Mandarin Oriental, Boston Holiday Happenings

Mandarin Oriental, Boston Holiday Happenings

Five-Star Mandarin Oriental, Boston is ready for the holiday season with festive holiday activations and experiences to be offered from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. Plan a weekend getaway to enjoy Boston’s holiday lights, go on a Newbury Street shopping spree, indulge in a holiday cocktail in the fireplace lobby lounge and enjoy live holiday jazz entertainment, or enjoy a day of wellness at the Spa at Mandarin Oriental. All hotel and spa holiday happenings are available here.

Boston’s Back Bay will be illuminated for the holidays, and beginning November 28th, the hotel entrance and lobby will be transformed to a festive holiday scene, lit up with lights, decor and a grand holiday tree, perfect for getting in the holiday spirit while enjoying the lobby fireplace, hot cocoa, holiday cocktails and more.

Mandarin Oriental, Boston Holiday Pop-Up Bar with Nantucket’s The Notch Whiskey

Against the backdrop of the festive lobby lounge and live jazz entertainment, enjoy a winter warmer at the pop-up Holiday Cocktail and Whisky Bar from Nantucket’s Triple Eight Distillery, creators of the award-winning American single malt whisky, The Notch. Guests will have a taste of Nantucket as they are introduced to single pours and tasting flights of The Notch’s rare and acclaimed 8-year, 12-year and 15-year expressions. In 2023 alone, The Notch earned 17 high-profile industry awards, including seven golds. Each expression scored more than 90 points in Whisky Advocate Fall 2023 reviews, and the 15-year was named “Best Small Batch American Single Malt Whisky” in the world by the World Whiskies Awards.

In addition to The Notch whisky, the bar will offer festive holiday cocktails composed with popular Triple Eight Distillery spirits, including the Hot Apple Cran Cider: Triple Eight Cranberry Vodka, warm apple cider, and a cinnamon stick garnish; Ginmas Negroni: Christmas-infused Gale Force Gin, Campari, and Cinzano Vermouth Rosso; the Cranberry Lime Mojito: Triple Eight Hurricane Rum, cranberry juice, lime, mint, and granulated sugar; and the Oriental Old Fashioned: Nor’easter Bourbon, ginger syrup, Kuru Sato sugar. A selection of wines from Nantucket Vineyard will also be available by the glass or bottle.

A Light Bites Pairing Menu will also be available. While savoring cocktails, enjoy Holiday Live Jazz Entertainment in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Lobby every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m, beginning November 30 through December 30.

The Notch Holiday Bar will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m., November 30 through December 30. Tables are first come, first served.

Holiday Offers, Events and Experiences

Holiday Shopping Offer

Mandarin Oriental, Boston is ideally situated in the city’s chic Back Bay neighborhood, just steps from Boston’s best shopping and holiday attractions. The Holiday Shopping in Back Bay package will be offered beginning November 26 through January 1. The perfect option to get into the vibrant mood of the season, guests who book this package will receive: a 10 percent discount at Elisha Daniels Style Studio & Boutique at Mandarin Oriental, Boston, the Prudential Center Mall “PRUferred” Card with store discounts and special perks, a USD 100 dining credit at Ramsay’s Kitchen, a holiday gift amenity and complimentary valet parking. Guests also have exceptionally convenient access to other area shopping in Copley Place, on Newbury Street and more.

Festive Holiday Decorated Suites

Make Mandarin Oriental, Boston a holiday “home away from home”– with a spacious suite including a personal holiday-decorated tree in gold and jewel tones. Enjoy holiday suite enhancements such as champagne and chocolate truffles, milk and cookies and more. Mandarin Oriental, Boston is also the only luxury hotel in Boston with fully equipped kitchenettes, and has separate living and dining areas, making it feel even more like home for extended holiday stays, Available December 1 through January 1; holiday trees are priced at USD 500 for stay duration, plus nightly room rate, taxes and gratuities.

Toast to the New Year

Ring in the New Year with Mandarin Oriental, Boston. Book a stay on any dates from Friday, December 29th through Monday, January 1st. Enjoy special celebratory in-room amenities, extended check-in and check-out times, breakfast for two and more. Guests are greeted with a bottle of champagne and chocolate truffles and will be sent home with a Mandarin Oriental, Boston holiday ornament gift. Prices vary and are subject to availability. Reserve online or call +1 (617) 535 8888 to book your stay.

Holiday Party Time

Plan a luxe and memorable holiday celebration in one of the hotel’s renovated event spaces. A glittering holiday gala in the Oriental Ballroom is complete with statement chandeliers, silk wall coverings and sweeping Back Bay views. For more intimate events, the Royal or Presidential Suites offer a luxurious setting for a smaller reception or seated dinner celebration in the hotel’s most exclusive spaces, expertly catered by the Mandarin Oriental Culinary Team. Menus and additional information are available here and guests can request a proposal here.

For Holiday Dining

Holidays at Ramsay’s Kitchen – Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve

The acclaimed restaurant by Michelin-starred Chef Gordon Ramsay, Ramsay’s Kitchen at Mandarin Oriental, Boston, will serve special holiday menus, features and wine pairing options for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. Featured menu items and a la carte are available throughout the holidays. Taxes and gratuity are not included. Ramsay’s Kitchen is open from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving, 6:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 6:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and 6:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. on New Year’s Day. Menus and reservations are available here, and reservations may also be made with the Mandarin Oriental, Boston Concierge team.                                      

Holiday Experiences

For The Shopper

VIP and Private Holiday Shopping Experiences are available for all guests as an add-on to their stays and shopping excursions, including appointments at Tiffany & Co., Celine, Cartier, Valentino and more, as well as the hotel’s shop in residence, Elisha Daniels Boutique and Style Studio.

For The Family

Decorate a Gingerbread House with The Home for Little Wanderers and compete to win for a good cause. Every entry helps the organization build stable lives for children in care. The event will be held on December 3 at 10 a.m. Email to book tickets or a table.

For A Wellness Stay: The Spa at Mandarin Oriental

Silent Night and Holiday Featured Spa Treatments 

For those looking for a peaceful retreat or digital detox during the hectic holiday season, the Spa will host their annual Silent Night event from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 14. The complimentary night of contemplative calm amidst the hustle and bustle of the busy and noisy holiday season allows guests to enjoy the Spa in silence: no music and no talking for this one special hour. With a focus on sleep health, participants will take part in a deep meditation and a guided breathwork session. Walk away feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and prepared for a good night’s sleep, finding calm within for the season and for the new year ahead. The event is complimentary, but reservations are required; for reservations or more information, please call +1 (617) 535 8820 or email

Featured Spa treatments to ease the stress of the holiday season include the Dream Catcher Sleep Treatment and Oriental Crystal Therapy. The Dream Catcher Sleep Treatment utilizes lavender herbs with sedative properties, as well as focused heat elements, lowering stress levels and inducing a state of deep relaxation. The tranquilizing full-body massage includes lavender oil, herbal-infused heat packs, and a soothing scalp massage. The Oriental Crystal Therapy incorporates sound therapy with a relaxing light to medium-pressure body massage, followed by the placement of selected chakra healing crystals on the body to enhance the flow of positive energy. The crystals’ healing properties will leave you in a state of tranquility, feeling centered, refreshed and revitalized for days to come. A chakra healing crystal gift will be included to take home.

For reservations or more information on all of the above, please call +1 (617) 535 8888 or email All reservations are subject to availability.

For Gift Giving

Mandarin Oriental Fan Ornaments to Benefit Franciscan Children’s 

An elegant Mandarin Oriental, Boston Holiday Fan Ornament is the perfect stocking stuffer, custom-made in brass and 14K gold and locally manufactured by Massachusetts Bay Trading Company. All proceeds of ornament sales will benefit Franciscan Children’s. These special gifts for guests or their loved ones are available at the Mandarin Oriental, Boston Hotel Front Desk or Spa.