The Town of Orange invites you to attend the Annual Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Festivities on and around the Orange Town Green will begin at 3 :00 p.m.
Visitors may tour the Stone-Otis House to learn what a Victorian Christmas was like. The Academy Building and the antique shop will be open and invites you to view the Historical Society’s antique collections and Emily Prudden Watercolors, as well as the New Haven to Derby line model railroad in the lower level from 3:00- 5:00 p.m.
The Orange Congregational Church will hold a cookie sale and crafts for the kids from 3 – 5 p.m. and the Bell Choir will perform a hand bell concert and carol sing in the church sanctuary from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. as well as an alternative giving opportunity for Heifer International.
The Case Memorial Library will be splendidly decorated, and will host a performance from Al deCant of Half Moon Music who will perform a children’s musical program in the library meeting room from 3:30-4:00 p.m. and from the Amity Chamber Singers who will perform from 4: 15 – 4:30 p.m. Guess who many candies in the jar at the library and win a prize, write a letter to Santa Claus and make a craft in the craft room. The Library will be open from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Annual Gingerbread Contest will be featured in the Clark Building. Friends of all ages are invited to enter a gingerbread creation. Entries must be dropped off at the Clark Building from 2:00- 3:00 p.m. on December 3rd and must be picked up between 5:30-6:00 p.m. The winner will be invited to light the Christmas Tree.
An ice carving demonstration will take place in front of the Clark Building from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Santa Claus will arrive at 5:00 p.m. The Tree Lighting will take place at 5:15 p.m. Children can visit with Santa on the Town Green. The Holiday Festival will end at 6:00 p.m.