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Holiday Events and Santa Sightings in the Acton-Lexington Area

By Tessa D'Ippolito, Publisher December 7, 2022

Updated Nov 26 with more events to come! 

Here's our list of local Holiday events in Acton, Concord, Carlisle, Bedford, Boxborough, Maynard, Lincoln and Lexington in 2022 as well as online events.

We'll be updating this list frequently so be sure to check back!  If you know of any holiday events that we missed, please email us or submit the details via our Submit an Event form.

Click on the event name to see all the details.   Note that some of these require ticket purchase or registration in advance, so please check all the details for the events that interest you!



November 23 to January 2

Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature (Concord)


Saturday November 19

Merrie Christmas Fair  (Boxborough)

Christmas City (Lexington)


Sunday November 20

Acton-Boxborough Holiday Market (Acton)

Christmas City (Lexington)


Tuesday November 22

Lexington Thanksgiving FEASTival Farmers’ Market (Lexington) 


Friday November 25

Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature

Lighting Up Lexington (Santa Visit) (Lexington)

Black Friday at Jam Time Character Visit (Maynard)


Saturday November 26

Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature (Concord)

Christmas City (Lexington)


Sunday November 27

Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature (Concord)

7th Annual Holiday Market at Maynard Elks (Maynard)

Christmas City (Lexington)


Friday December 2

Polar Express at O'Neil Cinemas (Littleton)

Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature (Concord)

Lexington Symphony Holiday Kids' Pops! - purchase tickets in advance (Lexington)


Saturday December 3

Polar Express at O'Neil Cinemas (Littleton)

Lexington Winter Garden (Lexington) CANCELLED

Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature (Concord)

Breakfast with Santa at St. Elizabeth of Hungary (Acton)

Christmas Family Fun at Highrock (Lexington)

Visit with Santa at Verrill Farm (Concord)

Visit with Santa at Wagon Wheel (Lexington)

Festival of Sharing Christmas Fair (Acton)

12th Holiday House Tour - register in advance (Concord)

Boxborough’s Annual Tree Lighting (Boxborough)

Festival of Sharing Christmas Fair (Acton)

Tree Lighting and Holiday Stroll (Bedford)

Holiday Artisan Fair (Bedford)

Bedford Winter Walkabout (Bedford)

MetWinds Holiday Pops Concert (Lexington)

Christmas City (Lexington)

Waldorf Winter Warming Fair (Lexington)


Sunday December 4

Polar Express at O'Neil Cinemas (Littleton)

Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature (Concord)

Wish Acton Holiday Hoopla featuring HOME (Acton)

56th Annual Maynard Holiday Parade (Maynard)

Concord Tree Lighting and Parade (Concord) 

Beantown Swing at Concord Tree Lighting (Concord) 

St. Anne’s in-the-Fields Memorial Tree Lighting and Blue Christmas Service (Lincoln)

Christmas City (Lexington)


Monday December 5

Polar Express at O'Neil Cinemas (Littleton)


Wednesday December 7

Polar Express at O'Neil Cinemas (Littleton)

Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature (Concord)

Full Moon Lantern Celebration at Old Manse (Concord)


Friday December 10

Elf at O'Neil Cinemas - purchase tickets in advance (Littleton)

Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt (Lincoln)


Saturday December 10

Elf at O'Neil Cinemas - purchase tickets in advance (Littleton)

Breakfast with Santa at Apex Entertainment (Marlborough)

West Acton Village Holiday Stroll and Tree Lighting (Acton)

Lexington Holiday Market at The Depot (Lexington)

Christmas City (Lexington)

Holiday Fun at 3rd Ave Burlington, Sleigh Rides & Santa! (Burlington)

West Concord Holiday Stroll (Concord)

The Concord Holiday Pops (Concord)


Sunday December 11

Elf at O'Neil Cinemas - purchase tickets in advance (Littleton)

Winter Community Breakfast with Santa (Bedford)

Visit with Santa (Boxborough) 

Lexington Holiday Market at The Depot (Lexington)

Christmas City (Lexington) 

Holiday House Tour: Front Steps Edition (Santa Visits) (Bedford)


Thursday December 15

Concord Family Network Holiday Party


Friday December 16

Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature (Concord)

A Holiday Pops Concert - purchase tickets in advance (Concord)


Saturday December 17

Santa Visits Jam Time (Maynard)

Family Holiday Sing-Along at Groton Hill Music Center - register in advance (Groton)

Playtime Theater: "The Grinch" (Concord)

Lexington Holiday Market at The Depot (Lexington)

Christmas City (Lexington)


Sunday December 18

Arendelle Adventures Dance Party at Acton Boxborough Dance Center - tickets in advance (Acton)

Lexington Holiday Market at The Depot (Lexington)

Christmas City (Lexington)

A Holiday Pops Concert - purchase tickets in advance (Concord)

Maynard Community Band - A Christmas Pops (Maynard)



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