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Nashua’s 26th annual
Winter Holiday Stroll!

Saturday, November 30, 2019

A Great American Downtown event,
with presenting partner
City of Nashua Downtown Improvement Committee


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 Street

 

Nashua’s annual Winter Holiday Stroll is recognized as the largest community event of the year in Southern New Hampshire. More than 35,000 people attend this day of family fun, music, food and holiday cheer.

The evening kicks off at 4:30 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!

SPECIAL NIGHT FOR THE WINTER MARKET!

Stop by 201 Main Street (the former Alec’s Shoe Store) from 2–10 pm and visit our Farmers Market and Indoor Gift Market (the Winter Market, for short), and enjoy some incredible finds for the holidays! Food, wine, jewelry, clothing, art, crafts, so many locally made products await! Be sure to visit us!

Event Program & Schedule

Paper programs (map, schedule and more information) will be available starting Friday at The Telegraph, 110 Main St., Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., and 30 Temple Street during normal business hours. Our map and schedule will also be printed in the Thanksgiving edition (Thursday, Nov. 28) and Saturday, Nov. 30 edition of the Telegraph newspaper.

2019 Entertainment Venues and Performers (with Map location number)

5:45–6:45 pm

Nashua Theatre Guild

(performing ‘A Seussified Christmas Carol’)

7:10–8:10 pm

Southern NH Community Theatre Singers

8:35–9:45 pm

Cocktail Collective Jazz Trio

5:45–6:45 pm

Ruby & the Groove tree lighting; 3 singalongs, then:

6–6:45 pm

Serenade

7:10–8:10 pm

Mariah Delage

8:35–9:45 pm

Parker Phillips

5:45–6:45 pm

Speaking in Taps

7:10–8:10 pm

Piano Karaoke

5:45–6:45 pm

Bootscam

7:10–8:10 pm

Sonic Eclipse

8:35–9:45 pm

Batgas

1–4 pm

Girl Scouts’ Elf Gift Game display

5:45–6:45 pm

Sacred Circle Siblings hoop troupe

7:10-8:10 pm

Granite State Magicians

Costumed characters Anna and Elsa, Spiderman and Batman, Descendants (at TCU)

1–4 PM, 5:45–9:45 PM

Visit and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus

5:45–6:45 pm

Sinfonietta Strings

7:10–9:45 pm

Michael Joseph

1–4 pm and 5:45–9:45 pm

animatronic animal rides, and train ride

5:45–9:45 pm

Amtgard LARPing

5:45–6:45 pm

Jon Pond of Spare Souls

7:10–8:10 pm

Delta Jazz

5:45–8:10 pm

New England Ringers

6–8 pm

Gingerbread house attraction 

3–9 pm

Annual craft fair; 50+ vendors (gymnasium)

5:30–8:00 pm

Advent music with St. Patrick’s
organist and choir

5:30–7:30 PM

This beautiful 1910 Catholic Church is open to visitors. Learn the history, view its architecture and experience the peace of this gorgeous worship space.

5:45–6:45 pm

Hwy 31 Acoustic Duo

7:10–8:10 pm

The Resentments

8:35–9:45 pm

Paul Driscoll

Plaid Friday is the party before the party!

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.”

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 to our Plaid Friday page for a full list of participating locations, and more details. The Telegraph is also scheduled to present a story on the event in the Friday, Nov. 29 edition of the newspaper.

Thank You To Our 2019 Stroll Sponsors!

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Entertainment Sponsor:

Merrimack County Savings Bank

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Candles and Diya Sponsor:

Granite State Credit Union

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Ice Sculpture Sponsor:

Shaw’s Supermarket

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Santa’s Village Sponsor:

RJ Finlay

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Downtown Level Sponsors:

Community Level Sponsors:

Bellavance Beverage

Eaton & Berube

Fidelity

InnSeason Resorts

Lannan Company

Morneau Law

QmagiQ

Southern New Hampshire Health

Triangle Credit Union

Zco Corporation

Stroll Supporter Level Sponsors:

Bar Harbor Bank

Barry Warhola – The Bean Group

Charles Pipilas, DDS

Dan O’Donnell, Keller Williams Realty

Enterprise Bank

Firehouse Subs

India Association of Greater Boston

Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union

Tamposi-Nash Real Estate Group, Inc.

Tommy Parnell

Verinume

 

Do us a favor? Show the folks above how much you appreciate them stepping up to support this well-loved community tradition – think of them first when you are looking for a local business to patronize!

2019 Food Trucks (locations not finalized)

LOCATION: 87 Main Street

Location 1: fried Oreos, hot chocolate, bottled drinks

Location 2: chicken fingers and fries, hot chocolate, bottled drinks, corn dogs

Dean’s Concessions began in 2005 as a mobile food concession service. They now provide catering with a fully customizable menu.

LOCATION: Near PRG, 227 Main Street

Hayward’s Ice Cream has been a local favorite since 1940! They’ll be serving ice cream, soups and more at the Holiday Stroll.

LOCATION: Near PRG, 227 Main Street

Mooseman’s Kettle Corn is a traveling vendor of gourmet kettle corn. Available for your sporting event, craft fair, birthday party, corporate event, farmers market or any other event you wish to enjoy our delicious kettle corn!

Mooseman’s kettle corn offers traditional kettle corn as well as a variety of colorful and delicious specialty flavors including: fruit salad, cherry, banana, grape, birthday cake, garlic and many more.

Now you can have it delivered right to your door!

LOCATION: LINEAGE VAPORS, 60 Main Street

Crepes, coffee

Mr. Jack’s Catering Service is a fully licensed and insured, family-owned and operated catering business located in Billerica, Mass., for more than 30 years, who have defined the standard of excellence in the catering and food service industry.

At Mr. Jack’s Catering, all food is prepared on-site by professional chefs, and staff has been Serve Safe Certified. Offering innovative menus made with the freshest ingredients, impeccable service, and attention to detail, all at a competitive price.

Mr. Jack’s Catering look forward to making your next occasion the best it can possibly be.

LOCATION: 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.
Slush King has been family owned and operated out of the same East Boston location since 1965; they specialize in homemade slush. Along with our longtime popular flavors, they now offer an expanded selection of all-natural flavors, made with freshly squeezed fruit juices and fruit purees. They also offer quality festival foods and first class service at affordable prices. It’s no wonder that Slush King has been in business for over 50 years.

LOCATION: Wingate’s Pharmacy, 146 Main Street

Fried Dough, Fried Oreos, Cotton Candy, Hot Chocolate, Beverages
Tara’s Fried Dough was created by the late Robert T. Julian Sr. (Bob). The name “Tara” originated from his daughter and has stuck ever since.  One of the first “Food Trucks” in New England was owned and operated by Bob. Operating out of a modified box truck, Tara’s Fried Dough hit the road and never looked back. Bob and his son Robert T. Julian Jr. (Rob) traveled throughout New England together operating at various carnivals and fairs.  
Although the business has grown and evolved, the legacy continues to roll on through Bob’s Grandson Robert T. Julian III (RJ).  RJ was named after his grandfather, and was born just weeks before the passing of his grandfather.  Family is still the core to Tara’s Fried Dough’s success and will continue to be for generations to come.

St. Patrick's Church Craft Fair

Craft Fair at St Patrick’s Church

St. Patrick’s Church Winter Holiday Stroll Craft Fair will be held from 3–9 pm in the St. Patrick Parish Gym, across from City Hall. More than 50 vendors will showcase their creations and products during the Winter Holiday Stroll.

Also, this beautiful 1910 Catholic Church will be open to all visitors from 5:30–7:30 pm (with Advent music with organist and choir). Learn the history, view its architecture and experience the peace of this gorgeous worship space.

Parking & Road Closures

Main Street and the surrounding roads will close at 3 pm, 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), Spring Street Surface Lot, and the Parking Lots at the Nashua Public Library and 30 Temple Street.

We encourage everyone to take advantage of the ample parking and free shuttles available at Rivier University and Holman Stadium. Shuttles run from 4–10:30 pm.