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Complete List of Arlington First Lights’ Deals and Events

Everything you need to know about Arlington’s annual holiday celebration.

The Basics: Arlington First Lights is the town’s annual holiday celebration at local businesses and restaurants along Mass. Ave. (from Arlington Heights to East Arlington) from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. There will be special deals (see below), free treats, activities, carolers, tree lightings and much more. In the evening, businesses will light up their storefronts for a window-decorating contest.

Parking and Trolleys: Parking in the town's two municipal lots (the Russell Common lot behind Arlington Catholic High School and the Railroad lot on Lamson Way) will be free, this Saturday, Dec. 7, and Dec. 14 and 21 as well. Two free trolleys will stop at Russell Common lot and take shoppers to businesses along Mass. Ave. (one will head toward the Heights, the other to East Arlington). The first 100 trolley riders will receive a free goody bag courtesy of Leader Bank.

Where to See Santa:

Tony’s All Sports Barber Shop

Along Mass. Ave. (he’ll be riding along Mass. Ave. in a fire truck starting at 2 p.m.)

Arlington Swifty Printing (2:45-5 p.m.)

Tree Lightings: Each Arlington business district will have caroling at 4:30 p.m. followed by tree lightings at 5 p.m.

Arlington Heights: At Arlington Community Media Inc. (the one at 85 Park Ave.), the Liberty Belle Chorus will sing.

Arlington Center: At Arlington’s Central Fire Station, the Arlington Treble Chorus will sing.

East Arlington: At Capitol Square, Lesley Ellis students and the Arlington Children Theatre’s case of Scrooge the Musical will sing.

Deals and Events

Arlington Heights

Angelina’s Pastry: Cannoli sale, $1 for mini, $2 for large

Arlington Community Media Inc.: Tree lighting, carolers, light food

Arlington Florist: Surprise flower giveaway and Heights gift raffle

Arlington Swifty Printing: noon to 2 p.m. petting zoo, 2-4 p.m. pony rides, 2:45-5 p.m. photos with Santa

Balich 5 & 10: 10% off your purchase

Big Foot Moving & Storage Inc.: $50 off every $500 spent on your move

Big Picture Framing: Heights gift raffle

Brigham’s: 10% off all food

D’Agostino’s: Gift card raffle

Firefly Moon: Fun holiday snacks, ornament making for kids

Horizons Salon and Day Spa: Free consultation

J&L Hair Studio: Product discount, stocking stuffers, for every $20 spent receive additional $5 toward gift certificate purchases, hot chocolate bar and homemade goodies

Lakota Bakery: Heights gift raffle

Leader Bank, 1300 Mass. Ave.: Hot chocolate, snacks, noon to 3 p.m.

Leader Bank, 864 Mass. Ave., Ice sculpture on display in front of the building

M.Y. Salon and Day Spa: Window decorations and Heights gift raffle

Mirak Chevrolet Hyundai: Refreshments and bites, a raffle for an oil change and those who fill out a ticket will get 10% off service

Old Schwamb Mill: 1:30-2:30 p.m. talk on the Mystic River and its tributaries, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Winter Art Show opening, refreshments and frame raffle

Sports Etc.: Raffle for table top hockey table

Star Nails: Raffle basket

Thai E-Sarn Cuisine: 10% off food, raffle (gift certificate)

The Right Spot: Window and store decorations

The UPS Store: 10% off on all purchases

Tweet Tweet Toy Shop: Face painting

Villa House of Pizza: 10% discount on all food orders purchased in store

Wanamaker Hardware: Giveaways, raffle

Brattle Square

Quadcycles: Free samples of Turkish delight

Andrina’s Pizza: 10% off and get a free large cheese pizza coupon if your bill exceeds $10

Arlington Center

Allure Hair Salon: Raffle

Anderson’s Florist of Arlington: Warm cider, cookies, discount on local floral orders delivered by Dec. 21

Arlington Centered: 5% off everything until 8 p.m., 15% off from 8-9 p.m., 20% off from 9-10 p.m.

Artful Heart Gallery: Raffle for $50 gift certificate with email sign-up and choice of free earrings with $25 purchase, one per customer

Coyote Impressions: Free gift with a purchase plus other surprises

Cyrus Dallin Art Museum: Raffle

Dahn Holistic Fitness: Discount and raffle, music, hot tea

Derby Farm Flowers & Gardens: Tea, truffles and late night treats, free bouquet with $50 purchase

Frames with a History: Warm cider, cookies, raffle for a mirror, discounts on custom framing

Helene’s: 20% off one item

Henry Bear’s Park: Raffle

Himalayan Crafts: 10% off all purchases

Laura’s Sewing School & More: A simple make-and-take project

Leader Bank: Coffee and snacks, noon to 1 p.m.

Pink Dolly: Letters to Santa mailbox outside of the shop, yummy treats for kids and adults, gift certificate sale and special store discounts

Play Time Inc.: Hospitality refreshments in store, cookies and soda

Regent Theatre: One day ticket sale at box office and free classic Christmas cartoons on the big screen 1-3 p.m.

Re-Use: Major sales, refreshments, window display

Robbins Library: 2 p.m. drop-in craft

Ronald A. Riesz Dispensing Optician: $25 off a complete pair of glasses or 50% off the second frame for two complete pairs, cannot be combined

Swanson Jewelers Inc.: Holiday goodies and 10-20% savings on many in-stock items

The Book Rack: Free bookmark with any purchase over $10

The Costume Company: Cookies and holiday candy

The Madrona Tree: Raffle for gift certificate, 10% off all food

Wild Child: Refreshments, 10% off purchase of $50 or more

East Arlington

13Forest Gallery: Kickoff of annual holiday sale with up to 20% off by participating artists, holiday treats

Anthony’s East Side Deli: $1 off your sandwich, chips and soda

Arlington Center for the Arts: Gallery open for “Small Works” art show, refreshments and free raffle to win $50 certificate toward one piece of art in the gallery, puppet show

Artbeat: Lanie the Elf with balloon magic, free ornament making with the elves

Artwear: Food and beverage, sale, raffle

Buzzys Bazaar: Coffee, 10% clothing discount, lots of stocking stuffers

Capitol Theatre: Free Christmas cartoons all day, tree lighting

Fox Library: 11 a.m. Ethan Rossiter and the Jamberries concert

Francescas Kitchen: Free cannoli with a purchase of $10

Homewood Suites by Hilton: Hot cocoa, raffle to win a one-night stay

Leader Bank: Coffee and snacks, noon to 1 p.m.

Luv and Other Gifts: Food, beverage and trunk show featuring two local artists

Maxima Gift Center: 20% off entire store selection during First Lights, 3-5 p.m. the owner of FIXX chocolates will be sampling her chocolate

RE/MAX Leading Edge: Doughnuts and cider, holiday coloring contest for the kids, decorating

Salvage LTD: Food, beverages, music

Something Sweet Without Wheat: Tons of free samples

The Little Fox Resale Shop: Clifford the Big Red Dog noon to 3 p.m., and free treats

Tony’s All-Sport Barbershop: Pictures with Santa Claus

Za: 10% off food bill 

Ed White December 07, 2013 at 02:40 PM
The Lesley Ellis Chorus, RISE, will be singing in The Center at 4:30, not at Capital Square as was originally posted above.

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