Thank you to everyone who made the 2012 Winter Holiday Stroll a success! We’ll see you in 2013 for 20th anniversary!!
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.
We want to know what you think! Please take our stroll survey and be in with a chance to win one of four downtown gift baskets valued at over $300 each. Randomly drawn winners will be announced on 12/13/12.
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.
** New in 2012 Snowboarding Rail Jam Presented by Zimmermanns**
Check out this multi-media ski and snowboarding event at 225 Main Street. The action starts at 6:30pm. Fore more information, visit Keepin’ It Rail Productions.
The Holiday Stroll is made possible by the hundreds of dedicated volunteers who help each year. To sign up to volunteer at the Stroll, email Ali Manning, call 883 5700 or fill out our
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 following organizations to our Spirit of Giving area at 238 Main Street near City Hall.
American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Greater Nashua
Granite State Chilren’s Alliance
H.E.A.R.T.S. Peer Support Center of Greater Nashua
Nashua Baptist Church
Nashua Children’s Home – please bring duffle bags and twin sheets
Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter – please check their website for donation requests
New Hampshire Roller Derby
Southern New Hampshire Time Exchange
Trinity Baptist Church
Additionally, you can find Boy Scout Troop 261 at St Patrick’s Church and Troop 6 will be at the Baptist Church.
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.