Let the Holidays Begin Here

Press Release

Lexington Retailers Invite Area Shoppers to Let the Holidays Begin Here

-- Events Encourage Area Consumers to Visit Lexington, MA for Their Holiday Shopping --

Lexington, MA (November 8, 2015) Retailers from historic Lexington are kicking off a campaign called "Let the Holidays Begin Here" focused on helping consumers get their holiday shopping done early so they can enjoy the season more with their friends and family. The stores are offering a series of events, including several new ones, designed to welcome families for special activities, help shoppers complete their holiday gift buying early this year and to encourage local dining.

"Holiday shopping doesn't have to be last-minute," said Lexington Retailers Association spokesperson, Eric Michelson of Michelson's Shoes. "If you have a plan in place, you can be more effective, save money, and spend more time enjoying the season. We also hope shoppers will support local merchants and discover all the many wonderful gift options available in our town."

The first 2015 holiday shopping event in Lexington is an invitation to join participating merchants for a special "Start Your Shopping Early" weekend November 12-15, 2015. Get more information at ShopLexingtonFirst.com .

Other events include:

  • Holiday Tree Lighting - Friday 11/27 6 PM
  • Kids Arts & Crafts Party - 11/28
  • Holiday Shopping and Open House - Friday 12/4 5 PM
  • Midnight Madness - Monday 12/7 6 PM

Starting holiday shopping early means consumers have access to the best selection. Shopping local means they can get personal assistance from experienced professional retailers, whose knowledge can get them through their gift list quicker. Shopping in Lexington offers easy parking, access to a wide variety of gift venues, services and restaurants and the opportunity to support local merchants. Also, gift cards or certificates, available from individual retailers, can be enjoyed long after the holiday.

This year the retailers will be sharing shopping tips, event information and special offers via social media. Event details can be found at ShopLexingtonFirst.com website, a Shop Lexington FaceBook page and they will be tweeting from @ShopLexingtonMA. Share your Start Early-Finish Early tips with the Shop Lexington MA social media team. Help spread the word by using the #ShopLexingtonMA social media hashtag, and connecting with Shop Lexington MA on Facebook and Twitter. Visit these great businesses in historic Lexington, Massachusetts.

A Pocketful of Posies - Gifts and personal luxuries
Avenue Deli - Sandwiches and catering
Catch a Falling Star - Toys
Crafty Yankee - Artisan jewelry and gifts
Empow Studios - Creative classes in tech
Fancy Flea - Antiques and fine jewelry
Firefly Moon Hliday Gift Shoppe
Haven - Hip sophisticated interior and accessories
Il Casale - Italian restaurant, Lexington
Lexington Visitors Center - Lexington related gifts
Michelson's Shoes - Shoes and boots for the family
Miniluxe, Lexington - a full service salon
Petra - Clothing for women
Pinot's Palette - Fun painting parties

The Lexington Retailer Association is a volunteer organization with the goal of promoting retail business activity for all Lexington merchants by sponsoring community oriented events. The LRA's highly popular programs include Discovery Day, the Halloween Business Trick or Treat, Let the Holidays Begin Here, and the Holiday Lighting.