Supporting the Arts on First Night Chatham

Special Main Street Edition 2022 Activities

Preliminary Schedule subject to change

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.
 
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!
Community Center Aerobics Room at  1:00 to 3:00 PM  (Button-free)
 
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.
Locations TBDCape 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!
Location: Outside; to be announced.
 
Miniature Golf
Photo: John Markus
 
Miniature Golf
This year we have 9 holes of mini-golf at one outdoor location. Who does not love mini golf in December!
This year we have 9 holes for play at one outdoor location. Who does not love mini golf, especially in December!
Location: Outside; to be announced.
 
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!
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 6 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!
 
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 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 on the Main Street programs of both Harwich and Chatham, and headlined their own TD Bank concert series show at Brooks Park in Harwich.
Kate Gould Park; time TBA
 
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
 
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 (Details and lists of photo places will be published in Dec.).

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, and at St. Christopher's Episcopal 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.