Santa Arrives by Charles Riverboat at CambridgeSide

Black Friday, November 29, 2019 at 10AM

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS (November 2019) - Santa will arrive at CambridgeSide on a Charles Riverboat on Friday, November 29, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Canal Park outside Food Court. The first 50 shoppers at Santa’s arrival will receive a special mystery gift which can be anything from a $5 to a $100 gift card or tickets to Irving Berlin’s White Christmas The Musical at Boch Center Wang Theatre. (While supplies last. First come, first served.) Additionally, all CambridgeSide visitors will be treated to a special gift of a FREE Santa Photo from November 29 through December 24, 2019, sponsored by Boch Center.

“Santa’s arrival on Charles Riverboat at CambridgeSide is always an exciting event,” says CambridgeSide’s Senior Marketing Director, Melissa LaVita. “And we are thrilled to offer families the gift of FREE Santa Photo throughout this holiday season,” she adds.  

FREE Santa Photo
November 29 through December 24, 2019
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday - Saturday, Sundays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Christmas Eve, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Level 1
Ho, Ho, Ho! Every visitor at CambridgeSide will receive two FREE 4” x 6” Santa photo prints, and a high-resolution digital download of a single image. Additional photos and Christmas merchandise will be available for purchase. (One giveaway per family, per Christmas season. Some restrictions may apply.) Valid November 29 through December 24, 2019. Visit for details.

Also taking place this holiday season at CambridgeSide:

CambridgeSide Gift Wrap to Benefit A Bed for Every Child
December 7, 2019 through December 24, 2019 on Level 2
Wrap your gifts and help a great cause this holiday season. The annual charity gift wrap program at CambridgeSide benefits the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless’ A Bed for Every Child program. Visit Level 2 near Kay Jewelers to get your gifts wrapped this holiday season. See for complete hours.

Holiday Carols at CambridgeSide
Thursday, December 12, 2019 in Food Court
Join us for caroling fun as CambridgeSide presents the joyful holiday sounds of the Cambridge Peabody School Early Bird Singers. The Early Bird Singers will perform on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. in the Food Court.

The Salvation Army Angel Tree at CambridgeSide
December 3, 2019 through December 18, 2019 on Level 1
Be an angel to a child in need from December 3 through December 18, 2019 as CambridgeSide and The Salvation Army make children’s holiday wishes come true! Each ornament has a child’s name, age and special gift wish. Select an ornament from the Angel Tree located at the Welcome Center on Level 1 and where your generous donation provides a helping hand to area families in need.

Menorah Lighting at CambridgeSide
Monday, December 23, 2019 on Level 2
Join us Monday, December 23, 2019 at 5pm for a festive gathering in lighting the Menorah. Event will feature refreshments, crafts and entertainment for all ages, in partnership with Cambridge Jewish Center for the Arts.


The reimagined CambridgeSide is a place to shop, dine, indulge and relax. CambridgeSide features one great waterfront location with over 80 shops and restaurants in Cambridge, MA, just steps from downtown Boston. CambridgeSide’s mix of retailers includes Apple, H&M, Superdry, A|X Armani Exchange, Sephora, Macy’s, Best Buy, T.J. Maxx and more. The diverse mix of restaurants boasts Massachusetts’ first World of Beer and The Cheesecake Factory, in addition to over 15 other eateries. CambridgeSide is located near top tourism attractions including the Museum of Science and Charles Riverboat. CambridgeSide is handicapped and MBTA accessible (Green Line T to Lechmere Station or Red Line T to Kendall Square to the free CambridgeSide Shuttle Bus), and offers attached, covered parking. Regular hours are Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. For directions and information, call 617-621-8666 or visit CambridgeSide is a New England Development shopping destination.