Arps Dairy NYE Countdown



Arps Dairy and the Defiance Development & Visitors Bureau excitingly invite you to the inaugural Arps Dairy NYE Countdown event, which will be held in the streets of Defiance, Ohio (on W 3rd St. between Clinton and Perry) on December 31, 2017.  Together, we will ring in the New Year in Time Square style with a parade, live musical entertainment, food and adult beverages, and fun activities the whole family will enjoy.

In addition to the event schedule listed below, we will be holding charitable raffles (50/50) and Cow Patty Bingo with proceeds benefiting the Defiance Splash Pad.  Additionally, for those anticipating needing a room for the night, the DDVB has an extensive listing of area lodging for Bed and Breakfasts, Campgrounds, and Hotels.


8:00 PM: The Keller Logistics Group Ice Skating Rink Opens

Bring your own skates – or – use free skates sponsored by Keller Logistics Group (40 pair of variable sizes available, first come first serve).

8:00 PM: The Defiance Optimist Club Beer Tent Opens

Community leaders working to donate to youth oriented activities, events, and facilities.

8:00 PM: Local Artists (Ice Sculpting/Painting) Begins

More info to come 🙂

8:00 PM: Kids Thank You to Santa Starts

Santa will make an appearance for you children to bestow him with their gratitude for their wonderful gifts!

8:00 PM: Community Igloo Building Project

Allow your kids to work together to build a massive igloo out of Arps Dairy milk containers.

8:00 PM: Petting Zoo Opens

Talk to real dairy farmers and allow your children to interact with the local cows who provide their food.

8:00 PM: The First Federal Bank Photo Booth Opens

Pictures will be available on Arps Dairy’s Facebook Page and Website.

8:30 PM: Parade Begins

If interested in participating in the Arps Dairy NYE Countdown parade, please Contact Us!

9:00 PM: Local Talent (Open Mic)

Show off your skills before the main act.

10:00 PM: Live Music by 56DAZE (NO COVER CHARGE!!)

An amazingly talented band from Perrysburg, Ohio with a range of musical genres.

12:00 AM: The Arps Dairy “Milk Jug Drop” – Ring in the New Year.

Defiance, Ohio’s version of NYC’s Time Square ball drop.  


(Note: Schedule is tentative and subject to change)

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