Thank you to all who participated and attended Nashua’s 24th Annual Winter Holiday Stroll! We are looking forward to next year!

November 25, 2017

Thank you to all who participated and attended Nashua’s 24th Annual Winter Holiday Stroll! The event takes place each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving; and although it started small, it has steadily grown through the years.

The Stroll is recognized as the largest community event of the year in Southern New Hampshire. Each year, over 30,000 people from across New England visit downtown Nashua to enjoy this free and family-friendly holiday event. The evening kicks off at 5 p.m. with a candlelit procession up Main Street 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, so even after the tree lighting Strollers can enjoy the live entertainment, sample offerings from street vendors, dine in downtown’s fine restaurants and Shop Small at our unique specialty shops and boutiques.

 keep scrolling to view the 2017 stroll sponsor and entertainment list!

Thank you to our video sponsor, Pearl Marketing and Design for shooting this video at the 2017 Holiday Stroll!

Small Business Saturday

The morning of the 2016 Holiday Stroll we gave away Shop Small tote bags each containing coupons and offers from our downtown businesses along with other Shop Small goodies!

Each time you support a small business, you support somone’s dream. When you commit to Shop Small this holiday season, and all year long, you sustain the strength of our small business driven local economy, and the livelyhood of our neighbors and friends.

The Shop Small Snowball Passport was included in The Downtowner, our weekly e-newsletter, as well as in the Winter Holiday Stroll program which everyone could use for their chance to win $300 worth of $25 gift cards to our distinctive shops and dining hot spots!

 Make the commitment, and Shop Small with us in Downtown Nashua, NH!

Thank You To Our 2017 Stroll Sponsors!

Holiday Stroll Sponsor:

City of Nashua & Downtown Improvement Committee

Entertainment Sponsor:

Merrimack County Savings Bank

North Pole Animal Rides Sponsor:

Granite State Credit Union

Downtown Level Sponsors:

R.J. Finlay & Co.

Service Credit Union

 

Candle & Diya Sponsors:

Nashua Cricket League

Tree Sponsor:

Nashua Country Club

Program Sponsor:

Community Level Sponsors:

Eaton & Berube

TD Bank

 

Video Sponsor:

Pearl Marketing & Design

Stroll Supporter Level Sponsors:

Tamposi-Nash Real Estate Group Inc

Barry Warhola, Real Estate Agent

Fody’s Tavern

The Lannon Company

Peddler’s Daughter 

The Flight Center

Enterprise Bank

Dr. Charles Pipilas

Triangle Credit Union

Silverstone Living

 

 

Do us a favor? Show the folks above how much you appreciate them stepping up to support this well-loved community tradition, head over to their Facebook pages by clicking their links above, and give them a like – and be sure to think of them first when you are looking for a local business to patronize!

2017 Program Attractions

The Winter Holiday Stroll kicks off each year with a candle lit procession lead by Santa, which leaves City Hall promptly at 5pm. Thousands of candles and diyas are handed out at City Hall Plaza beginning at 4pm.

Did you know that there is a free parking shuttle that runs every 5 minutes from Rivier University at 420 Main Street, dropping folks off right behind city hall starting at 4pm? We recommend attendees take advantage of this opportunity. 

The candle lit procession from City Hall, heads down Main Street to the Hunt Memorial Building, where attendees gather for the City Christmas Tree lighting.

We are very pleased to announce that the lighting will feature a performance by accomplished musician and Nashua native, Parker Phillips!

Can’t make it in time to step off from City Hall? There is a second free shuttle service that begins at 4:15pm, leaving every few minutes from Historic Holman Stadium, located at 67 Amherst Street – with drop off right alongside the Hunt Memorial Building!

City Hall Plaza, 229 Main Street

30 Temple Street

1-4pm & 5:45-9:45pm

Hunt Memorial Building, 6 Main Street

5:45-9pm

The Festival of Trees runs through December 9th.
Click here for more information!

St. Patrick’s Craft Fair Vendor Listing

 

Keep Warm with Style – Musical Magnets & Fleece Blankets Elizabeth Goad
Art Inspiration & Design by Linda – Custom Dog Ornaments and Collector Plates Linda Lynn Martin
Everything Alpaca, NH – Alpaca Products: Hats, Mittens, Scarfs, Gloves, Insoles Goldie Bourassa
SewCreative Doll Clothes & Crafts – Doll Clothes & Accessories, Crochet, Towels, Pearler Beads Linda Stearns
Creator & Designer – Cards out of Aluminum Cans & Books Spanning Time Irene E. DuPont
Fabric – Reversible Placemats & Napkins, Tablerunners, Coasters & Designer Dish Towels Diane Sharpe & Jennifer Linn
Chep’s Gifts – Soft Sculptured Dolls Francis Chepron
Twins4Life – Ornaments Veronica Mellor
Claudia A. Jasalavich – Handcrafted Jewelry Claudia Jasalanish
Live Air Plants Design on Driftwood & Glass Diana Ashford
Erikson Outdoor Photography – Greeting Cards, Matted/Framed Prints & Canvas David Erikson
Winchester School of Chinese Culture Jennifer Zhang
Poshly Perfect, NH Marlene Sanz-Rodriguez
Marlene’s Crafty Corner – Wreaths, Glass Blocks, Shadow Boxes, Personalized Gifts (Wine Glasses, Mugs, Water Bottles) Myrlene Viaud
Metal Frog Figurines Lou Combes
Emily’s Craft House – Waterproof Sports Jewelry and Towel Crafts Emily Rich
Countless Kisses by Kristi – Sene Gence/Lip Sense Make-up and Skincare Kristi Griego
Dalton Design Group – Handmade Ornaments Featuring Vintage Images on Genuine Asfour Chandelier Crystals Gail Dalton
Stitches ’N Screens Deborah Silva
Girl Scouts – Handmade Gifts and Present Box Amanda Strong, Troop Leader
Gomee Girl – Jewelry Donna Furgal
Handmade Jewelry – Necklaces, Bracelets and Earrings Rosalie Milot
Infant Jesus School Marybeth Noyes
Toris Treasures – Henna Art, Paper Crafting and Gifts in Jars Victoria Thieret
Fleet hats & Scarves, Pillowcases, Aprons & Table Runners Mollie Boardman
Coasters Made from Scrabble Tiles, Bulletin Board Squares Karen Boardman
Avon Products Michele Bursey
Tupperware Tiffany Provencher
Veggie Steamer Bags & Microwave Cozies Joanne Schultz
A Greater Grater – Beautiful, Functional Clay Dishes and Graters Kathleen Gowdy
Mason Jars, Center pieces, Door Wreaths, Small Paper Gifts Kate Moskal
Morel Woodcarving Jonathon Morel
Christmas Cards Knights of Columbus
Desert Hue – Crochet Scarves/Wraps, Bead Crochet Necklaces and Holiday Jewelry Claire Cassidy
Michi’s Creative Arts – Duct Tape Wallets, Checkbook Covers, and other cleaver designs Mitchell Haynor
All Purpose Bakery – Baked Goods Esther Culley
Leaf Filter Gutter Protection Stacey Warren
Ninety-Two Percent Shopping Gift Card Keith Williams
Bohemian Rhapsody – Handcrafted Jewelry Kathy Cyr
Native Craft – Handmade Wool Sweaters, Ponchos, Hats and Gloves Jesus Cachimuel
Sock Snowmen, Mice, Penguins Kristin Pride
Hannah Johnson Art – Watercolor Paintings, Prints and Cards Hannah Johnson
B. Simmons Photography & Design Barry Simmons
Rainbow Kids – Jewelry, Scarves, Hats, Crocheted Baby Sweaters, Blankets, Books Judith Cline
TEEDEE, LLC – Beverage Producer Tyler Russin
JMC Leather Company  https://www.thejmcleathercompany.com James G. Casciano
Wicked Bones – Home Bake Dog Treats Joanne Goodwin
Laconia Greek Products – Handmade Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Olives, Wild Herbs & Teas Julie Kramer
Jen Marie – Jewelry Bob Jennings
Grillie Rick Gauntlett
Precision Home Remodeling Group – Kitchen & Bath Remodeling, Decks, Pave Stones Cheryl LoPresti
Beaded by Linda – Beaded Christmas Ornaments & Bracelets, Earrings & Rings Linda Decateau
Chi for You – Feng Shui Jewelry Susie Gauvin
Darbella Designs – Polymer Clay Sculptures/Figures Darleen Bellan

City Hall Plaza, 229 Main Street

Parking lot adjacent to Santander Bank, 233 Main Street

In two locations at the intersection of Main and Pearl, as well as upon the tower of the Hunt Memorial Building

30 Temple Street

Food Trucks

LOCATED AT: City Hall Ice Sculptures

The Cod Squad is serving up Captain Marden’s award winning exclusive fresh seafood along with organic produce, creating a traditional New England experience with a twist!

LOCATED AT: Wingate’s Pharmacy, Boost Mobile

Fried dough and more!

LOCATED AT: Alec’s Shoes, State Farm Insurance

Sausages, Chicken Fingers and More!

LOCATED AT: Bank of America

Slush, Italian Sausage and more!

LOCATED AT: St. Patrick’s Church

The key to BBQ food is “Patience”.  Savory, falling off the bone, tender meat can only be achieved by patience, spices, and just the right kind of sauce.  Stop by and test it for yourself!

LOCATED AT: Lineage Vapors

Returning the Whoopie Pie to where it belongs.  Baked with the finest fresh ingredients and baked daily to homemade perfection!

LOCATED AT: Gentle Dental

A family-style vegetarian restaurant, offers a delicious menu of authentic Indian food

LOCATED AT: Pompanoosuc Mills

LOCATED AT: Bicentennial Park

We seek out the finest natural and organic foods available, maintain the strictest quality standards in the industry, and have an unshakeable commitment to sustainable agriculture.

LOCATED AT: 30 Temple Street (Santa’s Village)

2017 Program Entertainment

5:45-9:45pm

NH Astronomical Society

5:45-9:45pm

Make it Labs

5:45-6:45pm

Quills

7:10-8:10pm

No Performance Scheduled

8:35-9:45pm

No Performance Scheduled

5:45PM-6:45pm

CGS Bellringers in Concert

7:10pm – 8:10pm

Manchester Choral Society

5:45-9:45pm

Ice Breakers: Live Ice Carving

7:10-8:10pm

Crescendo’s Gate

8:35-9:45pm

Woodland Protocol

5:45-8:10pm

Peacock Players

8:35-9:45pm

Actorsingers

5:45-6:45pm

Granite Statesmen

7:10-8:10pm

New England Voices in Harmony

8:35-9:45pm

Jazz First

5:45-6:45PM

Spare Souls

7:10-8:10pm

Sonic Eclipse

8:35-9:45pm

MKF

5:45-6:45pm

Myschyffe Managed

7:10-8:10pm

Nashua Choral Society

8:35-9:45pm

Nikita’s Bollywood Academy

5:45-6:45pm

Michael Joseph

7:10-8:10pm

Joe Hartnett

8:35-9:45pm

Gate City Piano Karaoke

 

5:45-6:45pm

Symphony NH  /  Parker Phillips

7:10-8:10pm

Will Evans

8:35-9:45pm

Brady Watt

5:45-8:10pm

Nashua Community Music School

8:35-9:45pm

No Scheduled Programming

5:45-6:45pm

Boire Dance

7:10-8:10pm

Jibe Man Co

8:35-9:45pm

Touche Taps

5:45-6:45pm

Jonee Earthquake

7:10-8:10pm

The Radiator Rattlers

8:35-9:45pm

Honky Tonk Jukebox

8:35-9:45pm

No Scheduled Programming

5:45-8:10pm

Make It Labs

8:35-9:45pm

No Scheduled Programming

8:35-9:45pm

No Scheduled Programming

5:45-8:10pm

Temporary Tattoos

8:35-9:45pm

No Scheduled Programming

5:45-6:45pm

New England Youth Singers

7:10-8:10pm

Showcase Performing Arts Center

8:35-9:45pm

No Scheduled Programming

5:45-6:45pm

Discover Dance

7:10-8:10pm

Allegro Dance Academy

8:35-9:45pm

No Scheduled Programming

5:45-6:45pm

Amherst Brass Quintet

7:10-8:10pm

Sharon, Nick and Friends

8:35-9:45pm

Schannachie

5:45-8:10pm

St. Patrick Organist and Choir

8:35-9:45pm

No Scheduled Programming

5:45-8:10pm

 St. Patrick’s Craft Fair

5:45-6:45pm

Skye Rocket

7:10-8:10pm

Damasa

8:35-9:45pm

No Scheduled Performance

1:00pm – 4:00pm, 5:45pm – 9:45pm

Santa’s Village

5:45-6:45pm

No Currently Scheduled Programming

7:10-8:10pm

Granite State Conjurers: Magic

8:35-9:45pm

Magic of Potter

5:45-8:10pm

First Robotics Team 811 and 151

8:35-9:45pm

No Scheduled Performance

5:45-8:10pm

Live Painting

8:35-9:45pm

No Scheduled Programming

8:35-9:45pm

No Scheduled Programming

A Christmas Experience

5:45pm – 8:45pm

Spirit of Giving Area

5:45pm – 8:45pm

St. Patrick's Church Craft Fair

Craft Fair at St Patrick’s Church

St Patrick’s Church generously opened their doors to invite Strollers in out of the cold to enjoy the Holiday entertainment featured there, along with the traditional Holiday Stroll Craft Fair. Strollers were able to support local craftsmen, get respite from the cold, and enjoy this wonderful addition to the stroll! Click the drop down menu below to view a list of vendors!

Keep Warm with Style – Musical Magnets & Fleece Blankets Elizabeth Goad
Art Inspiration & Design by Linda – Custom Dog Ornaments and Collector Plates Linda Lynn Martin
Everything Alpaca, NH – Alpaca Products: Hats, Mittens, Scarfs, Gloves, Insoles Goldie Bourassa
SewCreative Doll Clothes & Crafts – Doll Clothes & Accessories, Crochet, Towels, Pearler Beads Linda Stearns
Creator & Designer – Cards out of Aluminum Cans & Books Spanning Time Irene E. DuPont
Fabric – Reversible Placemats & Napkins, Tablerunners, Coasters & Designer Dish Towels Diane Sharpe & Jennifer Linn
Chep’s Gifts – Soft Sculptured Dolls Francis Chepron
Twins4Life – Ornaments Veronica Mellor
Claudia A. Jasalavich – Handcrafted Jewelry Claudia Jasalanish
Live Air Plants Design on Driftwood & Glass Diana Ashford
Erikson Outdoor Photography – Greeting Cards, Matted/Framed Prints & Canvas David Erikson
Winchester School of Chinese Culture Jennifer Zhang
Poshly Perfect, NH Marlene Sanz-Rodriguez
Marlene’s Crafty Corner – Wreaths, Glass Blocks, Shadow Boxes, Personalized Gifts (Wine Glasses, Mugs, Water Bottles) Myrlene Viaud
Metal Frog Figurines Lou Combes
Emily’s Craft House – Waterproof Sports Jewelry and Towel Crafts Emily Rich
Countless Kisses by Kristi – Sene Gence/Lip Sense Make-up and Skincare Kristi Griego
Dalton Design Group – Handmade Ornaments Featuring Vintage Images on Genuine Asfour Chandelier Crystals Gail Dalton
Stitches ’N Screens Deborah Silva
Girl Scouts – Handmade Gifts and Present Box Amanda Strong, Troop Leader
Gomee Girl – Jewelry Donna Furgal
Handmade Jewelry – Necklaces, Bracelets and Earrings Rosalie Milot
Infant Jesus School Marybeth Noyes
Toris Treasures – Henna Art, Paper Crafting and Gifts in Jars Victoria Thieret
Fleet hats & Scarves, Pillowcases, Aprons & Table Runners Mollie Boardman
Coasters Made from Scrabble Tiles, Bulletin Board Squares Karen Boardman
Avon Products Michele Bursey
Tupperware Tiffany Provencher
Veggie Steamer Bags & Microwave Cozies Joanne Schultz
A Greater Grater – Beautiful, Functional Clay Dishes and Graters Kathleen Gowdy
Mason Jars, Center pieces, Door Wreaths, Small Paper Gifts Kate Moskal
Morel Woodcarving Jonathon Morel
Christmas Cards Knights of Columbus
Desert Hue – Crochet Scarves/Wraps, Bead Crochet Necklaces and Holiday Jewelry Claire Cassidy
Michi’s Creative Arts – Duct Tape Wallets, Checkbook Covers, and other cleaver designs Mitchell Haynor
All Purpose Bakery – Baked Goods Esther Culley
Leaf Filter Gutter Protection Stacey Warren
Ninety-Two Percent Shopping Gift Card Keith Williams
Bohemian Rhapsody – Handcrafted Jewelry Kathy Cyr
Native Craft – Handmade Wool Sweaters, Ponchos, Hats and Gloves Jesus Cachimuel
Sock Snowmen, Mice, Penguins Kristin Pride
Hannah Johnson Art – Watercolor Paintings, Prints and Cards Hannah Johnson
B. Simmons Photography & Design Barry Simmons
Rainbow Kids – Jewelry, Scarves, Hats, Crocheted Baby Sweaters, Blankets, Books Judith Cline
TEEDEE, LLC – Beverage Producer Tyler Russin
JMC Leather Company  https://www.thejmcleathercompany.com James G. Casciano
Wicked Bones – Home Bake Dog Treats Joanne Goodwin
Laconia Greek Products – Handmade Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Olives, Wild Herbs & Teas Julie Kramer
Jen Marie – Jewelry Bob Jennings
Grillie Rick Gauntlett
Precision Home Remodeling Group – Kitchen & Bath Remodeling, Decks, Pave Stones Cheryl LoPresti
Beaded by Linda – Beaded Christmas Ornaments & Bracelets, Earrings & Rings Linda Decateau
Chi for You – Feng Shui Jewelry Susie Gauvin
Darbella Designs – Polymer Clay Sculptures/Figures Darleen Bellan

Parking & Road Closures

Main Street and the surrounding roads closed at 3:00pm, but several parking lots around downtown were open during the Stroll: Elm Street Parking Garage, High Street Parking Garage (accessible from westbound direction and via Factory Street), Spring Street Surface Lot, and the Parking Lots at the Nashua Public Library/30 Temple Street. We encouraged everyone to take advantage of the ample parking and free shuttles available at Rivier University and Holman Stadium. Shuttles ran from 4:00-10:30pm.