Downtown Nashua

December is dazzling!


Light it up! Dazzling December: Nashua’s Lighting Display Contest wants to see your most festive lights display! Check out the contest HERE! Submit your photo, or vote for your favorites!


Amelia and Becca!

National Cookie Day

Friday, Dec. 4

at jajaBelles Coffee and Bakeshop
and Riverwalk Cafe!

November was delicious!

THANK YOU to all the wonderful entrants in Our Nom Nom November Kids’ Cookie Contest.

FRIDAY IS NATIONAL COOKIE DAY! Come to #DowntownNashua Dec. 4 and try the two Judges’ Choice cookies from our Nom Nom November Kids’ Cookie Recipe Contest! Our friends at Jajabelles and Riverwalk Cafe will bake and have available for purchase 5-year-old Amelia’s Candy Bucket Cookies (at Riverwalk) and 13-year-old Becca’s Rocky Road Cookie Bars (at jajaBelles). CONGRATULATIONS to all our wonderful young bakers. Check out the free downloadable booklet of all 24 recipes HERE!

We miss our events, too!

As our community adjusts and accommodates in response to the novel coronavirus, Great American Downtown will continue to evaluate how to proceed and move forward with our signature annual events. We will keep you informed here as to cancellations and rescheduled events and programs, as decisions are made. The safety of our friends, family and community is our top priority. Thank you for supporting our mission.

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Main Street United Methodist’s message of HOPE

A lovely holiday message from our friends at Main Street United Methodist Church:   Thanks for providing such great leadership for our town. Main Street UMC knew we didn't have the budget to compete in the Dazzling December contest, but we did want to participate. So we created a message of hope, welcome, LGBTQ equality, and [...]

#GivingTuesday – Support Our Mission Of Vibrancy

Our mission is to provide coordination, collaboration and partnerships that unify the entire Nashua community around a common vision for an attractive downtown that is vibrant, viable and truly reflects the character of our city. We are most well known for large scale community events, like the Winter Holiday Stroll, the Taste of Downtown, New [...]

Name-A-Seat Campaign invites you to be part of Performing Arts Center

Want to be a part of the new Nashua Performing Arts Center? We are saving you a seat. Here is your chance to name it. You are invited by Nashua Community Arts to take part in an exciting opportunity to support the new Performing Arts Center in an affordable, meaningful way by participating in the [...]

Holiday programming announced!

Nashua’s annual Winter Holiday Stroll postponed until 2021 Downtown Nashua still invites you to eat, shop, enjoy the holiday season! NASHUA – The annual Winter Holiday Stroll in Downtown Nashua is a major community event for southern New Hampshire, steeped in local tradition and typically held each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving as a kick-off [...]

Announcing our Kids’ Cookie Contest!

Calling all cookie lovin’ kid bakers! Great American Downtown invites you to share your favorite cookie recipe with us, in our very first NOM NOM NOVEMBER KIDS’ COOKIE CONTEST! Winners will be chosen, and those recipes will be baked and featured at our downtown bakeries! Imagine your cookies being on sale at Riverwalk Cafe or [...]


NASHUA – Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Financial Services reaffirmed the City of Nashua’s AAA bond rating as its highest rating possible, citing the city’s strong budgetary performance, strong city management and a strong economy. This rating was used for the city to issue bonds sold on Oct. 20 in the amount of $17,675,000 with an [...]

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Whether you’re seeking fine dining, eclectic shopping, a vibrant arts scene, historic architecture, fun-filled events or just a place to relax and watch the world go by, make your destination Downtown Nashua.