The Redlands Chamber of Commerce and the City of Redlands have big plans for seeing in 2018. With the City’s efforts to enhance downtown Redlands throughout the holiday season, it only made sense that the “last hurrah of 2017” be a spectacular Orange Drop on the corner of Orange and State Streets.
Local restaurants and bars have embraced the idea of hundreds of revelers wandering from location to location as they anticipate the “drop”.
Bar tenders have been challenged to invent the very best Orange Drop Martini…. Patrons will be able to vote on the very best in town with a perpetual trophy awarded at nights end.
For years a similar celebration occurs in Time Square in New York City bringing thousands of visitors to the big apple. Smaller communities have their own “culture” driven drops including a pine cone in Flagstaff Az., a cowboy boot in New Mexico, a cheese wedge in Wisconsin and a peach in Georgia.
For those that want a more traditional way to see in the New Year, The Speakeasy on State is partnering with the event to present a spectacular dinner dance that will include, private parking, private Orange Drop viewing location, and all the trimmings of the traditional New Year’s Eve Party. Tickets can be purchased on line at Eventbrite.com-New Year’s Eve at the Speakeasy.