Plans are well underway for the 20th Anniversary of the Winter Holiday Stroll on November 30th.
We are offering limited edition Holiday Stroll ornaments to celebrate the 20th Anniversary. There are three designs and they cost $10 each. They can be purchased at our Stroll HQ at 182 Main Street from 11am-11pm on day of Stroll, November 30th. Very limited quantities are available and all proceeds help keep the Stroll a free family event!
Online Stroll Map - Entertainment, Places to Eat, Parking & Transportation Information
2013 Entertainment schedule is ready: 2013 Stroll Entertainment Schedule
Read all about the 50+ fabulous performers that will be at this year’s event: 2013 Program Notes
All the details of the new Home for the Holidays – A Gingerbread House Contest are on the website. Click here for more information.
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.
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 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 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.
Spirit of Giving
We are pleased to welcome the welcome the following non-profit organizations to our Spirit of Giving area at on Main Street and at other downtown locations.
Corpus Christi Food Pantry – collecting food donations outside St Patrick’s Church and at the corner of Franklin and Main Street.
End 68 Hours of Hunger - Nashua
Street Closures & Parking
Main Street and the surrounding roads will begin closing at 3:00pm, 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. Click here for a parking map.
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.