Arlington First Lights 2016 in Capitol Square!

East Arlington’s vibrant business district—celebrates First Lights 2016, on Saturday, December 3, from 12 noon to 5pm, with festive entertainment, refreshments, special sales, and holiday activities for the entire family.

“It’s important to remember that community is what we make it,” says Diane Buxton, member of the Capitol Square Business Association and owner of Luv and Other Gifts. “And First Lights is a great opportunity for our community to come together and celebrate the holiday season.”

A few community gatherings coming to Capitol Square this holiday season include creative art making that promotes inclusion—such as rings of color felt ornaments and safety pin decorating—as well as a book drive and other fundraisers for social justice organizations.


13FOREST Gallery
Holiday Sale Kickoff – up to 20% off

Artbeat Creativity Store & Studio
Balloon Magic with Lanie the Jolly Elf
Free Ornament Making • Special Sale • Giveaways

Holiday Sale • Refreshments

Capitol Theatre
Classic Christmas Cartoons
Charlie Brown Christmas at 12 • 1:25 • 2:55 & The Grinch at 12:45 • 2:15 • 3:35

Derby Farm Flowers & Gardens
Truffles, Treats, and Free bouquet with $75 purchase

Little Fox Shop
Holiday treats
Brass Band Carols from 2-3pm

Luv and Other Gifts
Festive Music • Hot Apple Cider & Other Treats
More than Words Book Drive

Maxima Gift Ctr
20% off entire store during First Lights

Menotomy Grill & Tavern
First Lights Special

Quebrada Baking Co.
Star cookie giveaway with purchase

Something Sweet Without Wheat
Gluten-free treats

Did you know First Lights is one of five annual celebrations brought to East Arlington by the Capitol Square Business Association?

Upcoming events include:

Romancing the Square, Feb. 11, 2017 — Spreading the love with music, poetry and arts.

Spring in the Square, April, TBD — A garden party to celebrate the arrival of Spring.

Feast of the East, June, 17, 2017 — Street festival with food, fun, and community spirit.

Day of the Dead, October 29, 2017 — Celebration of  Mexican tradition Dia de los Muertos with Mariachi music, Mexican food, and memory altar.

Bring the whole family for a fun-filled time in Capitol Square in East Arlington, MA – conveniently located near Routes 2 and 16, and less than three miles from Harvard Square. Visit unique, artsy shops and galleries and a variety of great eateries along Mass. Ave.