The Town of Orange invites you to attend the Annual Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting on Sunday, December 1, 2019. 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, hand bell concert and carol sing in the church sanctuary from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. featuring the Amity Chamber Singers.
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. Guess how 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 1st and must be picked up between 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Prizes will be given to the winner of the contest.
An ice carving demonstration will take place in front of the Clark Building from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Hot chocolate will available compliments of Starbucks in Orange.
A Lighted Tractor Parade will take place down Orange Center Road at 5:00 p.m. Santa Claus will arrive at the conclusion of the Lighted Tractor Parade and the Lighting of the Tree will follow. Children can visit with Santa on the Town Green after the Tree is lit. The Holiday Festival will end at 6:00 p.m.