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 other outdoor attractions like a bonfire near the Fire Station and snacks provided by local organizations. 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.

Ice Sculptures (all evening)

In Memorial Park

Brendon Kellner, Tom Kellner and Mike Legasse will be carving ice sculptures all evening in Memorial Park.


Hay rides (all evening)

Leaving from the Orange Fire Department

Free hayrides will be available throughout the evening, weather permitting.

Refreshments and warmups (all evening)

There will be a bonfire by the Orange Fire Department. Hot cocoa will be distributed inside Town Hall by Boy Scout Troop 1837.  Refreshments will be available at the Warming Station at 13 South Main Street all night, with The Mahar Pep Band stopping by to play from 7:00–7:45 PM and others will drop by through the evening. The Salvation Army will have warm beverages on Cheney Street.

Shows (6 PM – 9:45 PM)

A variety of indoor performances will be 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)

Leaves Town Hall, 6 Prospect Street and proceeds to Memorial Park

Puppet Parade

Our Parade of Stars occurs after performances are over. It’s a short festive walk from Town Hall to Memorial Park. Bring a homemade star on a stick to show off if you have one. And we will have 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, which can be seen by the river near the Orange Fire Department.