Nashua Patch is hoping to crowd-source this year's stroll. If you are out and about, text me your action photos (603-903-4958) include your name for a photo credit. Let's create a mega gallery like no other!
This year's Holiday Stroll is the biggest and most action-packed yet, so mark your strolling calendar for Saturday Nov. 24.
In addition to the arrival of Santa, the downtown tree lighting and live entertainment, this year's Stroll Jam snowboarding and ski competition will be sure to wow young and old alike.
Read more here on the inaugural Stroll Jam here, during which pre-selected competitors will go head-to-head, scored by a panel of judges. First Place Skier gets $250 cash and Entry Fee Paid to http://thenorthfaceppos.com/; First Place Board gets $250 cash and a Feature Article on http://eastcoast-snowboarding.com/.
We've uploaded a few of the contestants' entry videos here, but you can find more at the Stroll Jam! Facebook page, here.
Street Closures & Parking
Main Street and the surrounding roads will begin closing at 3:30 p.m., 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) and Southern NH Medical Center Parking Garage
Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of the ample parking and free shuttles available at Rivier University and Holman Stadium. Shuttles run from 4-10:30pm. Click here or more information about street closures and parking.Don't miss the printable pdf of the 2012 Holiday Stroll program, uploaded here, along with entertainment schedule and complete program notes, courtesy of Great American Downtown.
Christmas at The Hunt
After the lighting of the tree, come and visit with Santa at the Hunt Building. Children will also receive a copy of the holiday classic 'Twas a Night Before Christmas, by Clement Clark Moore. (Limited number of copies available).
While you wait in line, you will be entertained by Nashua pianist Molly Wood, who frequently performs all over New Hampshire and the greater Boston area. Wood serves as an adjunct faculty member at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, and teaches privately at the Nashua Community Music School. She is an active recitalist, performing with a wide range of musicians from singers to violinists to clarinetists and more!
You will also find some beautifully decorated holiday trees in this historic building.
More Stroll Happenings:
- Maison de l'Art at 57 East Pearl Street will offer all customers who spend $50, a free limited edition print. For more information, call (603) 879-9888
- Lucky Dog Thrift Shop are holding an open house at their 23 Elm Street store. There will be refreshments, a raffle and more. For more information, call (603) 882-3647.
- Tiger's Den School of Martial Arts & Fitness at 23 Main Street are holding an open house with refreshments and tours from 5-10pm. For more information, call Herbert Lewis at (603) 880-0596.
- Habitat for Humanity are holding a bake sale United Methodist Church at 154 Main Street. For more information, call (603) 883-0295
- Saffron Bistro will be offering several drink specials - $5 Infused Vodkas on The Rocks, $5 Select Glasses of Wine and $2 Select Beers.