The 25th Anniversary of Peterborough’s Holiday Stroll

  • The 25th Annual Holiday Stroll takes place Saturday in downtown Peterborough.  Courtesy Photo

  • The 25th Annual Holiday Stroll takes place Saturday in downtown Peterborough.  Peter Powell

Monday, November 12, 2018 3:37PM

Peterborough’s Holiday Stroll is planned to take place at nine sites throughout the town on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Since 1993, town churches have held their craft fairs on the same day as a way to start the holiday season.  Now in its 25th year, the Holiday Stroll is bigger than ever.  Always held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, the Holiday Stroll is a wonderful way to get an early taste of the holiday spirit and kick start holiday shopping.

A pancake breakfast will be held downstairs at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Main Street from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. ($5 adults; $3 children), and starting at 9 upstairs, there will be a cookie walk, wreaths, gifts and more.

One of Santa’s elves will be greeting visitors at The Serendipity Shop, where a Kid’s Shop will be open from 10 a.m. to noon.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will offer refreshments and holiday music at Reynold’s Hall, above The Serendipity Shop.

Cider and cookies and hospitality will be available at the Christian Science Church. 

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., All Saints Church will be open for tours of its beautiful stained-glass windows.

Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, and Christmas gifts, crafts and goodies will be sold throughout the day.

The Union Congregational Church will offer children’s activities, lunch and more.

The Mariposa Museum will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with its global crafts, apparel and children’s activities.

Along with cookie platters, gifts and themed raffle baskets, The Divine Mercy Youth Choir will perform from 11 a.m. to noon, and lunch will be available all day at the church on Rt. 101.

Many of the sites on the stroll will be collecting food (granola bars, fruit cups and other healthy snacks that can go in school lunches) or monetary contributions for the End 68 Hours of Hunger. 

The Holiday Stroll is free and open to the public.