The Other Events


The List of 2014 Entertainers and Other Activities

has moved to our new

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First Night Chatham 2015 

will feature the return of many of your favorite acts,

plus plenty of new faces that will make

First Night Chatham 2015 Better than Ever !!

First Night Chatham presents many choices, including our lineup of almost 60  entertainers.  In addition, First Night presents these 16 events:

Horse-drawn Wagon Rides
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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 Street near Town Hall Parking Lot. 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
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. Button Free.
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Ryder Martin’s Fabulous Trains
Come see Ryder Martin’s Fabulous Train display that will amaze and engage kids, Dads, and Moms who always wanted their own set. St. Christopher’s Church Community Room – Noon to 10 pm. Button Free.
Town Photo — Lighthouse Tours
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. Lighthouse Grounds at Noon. Button Free.
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! Button Free.
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 lots and fields at the Chatham Community Center. The early fireworks are very popular as families head on home after a wonderful day of activities geared to children. Around 6:30 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 7 pm. Button Free.
Countdown Cod and Fireworks on the Oyster Pond
First Night Chatham’s Countdown Cod is scheduled to count down to the exact moment of 2013 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.  Button Free.
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. High School Cafeteria 12:30 to 4:00 pm
AdorableFaceKid_MarnaB_sm 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  1 to 5 pm. 
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!  Elementary School Gym – 1 pm. Button Free 
Mini Golf
This year we have a full 9 holes available for play at the Middle School Gym – 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!
Ice Sculpting
What would First Night be without ice sculptures!  Stop and watch Chip Koser carve a beautiful sculpture from large blocks of ice. You will marvel at how he does that!  Cape Cod Five, Main Street1 to 3:30 pm. Button Free
 AtwoodHouse_sm Movie at the Atwood
The Belle of Amherst with Julie Harris portraying Emily Dickinson. Take a bus over to the Atwood House Museum and back. Great way to take an afternoon break in a nice warm spot. Atwood House Museum 1:30 pm. Bus leaves the Rockland Trust lot at 1:15 pm and returns after the show. Button Free
Wood_sm Wood Carving
Ross MacVicar is a woodcarver whose specialty is carving North American mammals and nature scenes out of wood with a chainsaw. With his lifelong study of wild animals and nature, he is able to turn a downed tree into a lifelike and realistic art sculpture. Town Parking lot  1:00- 3:30 pm. Button Free
teens2_sm Just for 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!
Chatham Community Center Lower Level 7:30 to 11:30 pm. Button Free

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