Before they trick-or-treat their way around residential neighborhoods this Halloween, Lexington’s little monsters can mash with local merchants.
The Lexington Retailers Association is holding its 10thh annual Halloween Trick or Treat with your Local Businesses from 2 to 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31.
White, orange and black balloon bouquets will hang outside the doors of more than 90 businesses throughout the town offing kids a chance to start their candy cache and parents an opportunity to learn more about local merchants.
“It is a day of the businesses giving back to the community and when we started it 10 years ago, that’s what it was about," said Jerry Michelson of the Retailers Association. “That’s what it’s been about and it’s been fun.”
Also this year, parents can help choose which stores have the most Halloween spirit and benefit the Lexington Food Pantry.
As part of the Retailer's Association's "You be the Judge," parents can stop by a designated drop-off location and donate to the Food Pantry in exchange for a ballot on which they can vote for the best businesses in the following categories: "funniest costume," "best theme," "best interior decorations," best window/outside decoration" and "spookiest costume."
Drop off locations include: Thomas G. Braun DDS, Brookline Bank, Cambridge Savings Bank, Cambridge Trust Company, Candy Castle, Cary Memorial Library, Crafty Yankee, Daikanyama Japanese Cuisine, Paul DiMattia DDS, Eagle Bank, Elephant's Trunk, Levine Orthodontics, Lex Communicate, Lexington Chamber of Commerce, Liatris Hair Design, Maria C. Evangelisti, DMD, PC, Michelson's Shoes, Nourish Restaurant, Signature Stationers, Supercuts.
Here’s an area-by-area look at participating businesses:
Countryside -Woburn and Lowell streets
Marrett Road and Lincoln Street
Hadar Dental, Larson Insurance, Domino's Pizza, Dunkin Donuts, Music Emporium, Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, Boston Beauty, Nick's Place, Crickett's Flowers, Arlex Oil Corp., Lexington Learning Center, VIP Unlimited Travel, Lexington Prosthodontics, Personal Cleaners and Tailors, Wilson Farm
Catch a Falling Star, Lexington Historical Society, Lexington Nails, Yangtze River Restaurant, Encharter Insurance, Colin Smith Architecture, Oldenburg Architechture, Boston Private Bank & Trust, Cambridge Trust Company, Colonial Tailoring, Dunkin Donuts, William Raveis Real Estate, MiniLuxe, Ride Studio Café, Nourish Restaurant, Artinian Jewelry, Savvy Travel Shop, CVS Pharmacy, Eye Look of Lexington, Rancatore's, The Elephant's Trunk, Eagle Bank, Hammond Real Estate, Citizens Bank, Bertucci's Brick Oven Pizza, Michelson's Shoes, Cambridge Savings Bank, Brookline Bank, LaFlamme Barbershop, Signature Stationers, Great Harvest Bread Compnay, Avenue Deli, Wales Copy, Eastern Bank, TD Bank, Fancy Flea Antiques, Crafty Yankee, Greater Boston Running Company, Spectrum Music, Via Lago Gourment Foods, Verizon Wireless, Candy Castle, Cary Memorial Library, Lexington Chamber of Commerce, Visitor Center, Delleria Salon, Royal India Bistro, Wild & Woolly, Lexington Minuteman, Liatris Hair Design, Nails By Noel, Keith Asarkof DMD & Associates, Christian Science Reading Room, Lexington Pediatrics, Michael R. Coppe, DMD, Lex Communicate, Thomas Braun, DDS, Levine Orthodontics, Maria C. Evangelisti, DMD, Odessa: Instant Shoe Repair, Buca di Beppo, Ruyi Restaurant, Daikanyama Japanese Cuisine, Gordon Optical, Gordon Eye Associates, Windspeed Capital LLC, Lexington Dental, Dunkin Donuts/ Baskin Robbins, Lexington Police Department, Lexington Town Offices.