14TH ANNUAL MAIN STREET HOLIDAY STROLL RETURNS TO DOWNTOWN WOONSOCKET 

 

The Downtown Woonsocket Collaborative, The City of Woonsocket and the Holiday Stroll Committee are proud to announce the 14th annual Woonsocket Main Street Holiday Stroll, which will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Always held the first Saturday in December, this is a wonderful event for families and friends intended to promote the Main Street area businesses during the busy holiday season; encouraging residents and visitors to buy local and shop small. These small business owners are the backbone of our community always stepping up to support our community, so we invite you to support them by doing your holiday shopping in our downtown area that is growing each year.

There will be entertainment all afternoon and evening with Stroll activities and decorations spanning from Market Square to Monument Square with several musical acts including choirs, singers, and dancers. Some of the activities to look forward to this year include: a scavenger hunt with great prizes, a tree ornament contest, various craft stations at several locations, food vendors, a fire performer, best dressed window contest, a free trolley bus ride around the downtown area, the crowd favorite horse and buggy ride with not one but two this year, and many more fun things to do. This is certainly an event that you do not want to miss. Stop in at the Museum of Work & Culture, Woonsocket Historical Society, Beacon Charter School, Millrace Event Space, Timeless Antiques, Past Down in Time, Monument Square Arts, and more for special activities and refreshments.

The City of Woonsocket will be bringing back the very popular Winter Wonderland at River Island Art Park. Around 4:00 p.m. Santa Clause will be traveling by a fire truck down Main Street and arriving at the park for photo opportunities. Activities will include pony rides and a petting zoo from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., a stilt walker, a tree lighting ceremony at 5:00 p.m., food trucks, live wood carving, music, fire pit and visits with Santa. Come see the beautiful light display that is sure to brighten your night with lots of holiday spirit.

"We are excited to see this popular, fun, and festive event return again in person in 2022" said Steve Casey and Deb Hunt-Casey, who once again are this years' event Co-Chairs. "It truly is the most wonderful time of the year, and the event brings families and friends together to have fun and shop locally at our Main Street businesses. We can't wait to see all your smiling faces at the 14th annual Main Street Holiday Stroll this Saturday!"

This event would not happen without tremendous community support from our wonderful businesses, organizations, community residents and many volunteers.

 

Holiday Stroll Sponsors this year are:

Winter Wonderland - Downtown Woonsocket Collaborative, The City of Woonsocket, CVS Health, Complete Site Solutions, Navigant Credit Union, Secretary of State-Elect Gregg Amore, Treasurer-Elect James Diossa, United Rentals, U.S. Congressman David Cicilline.

North Pole - Adam Brunetti Productions, Apex Technology Group, Bank Rhode Island, Christopher’s Kitchen & Bar, Top Notch Property Service, Woonsocket Head Start and Child Development Association.

Snowman - American Beauty Signworks, Athena’s Home Novelties, Beacon Charter Schools, Boys and Girls Club of Northern Rhode Island, Dean Bank, Fournier & Fournier, Kids Klub, Local 732 IAFF, Mancieri Real Estate, Woonsocket Teachers Guild.

Candlelight - A Special Friend of the Holiday Stroll, Community Care Alliance, Councilman David Soucy, Councilman Garrett Mancieri, Dean Bank, Milford Federal Bank, NRI Chamber of Commerce, Rep. Stephen Casey, Rep. Robert Phillips, Rep.-Elect Jon Brien, RISE Prep Mayoral Academy, Mitson Law Associates, Sen. Roger Picard and Family, Sen. Melissa Murray, Sheahan Printing Company, The Washington Trust Company, Vision Associates, Woonsocket YMCA, WNRI 1380 & 99.9, WOON 1240 & 99.5.

Snowflake - Timeless Antiques and Collectibles.

The 2022 Main Street Holiday Stroll Planning Committee includes Stephen Casey and Deb Hunt-Casey (Co-Chairs), Adam Brunetti, Garrett Mancieri, Cindy Thibodeau & Ric Barrett.

See you this Saturday, December 3, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Holiday Stroll!

 

For more information please contact:

 

Stephen Casey & Debra Hunt-Casey 

Holiday Stroll Co-Chairs

 

508-942-0484 

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