Indoor and outdoor fun on New Year’s Eve

We had performances all night long at buildings in downtown Orange — musicians, shows for kids, theatrical performances. Each 45-minute performance occurred twice from 6 PM–9:45 PM.

Talented ice sculptors carved ice sculptures in Memorial Park and there were warm beverages provided by local organizations. The Parade of Stars left the Town Hall at 10 PM and firework began just after the parade — set off over the beautiful Millers River.

Ice Sculptures (all evening)

In Memorial Park

Brendon Kellner, Tom Kellner and Mike Legasse carved ice sculptures that lit up Memorial Park.



Hayrides run most years except when cancelled due to inclement weather.

Refreshments and warmups (all evening)

  • Refreshments were available at the Warming Station at 13 S. Main Street all night, with The Mahar Pep Band stopping by to play from 7:00–7:45 PM and others dropped by through the evening.
  • The Salvation Army had warm beverages at their Canteen at 94 S. Main Street.
  • Boy Scouts Troop 1837 distributed hot cocoa inside Town Hall.

Shows (6 PM – 9:45 PM)

A variety of indoor performances were held at six locations downtown within walking distance of each other. See the 2018 Performers page for descriptions, locations and show times.

Parade of Stars (10 PM)

Town Hall, 6 Prospect Street to Memorial Park

Puppet Parade

Our Parade of Stars always occurs after performances are over. It’s a short festive walk from Town Hall to Memorial Park. Everyone is invited to bring a homemade star on a stick to show off and there are always extras on hand too. Learn how to make your own star here.

Fireworks (10:15 PM)

Atlas Pyrovision Entertainment Group, Inc. puts on a spectacular display of fireworks, seen by the river near the Orange Fire Department.