Join the fun on New Year’s Eve

We have performances all night long at buildings in downtown Orange. Find your favorite entertainment — musicians, shows for kids, theatrical performances. Each performance occurs twice, so you’ll be able to fit in all the shows you’d like to see from 6 PM–9:45 PM.

In your free time, be sure to watch the ice sculptures being created in Memorial Park. Don’t miss a hay ride, a bonfire, and a warm cup of hot chocolate near the Fire Station. The Parade of Stars leaves the Town Hall at 10 PM. Carry a star and join the fun! Fireworks begin just after the parade — set off over the beautiful Millers River.

As we finalize the attractions for 2018, we’ll provide more details on this page.

Ice Sculpture Horse


2017 Attractions


Our Ice Sculptors will have their works of art at Memorial Park for all to enjoy! This year our ice sculptors will be Brendan Kellner, Mark Bosworth, and Mike Lagasse.



FIREWORKS: (10:15pm)

Atlas Pyrovision Entertainment Group, Inc. will be putting on a spectacular display of fireworks as usual.

Starry Starry Night Fireworks

Photo by Mike Phillips


HOT COCOA: (All Evening)

Boy Scout Troop 1837 will have free hot cocoa available.



The Athol Lions Club and Orange Lions Club, with the assistance of Boy Scout Troop 1837, will be giving free hayrides throughout the evening.



We will be having our Annual Parade of Stars from Town Hall to Memorial Park. The parade was formerly known as the Parade of Puppets. Unfortunately, we lost most of our puppets due to weather damage. Now we have our new tradition of the Parade of Stars. Please bring any sized (large is best) homemade stars on sticks to show off as you march in the parade. Everyone is welcome to march in the parade, and no sign-up is necessary.

Manuel King, Starry Starry Night Founder

Manuel King with stars


BONFIRE: (All Evening)

Stay warm next to our toasty bonfire!

Updated 12/12/17 by Crystal Parent