Family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration held downtown Orange

Franklin County

 Orange is hosting its 23rd New Year’s Eve celebration known as Starry Starry Night. 

For more than 20-years, local merchants have donated their time and money to put together this family-friendly event in the heart of downtown Orange. 

The 23rd annual Starry Starry Night celebration kicks-off at 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, offering the public a fun-filled night with plenty of entertainment. 

There are six venues within walking distance of downtown Orange, where a variety of indoor performances are being held. There will also be ice sculptures at Memorial Park. 

People walking by on Monday afternoon were able to see the carving. 

One volunteer told 22News, the town can host the event every year thanks to major contributors. 

“The companies that support us like the idea that it’s a free family event that no one has to pay for a button or anything, have hot cocoa, go to the next venue and enjoy the evening,” said Pat Conrad, a volunteer at the event. 

For the first time this year, Stary Stary Night will pick a winner for the best-decorated street light. 

Starting at 10 p.m., the Parade of Stars, a short festive walk from Town Hall to Memorial Park, will make its way downtown and end with a display of fireworks. 

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