What You Need To Know About The Upcoming Holiday Festival

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Nov 282021

The Orange Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting will take place on Sunday, Dec. 5 from 3-6 p.m.
All activities will occur on and near the Town Green.

Gingerbread House Making Contest

Clark Building 3-6 p.m.
Start designing you Gingerbread House creations now, all of the entries are always incredible and the competition is fierce!
All entries must be decorated with edible embellishments! No plastic trees or reindeer, so be creative!
Group entries are welcome! Prizes will be awarded!
Drop-off your entry at The Clark Building on Dec. 5 from 2-3 p.m. and pick up between 5:30-6 p.m. Entries left behind will be discarded, so don’t forget to come back for yours!

Ice Carving

A talented artist from Ice Matters will be doing an Ice Carving Demonstration on the front lawn of the Clark Building from 3-5 p.m.

Case Memorial Library

• Take & Make Crafts
• Mail Letters to Santa
• Guess How Many Candies in a Jar (it’s different every year, and not so easy to do!)

Appreciating The Town’s History

Experience a Victorian Christmas at the Stone Otis House from 3-6 p.m.
Visit the Historical Society’s Antique Collections and Emily Prudden Watercolors at The Academy Building from 3-6 p.m.

Railroad Enthusiasts Rejoice!

You can visit the New Haven to Derby Line Model Railroad in the  Lower Level of the Academy Building from 3-6 p.m. A Crowd Favorite!

Orange Congregational Church

Warm up with a cup of Cocoa or Coffee and enjoy the start of the season with all of your favorite yuletide tunes at the Carol Sing on the steps of the Church from 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Town Green

Wandering Minstrels – The CT Yuletide Carolers will be performing from 3-5 p.m.
One of the the newer traditions (since 2017) The Lighted Tractor Parade always pulls spectators from all corners of the festival, because of its participant’s creativity and just the fun atmosphere it provides. Look for the tractors to roll down Orange Center Road at 4:30 p.m.
The town of Orange doesn’t have a friend of Santa Claus for the festival, Oh No, we have the genuine article! Santa Arrives at the  conclusion of the lighted tractor parade.
Tree Lighting – 5:30pm

Get Ready For Some Awesome Holiday Fun In Orange

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Nov 272018

The town of Orange invites you to attend the Annual Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting this coming Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. The festivities on and around the Orange Town Green will begin at 3 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 host a cookie sale, handbell concert and carol sing in the church sanctuary from 4 to 5 p.m.

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 p.m.  Guess how many candies are 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 – 5 p.m.

Don’t forget to enter the Gingerbread House Contest

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 – 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2 and must be picked up between 5:30 – 6 p.m.  Prizes will be given to the contest winners.

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

The second annual Lighted Tractor Parade will take place down Orange Center Road at 4:30 p.m.  Santa Claus will arrive at the conclusion of the Lighted Tractor Parade.  The Tree Lighting will take place at 5:30 p.m.  Children may visit with Santa on the Town Green.  The Holiday Festival will end at 6 p.m.

Come one, come all and bring your friends and family to this wonderful town event.

Originally posted on Nov. 10.