We're gearing up for the 22nd annual Holiday Stroll!

Would you like to volunteer, participate in the parade, or set up a vendor table?

Download the Parade Application here and the Vendor Application here.

Wanted: Chili Cook Off Entries
Got a favorite recipe that you think is a prize winner? Registration information here.

22nd Annual Holiday Stroll
December 5 and 6, 2014 in Downtown Skowhegan
Holiday Stroll 2014 is a two-day event that has been a tradition in Skowhegan for over 20 years. It starts with a holiday parade through downtown Friday evening and continues Saturday morning-afternoon with lots of free activities and treats throughout and near downtown, including pictures with Santa!

See the tentative schedule below and check back often for more activities are forthcoming!


Holiday Parade!

  • 7:00 PM - Starts on Elm St, heads south on Madison Ave to
    Water St, and ends at North Ave

The Bankery, 87 Water St

  • Serving free hot cocoa before and after the parade

Skowhegan Free Public Library, 9 Elm St

  • 10AM-6PM - Holiday Bazaar, Bake, and Book Sale

Country Crow Primitives, 61 Water St

  • Open until 8PM - Free Gift Wrapping, in store stroll treats

Saturday Morning and Afternoon
More activities and locations to be announced

Tewksbury Hall (behind the Federated church on the Island)

  • 8-10AM - Breakfast With Santa

Hight Chevrolet, 29 Madison Ave

  • 9:00-1:00 Crafts
  • 9:00-1:00 Hip Hop Dance Classes every half hour
  • 10:00-1:00 Bike giveaway- Two bikes will be given away each hour

Skowhegan Free Public Library, 9 Elm St

  • 10:00-2:00 Holiday Bazaar, Bake, and Book Sale
  • 11:30-12:30 Buster B. Concert: holiday songs from around the world and book giveaway
  • 10:30-1:00 Yummy snacks

The Bankery, 87 Water St

  • 9:30-1:30 Serving free hot cocoa

Chamber of Commerce, 23 Commercial St

  • 9:30-1:30 Main Street bonfire
  • 9:30-1:30 Main Street wagon rides
  • 9:30-1:30 Tessier Farm's petting zoo
  • 9:30-1:00 Main Street Chili Cook-Off, winner announced at Hight Chevrolet at 1:00. Chili Contest registration here.
  • 10:00-1:00 Skowhegan Community Band performs at the bonfire
  • 10:00-1:00 Boy Scout Troop #45 wreath sale
  • 10:30-1:30 Skowhegan Area High School and Middle School Band will be strolling the downtown

Renaissance Center, 60 Water St

  • 1:00-3:00 Sunday Project Jazz Band

The Children's Cottage, 61 Water St

  • 10:00-12:00 Musical performance with Amanda Landry

Stand Cinema, 19 Court St

  • Free movie showing time and movie title TBA

Northern Mattress, 49 Water St

  • 9:30-1:30 Visit with animals up for adoption facilitated by the Somerset Humane Society

River Roads Artisan Gallery, 75 Water St

  • 9:30-1:30 Free Hot Cider

Skowhegan Flueriste and Formalwear, 87 Water St

  • 9:30-1:30 Holiday craft

Key Appliance, 101 Water St

  • 9:30-1:30 Lions Club Talking Tree

Computer Improvements, 101 Water St

  • 9:30-11:30 Holiday craft making facilitated by KVCAP
  • 11:30-1:30 Cookie decorating facilitated by the Skowhegan Women's Club and Bloomfield Garden Club

Skowhegan Farmers’ Market, 42 Court St

  • 11:00-1:00 Market open
  • 10:00-1:00 Cornville Charter School tree and wreath sale

Country Crow Primitives, 61 Water St

  • Free gift wrapping, in-store stroll treats

Redington Memorial Home, 11 North Ave

  • 10:00-2:00 Festival of Trees
  • 10:00-2:00 Live music, cookie decorating, coloring contest

Crafty Creations, 165 Water St

  • 9:30-1:30 Holiday craft

LaCasse Shoe Repair, 165 Water St

  • 9:30-11:30 ModPodge an ornament facilitated by Centenary United Methodist Church
  • 11:30-1:30 Craft yarn snowman

Trendsetters Hair Salon, 165 Water St

  • 9:30-1:30 Holiday craft making

Happy Knits, 42 Court St

  • 9:30-1:30 Origami facilitated by the Cornville Charter School

The Pickup Cafe, 42 Court St

  • 9:30-1:30 Hand stamp wrapping paper

Aubuchon Hardware, 9 Commercial St

  • 9:30-1:30 Face painting

Somerset Public Health, 31 Commercial St

  • 9:30-1:30 Visit Santa and create a holiday craft

Karen's Kloset, 78 Water St

  • 9:30-1:30 Free cookies

Midge's Theater Arts Studio, 66 Water St, 2nd floor

  • 9:30-1:30 Theater readings and songs

Lynette's Cards & Gifts, 48 Water St

  • 9:30-11:30 Create a holiday craft

LaCasse Bats, 4 Madison Ave

  • 9:30-1:30 Decorate wooden ornaments
  • 11:30-1:30 Create pine cone and snow flake ornaments facilitated by The History House

Local Gift Basket Fundraiser
These convenient baskets of local gifts will soon be ready to purchase at the Skowhegan Fleuriste , Country Crow Primitives , and The Children's Cottage . All proceeds support the work Main Street Skowhegan does to promote, beautify, and strengthen downtown.

Children's Gift Basket ,$35 will feature a stuffed animal from Lynette's Cards & Gifts, Lynne Plourde's The Dump Man's Treasure from The Children's Cottage, a hand-crafted apron from Crafty Creations, a small moose cookie cutter from Country Crow Primitives, and Maine Grains oats.

Adult Gift Basket, $50 will feature Maine Grains flour, ornaments and a large moose cookie cutter from Country Crow Primitives, pizza sauce from the Pickup Cafe, pottery bowls from P&C Potter, Skowhegan Library cook book, and hand towels from River Roads Gallery.

Thanks to our event sponsors!

Skowhegan Fleuriste and Formalwear, The Bankery, Russakoff Jewelrs, LaCasse Bats, Old Mill Pub, Country Crow Primitives, The Paper Klip, Hight Cheverolet,
Strand Cinema, Computer Improvements, The Children's Cottage, Maine Grains, Maja's Body Arts, Redington Memorial Home, Franklin Savings Bank, Randy's Auto, Hight Ford, Heritage House Restaurant, Dunn & Pakulski Optometrists


All Holiday Stroll events happen in and near downtown Skowhegan, where US Routes 2 and 201 come together. From I-95 North or South, take exit 133 toward Skowhegan/Fairfield and follow US Route 201 north into downtown Skowhegan.

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