Holiday spirit hung thick in the crisp December air Friday evening as parents and children swarmed Lexington Center to take in all that the annual Festival Night had to offer.
With the streetscape lit up like a card from Currier and Ives, shops and restaurants stayed open late and held raffles and sales. The Lexington Symphony performed a pair of holiday pops concerts at Cary Hall and strolling carolers and standing musicians provided entertainment at other participating locations along Massachusetts Avenue.
At about 6:30 p.m., Santa Claus, who traded in his reindeer for a fire truck, rode into the Depot for a ceremonial tree lighting. And, throughout the evening, Cary Memorial Library extended its hours and offerings to include madrigal singers and a book fair featuring local authors.
Clichéd as it sounds, there was something for everyone, so click through our photo gallery for a sampling of scenes from Lexington Center during the Dec. 2 Holiday Festival Night.
So, with that in mind, we want to know, What were your favorite aspects of the Holiday Festival?
Did you dig the carolers and pops concerts? Or maybe you were among the lucky winners of the raffle prizes. Let us know in the comments section below.
Snap a photo of Santa passing out candy canes to cherub-faced children, or catch one of those sweet streetcorner renditions "Silent Night?" Upload your pictures to our gallery.