If you live in the Lexington area, you'll want to be in town this Friday night. Lexington starts off its holiday season with lighting the town tree, main street shopping (stores will actually be open past dark), carolers and the Lexington Symphony's Holiday Pops concert.
I attended their first Holiday Pops concert four years ago, and loved it. The blustery walk from my house. The sound of carolers serenading diners at Marios. Main Street decked in balsam bunting, Christmas trees in barrels and thousands of tiny white lights. Finally entering the warmth of Carey Hall, my toes warming up as the symphony does the same. And then the music - the golden horns, the fairy harp, the percussionists with their bags of tricks, the violinists moving together like waves on the sea and the oboists surprising us all with the sounds they can pull from their Dr. Seuss instruments. It's a wonder-filled event. I wouldn't miss it. In fact I haven't missed one yet.
The evening ends with a lively sing-a-long during which Santa has been known to make an appearance. It's a lovely, low-tech, heart warming evening that I wish everyone could experience.
Here's the official description:
Friday, November 30
4pm Kids Pops! 45 min.
8pm Evening Pops! 1.5 hr.
Cary Hall, 1605 Mass. Ave., Lexington
Tickets are still available at www.lexingtonsympony.org or in town at The Crafty Yankee. While you're there to pick up tickets, don't forget to choose a name of a family or senior in need from their giving tree.