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
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)
Southern NH Community Theatre Singers
Cocktail Collective Jazz Trio
CGS Bellringers’ Choir
Gingerbread house attraction
Advent music with St Patrick’s organist and choir
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!
Downtown Level Sponsors:
Community Level Sponsors:
Stroll Supporter Level Sponsors:
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|
|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|
|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 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)
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)
LOCATED AT: TBD (possibly Wingate’s Pharmacy and St. Patrick’s Church)
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.