First Lights in Capitol Square

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Name: First Lights in Capitol Square
Date: December 1, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Event Description:

Capitol Square Celebrates East Arlington First Lights 2018

Saturday December 1st from 12-4pm


Capitol Square, East Arlington’s vibrant business district, celebrates First Lights 2018 on Saturday December 1st 2018 from 12-4pm with free entertainment, festive refreshments, special sales and holiday activities for the entire family.


The Capitol Theater will begin showing Classic Christmas Cartoons at 12:30. Lanie the Jolly Elf will make balloon magic at Artbeat, where kids can also make glittery Christmas ornaments. The new Lotus Flow Studio will offer fun Holiday Yoga. The Calvary Brass Band will play holiday music from 2-3 pm in front of Town Tavern, which will be serving hot cider to passersby.


Hot cocoa will be served at the new Adventure Pub and refreshments will be offered at all the participating stores. There will be special sales at 13Forest Gallery, Derby Farm Flowers & Gardens, Maxima Gifts, The Muse’s Window, Continentale Salon, Lotus Flow Studio, and Artbeat. Quebrada Bakery will give away free star cookies with any purchase and Thrive Juice Bar will offer free size upgrades for all its drinks and smoothies.


“First Lights is a fun time for all in the dark and cold of winter. As the gateway to Arlington’s Cultural District, we love bringing families from surrounding communities to Capitol Square to discover all that we have to offer.” says Jan Whitted, a founding member of the Capitol Square Business Association and owner of Artbeat Creativity Store and Studio.




Capitol Theatre

Classic Christmas Cartoons

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer @ 12:30pm & 2:45pm

Santa Claus is Coming to Town @ 1:40pm


13Forest Gallery

Holiday Sale kick-off - up to 20% off



Adventure Pub

Hot Cocoa


Town Tavern

Hot Cider


Artbeat Creativity Store and Studio

Balloon Magic with Lanie the Jolly Elf

Free Ornament Making

Store Specials & Giveaways



Continentale Hair Salon

Special Discount on Salon Products


Derby Farm Flowers and Gardens


Special Sale


Maxima Gift Center

20% off Entire Store from 12-4pm

Hot Cider


Lotus Flow Yoga Studio

20% off Merchandise and 10 Class Packs

Holiday Yoga

Hot Cocoa


The Muse’s Window

15% off $15 or more 12-4pm


Quebrada Baking Co.

Free Star cookie with purchase 12-4pm while supplies last


Thrive Juice Bar

Free size upgrades ALL DAY




Did you know that First Lights is just one of five annual celebrations in East Arlington put on by the Capitol Square Business Association?


Other Upcoming Capitol Sq Events:


February 9/10, 2019

Romancing the Square - Spreading the love with music, poetry and arts.


April 6, 2019

Spring in the Square - A garden party to celebrate the arrival of spring.


June 15, 2019

Feast of the East - Street Festival with food, fun and community spirit.


October 2019

Day of the Dead - Celebration of traditional Mexican Dia d los Muertos with Mariachi music, Mexican food and memory altars.




Bring the whole family for a fun filled time in Capitol Square, East Arlington, MA! Visit Unique, artsy ships and galleries and a variety of great eateries along Mass Ave.


Capitol Square is conveniently located near Routes 2 and 16, the Minute Man Bike Trail and less than 3 miles from Harvard Square.



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