Welcome to FIRST KNIGHT!



The Town and Village of Windsor, most of the local churches and some of the local businesses are opening their doors again to allow the community and surrounding areas to enjoy an alcohol-free, family friendly First Knight experience on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2023 from 7 pm to just after midnight.  The Lighthouse Community Church will be open to serve Chicken and Biscuit dinners at 6:00 pm until the meals run out and would appreciate a free will offering.  Pepe's BBQ food truck will be available to purchase food all evening including chicken spiedies, sausage and peppers, hotdogs, salt potatoes and soda.

We are going all out to bring you the most exciting First Knight ever with entertainment such as magician, Jeremy the Illusionist, a Children’s Carnival complete with Chee Chee the Clown and prizes for the kids, Kopernik’s portable planetarium, face painting, glitter tattoos, a photo booth, juggling, an indoor snowball fight, balloon sculptures, a photo booth,  “It’s a Jolly Holiday” marionette show, history including George Cummings doing an interactive presentation, and a horse and carriage ride for all to enjoy.  Warm up at the bon fire and make S’mores to satisfy your sweet tooth.  Additionally, we will have music, crafts such as New Year’s Eve glasses and hat creations, Bingo, Trivia along with food, snacks and drinks at most venues.  New this year; a Hat Judging with under age 12 and over age 12 categories with prizes. The Community House ramps up at 10:00 pm with delicious First Knight cake being served. two hours of music by R.P.H. Band of One followed by Will Stafford juggling fire, the televised ball drop from Times Square New York City, noisemakers and confetti raining down at midnight. 

Best of all, the events are free to the public thanks to our many generous sponsors:  Northland Power DBA Bluestone Wind Farm, Visions Federal Credit Union, Coughlin & Gerhart, Adams Cable, the Windsor Lions Club, Knights of Columbus, Leonard Bus Sales, Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home, and Acclaim Insurance Agency.  There will be a drawing at the end of the evening for several donated prizes and one of the attendees will win a 50” SMART television.

We are looking for a few volunteers to help with the crafts, to serve cake and drinks and put up some signs and banners.  Please donate a couple hours of your time not only to enjoy the event, but to get out in the community and make a difference.  Please call Elaine Card at 607-655-3399 to sign up to volunteer or email: acclaimagency@gmail.com.

Looking forward to seeing you New Year’s Eve!



Elaine L. Card

121 Main Street

Windsor, NY 13865

Phone (607) 655-3399

FAX (607) 655-1088

The Grinch leads the Puppet Parade at the 2013 event!

Don’t Miss the 11th Annual
in Windsor NY!

Sunday, December 31, 2023

7pm through Midnight!


  • Alcohol-free Family Event with Many Venues!
  • Free Admission & Guidebook!
  • Free heated shuttle busses from / to Windsor High school parking lot
  • Kopernik Observatory Shows!
  • Kid’s Carnival!
  • Juggler, Clown, Marionettes!
  • Live music, Crafts, Games, Prizes
  • Hot foods, drinks, desserts available throughout the village
  • History programs
  • Bounce Houses
  • Bonfire with S'mores
  • Midnight Countdown with Auld Lang Syne, Noise-makers, Church Bells and Many other surprises!


Just 15 miles East of Binghamton, NY


Exit 79 off Rt. 17


For more info call Elaine at 607.655.3399 

E-mail: info@firstknight.org or contact@windsorpartnership.org

Brought to you by the Windsor Partnership and friends!

First Night Puppets from Southern Tier Celebrates, adopted by the Windsor Partners Inc.