Special Events

Preliminary Schedule subject to change

Please note venue name changes:
    Monomoy Regional Middle School Gym I was formerly called High School Gym
    Monomoy Regional Middle School Cafeteria was formerly called High School Cafeteria
    Monomoy Regional Middle School Auditorium was formerly called High School Auditorium
    Monomoy Regional Middle School Gym II was formerly called Middle School Gym


 
Bubble Wrap Stomp
A favorite activity of many parents, too! Watch the kids show joy as they break the bubbles and make lots of noise!
Community Center Gym at  1:00 PM  (Button-free)
Photo: Ron Snider
 
Carnival Caper
A costumed road race. Sponsored by the Chatham Squire. Tee shirts and beef stew served at the Squire after the race! Register outside the Squire at 2 pm ($10); Judging at 2:30 pm; Race at 3 pm.
Outside the Squire at  2:00 to 3:30 PM  (Button-free)
 
Chatham Poets Read
First Night Chatham is a celebration of the arts. For the poets among us, join some of our local poets of all ages at the Eldredge Library for a respite from the noise of the night
Eldredge Public Library at  7:00 PM  (Button-free)
 
Children’s Art Studio
This event is always very popular, so find your way here as soon as possible. Children craft fascinating stuff, each in their own way. Projects are all child friendly and designed with great creativity.
Elementary School Cafeteria at  2:00 to 5:00 PM
 
Countdown Cod and Fireworks on the Oyster Pond
First Night Chatham’s Countdown Cod is scheduled to count down to the exact moment of 2015 from its perch on our crane high over the Oyster Pond park and then signal the set off of a wonderful fireworks display! Come early for the best viewing spot over Oyster Pond at Midnight.
Oyster Pond at  Midnight  (Button-free)
Photo: Stanlee Wetzel
 
Early Fireworks
Special low level fireworks after the Noise Parade will be presented as a special treat for the young First Nighters. The show is at Veterans Field and viewing is from the parking lot and fields behind the Chatham Community Center.
Veterans Field at  6:30 PM  (Button-free)
Photo: Susan Karchmer
 
Face Painting
What child does not enjoy having something fabulous painted on their face? Our painters are the best and the line moves really fast.
Monomoy Regional Middle School Cafeteria at  12:30 to 4:00 PM
Photo: Michael Karchmer
 
Horse-drawn Wagon Rides
Buttons are required to hop aboard a horses-drawn buggy with some other folks to enjoy an old fashioned perspective as you drive around town and wave to friends and strangers. Children love it, and we love seeing them enjoy the town!
Main St at Town Hall at  1:45 to 4:45 PM
 
Just For Hign School Teens
Gather with friends new and old for some games on the Wii and XBox 360, a poker tournament, complimentary pizza, drinks and snacks. Settle down to a movie and leave with a henna tatoo!
Community Center Lower Level at  8:00 to 11:00 PM  (Button-free)
 
Just For Middle School Teens
Gather with friends new and old for some games on the Wii and XBox 360, a poker tournament, complimentary pizza, drinks and snacks. Settle down to a movie and leave with a henna tatoo!
Elementary School Gym at  8:00 to 11:00 PM  (Button-free)
 
Miniature Golf
This year we have a full 9 holes available for play at the Middle School Gym II – 1 to 6 pm and a full 9 holes at the Elementary School Gym – 1 to 6 pm. Who does not love mini golf, especially in December!
Monomoy Regional Middle School Gym II at  1:00 to 6:00 PM
Elementary School Gym at  1:00 to 6:00 PM
Photo: David Jordran
 
Ryder Martin’s Fabulous Trains
See a fabulous layout of Ryder Martin’s model trains that will amaze and engage kids, Dads, and Moms who always wanted their own set.
St. Christopher’s Community Room at  Noon: to 10:00 PM  (Button-free)
Photo: Ron Snider
 
Noise Parade
Join the raucous fray! Make noise any way you want. Police escort leads the parade and no will will be cited for too much noise. Great fun for kids and adults, who often wear silly hats and carry parade puppets. Start at the corner of Cross and Main at 6 pm, walk to rotary, then continue on to the Chatham Community Center area to see the children’s fireworks!
Town Hall Corner (Main & Cross Streets) at  6:00 PM  (Button-free)
Photo: Chris Detraglia
 
Town Photo
Show up with your family and friends and pets to pose for the Town Photo. The photo will be available at the local CVS store for purchase. A panorama gigapixel photo will also be posted on the First Night Chatham website. Have fun zooming in to see if you blinked, check out who was there, and just enjoy actually seeing your lovely smile up close.
Chatham Lighthouse Grounds at  Noon:  (Button-free)

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