair great with a plate of their homemade pasta, and a festive cocktail. Head there for dinner until January 31st or book a special Holiday Spirit Lunch on select dates.
Sippin’ Santa at Shore Leave, South End
In partnership with Miracle Bar, Shore Leave has once again launched one of the best holiday experiences here in the city. Sippin Santa is a Christmas inspired cocktail bar, and your perfect “tropical escape on dry land”. The team has completely transformed the restaurant into a winter and holiday wonderland with the décor, glassware, and the menu. Join them before the New Year to take a “vacation” from the Holidays.
Liberty Hotel Lobby Bar, West End
Christmas trees will be suspended upside down from the Liberty Hotel's chandeliers once again this season. Glowing with over 1500 holiday lights, 730 ornaments and 60 yards of ribbon, it is the perfect place to truly immerse yourself in the holiday season. We recommend ordering a bottle of champagne while you sit, relax, and enjoy the view.
‘Santa’s Cantina’ at Loco Oyster Bar, Fenway
One of Fenway’s newest restaurants has been transformed into a holiday wonderland for the season. Known throughout the city for some of the best oysters, tacos and cocktails, Santa's Cantina at Loco Fenway will feature festive décor, a special holiday cocktail menu, as well as a prix-fixe holiday lunch available Wednesday through Friday from until December 29th. With a holiday lunch menu of three courses for $55, this is the perfect place to dine well and still save some money for your holiday shopping.
Holiday Pop-Up Bar from Nantucket’s Tripe Eight Distillery; Mandarin Hotel, Back Bay
Beginning November 28th, the Mandarin’s lobby will be transformed into a festive holiday scene, lit up with lights, decor, and a grand holiday tree, perfect for getting in the holiday spirit. Stop by to see the Holiday Pop Up Bar from Nantucket’s Triple Eight Distillery and have a taste of Nantucket with a single pour or tasting flight of The Notch’s rare and acclaimed 8-year, 12-year and 15-year expressions. If whiskey isn’t for you, don’t worry - the bar offers a variety of other holiday cocktails and select Nantucket Vineyard wines.
Macabees Bar at Noir; Charles Hotel, Cambridge
Boston’s only Hanukkah Pop-Up bar is back for the sixth year. To celebrate the festival of lights, Noir will feature festive décor, unique flavored cocktails, and classic bites such as latkes and jelly donuts! You don’t want to miss their classic cocktail, the Latke Sour with Apple Brandy, Potato, and Lemon. Noir will run this pop-up until December 31st, so there are more than 8 nights to take in the experience.
Miracle Bar; Kimpton Marlowe, Cambridge
‘Miracle’ at Marlowe is aglow with ornaments hanging from the ceiling, twinkling lights, lots of garland and a 6-foot Santa that you don’t want to miss. Catchy tunes provide the perfect holiday soundtrack, whether you are a hotel guest or a local that just wants to pop in after holiday shopping. Sip on a selection of original, holiday-themed libations that are served in whimsical glassware. Light bites are also available for purchase while the marble fireplace crackles.
INNgloos at Inn at Hastings Park, Lexington
Located in historic Lexington, the Inn at Hastings Park is the only Relais and Chateau boutique hotel in Greater Boston. Their special outdoor dining experience, The INNgloo Wonderland is back for another season. Four igloos located on the properties beautiful patio feature a faux fireplace, heater, and mini speaker. They serve lunch, dinner, high tea, and champagne brunch through April.