Join us for Nashua’s 25th Annual Winter Holiday Stroll!
Our Silver Celebration!
November 24th, 2018
Main Event 4:30pm Beginning at City Hall, 229 Main St
Shuttles Begin from Holman Stadium & Rivier University at 4:15pm
PARKING IN ALL CITY LOTS FREE ON SATURDAY

Also, 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

 

Nashua’s Winter Holiday Stroll 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. In 2017, the Holiday Stroll attracted about 35,000 people to downtown Nashua!

Each year, 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.

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

5:45-6:45pM

Visiting Wine

7:10-8:10pm

Hunter

8:35-9:45pm

Victim of Circumstance

5:45-6:45pm

The Granite Statesmen

7:10-8:10pm

New England Voices in Harmony

8:35-9:45pm

Jazz First

5:45-6:45pm

Joe Hartnett

7:10-9:45pm

The Switch House Ramblers

5:45-6:45pm

Foxes

7:10-8:10pm

Urban Suburban

8:35-9:45pm

Monkey Knife Fight

5:45-6:45pm

Ruby and the Rhythm

7:10-8:10pm

Parker Phillips

8:35-9:45pm

No Performance Scheduled

5:45PM-6:45pm

Buster

7:10PM-8:10pm

Rock Bottom

8:35PM-9:45pm

Damasa

5:45PM-9:45pm

NH Astronomical Society

5:45PM-8:10pm

Nashua Community Music School

8:35-9:45pm

Dominic Cole

5:45-6:45pm

Peacock Players

7:10-8:10pm

Actorsingers

7:10-8:10pm

Actorsingers

8:35-9:45pm

Touche Taps

 

5:45-8:10pm

Kid Concert: Rob Duquette

5:45-8:10pm

Symphony NH Chamber Players

5:45-8:10pm

A Christmas Carol

5:45-6:45pm

The Procrastination Machine

7:10-8:10pm

Peacock Players

8:35-9:45pm

Sonic Avionics

5:45-8:10PM

FIRST Robotics Team 811

5:45-9:45pm

Ice Queen Cosplay Princess Parties, Amtgard,Krickey the Elf, Train Ride, Reindeer Ride

5:45-6:45pm

JONEE EARTHQUAKE/The Imposers

7:10-8:10pm

Sonic Eclipse

8:35-9:45pm

Radiator Rattlers

 

5:45-6:45pm

Myschyffe Managed

7:10-8:10pm

Nashua Choral Society

5:45-6:45pm

Boire Dance

7:10-8:10pm

Jibe Man Co

8:35-9:45pm

Merrimack Valley Flute Choir

5:45-6:45pm

Amherst Brass Quintet

7:10-8:10pm

Sharon, Nick and Friends

8:35-9:45pm

The Old Rochelle

5:45-6:45pm

The Dancing Corner

7:10-8:10pm

Y Dance in Motion

8:35-9:45pm

Kamara o Fa

5:45-6:45pm

HWY 31 Acoustic Duo

7:10-8:10pm

Cody Knapp and Matt Richardson

8:35-9:45pm

Jon Pond

5:45-8:10pm

The New Englanders

6:00-8:00pm

Gingerbread House Attraction 

5:45-8:10pm

CGS Bellringers’ Choir

5:45-8:10pm

St Patrick’s Organist and Choir

5:45-8:10pm

St Patrick’s Craft Fair

7:10-8:10pm

Nashua PAL Force Cheerleaders

5:45-6:45pm

The Well Church Carols

7:10-8:10pm

Crescendo’s Gate

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!

Entertainment Sponsor:

City of Nashua & Downtown Improvement Committee

3D Projection Sponsor:

Shaw’s Supermarket

Candles Sponsor:

Granite State Credit Union

Ice Sculpture Sponsor:

Michael Timothy’s Dining Group

Polar Express Train Ride Sponsor:

Academy of Notre Dame

Diya Sponsor:

Parallel Wireless

Community Level Sponsors:

Eaton & Berube

The Lannan Company

The Tamposi Foundation
The Friends of the Nashua Public Library

Barry Warhola – The Bean Group

TD Bank

Digital Federal Credit Union

Fidelity

 

Stroll Supporter Level Sponsors:

Bellavance Beverage

Charles Pilpilas, DDS

Tamposi-Nash Real Estate Group, Inc.

Triangle Credit Union

Brady Sullivan

Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union

LearnQuest

 

 

 

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
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

See photos of Strolls past projected on the Chase Building, 176 Main Street!

30 Temple Street

Part of Santa’s Village!

Food Trucks

LOCATED AT: Wingate’s Pharmacy and St. Patrick’s Church

Fried Dough, Fried Oreos, Cotton Candy, Hot Chocolate, Beverages

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

Italian sausages with peppers and onions, hot dogs, chicken fingers, french fries, deep fried Oreos, hot chocolate, hot apple cider, pretzels.

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

Crepes, coffee

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.