SEPT 2017 – Should old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?


10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

“Should old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?” – Not in Redlands this New Year’s Eve!

The Redlands Chamber of Commerce and the City of Redlands will present for the first time ever, the Orange Drop in downtown Redlands. Sponsored by Mirau, Edward, Cannon, Lewin and Tooke, and Teamsters 1932, the downtown event will celebrate the arrival of 2018 with great flare.

Just like the world famous party in Time Square, New York, Redlands residents and visitors will countdown the minutes until midnight when a spectacular lighted twelve foot orange will descend announcing the New Year.

Restaurants and bars will swing open their doors offering signature tastes enticing customers to join in the fun in each of their establishments.

Local hotels will offer New Year’s packages that will include transportation to and from downtown Redlands, so guest won’t have to worry about driving or parking.

Downtown streets will be closed to vehicle traffic so pedestrians can travel from restaurant to tavern throughout the downtown area.

DJ and MCs will keep the crowds entertained with interesting Redlands and New Year’s facts, dancing in the street and of course the official count down. The festivities will begin at 6:00 PM and of course the anticipated “DROP” at the stroke of midnight.

For those party goers that prefer a more traditional celebration, Speakeasy on State Street will host a VIP party that will include a Hor’s d’Oeuvres, buffet dinner, dessert bar, no host bar, dancing to the Secret Jazz Band, reserved parking and a private VIP viewing area to witness the Orange Drop. Tickets will be available on line at starting October.

For more information about the inaugural Orange Drop in Downtown Redlands call the chamber office at 793-2546 or if you would like to have your business showcased during the event contact the office to find out how to be a part of this extraordinary event.