|A tradition since 1993, the Nashua Winter Holiday stroll takes place on the Saturday evening following Thanksgiving.
This year's them, "Traditions of the Season" was selected to honor the abundant and diverse customs celebrated by the residents of New Hampshire.
Much of Nashua's quaint, historic downtown is closed to traffic for the evening, welcoming nearly 30,000 people from all across New England, who participate in the tradition that starts off with a candelit walk from City Hall up to Library Hill, where the city's Christmas tree is lit for the first time.
Strollers wander up and down the streets sampling over 50 different artistic and cultural performances including dancing, theatre, music and the carving of the ice sculptures.
One can sample offerings from the street vendors, dine in downtown's fine restaurants and do holiday shopping at the many unique boutiques, shops and specialty stores that line the main street and sidestreets of downtown Nashua, many of which remain open late for the festivities.
In keeping with the holiday spirit, the Winter Holiday Stroll also features a collection at City Hall where strollers can drop off items such as canned goods, disposable diapers and new, unwrapped toys for local charitable organizations.
This event is sponsored by Great American Downtown, a non profit organization that works to provide partnerships and collaborations that unify the entire city of Nashua around a common vision for an attractive, vibrant downtown.
Another slide of New Hampshire by Rudy Mayer, your Southern New Hampshire realtor.