Haverhill Chamber Turns Christmas Stroll into ‘Chill’ Fest

What had been Haverhill’s annual Christmas Stroll becomes “Chill” Fest this year.

The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, operator of the event, is giving the event a new name and some new features when it takes place from 2 to 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6.

“This winter-themed event will provide many of the same activities and offerings as the Christmas Stroll, with a renewed emphasis on local businesses and our efforts to ‘shop local,’ said chamber President Stacey L. Bruzzese. She said events include photographs with Santa sponsored by Pentucket Bank, cookie decorating at Inside View and ornament painting at the Paint & Wine Lounge.

The Haverhill tree lighting remains the finale. All activities will take place in downtown Haverhill, including the Riverfront Cultural District triangle of Washington, Wingate, Granite and Essex Streets, as well as Merrimack Street, and Railroad and Washington Squares.

Bruzzese said there will also be opportunities to support local non-profits with donations of food, clothing, toys and personal care supplies with various drop-off sites throughout the area. Attendees are invited to vote for their favorite storefront display.

Contact the chamber for details by telephone at (978) 373-5663 or email at [email protected].

2 thoughts on “Haverhill Chamber Turns Christmas Stroll into ‘Chill’ Fest

  1. The Christmas stroll is a tradition in Haverhill that many look forward to. Why are we changing this tradition again. The first change was to move it from Friday to Saturday and made it primarily day event. Now it isn’t even called the Christmas stroll.

    First we lost OvtoberFest and it seems the KidsFest is changing or ending. We are losing the traditions that so many of us loved. Please stop