It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend. Lexington Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities you'll want to take part in this weekend in Lexington and beyond.
1. Santa Claus is Coming To The Elephant's Trunk
Where/When: The Elephant's Trunk Bookshop, 1764 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington; 5:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9
Why Go: Santa will pose for pictures with kids, read "The Polar Express" and participate in a sing-a-long. There will also be crafts, goodie bags and bells from the Big Man's sleigh given out as special keepsakes.
Pricing: $25, but pre-registration is required and space is limited. To inquire about availability, email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or call 781.538.6131.
2. Christmas Concert
Where/When:Trinity Covenant Church, 7 Clematis Road, Lexington; 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9
Why Go: Instrumental and choral music features performers such as Emil Lancea on clarinet, tenor Adrian Sahlean, Tudor Bota on piano and the Trinity Covenant Church choir, with musical direction by Bota.
Pricing: Free, but donations accepted with benefit Project Bread.
Where/When:Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, 130 Waltham St, Lexington; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10
Why Go: Because you can check out the fully-equipped weaving studio at LACS, try your hand at weaving and take home your product as a handmade holiday gift. If that's not reason enough, the Society's Holiday Marketplace is going on now, as well.
Pricing: Free to attend
4. Holiday Craft and Book Fair
Where/When: Temple Emunah, 9 Piper Rd, Lexington; 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 11
Why Go: Plenty of gifts for the holidays and all other occasions, including handmade jewelry, fiber arts, ceramics, fused glass, clocks, mosaics, needlework, scarves, photography and other crafts made by local artisans.
Pricing: Free to go
5. A Master Singers Christmas
Where/When: First Parish in Lexington Unitarian Universalist, 7 Harrington Road; 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 11
Why Go: The Master Singers of Lexington chorus performs Conrad Susa’s popular “Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest” -- sung in Spanish and Catalan with harp, guitar, and marimba-- and the New England premiere of “Shepherds and Angels” by Lexington composer Pamela Marshall, before concluding with a selection of familiar carols.
Pricing: $23, with $5 discount for seniors and students