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Get Ready For The Orange Holiday Festival

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Nov 112017
 

It’s time to start planning your gingerbread (house) creation, the annual Orange Holiday Festival, and Tree Lighting is planned for Sunday, Dec. 3.

The festivities will take place on and around the Orange Town Green beginning at 3 p.m.

Visitors may tour the Stone-Otis House to see what Christmas was like in Victorian times.

The Academy Building and Antique Shop will be open and all are welcome to view the Orange Historical Society’s antique collections and Emily Prudden Watercolors. While you’re there, head to the lower level between 3 – 5 p.m. to see the New Haven and Derby line model railroad setup — It’s wonderful!

The Orange Congregational Church will host a cookie sale and have crafts for the kids from 3-5 p.m. The Bell Choir will perform a hand bell concert and carol sing in the church sanctuary from 4-5 p.m. An alternative giving opportunity for Heifer International also will be available.

As always, the Case Memorial Library will be beautifully decorated and will host musical performances by Al deCant of Half Moon Music, whose children’s program in the library meeting room from 3:30 – 4 p.m. is a crowd pleaser, and the Amity Chamber Singers performance on the main level from 4:15 to 4:30 p.m. should not be missed.

Also in the library, guess how many candies are in the jar 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 – 5 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 between 2-3 p.m. on Dec. 3 and must be picked up between 5:30 – 6 p.m. The winner will be invited to light the Christmas Tree.

Always a crowd favorite, an ice carving demonstration will take place in front of the Clark Building from 3 – 5 p.m.

Of course, the highlight of the entire festival day happens at 5 p.m. when Santa Claus arrives. The tree lighting will take place at 5:15 p.m. Children may visit with Santa on the

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Town Green until the end of the Holiday Festival at 6 p.m.

When Is The Orange Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting? — Here’s Your Answer

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Nov 062013
 

IMG_5360So many Orange Live readers have asked when the Holiday Festival is taking place. Although we could tell you the date, but the entire schedule had not yet been completed — Until Now. Here are the details of the annual festival.

The Town of Orange invites you to attend the Annual Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting on Sunday, December 8, 2013.  Festivities on and around the Orange Town Green will begin at 3:00 p.m.  All activities are free of charge.

Visitors may tour the Stone-Otis House to learn what a Victorian Christmas was like.  The Connecticut Yuletide Carolers will provide musical entertainment strolling around town buildings and at the Stone-Otis House from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

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 Orange to Derby line model railroad in the lower level.

The Orange Congregational Church 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 Gift Fair, Cookie Sale and crafts for the kids from 3 – 5 p.m.

The Case Memorial Library will be splendidly decorated, and will host a performance from the Amity Chamber Singers from 3:45 – 4:00 p.m. and from Al deCant who will perform a children’s musical program in the library meeting room from 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.  Guess how many candies in the jar at the library and win a prize and write a letter to Santa Claus. 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 at 2 p.m. on December 8th and must be picked up between 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.

An ice carving demonstration will take place in front of the Clark Building from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m..

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 6:00 p.m.

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