Arps Dairy NYE Countdown


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Arps Dairy and the Defiance Development & Visitors Bureau invite you and your entire family to the second annual Arps Dairy NYE Countdown event, which will be held in the streets of Defiance, Ohio (3rd. St. and Clinton) on December 31, 2018.  Together, we will ring in the New Year in Times Square style with a live musical entertainment, food and adult beverages, and fun activities the whole family will enjoy.

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.


3:00 PM: The (FREE) Ice Skating Rink and Other Activities Begins

Bring your own skates – or – use free skates (various sizes) available first come first serve.  Other activities TBD.

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: 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” (Sam Hornish Jr.)

Defiance, Ohio’s version of NYC’s Times Square ball drop conducted by Defiance, Ohio’s legendary Sam Hornish Jr.

12:00 AM Fireworks

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


Additional activities and information:

  • Location is at the corner of 3rd St. and Clinton in Defiance, Ohio
  • Superheroes and princesses will be making appearances from time to time
  • Open fire rings will be available for warmth
  • St. Paul’s United Methodist Church is available as an additional warming spot, and will have food and coffee as a free will donation.  Hours TBD.
  • Cow Patty Bingo with 100% giveback to the winners
  • 50/50 to benefit the St. Paul’s United Methodist Food Pantry
  • 2019 memorabilia will be sold with profits to benefit the St. Paul’s United Methodist Food Pantry
  • Ice sculpting
  • Food vendors will also be available


(Note: Schedule is tentative and subject to change)

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