This evening of free, family-friendly fun will include musical performances by the Boston Children’s Chorus, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and Berklee College of Music, appearances by Santa, Rudolph, and Frosty, the USPS Holiday Stamp Debut, giveaways from Magic 106.7, and much more.
Lighting for the Copley Square Tree generously provided by Boston Properties
Join The Lenox Hotel to celebrate the new year with laughter as we welcome celebrated local comic Tony V to the historic Dome Room! Show will begin at 8pm and a cash bar will be available, approximate run time is one hour.
Stop by one of The Lenox Hotel’s outlets (City Table, City Bar, Solas) for a pre or post beverage and bite!
Celebrate the Holidays With Gingerbread Houses For Grown-Ups at Fairmont Copley Plaza!
During the holiday season, everyone is a kid at heart, and this year Fairmont Copley Plaza is letting adults in on some traditional holiday fun! With the assistance of the hotel’s culinary team, grown-up guests can toast the season with festive libations while decorating their own gingerbread house to take home for the holidays.
Tickets for the event are $75 per person, which includes an assembled gingerbread house, all candy decorations and accoutrements, assistance from the culinary team, wine, beer, festive holiday cocktails and canapés. Make it a date night for $125 per couple, which includes one gingerbread house to decorate and share.
Please note, this event is 21+ only.
Fairmont Copley Plaza will host a birthday party for its canine ambassador, Carly Copley, on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 1pm. Hosting Carly’s 7th birthday will be Vanessa Welch, Anchor for Boston 25 News, who will be reading “Catie Copley” to guests. The reading will be followed by birthday cake (for humans) and special snacks for Carly’s canine friends. This beloved Boston holiday tradition is free and open to the public.
In lieu of gifts for the hotel’s pampered pooch, Fairmont Copley Plaza invites guests to bring a donation of towels, blankets or toys for the dogs and cats at the Animal Rescue League’s Boston Shelter.
Free Hot Chocolate on National Cocoa Day
Wednesday, Dec. 13 is National Cocoa Day and Fairmont Copley Plaza will celebrate with its Back Bay neighbor, L.A. Burdick Chocolates by serving complimentary Burdick hot chocolate from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the hotel’s Dartmouth Street entrance. The artisan chocolatier, famous for its European-inspired chocolate bonbons, hot chocolates and pastries, will have warm cups of its Dark Drinking Chocolate (robust & full-bodied) and Milk Drinking Chocolate (gentler yet still decadent & luscious) to brighten the morning for passersby, while supplies last. L.A. Burdick’s hot cocoa – named one of the “11 must-try hot chocolates around the U.S”. by Zagat – will be served snow or shine to mark this fun food holiday and spread holiday cheer to the neighborhood. It will certainly be a welcome surprise after Boston’s first snowfall this past weekend!
Fairmont Copley Plaza will toast the holiday season with a lavish four-course Holiday Bacchanal dinner featuring a special menu from Executive Chef Laurent Poulain — North Country bacon wrapped local monkfish, winter pickled vegetable salad with candied Marcona almonds and 50-year-old sherry, coffee braised all natural beef short ribs, and warm milk chocolate & coconut brioche bread pudding will be served. American Idol finalist (Season 13) Sam Woolf will provide live entertainment.
Join us on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. as we transform the hotel’s dramatic 105 year-old lobby into an elegant ambiance suited for contemporary times with guests dining at tables running the length of the space
Cocktail attire is suggested.
Celebrate Earth Day at OAK Long Bar + Kitchen
OAK Long Bar + Kitchen is celebrating Earth Day on Sunday, April 22 by turning off its lights from 5 p.m. through closing to conserve energy. More than a hundred candles will be placed throughout the dining room to illuminate the space for an unforgettable “Earth, Wine & Fire” candlelit dinner experience in one of Boston’s most beautiful restaurants.
A special à la carte menu by Executive Chef Graham Lockwood will feature sustainably sourced courses and replace the regular dinner menu for the evening. Each dish will highlight ingredients from New England farms and purveyors (see select farms noted below), and the menu’s wine pairings will spotlight New York State and Oregon wines that are produced and grown with sustainable and biodynamic farming practices. A three-course wine pairing will be offered for $30, or these wines can be ordered by the glass for $13-$18 depending on the selection. Those dining between 5-7 p.m.will receive a complimentary taste of rosé upon arrival. The regular bar menu will also be available.
Sunday’s customers will be some of the first to enjoy OAK as a non-plastic straw establishment. The restaurant is permanently ditching plastic straws starting this Friday, April 20. OAK has already been mindful to create cocktails that don’t require a straw, but for those that do and all other straw requests, Hay! Straws will be used moving forward, which are made from natural wheat stems and are 100% biodegradable. The special “Earth, Wine & Fire” dinner menu will be printed on plantable seed paper, and no single-use item (like cocktail napkins) will be offered to tables.
Pea & Carrot, pea and ricotta dumplings, charcoal roasted carrots and pistachio – $14
Soter “Planet Oregon” Chardonnay
* Carrots sourced from Ripley Farm, Dover-Foxcroft, ME
South Bay Blondes, egg yolk jam, pickled daikon, radish greens – $18
Brooklyn Oenology “Social Club White”
* Oysters sourced from Onset, Cape Cod, MA
Pate en Croute, pickled vegetables, cranberry gastrique – $15
Forge “Classique” Riesling
* Pork sourced from Alderbrook Farm, South Dartmouth, MA
Pan Roasted Monkfish, local bacon, Russian banana potatoes, pickled ramps – $29
Brooklyn Oenology “Broken Land”
* Monkfish sourced from Georges Bank off the coast of MA
* Potatoes sourced from Green Sunshine Farm, Hodgdon, ME
Braised Short Rib, cassoulet, haikuri turnips, radish – $32
Brooklyn Oenology Merlot
* Beef sourced from Pineland Farms, New Gloucester, ME
Chicken Ballotine, wheat berries, spring dug parsnip, cipollini jus – $28
Forge “Classique” Pinot Noir
* Parsnips sourced from Fish Boot Farms, Bowdoinham, ME
* Wheat berries sourced from Maine Grains, Skowhegan, ME
Crème Brûlée, duck eggs, maple sugar, almond – $10
Pacific Rim Riesling Vin De Glaciere
* Maple sourced from Highland Sugarworks, Barre, VT
* Cream sourced from Maple Line Dairy, Hadley, MA
Reservations are encouraged for this “lit” dinner and can be made here or by calling 617-585-7222.
The Hottest Standup Comedy Showcase Comes to Cafeteria on Newbury
The last Wednesday of every month at Cafeteria features an unforgettable experience combining the most talented local and national comedians, including previous winners of the Boston Comedy Festival, acts that have been on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel, Late Night with Steven Colbert, Comedy Central, Sirius XM and more.
Not only is this show completely free – you can enjoy free drink samples from our sponsors* (that’s right – free alcohol!), $5 burgers, and a custom drink menu full of cocktails available exclusively during the show – if it seems too good to be true, Cafeteria invites you to come see for yourself
Doors open at 7pm, the show begins at 8pm – previous shows have packed to capacity, so while this event is not ticketed, we do recommend arriving early to reserve a seat.
The world’s fastest athletes are coming to Back Bay on June 16.
The adidas Boost Boston Games and Back Bay Mile race will be on June 16, bringing world-class athletes to compete in and around Copley Square.
Back Bay Mile
The first-annual adidas Boost Back Bay Mile is a road race that will test your speed in the heart of Boston. The course takes you down Newbury Street to Gloucester Street, and then turns down Boylston Street to the finish line on the specially constructed sprint track that features the same surface you saw at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. As part of the adidas Boost Boston Games, the five-lane track will have Olympic and World Champion track athletes competing at the conclusion of the mile races. This road mile welcomes all ages and abilities to participate.
Boost Boston Games
With an elevated straight track constructed along Boylston Street between Exeter and Clarendon Streets, the world’s fastest men and women will sprint down to Copley Square, wowing fans and breaking records as the viewing public watches from only feet away from the track.
VIP seats just after the finish sell for $125 and come with an adidas shirt, food and beverage and a $50 adidas gift card.
1:30PM adidas HS Girls’ Dream Mile
1:40PM adidas HS Boys’ Dream Mile
1:50PM Women’s Mile
1:58PM Women’s Long Jump
2:00PM Men’s Mile
2:20PM Women’s 600m
2:30PM Men’s 600m
3:20PM Youth Girls’ 100m
3:25PM Youth Boys’ 100m
3:35PM Boston Police vs Boston Fire
3:45PM Fastest Girl in Boston
3:50PM Fastest Boy in Boston
4:00PM adidas HS Girls’ Dream 100
4:10PM Women’s 100m B
4:22PM adidas HS Boys’ Dream 100
4:32PM Men’s 100m Semi-Final 1
4:37PM Men’s 100m Semi-Final 2
4:46PM Women’s 200m Hurdles
4:53PM Men’s 200m Hurdles
4:59PM Women’s 200m
5:06PM Men’s 200m
5:13PM Women’s 100m Hurdles
5:20PM Men’s 110m Hurdles
5:30PM Women’s 100m A
5:40PM Men’s 100m Final
5:47PM adidas Women’s 150m
5:55PM adidas Men’s 150m
** All photos courtesy of @adidasBoostBostonGames