On an unusually balmy Saturday evening in early December, ACMi’s Studio A was the site for First Lights festivities that included:

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A visit from Santa,

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a selection of carols,

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and the official Tree Lighting..

 

 

 

 

 

 

to open the holiday season!

Scores of Arlington’s youngest residents showed up to hear Santa read “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” and they brought their parents along to join in the fun! A children’s chorus from the nearby Park Ave Congregational Church led the crowd through a series of beloved holiday chestnuts, cookies and hot cider were provided by host ACMi, and winners of a raffle sponsored by participating local businesses were selected. The event drew residents from all over Arlington (and beyond) to the Heights for an evening marked by high spirits and a palpable sense of community, leaving many with the feeling that a new holiday tradition had been born…

If you missed this one, please join us next year!

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