Seasonal Activities

Paint Nite
Paint Nite at Noir Bar

Noir is now hosting Paint Nite events! To view the schedule, and purchase tickets, click HERE!

In just about two hours, while you’re sipping on a cocktail, Paint Nite's performing artists will guide you through each painting so that you come up with your own unique masterpiece at the end of the night that you will be amazed YOU created. Paint Nite provides everything you will need: canvas, paints, brushes and even a smock. You just bring your fun-loving friends and have a few cocktails to keep the spirits high and inhibitions to a minimum and we'll make sure your inner Picasso is unleashed. 

Tree Lighting
Tree Lighting

Join us as we light our tree for the holiday season! This family event includes performances from the Santa Claus' Jazz Band and a visit from Santa Claus. Henrietta's Table will be providing complimentary beverages and cookies.

We invite families to come around 4:00pm to have their children help decorate the trees with ornaments and bow ties from Vineyard Vines. Santa Claus’ Jazz Band will perform at 5:00pm, and then we will light the trees at 5:30pm, followed by a vist from Santa himself! The performances will continue until 6:30pm, allowing everyone a chance to visit with Santa.

This year's event will help to benefit Cambridge Family & Children’s Service. Please take a look at their Client Wish List for recommendations of items that will make a difference in the life of a child this holiday season. They will also have a couple activities for kids to participate in during the event.

The event is made possible thanks to the support of the Harvard Square Business Association.

Ice Skating
The Rink at The Charles Hotel

Our 2,900 square foot ice rink is open during the winter months to hotel guests and the public. Skate rentals, season passes, and lessons are available.

The Rink at The Charles Hotel is also available for private events including: birthday parties, holiday parties, and unique corporate outings. Please contact our Catering Office at 617.661.5096 for more information.

2014/2015 Season Ice Skating Rink Fact Sheet

The rink is closed for the season.Our opening party is set for Sunday December 14, 2014.

Farmer's Market
The Charles Square Farmer's Market

Henrietta's Table and The Charles Hotel are proud to provide a home for our friends.

Farmers from Massachusetts and New Hampshire will gather – rain or shine – to sell everything from artisan cheeses to homemade candies.

Visit the stands of Grateful Farm - organic produce and herbs; Hi-Rise Bread - bread, pastries and jam; Kimball Fruit Farm - fruit, vegetables, pies and heirloom tomatoes; Stillman’s Farm - conscientiously raised and grass fed meats and poultry; Formaggio Kitchen - a variety of New England cheeses; Busa Farm - specialty produce and herbs, tomatoes, and berries of all kinds; and more each week for the best selection of local treats.

The Farmer's Market is closed for the season and will reopen in June. 

Photos from Past Markets



Catering Office
The Charles Hotel

Julie DiGiovine
The Charles Hotel


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