7th Annual

Hollis Holiday Luminaria Stroll &
Town Band Concert 2021

Saturday, December 11

Hollis, New Hampshire

RAIN OR SHINE,
LUMINARIA IS "ON"!
See you on Monument Square at 4:00!
Luminaria Assembly
Luminarias are
ready for you! 

 

Please see Front Door Contest
and Gingerbread House Contest
winners and photos below!

 

...and more photos!

Hollis' historic residential neighborhood and Monument Square will transform into an enchanted village.  Over 2000 glowing luminaria lanterns, a twinkling town evergreen, Santa's tractor parade, a chili & cornbread supper, and the celebratory Hollis Town Band concert are a few highlights.

When twilight approaches, Santa will travel through the center of town by lighted tractor and hay wagon to his destination: the Lawrence Barn on Depot Road, where he will visit with young friends.  Parents may take pictures of their children on Santa's lap.  Donations during Santa's visit are appreciated to help offset the day's expenses.  Homemade gourmet holiday cookies and hot chocolate are available for purchase during Santa's visit.

More holiday themed events unfold throughout the day:

Event Schedule

Sunday, December 5:
1:00pm   Construction of the luminarias   Brookdale Farm warehouses
 
Saturday, December 11:
9:00am   Deadline for submissions to the
Front Door Contest
  Sign-up here
10:00am‑12:00noon   Front Door Contest judging   Historic District
1:00pm‑2:00pm   Gingerbread House Contest drop-off   Lawrence Barn
2:30pm   Begin placing and lighting luminaria lanterns (volunteers needed!)   Historic District
3:00pm   Gingerbread House Contest judging   Lawrence Barn
3:30pm-4:00pm   Story time for children   Hollis Social Library
3:45pm-4:15pm   NC Studio Flute Ensemble   Squires Community Patio
at Congregational Church
4:00pm   Luminaria Stroll and Lighting   Monument Square
    Meetinghouse at Congregational Church open to warm visitors   Congregational Church
    Carolers on the Square   Tree in Monument Square
4:15pm-4:30pm   Tree lighting on the Square   Monument Square
    Announcement of Gingerbread House and Front Door Contest winners    
    Closing remarks    
4:30pm   Lit Tractor Parade with Santa Claus   Monument Square down
Depot Road to
Lawrence Barn
Serving from
  4:45pm‑6:15pm
  "Eat In" or "Take Out" Community Chili & Cornbread Supper   Enter through Squires Patio
at Congregational Church
5:00pm-6:30pm   Visit with Santa (donations accepted)   Lawrence Barn
    Gourmet cookies and hot chocolate for sale - you can optionally pre-order a baker's dozen of cookies for $15 at cookies@HollisLuminaria.org - deadline for pre-orders is Dec. 3   Lawrence Barn
    Lit tractors on display   Nichols Field
6:00pm-6:30pm   Please pick up your gingerbread house to take it home   Lawrence Barn
7:00pm   25th Annual Hollis Town Band Holiday Concert and Bake Sale (non-perishable food item(s) are requested for admission)   Hollis Brookline High School
Auditorium
11:45pm   Winning names and photos for the Gingerbread House Contest and Front Door Contest posted   Here at HollisLuminaria.org
 
Sunday, December 12:
8:30am   Clean-up (volunteers needed!)   Monument Square and
side streets

Come and enjoy the spirit of the season as we light up our country village.  Bring your children to see Santa and sing along to the holiday music performed by the Hollis Town Band. It will be a magical and glowing day!

Front Door Contest Results & Photos
Please click the photos to enlarge!
Many thanks to our judges: Freddi Olson, Bruce Hardy, and Doug Nye
 

WINNER:
Kathryn & Tom Hildreth
15 Broad Street

RUNNER-UP:
Katherine & Joe Cavallaro
1 Depot Road

RUNNER-UP:
Jean Smith Cripps
18 Main Street

RUNNER-UP:
Caroline Geehan
19 Broad Street

 

Gingerbread House Contest Results & Photos
Please click the photos to enlarge!
Many thanks to our organizers and judges: Tanya Tenkarian and BSA Troop 465
People's Choice Awards:

1st: Kathi Lewis

2nd: Dorothy Perron & Family

3rd: Tallamraju Family
 
Ages 2 to 3:

1st: Olivia Vandy

2nd: Alma Stephenson

3rd: Alvaro Stephenson
 
Ages 10 and Under, from Scratch:

1st: Chris Albert

2nd: C.J. Kenyeres

3rd: Alianna Kenyeres
 
Ages 10 and Under, from a Kit:

1st: Lily Brady

2nd: June Grubb

3rd: Grayson Brady
 

Honorable Mention:
Amelie Matthews

Honorable Mention:
Delaney Curran

Honorable Mention:
Jackson Grubb

Honorable Mention:
Jacob Maisttison

Honorable Mention:
Levi Matthews

Honorable Mention:
Lucy Maisttison

Honorable Mention:
Rylan Curran
 
Ages 11-16, from Scratch:

1st: Alina Szczeszynski

2nd: Maxine Walsh

3rd: Lauren Albert
 
Ages 11-16, from a Kit:

1st: Everett Bird

2nd: Sylvia Bird

3rd: Sarah Sedden
 

Honorable Mention:
Jake Klauber

Honorable Mention:
Lucy Loveland
   
Ages 17+:

1st: Cindy Matthews

2nd: Kathi Lewis

3rd: William Bird
 

Honorable Mention:
Peter Bird

Honorable Mention:
Millie Mugica
   
Families or Groups:

1st: Dorothy Perron & Family

2nd: Spence Family

3rd: Rosie & Christine McQuilken
 

Honorable Mention:
Tallamraju Family

Honorable Mention:
Lynn Schur & Family

Honorable Mention:
Moffroid Family
 

Questions about the events of the Hollis Holiday Luminaria Stroll?  Please contact Kimber Harmon at info@HollisLuminaria.org.  We hope you will join us!