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Shop Local for the Holidays

Celebrating the Holiday SeasonAs the holiday season begins our local businesses and associations are gearing up to make this the best one yet! November 25th is Small Business Saturday - a countrywide initiative to encourage people to invest their holiday spending in local businesses. Shopping and dining in your local town has multiple benefits – convenience for you, income for local business owners - and sustaining local stores and restaurants helps keep your hometown vibrant and thriving for future generations. In all our towns, business organizations are working together to host fun shopping and dining events to celebrate the holidays and give you an extra reason to Shop Local this winter. Find out what’s happening in your town by using the links below:


Acton – The West Acton Village Stroll takes place on Saturday December 2nd. Join the fun from 12pm- 4:30pm – complete the Scavenger Hunt, meet Santa and Mrs Clause, and check out the craft fair and hot chocolate station! Events culminate in the tree lighting ceremony at 4:30pm. Stop by the Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty office for ornament decorating and cookies!

BedfordThe Holiday Kickoff begins on Saturday, December 2nd, with craft fairs, a holiday storybook trail and open houses at local businesses from 2-6pm. At 5pm Santa will arrive at the Town Common to light up the tree. You can catch him earlier in the afternoon for photos at our Bedford office!  

ConcordAnnual Tree Lighting and Holiday Parade takes place on December 3rd from 3-6pm – join local stores as they celebrate the holidays with music, food, festivities and photos with Santa, Rudolph, Frosty and the Disney Princesses. Don’t forget to stop by our office for some of our famous cookies!

Lexington – Festivities begin on Friday, November 24th with the Annual Tree Lighting in Depot Square – Santa will be there from 6:30pm. Then on Tuesday, November 28th support local restaurants and shops at the Taste of Lexington from 5-9pm

Westford – celebrate the start of the holiday season at the 35th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting – head to Westford Town Common on Sunday, November 26th from 3:30pm – 5pm to meet Santa, hear the Westford Girl Scout Choir and United Methodist Church of Westford Adult Choir sing festive songs, and see the tree lit up for the season.

Winchester – the 3rd Annual Holiday Stroll runs from Monday, November 27th thru Sunday, December 3rd, with a host of events including the return of Midnight Madness.

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