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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!
• Guess How Many Candies in a Jar (it’s different every year, and not so easy to do!)

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

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 through the Center of town 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
Special Guest “Olivia” won the honor of lighting the tree at a school contest.

The 2017 Orange Holiday Festival Is On Sunday

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Dec 022017
 

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

The New Light Switch was designed by Chris Small.

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

All You Need To Know About Today’s Orange Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting

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Dec 062015
 

The New Light Switch was designed by Chris Small.

The New Light Switch was designed by Chris Small.

The Town of Orange invites you to attend the Annual Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting on Sunday, December 6, 2015.  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 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 giving opportunity for Heifer International, 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 by Al deCant of Half Moon Music who will present a children’s musical program in the library meeting room from 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. and from the Amity Chamber Singers who will perform from 4:15 – 4:30 p.m.  Guess who 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 6th  and must be picked up between 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.  The winner will be invited to light the Christmas Tree. 

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

Santa Claus will arrive at 5:00 p.m. The Tree Lighting will take place at 5:30 p.m.

Children can visit with Santa on the Town Green. The Holiday Festival will end at 6:00 p.m.

Originally Published on: Nov 11, 2015 @ 05:29

This is It! Today Is The Annual Holiday Festival Beginning at 3 p.m.

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Dec 072014
 

IMG_5334You asked for it, now here it is, everything you need to know about the Holiday Festival.

The Town of Orange invites you to attend the Annual Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting on Sunday, December 7, 2014.  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 Connecticut Yuletide Carolers will provide musical entertainment strolling around town buildings and at the Stone-Otis House from 3:45 p.m. to 5:15 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. The Orange-Derby model Railroad will not be participating this year as they are rebuilding their display. 

The Orange Juniorettes will have its First Annual Wonderland Waggin’ Pet Food Drive to benefit the Milford/Orange Animal Shelter. We will accept donations at the decorated wagon located on the front lawn of Mapleview Farm throughout the Tree Lighting ceremonies. The shelter is in need of pet food (wet or dry), litter, treats, toys, and pet beds. 

Screen Shot 2014-11-14 at 1.32.51 PMThe 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 giving opportunity for Heifer International, 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 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and from Al deCant who will perform a children’s musical program in the library meeting room from 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 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 Dec. 7 and must be picked up between 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Watch a gingerbread house making demonstration by Julia’s Bakery and Chef’s Emporium from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. The Gingerbread House Contest will be judged by Julia’s Bakery and Chef’s Emporium and the winner will be invited to light the Christmas Tree.  Crafters will be available near the Clark Building.

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

Santa Claus will arrive at 5:00 p.m. The Tree Lighting will take place at 5:30 p.m. Children can visit with Santa on the Town Green. The Holiday Festival will end at 6:00 p.m.

Originally Published on: Nov 13, 2014 @ 21:11

Second Publishing on: Nov 22, 2014 @ 20:01