The Town of Orange invites everyone to attend the Annual Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting on Sunday, Dec. 2. Festivities on and around the Orange Town Green will begin at 3 p.m. All activities are free of charge.
Visitors may tour the Stone-Otis House to learn what a typical country holiday was like in the 1800s. The Connecticut Yuletide Carolers will provide musical entertainment strolling around town buildings and at the Stone-Otis House from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Academy Building and the antique shop will be open and invites you to view the Historical Society’s collection and schoolhouse, as well as the Orange to Derby line model railroad from 3 – 5 p.m.
The Orange Congregational Church Bell Choir will perform a bell concert and hymn sing in the church sanctuary from 4 – 5 p.m.
The Case Memorial Library will be splendidly decorated, and will host performances
from the Amity Chamber Singers from 3:45 – 4 p.m. and from Al deCant who will perform a children’s musical program in the library meeting room from 4 – 4:45 p.m. Guess how many candies in the jar at the library and win a prize.
The Annual Gingerbread House Contest will be featured in the Clark Building. Friends of all ages are invited to enter a gingerbread house creation. Entries must be dropped off at the Clark Building at 2 p.m. on Dec. 2 and must be picked up by 6 p.m.
An ice carving demonstration will take place in front of the Clark Building.
The Tree Lighting will take place at 5:30 p.m. Immediately following, Santa Claus will arrive at the Town Green for a visit with the children. The Holiday Festival will end at 6 p.m.