Top Things to Do with Kids This Week in the Acton-Lexington Area

Check our weekly list of top pick attractions, activities and events for families

By Tessa D'Ippolito, Publisher December 1, 2022

Looking for fun things to do this week with your kids in the Acton-Lexington area? Below are our Top Picks for this week, December 8 to December 5. We have lots of events and activities in Acton, Bedford, Boxborough, Carlisle, Concord, Lexington, Lincoln, Maynard and beyond on our event calendar.   

NOTE:  This page is updated every Thursday afternoon.  We have selected events and venues based on the event description but, in most cases, have not attended, so please use your own judgment when choosing events to attend or view.  Age descriptions are provided by the event venue.  If an event is sold out when we're putting together this list, we don't list it here, to prevent disappointment. Be sure to check our event calendar regularly to catch fun events before they sell out!


This weekend is filled with Holiday Fun! There are so many fantastic events - Town Holiday Strolls, Light Displays, Holiday Craft Fairs, Tree Displays, Santa Visits, and much more!  See Holiday Events and Santa Sightings in Acton-Lexington Area for a full list of all the Holiday Events & Santa Sightings this weekend!


  1. There will be hundreds of candy canes hidden around Pierce Park in Lincoln this Friday!  Register in advance, grab your flashlight and search for these hidden treats during the Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt
  2. West Acton Village will be transformed Saturday into a Winter Wonderland for the annual Holiday Village Stroll! Plus stay for the annual tree lighting at 4:30pm. 
  3. Saturday, join the West Concord businesses as they celebrate the Holiday Season with the West Concord Holiday Stroll - carolers, crafts, cocoas, special holiday fare from all of your favorite West Concord shops, and more!
  4. Drive out to Burlington Saturday for Holiday Fun at 3rd Ave Burlington for sleigh rides, live mc, balloon artists, face painters, Santa and more!
  5. Concord Museum’s Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature runs until January 2. Enjoy 34 fanciful trees and wreaths creatively decorated by Museum volunteers to illustrate treasured and new favorite children’s books!
  6. Enjoy the Magical Christmas City at Seasons Four Garden Center with special event weekends through December 18. There will be Balloon artist from 12-3, Santa from 12-5, and live holiday music performance from 2-4!
  7. Want to see a Holiday Classic this weekend?! Grab a $7 ticket to see Elf at O'Neil Cinemas December 9-15. 
  8. Looking to take the kids to see Santa?! We've got you covered. Santa will be coming to Boxborough Gymnastics Center from the North Pole! They will be joining us December 11th from 10-12pm. Visit with Santa and take photos at Wagon Wheel in Lexington Saturday from 10:30am-1:30pm. The Rotary Club of Bedford's Winter Community Breakfast with Santa returns this year on Sunday, December 11 from 9am-12pm. Bedford hosts Holiday House Tour with self-guided tour of decorated homes and a visit from Santa at 90 Great Rd from 4-7pm.
  9. Interested in enjoying a Holiday Concert?! Celebrate the holidays at The Concord Band Holiday Pops concert Saturday at 8pm. 
  10. Looking to shop local this weekend? You can shop the Lexington Holiday Market at The Depot all weekend long for the perfect handmade holiday gift. 
  11. Looking to enjoy a beautiful holiday light show all from the comfort of your car?! Merrimack Valley Celebration of Lights continues until December 30th. Our family loved it & we think yours will too! 
  12. Start a new family tradition with a pancake breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 10th from 10am-12:30pm at Apex Entertainment!

Check our Event Calendar for More Family Fun in the Acton-Lexington Area!

Don't forget to scan ahead on the calendar for events that require advance registration.

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Have a great week!

Tessa D'Ippolito, Publisher

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