So 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.