Supporting the Arts on First Night

Buttons are Sold Out
There are Many Button-Free Activities to Enjoy!

Welcome to
First Night Chatham

Come join us for First Night Chatham! We are a family-friendly, alcohol free, town-wide celebration of the arts with over 70 performances and events.

December 31st, 2018 will be First Night Chatham’s 28th New Year’s Eve celebration. It’s a full day of fun and entertainment, starting with the Town Photo at the Chatham Lighthouse at Noon, and culminating with Fireworks at Oyster Pond at the stroke of midnight.

First Night Chatham Goes Country
The theme for First Night Chatham 2018-2019 is
First Night Goes Country.

From theme decorations to special entertainment to First Night's July 4th Parade display, we'll be going Country this year.

Town Photo Available
The Town Photo is available!! Printed photos may be purchased at the Chatham CVS.

To view the Town Photo online, with deep-zoom viewing that allows you see individual faces, see the Town Photo 2017-2018 page.

Volunteer Appreciation Prizes
Thanks to the Chatham Wine Bar & Restaurant, we will have Volunteer Appreciation Gift Certificates again this year, which will be awarded to some of our lucky volunteers at the Volunteer Thank-You Party in January. More detail on the Volunteers Page.

Buttons On Sale Now
Buttons are now on sale at several local merchants, and online here on the First Night website.

See the Buy Buttons page.

Website Improvements for
First Night 2019

New Connect page includes traditional contacts plus new Connect With Us! on Social Media. View First Night's Facebook feed without going to Facebook or having an ID.

New Venues pages display the schedule by venue.

New Schedule Page displays complete afternoon and evening schedule charts.

New Press page for press info.

Volunteer News

Help Produce First Night
Join Our Committee
The First Night Chatham Committee needs your help running this year's event. The Committee has several open positions.

We have added a page to the website describing Open Committee Positions. Please consider joining the fun and satisfaction of helping produce one of Chatham's signature events.
Or Be a Specialty Volunteer
While most volunteers work as Venue Volunteers, greeting patrons and checking buttons, we also need dozens of Specialty Volunteers who help behind the scenes, or work on a team led by a Committee member, to produce one of the First Night Special Events (such as children's activities).

Please also consider helping in ways described on the Specialty Volunteer page.

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