Supporting the Arts on First Night Chatham

Special Main Street Edition 2022 Activities

Preliminary Schedule subject to change

Summary of All Activities (click links for more details, or scroll down this page)
  First Night Chatham starts at noon with the Town Photo, and ends with the finale of the Early Fireworks.
  Most other activities will take place between 12:30 and 5 PM (the start of the Noise Parade).

  • Food
    • Food Trucks - Four this year, Near the activities
    • Methodist Church Kitchen
  • Music, Decorations, and Headquarters
    • Headquarters will be open, with information, and Collectors Buttons, and First Night Chatham merchandise
    • Music speakers outside at the churches. Special playlists in the absence of inside performers.
    • Luminaries at churches & library
    • Town Photo banners on the Congregational Church wall.
  • Online
    • 1-Sheet Program: Print-at-home
    • Videos: First Night Chatham performers New Years greetings
Brewster Bayside Skippers
 
Brewster Bayside Skippers
Start your afternoon on Main St. watching this exciting group of young jumpers.
There are two exhibitions of jump rope skills this year, outdoors in the Town Hall parking lot, at 12:30 and 1:30. Start your afternoon on Main St. watching this exciting group of young jumpers.

Since 1993, the Brewster Bayside Skippers have been promoting the sport of jump rope while teaching the value of self-motivation, physical fitness and teamwork. Started by Coach Paul Mullin and now coached by John Hammond, the team has grown from a handful of elementary students into a team of national and international champions. They have jumped in parades all over the Cape, and have also had 3 members jump in a group in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2013 and 2015.
Chatham Town Hall Parking Lot at 12:30 PM
Chatham Town Hall Parking Lot at 1:30 PM
 
Bubble Wrap Stomp
Photo: John Markus
 
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!
A favorite activity of many parents, too! Watch the kids show joy as they break the bubbles and make lots of noise!

This year it's outdoors, on the hard surface of St. Christopher's Church courtyard. Will jumping up and down on the bubble wrap keep you warm? Come and find out!
St. Christopher's Church courtyard, from 1:00 PM until the bubble wrap is gone
 
Carnival Caper
Photo: Ron Snider
 
Carnival Caper
A costumed road race, sponsored by the Chatham Squire. Register, show off your costume, and race for fun!
A costumed road race, from the Chatham Squire to the Lighthouse and back, sponsored by the Chatham Squire. Register outside the Squire starting at 2 pm ($10); Costume judging at 2:30 pm; the race starts at 3 pm (a bit under 2 miles round-trip). Spectators line Main Street to cheer on the runners, walkers, and anyone else parading down the road in costume.
Outside the Squire at  2:00 to 3:30 PM
 
Challenge! Trivia for Teens & Tweens
 
Challenge! Trivia for Teens & Tweens
“Ooch” Outchcunis and his brother Nik lead trivia high tech, interactive, and loads of fun.
EPL favorite Brett “Ooch” Outchcunis and his brother Nik will host their unique spin on trivia – high tech, interactive, and loads of fun – for tweens and teens in grades 5 to 12. (Prizes provided by the Eldredge Public Library)
Eldredge Public Library at  3:00 to 4:30 PM  (Button-free)
 
Early Fireworks at Veterans Field
Photo: Stanlee Wetzel
 
Early Fireworks at Veterans Field
Spectacular fireworks at Veterans Field after the Noise Parade, as a special treat for the young and young-at-heart.
Spectacular fireworks after the Noise Parade will be presented as a special treat for the young and young-at-heart. The show is at Veterans Field and viewing is from the surrounding area behind the Chatham Community Center.
Veterans Field at  5:30 PM Early this year!
 
Ice Carvings by Chip Koser
 
Ice Carvings by Chip Koser
Watch Chip and his team carve multiple beautiful sculptures from large blocks of ice.
Ice sculptor Chip Koser will carve multiple beautiful sculptures from large blocks of ice. In 2011, Chip and his team took home a bronze medal at the World Ice Art Championship held in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Chip will be carving early in the afternoon, then all ice carvings will be on display and spotlit all afternoon and evening. Stroll by or drive by.
Cape Cod 5: In Front
Chatham Town Hall Side Lawn
Eldredge Public Library Front Lawn
St. Christopher's Church Front Lawn
 
Giant Legos
 
Giant Legos
Use giant life-sized LEGOS to create and build robots, club houses, thrones, mazes, rainbows and more!
Build with giant life-sized LEGOS! Create life sized structures like rainbows, robots, club houses, thrones, mazes, and more! Only limit is your imagination. Fun for all ages!
First Methodist Church, 12:30 to 4:00 PM
 
Miniature Golf
Photo: John Markus
 
Miniature Golf
This year we have 9 holes outdoors at Kate Gould Park. Who does not love mini golf in December!
This year we have 9 holes of min-golf for play at Kate Gould Park. A unique opportunity to test your winter-weather putting skills. Who does not love mini golf, especially in December!
Kate Gould Park, 12:30 to 4:00 PM
 
Noise Parade
Photo: Ron Snider
 
Noise Parade
Make noise any way you want, wear silly hats, flash some lights. Walk to see the early fireworks!
Live on Main St this year, but early - starts at 5PM. Join the raucous fray! Make noise any way you want.

A police escort leads the parade and no one will be cited for too much noise. Great fun for kids and adults, who often wear silly hats. Start at the corner of Cross and Main at 5 pm, walk to rotary, then continue on to the Chatham Community Center to see the early fireworks!
Town Hall Corner (Main & Cross Streets) at  5:00 PM Early this year!
 
Yo-Yo's, Music and Dance with Ooch
 
Yo-Yo's, Music and Dance with Ooch
Yo-yo tricks, cool music and sweet dance moves with “Ooch” Outchcunis for a fun, interactive and high energy show for kids of all ages.
Brett “Ooch” Outchcunis combines three of his favorite activities -- yo-yo tricks, cool music and sweet dance moves – for a fun, interactive and high energy afternoon for families of all ages.

The show is part yo-yo tricks and part dance party. Ooch performs some of his favorite yo-yo tricks that will dazzle the audience. In Ooch's world "dance" can mean many things – like follow-along dance, popular line dances such as the Cupid Shuffle, Cotton Eyed Joe, or Cha Cha Slide, body percussion, Freeze Dance and even Hula Hoops to music . . . all to popular songs requested by the audience.
Town Hall Parking Lot at  2:30 PM
Town Hall Parking Lot at  3:30 PM
 
Trevor Pearson, Juggler
 
Trevor Pearson, Juggler
Fun for all ages! Trevor combines hilarious antics and visually spectacular, award-winning juggling skills.
Trevor has been a regular at First Night Chatham. He will do a short performance on the Town Hall lawn at 2, but before that you'll find him engaging visitors along Main St from 12:30 until 2.

Trevor Pearson’s interactive juggling show combines hilarious antics and visually spectacular, award-winning juggling skills with a message of self-empowerment. Fun for all ages! Trevor grew up in Brewster and it was there that he learned to juggle as a teen. He’s been juggling professionally for over 15 years, performing and instructing throughout New England, and beyond. Trevor has been inspiring and amusing First Night Chatham audiences for over a decade.
Roaming Main St., from   12:30 - 2:00 PM
Town Hall Lawn at  2:00 PM
 
Pirates of the Cape
 
Pirates of the Cape
Pirates will be on Main St. during the afternoon. Watch out!
Pirates of the Cape will be on Main St. during the afternoon! They love to have their pictures taken, with you in the picture too if you dare get that close. Be sure to get the names of any pirates you encounter - some of them are called Capt'n Kindle Burns, No-Mercy Marcy, B. Side Burns, and Dr. Jim Bones. There are more, so be on the watch for them.
Roaming Main St. from 1:00 to 4:00 PM
 
The Placeholders
 
The Placeholders
The Placeholders are a fresh, young, talented band from Harwich & Chatham, playing impressive rock covers from the 60's through today,
The Placeholders will entertain at the Gazebo in Kate Gould Park. Enjoy the music as you play mini-golf or grab food in the parking lot, or bring a chair and stay a while.

The Placeholders are a fresh, young, talented four-piece rock band from Harwich & Chatham. They play impressive rock covers from the 60's through today, with quality harmonies and song arrangements, many featuring the Hammond organ. They're all students of either music or production. You will be captivated and pleasantly surprised not only with their musicianship but also with the sound and production. The band has played at First Night Chatham, and on the Main Street programs of both Harwich and Chatham.
Kate Gould Park, 12:00 to 2:30 PM
 
Town Photo
Photo: Spencer Kennard
 
Town Photo
Come with family & friends. Buy the photo or see it online. A whole-town event!
Important! Please use front gate only !
Show up with your family and friends and pets to pose for the Town Photo. Start First Night Chatham with a wave at the camera and a smile on your face. The photo will be available at the Chatham CVS store for purchase. A panorama deep-zoom 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
 
Mr. Vinny
 
Mr. Vinny
Mr. Vinny with Hodge Podge the puppet, and huge bubbles.
Mr. Vinny will do a show for the kids at 1 on the Town Hall lawn; then he'll be roaming along Main St. from 2 to 3:30. Meet Hodge Podge - is he as scary as he looks? Probably not!

Mr. Vinny's show will feature Hodge Podge plus huge bubbles that float through the air and interact with the audience.
Town Hall Lawn at  1:00 PM
Roaming Main St., from   2 - 3:30 PM
 
Photo Scavenger Hunt
 
Photo Scavenger Hunt
Open to kids & teens; take all the photos and you may win a prize.
Due to popular demand, we're adding a teenage hunt this year!
Kids Hunt: Open to kids 12 and under
Teenage Hunt: Open to kids 13 to 18

Take a photo of #FNC22 places and Chatham landmarks (Click here for details and lists of photo locations).

Once you have all your photos, email them to us at a special email address, scavengerhunt@firstnightchatham.com, by noon on January 1st, 2022.

Three $100 prizes will be randomly awarded from the Kids group of completed entries! Two $100 prizes will be randomly awarded from the Teens group of completed entries! Winners will be announced on January 2nd via our social media feeds (Facebook, Instagram) and our Web site.
 
Luminaries
 
Luminaries
Luminaries at the library and churches.
Luminaries will be out along the walkways of the library and local churches from dusk until late evening. (Note: the churches are not open). See the luminaries at the Eldredge Public Library, St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, First Congregational Church, and First United Methodist Church.
 
Decorations
 
Decorations
See decorations at Chatham T Kids, and in front of the First Congregational Church.
See decorations in the windows of Chatham T Kids (FNC Headquarters in normal times, but not this year), and banner pictures of prior Town Photos on the wall in front of the First Congregational Church.
Chatham T Kids at 579 Main St.
First Congregational Church at 650 Main St.
 
Collectors Buttons
 
Collectors Buttons
A Collectors Button is available for purchase online.
A Collectors Button is available for purchase online.
This is a Collectors Button; there are no activities this year that require a Button!
Wear your button on the 31st to show your support of First Night Chatham.