Stroll Non-Profit, Performer, Venue & Vendor Applications Now Available!

Join us for the 26th Annual Winter Holiday Stroll! Each year over 30,000 people join us in Downtown Nashua for the Winter Holiday Stroll. This family friendly event is a great way to ring in the holiday season, connect with neighbors and friends, take in over 50 performances, eat, drink, be merry, and celebrate all […]

Join us for the 26th Annual Winter Holiday Stroll!

Each year over 30,000 people join us in Downtown Nashua for the Winter Holiday Stroll. This family friendly event is a great way to ring in the holiday season, connect with neighbors and friends, take in over 50 performances, eat, drink, be merry, and celebrate all of the things that make our community great! Each year, the event takes place on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The 26th annual Winter Holiday Stroll will take place on November 30th, 2019!

2018 City Christmas Tree Lighting: Photo by Karen Bachelder

Spirit of Giving Area

We are excited to invite area non-profits to apply to participate in the Holiday Stroll “Spirit of Giving” area! Organizations will set up their table and tent right across from city hall, to connect with the community, share information about their work, and collect donations. For more information, and to sign your non-profit or other community organization, click here! Applications are due by November 1st

Become a Vendor

The Winter Holiday Stroll is one of the largest events throughout the year here in NH. Each year, we offer the opportunity for food trucks and other food vendors to participate in the stroll. This is a great way to give attendees the ability to grab some great bites on the fly, as they stroll through the festive atmosphere, take in live music, and check out special event areas like the live ice sculpture carving, kids rides, and captivating demonstrations. This is a limited opportunity, and applications are due no later than October 25th. Learn more, and sign up here! Great American Downtown is also hosting a holiday gift market at 201 Main Street (formerly Alec’s Shoes, and the future home of Nashua’s Performing Arts Center – both on the day of the event (November 30th), as well as each Sunday through November & December. Learn more about this opportunity, and sign up here today! 

Now Seeking Performers & Venues

Each year over 50 performers share their talents across dozens of indoor and outdoor venues. A wide display of talents is one of the things about the Winter Holiday Stroll that makes the event so special! Great American Downtown is accepting applications for both event venues and performances, and applications are due no later than October 11th. Click here for our performer application, and you are located in the Downtown area and are interested in participating as a performance venue – click here! 

Volunteer!

Many hands make light work, and the Winter Holiday Stroll is a significant undertaking! We count on over 100 volunteers assisting in many different capacities, before, during, and after the event to make things run smoothly! Would you like to volunteer for this year’s event? Check out volunteer roles and time slots, and sign up here! Would you like to become a regular volunteer throughout the year for Great American Downtown events and programs? Contact our Program Coordinator Jenn here, and let her know what talents you have to share!

Support the Stroll, Be a Sponsor

Without significant support from the Nashua Business Community – this event simply would not be possible. We are always looking for new partners to join in brining this unique tradition to life each year. The Winter Holiday Stroll serves as a great way for your business to give back to the Greater Nashua community, connect with attendees, and engage in making Nashua a great place to live, work, and play! Would you like more information about how you can be a part of this year’s event? Contact Great American Downtown Executive Director Paul Shea here for more information!

Attend the Stroll, Invite Family & Friends

What the Stroll needs most? You! What can be better than spending the evening strolling on a closed Main Street with 30,000 of your closest friends, neighbors, and family members. Never has the phrase “the more the merrier!” been more true. The Stroll is one of the few opportunities all year long where we can gather as one community in such a way, and celebrate all of the things that we know and love, and make Greater Nashua such a special place. New to the stroll? You can learn more about all of the fun facets to this event on our Winter Holiday Stroll page here, and we encourage our friends on social media to RSVP and invite their friends on our event page below!