Supporting the Arts on First Night Chatham

Buttons are Sold Out
There are Many Button-Free Activities to Enjoy!
Volunteer Openings & Instructions
& Key Dates – Updated 12/31
We still have open volunteer slots and need your support to fill out the volunteer roster. See our new Volunteer Openings & Instructions page (updated regularly) for a list. Thanks for your help !!

Thanks to all who have already volunteered this year! We still need volunteers for some 10 PM and 11 PM slots, but your support has filled up the rest of the volunteer schedule. Thanks !!

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, 2019 was First Night Chatham’s 29th New Year’s Eve celebration. It was 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.

Help Produce First Night Chatham

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 Chatham Special Events (such as children's activities).

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

First Night Chatham On Ice
Planning for a Virtual Celebration
(click to enlarge)
Read the Press Release explaining the options being explored for Dec 31, 2020, in place of the traditional indoor and crowded outdoor activities of First Night Chatham.

A Collectors Button has been designed and is available for purchase online on the Button Store page.


Latest Headlines
Online Buttons All online orders are now “Will Call”. The “Ship to Home” option has ended.

Printable Schedules now available.

First Night Chatham Headquarters will open Dec 20th.


Buttons Now Available!
At Local Merchants & Online
Buttons are now on sale at several local merchants, and online. Go to the Buy Buttons for a list of merchants, or to buy online.

First Night Chatham's 2019-2020
theme is Strike Up The Band.




Entertainment Pages Updated
Listings of First Night Chatham 2020 Performers and Special Events show this year's spectacular schedule of First Night Chatham activities. Still subject to change, the Performances and Special Events pages will give you a head start on planning for an exciting First Night Chatham 2020.



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 2019-2020 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.




Online Button Sales Extended
First Night Chatham Headquarters has buttons, and you can buy “Will-Call” buttons online for another day. Visit the Online Button Store page to buy.
Adult buttons are now $25 for the last three days of button sales.



Headquarters is Open
First Night Chatham Headquarters is now open, with buttons, programs, merchandise and information. 10am - 4pm Monday to Saturday; 1 - 4pm on Sundays. See the Headquarters page for more detail.



Volunteer News

Help Produce First Night Chatham
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 Chatham Special Events (such as children's activities).

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

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Town Photo
Available at CVS
or Click to View Online





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