The Canal District Alliance is hosting their First Holiday Stroll. Join us in the neighborhood for a self guided tour of all your favorite local businesses for a festive day in The Canal District.

Kelley Square Tree Lighting | 5pm with Santa and refreshments. This is our 30th annual Tree Lighting at Kelley Sq Gulf!

Lock 50 | Champagne Brunch/ CAROLING! DANCING! BANDS! (9am-4pm). A collaboration with Businesses: Karon Shea Model Management, Down to the core nutrition, Central Mass Dance Academy.

Canal District Farmers Market | 9am- 12pm Special Craft Market, Toy Drive for Planting The Seed Foundation.

Crompton Collective | Open 9am-6pm | Selfies with Santa Fundraiser 10am-3pm For every selfie taken with Santa they will donate $1 to Binkeez for Comfort. They will also have Al's Christmas Tree Lot set up with trees and wreaths.

Seed to Stem |10am-5pm will be having raffle to benefit the Worcester animal rescue league winner receives $100 gift card to the store! Also Complimentary sips and sweets

Birch Alley | 10-5 will be collecting donations of New Hats and Gloves for Planting The Seed Foundation. All donations will enter you into a raffle for a Birch Alley gift basket!

Alexis Grace | 10am-6pm Raffle and holiday snacks

BirchTree Bread Company | 11am-2pm Cookies and Cocoa with live music

The Businesses at 1 Kelley Square: 11-1:30 Professional holiday photos (bring the dog, family, parents, friends or neighbor...) by Miranda Chipman Photography. Nkd Waxing, Lashes, and Makeup | Raffle for mini photo session + makeup 11am - 1:30pm. Buffet by Wings Over Worcester 11am - 1:30pm. Raffle for Country Fest Tickets and and refreshments. from 7 Hills Property Management

The Queen's Cups | 11am-2pm Performance by Ricky Duran

El Patron | Special Breakfast Menu 11am and Mexican Hot Cocoa. Accepting donations for toys for Mexico.

Table Talk Pies | 11-5! will be doing special deals on pies during the Holiday Stroll! so 3 for $1 on the snack pies and $1.50 for 8 inch pies! ALSO coupons and warm and cold apple cider from

White Eagle | Face Painting from 12-3pm! will also be serving snacks and have their famous Bloody Mary's all day with Bring in a non perishable food item or an unwrapped toy will be entered in a drawing for a White Eagle gift card. And tours of the historic building.

Smokestack Urban Barbecue | Offering free $20 gift cards with $100 Gift Card Purchase and 10% all merchandise. 12pm-10pm

Kummerspeck | Raffling off a holiday dinner for 6.  Raffle tickets are for sale now, and the drawing will be held on the 9th at Kummerspeck at 12:15. Tickets will be $10 (Proceeds will benefit the WARL). During the stroll they will have punch and sausage rolls for strollers.

Rocky's | Holiday music and complimentary desserts

Mai Tai | collecting toys for Toys for Tots for a chance to win Railers Tickets! 4pm-12am

Canal Restaurant and Bar | 5-10pm Live Music, Ugly Sweater Contest, Bogo Entrees, Crafts for sale.

Please feel free to visit all and any businesses in the District even if they are just open for business!