Pasta With Santa, Tonight, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Pinecrest Club House
Winter Parking Ban in Effect - No Street Parking Between 1 AM to 5 AM
Fiske's No Kid Shopping, each Tues. & Wed. 6-9 pm till Xmas
HPD collecting Toys for Tots now through December 15, 2017
8 Arch Bridge will be closed as of December 1, 2017 until Spring 2018

Holiday Stroll 2017, 60 Degrees and Sunny

by Paul Saulnier
November 26, 2017

Two Trolley cars covering East and West Holliston and all attractions in between.

HCAT's Bruce Gilfoy set up on Central Street to allow strollers the opportunity to say Merry Christmas to all, especially those in uniform.

Puppets entertained at Saint Mary's Father Haley Hall.

The Common included displays of goodies, including sweets and..........

these highly rated grilled cheese sandwiches.

Former Hollistonian Matt Varrell brought a few of his 16 Alpacas back to Holliston along with last year's coats now in the form of mittens, scarves and yarn.

Holliston's finest were at every major intersection keeping pedestrians and cars from occupying the same space at the same time.

Not sure he's responsible for today's climate but  let's give him the benefit or the doubt.

Local merchants were looking forward to a great day on this, National Small Business Day.

Speaking of small businesses, Julie, owner of Julie's Jewels, was happy with the sales of her hand made earrings.

On the second floor of the Odd Fellows Building, Holliston artist Cheryl Clinton (www.cclinton.com) greeted visitors in her large bright studio.

Christine and Scott enjoyed the art show and all the other events at the Stroll.

Several groups entertained diners at Jasper Hill Cafe during the Stroll.

Carol & John were alone in Fiske's all day!

The Library featured crafts in the Gilman Room.

Hot and cold drinks were available from The Grapevine.

Rae Finn brought her really cool van to the Stroll. Rae's business, Hogwash "N Rhinestones (https://www.hogwashnrhinestones.com/), sells apparel made from salvaged and recycled clothing.

More tasty goodies for the sweet tooth.

Selectman Mark Ahronian was the star attraction on one of the the trolleys. Listen to Mark as he gets the Waugh family to sing along with him with full orchestration and four part harmony: https://youtu.be/_wJb2w6w1Ig

Selectmen Jay Marsden and Kevin Conley were also assigned to the trolleys.

BDR Automotive featured a Touch-A-Truck exhibit at the Village Plaza and business in the plaza featured special deals for the day.

A trolley was never more than 15 minutes away.

Lee and Pat Desorgher were collecting for the Food Pantry as usual. Lee was a volunteer at the Food Pantry when it first opened in '93 and remembers making deliveries in a covered wagon.

Awaiting Santa's arrival were his trusty elves, Mike and Cullen Tyman.

 

Mike stoops down to take an order for Christmas and promised to pass it on to Santa.

A few happy strollers take in the sun and sites.

Elf Cullen entertains the ladies in front of the fire station just after Santa's arrival.

Driving Santa around town in Engine 1 is Brian Kramer with copilot Travis Gross, who joined the on-call firefighters 3 months ago.

As Engine 1 pulls onto Central Street, strollers wave to Santa.

 

Travis Gross with Bagpiper Ed McCarthy. Ed's wife Donna operates Cerridwed's Keep, a shop in the same building with Prana and the Grapevine.

No doubt about it, Charlie Tobin is a pirate

Jay Robinson and his kids are on their way to hear Santa read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.

For more on Santa's visit to Holliston, watch the video: https://youtu.be/VtR7pLlXSpE

 

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