ASHAWAY — Now in its 20th year, the annual Ashaway Holiday Stroll, a beloved and well-attended tradition, takes place this Saturday. Beginning with the Ashaway Fire Department's breakfast with Santa at 8 a.m., the stroll includes holiday bazaars, horse-drawn wagon rides, house tours, live music, a home-cooked dinner, luminaria and fireworks at night.
Local churches will include activities for families, there will be doughnut decorating at Trinity Lutheran Church, a cookie and craft sale and Christmas lunch at Babcock Presbyterian Church, and a Worship Service and later, Christmas Cantata, at First Hopkinton Seventh Day Baptist Church.
The Hopkinton Historical Association will offer complimentary cookies and cider at the 1790 Meeting House, where maps will be on display, including a 1939 aerial map of Hopkinton.
Horse-drawn wagon rides (at $3 per person,) and a free bus will shuttle visitors to the attractions, which will include tours of seven holiday-decorated homes. The price of a tour is a monetary or non-perishable food donation to the Jonnycake Center, which can be made at the Crandall House.
The day will end with fireworks at Crandall Field, weather permitting.
More information on the stroll, including last minute schedule changes, is available on the Hopkinton Recreation Department’s Facebook page: facebook.com/HopkintonRecDept