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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!

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

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

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

CGS Bellringers’ Choir

6–8 pm

Gingerbread house attraction 

5:45–8:10 pm

Advent music with St Patrick’s organist and choir

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

India Association of Greater Boston

Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union

Somsherkar Nella

Tamposi-Nash Real Estate Group, Inc.

Tommy Parnell

 

 

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!

COMING SOON! 2019 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!

2019 Food Trucks (locations not finalized)

LOCATED AT:  TBD (possibly Indian Head Bank Building, 207 Main Street)

All Purpose Bakery creates gluten-free and high-protein baked goods like brownies and truffles, as well as other desserts and baked goods.

LOCATED AT: TBD (possibly Lineage Vapors)

Da Bomb specializes in Cowboy-style BBQ using hand-selected meats and ingredients. What makes them stand out is they slow-cook everything on site and are able to enhance the flavors because of that process.

“Serving Cowboy Style BBQ with Big City Da Bomb Flavors”

LOCATED AT: TBD (possibly 211 & 217 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.

LOCATED AT: TBD (possibly Pompanoosuc Mills)

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

LOCATED AT: TBD (possibly Santander Bank Parking Lot)

Katie O’s Soul Food is a Brooklyn-based restaurant, sharing down-home Southern comfort foods with us on a wintry New England night! From catfish to oxtails to chicken dinners, wings to mac n’ cheese, and all the classic side dishes, let Katie’s crew warm you up!

LOCATED AT: TBD (possibly Pompanoosuc Mills)

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!

LOCATED AT: TBD (possibly St Patrick’s Church)

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.

LOCATED AT: TBD (possibly 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.

LOCATED AT: TBD (possibly Wingate’s Pharmacy and St. Patrick’s Church)

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 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.