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 10 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.
Clinton Shoppers' Stroll & Holiday Parade
Friday & Saturday, November 23 - 24 2018
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.
2017 Clinton Shoppers' Stroll & Holiday Parade Schedule (updated: 11/17/17)
Schedule of Events for Friday, November 24
10 AM – 6 PM: Kirkland Town Library (55 ½ College Street): Jewelry and Holiday Book Sale
10 AM – 9 PM: Stores are OPEN
11 AM – 4 PM: Holiday Music by Ronnie K's DJ Service at the gazebo on the Clinton Village Green
11 AM – 7 PM: Clinton Historical Society (1 Fountain Street): Open house with Victorian Christmas Treats and Refreshments. Appearance and gifts from Father Christmas between 4-7pm.
1 – 4 PM: Visit Santa at NBT Bank (1 Kirkland Avenue): bring your own camera
2 PM: Make and Take Art Project at Kirkland Art Center
3 PM: Stone Presbyterian Church: carol sing-a-long with Rob Kolb
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.
5:45 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)
Schedule of Events for Saturday, November 25
10 AM – 6 PM: Stores are OPEN
11 AM – 4 PM: Makers Collective at Signature 81 Studios (11 1/2 West Park Row)
12 – 3 PM: Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus at the gazebo on the village green
12 - 4 PM: Smilo the Clown making FREE animal balloons at Krizia Martin
4 PM: Holiday Caroling at the gazebo on the Clinton Village Green
7 – 10 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!