Be sure to watch the ice sculptures being created in Memorial Park. Don’t miss a hay ride and cup of hot chocolate near the Fire Station. The Parade of Stars leaves the Central School at 10 PM. Carry a star and join the fun. Fireworks begin just after the parade — set off over the beautiful Millers River.
ICE SCULPTURES: (All Evening)
Our Ice Sculptors will have their works of art at Memorial Park for all to enjoy!
Atlas Pyrovision Entertainment Group, Inc. will be putting on a spectacular display of fireworks as usual.
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.
PARADE OF STARS: (10:00)
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. There will also be a $50 prize for most creative homemade star.
Manuel King, Starry Starry Night Founder
BONFIRE: (All Evening)
Stay warm next to our toasty bonfire!
NEW THIS YEAR (2016)
POSSIBILITIES THAT ARE IN THE WORKS
CREATE A “NEW YEARS RESOLUTION” OR “2016 MEMORY” STAR: (New This Year! All Evening)
We will have paper stars for everyone to write their New Year’s Resolution or to write about a favorite memory from 2016. The plan is to do this each year and use them to decorate so that you can see them when you come back each year. Place TBD.
STAR-GAZING: (New This Year! All Evening – Weather Permitting!) CANCELLED
We are hoping that the weather cooperates and that we will have several telescopes donated for the evening in order for people to star-gaze on this 21st Annual Starry Starry Night.