The Best Holiday Events in Lexington, Massachusetts

Lexington, Massachusetts, is a charming New England town with a rich history, making it the perfect place for active seniors to enjoy a vibrant retirement. And there’s no exception for the holiday season, when the city is filled with holiday hustle and bustle.

Here are some of our favorite events and activities to help seniors and their families celebrate the season in Lexington!

Lexington Christmas Tree Lighting

Join the Lexington community for the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony, typically held in late November or early December. Enjoy carolers, hot cocoa, and the magical moment when the town’s holiday tree is illuminated.

Lexington Historical Society’s Holiday Events

The Lexington Historical Society often hosts a variety of events during the holiday season. Explore historic homes beautifully decorated for the holidays, create historic crafts, and learn about the town’s history.

Holiday Shopping in Lexington Center

Stroll through Lexington’s picturesque town center and explore local boutiques, shops, and galleries. You’ll find unique gifts, decorations, and holiday goodies.

On your way home, drive around Lexington to admire the beautiful holiday light displays that adorn homes and gardens throughout the town. Some neighborhoods go all out to create a festive atmosphere.

Holiday Craft Fairs

Keep an eye out for holiday craft fairs and bazaars in Lexington. These events feature handcrafted gifts, artisanal products, and festive treats, perfect for finding one-of-a-kind presents.

Lexington Symphony Holiday POPS! Concerts

Experience the joy of the season at one of (or all!) the Lexington Symphony’s Holiday POPS! concerts. This musical extravaganza features holiday classics, singalongs, and special guest performances.

Gingerbread House Decorating

Look for gingerbread house decorating workshops or events hosted by local bakeries or community centers. This traditional activity is perfect for getting families into the holiday spirit.

Additionally, you might look for holiday workshops or classes where you can make your own wreaths, ornaments, or other holiday decorations. You can get creative and personalize your holiday decor for your residence.

Holiday Concerts and Performances

Keep an eye on local theaters and schools for holiday concerts, ballet performances, and theater productions. It’s a great way to enjoy the arts during the holiday season.

Breakfast with Santa

Many local restaurants and venues host Breakfast with Santa events. This is a great intergenerational event where you can bring your grandchildren to meet Santa, have their photos taken, and enjoy a delicious brunch.

Holiday Dining

Many local restaurants offer special holiday menus and dining experiences. Treat yourself to a festive meal at one of Lexington’s charming eateries.

The Inn at Hastings Park always offers a variety of culinary events for the holiday season.

Giving Back

Get into the spirit of giving by participating in or organizing charity events, toy drives, or food donation programs to help those in need during the holidays.

There are a variety of nonprofit organizations making an impact right here in Lexington, and they’d love a helping hand this holiday season.

Remember to check the local event calendars and websites for specific dates and details, as events may vary from year to year. Lexington offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere during the holiday season, making it a great place to create lasting memories.

The Holidays Are Happier at Waterstone of Lexington

There’s always something happening in Lexington and beyond, as well as at our beautiful community. Our luxury living for seniors 62 and over, ideally located adjacent to the Belmont Country Club, features premier apartments and convenient on-site amenities. Schedule a visit to see how life at Waterstone is perfect for an active older adult.