Over 5,000 people from all over the Mohawk Valley are expected to visit the Village of Clinton to kickoff the holiday season with this premier event.

The festivities offer an escape from the hustle and bustle of the malls and an opportunity to take part in a nostalgic event within the historic Village of Clinton.  Village businesses and community organizations offer complimentary food, drink, hospitality and music both days and Friday evening.  The area churches have bake sales, holiday crafts, food and pie sales as well as holiday music.  Over 20 non-profit and civic groups set up different types of sidewalk activities like selling roasted chestnuts, hot pretzels, buttery popcorn, hot cider, and more.  Activities will include horse-drawn carriage rides around the village and holiday carolers performing throughout the village. 

The tree lighting will take place at 6 PM.  Preceding the tree lighting, a reading of the traditional holiday poem by Clement Clarke Moore, Twas the Night Before Christmas, will take place.

The Annual Holiday Parade then follows at 7 PM.  The parade starts down College Street and continues around the Village Green to the Fire House where kids of all ages can visit with Santa and share with him their Christmas wishes. 

On Saturday, the festivities continue and join us in celebrating Small Business Saturday!  Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the Village Green Gazebo as well as the horse-drawn carriage rides in front of the Alexander Hamilton Institute.  Many more activities are planned for the day.  #ShopSmall #ShopLocal 

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Interested in participating in the Shoppers' Stroll festivities and/or parade? Please click here for the participation form. Your information will be included in the schedule of events.  

The Shoppers’ Stroll – Non-profits and civic organizations have the opportunity to sign up to do something special for the Stroll.  Participants in the past have offered special sales, holiday music, sidewalk displays, craft fairs, tours, refreshments and free samples.  Be creative!  It is your participation that makes this event such a special day for the community to kick off the holiday season. 

The Parade – This year the parade will line up in the Clinton Central School Parking Lot on Chenango Ave at 6:00 PM for a 7:00 PM start time. Enter a float or march dressed for the holiday season.

2016 Clinton Shoppers' Stroll & Holiday Parade Schedule (updated: 11/22/16)   

Schedule of Events for Friday, November 25

9 AM – 6 PM: Pack the Pantry (located at Hunt Real Estate, 26 College Street Parking Lot) – Bus donated by Hale Transportation.  Donated items will be dropped off at The Country Pantry.
10 AM – 1 PM: Kirkland Town Library: Craft activity for children
10 AM – 6 PM: Kirkland Town Library (55 ½ College Street): Jewelry and Holiday Book Sale
10 AM – 7 PM: Open house at Sunflower Natural Wellness Center (3 Kirkland Ave, Suite 203) with chair massage, chair Reiki and sauna, $1/minute
10 AM – 8 PM: Stone Presbyterian Church (8 South Park Row): Holiday Bazaar, Fair Trade Shoppe and Seven C’s Café OPEN
10 AM – 9 PM: Stores are OPEN
11 – 4 PM: Holiday Music by DJ Rockn Ronnie K at the gazebo on the Clinton Village Green
12 – 4 PM: Horse & Carriage provided by CNY Carriage Company in front of the Alexander Hamilton Institute (21 West Park Row). $3 Adults, $1 Children under 12 and FREE for under 2.
12 – 5 PM: Kirkland Art Center (9 ½ East Park Row) OPEN with small works exhibition in the gallery, on-going
1 – 4 PM: Visit Santa at NBT Bank (1 Kirkland Avenue): bring your own camera
1 – 9 PM: Makers Collective at Signature 81 Studios (11 1/2 West Park Row)
1:30 PM: Kirkland Art Center: Storytelling of the Polar Express by Scott Leonard
1:30 PM: Stone Presbyterian Church: Come Play Handbells!  Ring in the season with the beautiful sound of handbells. Bells and gloves provided. All ages welcome.
2 PM: Polar Express movie: 1 hr: 40 min at the Kirkland Art Center
3 PM: Stone Presbyterian Church: carol sing-a-long with Rob Kolb
3 – 7 PM: Clinton Historical Society (1 Fountain Street): Open House and Refreshments
3:45 – 4:30 PM: Make and Take art project at the Kirkland Art Center
4:30 PM: Stone Presbyterian Church - St. Mary’s Church Choir Concert
4:30 - 6 PM: Clinton High School Chamber Singers throughout the village
5 – 8 PM: The Burns Agency (29 West Park Row)- Free hot cocoa and goodies inside, with Just Brass performing outside 6–8 PM.  Drop-off point for The Country Pantry year round. 
5 – 8 PM: Performance by Plainfellow at 8 Fresh (8 College Street)
5:45 PM: "Twas the Night Before Christmas" story reading, gazebo on the Clinton Village Green
6 PM: Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Clinton Village Green
7 PM: Holiday Parade
7:30 PM: Santa & Mrs. Claus at the Clinton Fire Department (1 North Park Row)

Bathroom available from 10 AM – 8 PM at Sunflower Natural Wellness Center at 3 Kirkland Ave, Suite 203.

Schedule of Events for Saturday, November 26

9 AM – 6 PM: Pack the Pantry (located at Hunt Real Estate, 26 College Street Parking Lot) – Bus donated by Hale Transportation.  Donated items will be dropped off at The Country Pantry.
10 AM – 2 PM: Kirkland Town Library (55 ½ College Street): Jewelry and Holiday Book Sale
10 AM – 4 PM: Stone Presbyterian Church (8 South Park Row): Fair Trade Shoppe OPEN
10 AM – 6 PM: Stores are OPEN
11:30 AM: Performance by Upstate Independent Drum and Bugle Corps Holiday Ensemble in the gazebo on the Clinton Village Green
12 – 3 PM: Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus at the gazebo on the village green
12 – 4 PM: Horse & Carriage provided by CNY Carriage Company in front of the Alexander Hamilton Institute (21 West Park Row). $3 Adults, $1 Children under 12 and FREE for under 2.
1 – 4 PM: Clinton Historical Society (1 Fountain Street): Open House
1 – 5 PM: Cozy up by the fire pit on the Clinton Village Green, smores donated by Nola’s Restaurant.  Thank you to Dave’s Landscaping for setting up the fire pit.
3:30 PM: Performance by Upstate Independent Drum and Bugle Corps Holiday Ensemble in the gazebo on the Clinton Village Green
4 PM: Holiday Caroling at the gazebo on the Clinton Village Green
7 – 9 PM: Kirkland Art Center (9 ½ East Park Row) presents Darryl Rahn, an acoustic folk/Americana act based in Brooklyn, New York, though originally from New Hartford.  A local favorite! 

Bathroom available from 10 AM – 8 PM at Sunflower Natural Wellness Center at 3 Kirkland Ave, Suite 203.