Saturday, November 23, 2019
Nashua’s 26th annual Winter Holiday Stroll!
Main Event begins at 4:30 pm
City Hall, 229 Main St.
Shuttles Begin at 4:15 pm
from Holman Stadium AND Rivier University
FREE PARKING IN ALL CITY LOTS
santa’s village from 1-4 pm, 5:45-9:45 pm
30 temple st.
Nashua’s annual Winter Holiday Stroll is recognized
The evening kicks off at 5 p.m. with a candlelit procession up Main Street, beginning at City Hall. Upon arrival in Railroad Square, the city’s official Christmas tree is lit. Much of the downtown is closed to vehicular traffic for the evening; stroll around and 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.
And be sure to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus and take photos with them, enjoy kids’ rides and activities, plus a few more surprises!
Event Program & Schedule
With Nashua’s Winter Holiday Stroll attracting over 30,000 people each year, cell service can get gobbled up quick. We recommend that you CLICK HERE BEFORE THE BIG EVENT AND SAVE THE PROGRAM IMAGES TO YOUR PHONE if you plan on using your mobile phone for a guide. We also recommend downloading the FireChat app, which will create a “mesh network” at the event between users, so you can easily reach family, friends, and fellow strollers even without good cell service. Very cool!
Paper programs will be available starting Friday 11/23 at the The Telegraph 110 Main St, Nashua Public Library 2 Court Street, and 30 Temple Street during normal business hours. Our map will also be printed in this week’s Telegraph Encore section, and again in Saturday’s paper. Thank you to our Program Sponsor, All Pets Veterinary Hospital!
2018 Program Entertainment
Victim of Circumstance
The Granite Statesmen
New England Voices in Harmony
The Switch House Ramblers
Monkey Knife Fight
Ruby and the Rhythm
No Performance Scheduled
NH Astronomical Society
Nashua Community Music School
Kid Concert: Rob Duquette
Symphony NH Chamber Players
A Christmas Carol
The Procrastination Machine
FIRST Robotics Team 811
Ice Queen Cosplay Princess Parties, Amtgard,Krickey the Elf, Train Ride, Reindeer Ride
JONEE EARTHQUAKE/The Imposers
Nashua Choral Society
Jibe Man Co
Merrimack Valley Flute Choir
Amherst Brass Quintet
Sharon, Nick and Friends
The Old Rochelle
The Dancing Corner
Y Dance in Motion
Kamara o Fa
HWY 31 Acoustic Duo
Cody Knapp and Matt Richardson
The New Englanders
Gingerbread House Attraction
CGS Bellringers’ Choir
St Patrick’s Organist and Choir
St Patrick’s Craft Fair
Nashua PAL Force Cheerleaders
The Well Church Carols
Plaid Friday in Downtown Nashua!
Are you ready for the start of something new?
Join us for Plaid Friday this year in Downtown Nashua, NH!
Plaid Friday is the relaxing and enjoyable alternative to the big box store “Black Friday.” This event originated in Oakland, CA, a community known for their support of small businesses – and is spreading across the country!
Wear your plaid, and visit with our local and independently-owned Downtown businesses as we kick off the holiday season! Those donning plaid will be eligible for giveaways, discounts, high-fives, and other fun activities throughout the day!
Save the date – and stay tuned for a full list of participating locations, and all of the details for Downtown Nashua’s first ever Plaid Friday!
Thank you to all of our participating shops and restaurants, and to our friends at the Nashua Telegraph for your support!
Thank You To Our 2018 Stroll Sponsors!
City of Nashua & Downtown Improvement Committee
Community Level Sponsors:
The Tamposi Foundation
The Friends of the Nashua Public Library
Stroll Supporter Level Sponsors:
Charles Pilpilas, DDS
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!
2018 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.
This year, we will be trying something new! Right after the countdown for the lighting of the city Christmas Tree, the crowd will be lead in a sing along by Ruby & the Rhythm! Get ready, and check out the sing lyrics here – and join in!
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.
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
Stop By Santa’s Village @ 30 Temple Street
Kids Rides, Pictures with Santa & Mrs Claus, Activities and More!
Afternoon Session From 1-4pm, and Evening 5:45-9:45pm
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|
|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|
|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
See photos of Strolls past projected on the Chase Building, 176 Main Street!
30 Temple Street
Part of Santa’s Village!
LOCATED AT: Wingate’s Pharmacy and St. Patrick’s Church
LOCATED AT: 211 & 217 Main Street
Location 1: fried Oreos, hot chocolate, bottled drinks
Location 2: chicken fingers and fries, hot chocolate, bottled drinks, corn dogs
LOCATED AT: Bank of America, 157 Main Street
LOCATED AT: Indian Head Bank Building, 207 Main Street
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: Santander Bank Parking Lot
LOCATED AT: Pompanoosuc Mills
LOCATED AT: Pompanoosuc Mills
Ice cream and soups, etc.
LOCATED AT: St Patrick’s Church
St. Patrick's Church Craft Fair
Craft Fair at St Patrick’s Church
St. Patrick Parish Winter Holiday Stroll Craft Fair! From 3 pm – 9pm in the St. Patrick Parish Gym, across from City Hall, over 50 vendors will showcase their creations and products at the 5th Annual St. Patrick Parish Winter Holiday Stroll Craft Fair. Come join the fun and pick up unique Christmas Gifts!
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.