November 29 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
About the Event
Each year, close to 30,000 people from across New England visit downtown Nashua to enjoy this FREE holiday event. The evening kicks off with a procession from City Hall to Railroad Square where the City’s official Christmas tree is lit.
Much of the downtown is closed to traffic for the evening, allowing Strollers to enjoy the live entertainment, sample offerings from street vendors, dine in downtown’s fine restaurants and do holiday shopping at our unique specialty shops and boutiques.
Check out this video of last year’s event!
The evening begins at 5pm at City Hall with the candlelight procession up Main Street and the lighting of the City’s tree at the Hunt Building. Afterwards, enjoy a visit with Santa and the many entertainment opportunities with music offerings in styles from all over the globe, including big band jazz, country, bluegrass and indie rock, large choirs and small a cappella groups. You will also find dance and theater, magic, face painting, karate, stargazing and artists.
The Holiday Stroll is an excellent way to connect your company with more than 30,000 potential customers from the Nashua area. There are many sponsorship opportunities available and ways for your organization to become involved. Email Rebecca Dixon or call 883 5700 for more information.
The Holiday Stroll is made possible by the hundreds of dedicated volunteers who help each year. To sign up to volunteer individually or as a group, please email Ali Manning or call 883 5700.
Street Closures & Parking
Main Street and the surrounding roads will begin closing at 3:30pm, but several parking lots around downtown will be open during the Stroll: Elm Street Parking Garage, High Street Parking Garage (accessible from westbound direction and via Factory Street) and Southern NH Medical Center Parking Garage.
We encourage you to take advantage of the ample parking and free shuttles available at Rivier University and Holman Stadium. Shuttles run from 4:00-10:30pm. Click here or more information about street closures and parking.
Spirit of Giving
We are pleased to welcome the welcome non-profit organizations to our Spirit of Giving area at on Main Street. We will post the application form for the 2013 event during August.