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Ring in the New Year and the 100th anniversary of Saratoga Spring’s incorporation as a city with the First Night Saratoga fireworks display. At midnight, after a few words from Mayor of Saratoga Springs, Joanne Yepsen, and Matt Veitch, the Chairman of the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors, Northstar Fireworks will present a dazzling display in Congress Park.  Congress Park cannot be entered during the fireworks, but Saratoga Arts provides a perfect viewing area by arranging for the streets to be closed at the intersection of Spring and Putnam Streets, near the carousel.

The First Night Saratoga fireworks display is presented by Saratoga Arts with support from Saratoga County, the City of Saratoga Springs, the Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau and Gaffney’s Restaurant.



A Button is Your Ticket!

Where else can you see dozens of different music, dance, comedy, theater, and performance artists in one night for the ridiculously low price of $15? Nowhere but Saratoga Arts' First Night Saratoga!  

A First Night Saratoga button is your ticket to see over 70 musical and performing arts acts in over 30 venues throughout downtown Saratoga Springs!  By purchasing a First Night Saratoga button, not only will you have access to the largest New Year’s Eve event in the state north of NYC, you will also be supporting hundreds of artists and performers and helping Saratoga Arts present, not only First Night, but over 20 other programs that reach 100,000 people of all ages annually!


Purchasing Your Button Online = Super Easy


Note: If ordering online you will receive an email confirmation and voucher which you should print out and bring with you to redeem for an actual button at Saratoga Arts any time through New Year's Eve as well as the City Center and Lake Avenue School on New Year's Eve.  If you forget your voucher, don't worry, we can still look up your records and get you your button.  

Purchasing Your Button Prior to the Event

You may purchase buttons from the following businesses and organizations and they will be available as of December 1st:

Adirondack Trust Bank (all branches)
Crafter's Gallery (427 Broadway, Saratoga Springs)
Price Chopper Supermarkets throughout the Capital Region
Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway in Saratoga Springs
Saratoga Branches of the Saratoga Regional YMCA
Stewarts Shops in Saratoga County and beyond

Purchasing Your Button on December 31st

Saratoga Arts (320 Broadway, Saratoga)
Saratoga City Center (522 Broadway)
Lake Avenue School (126 Lake Avenue) between 6-9pm

Also redeem your online voucher at any of these locations the night of.

Don't Forget!

First Night Saratoga, the largest New Year’s Eve celebration in the region, is a GE Kids in Free event. One child aged 12 and under will be admitted free with each paid adult. Both Saratoga Arts and GE share the goal of providing a variety of outstanding, family-oriented community events. Since First Night Saratoga is an alcohol-free, family-friendly event, it is a natural fit with GE’s Kids In Free program which offers free admission for kids 12 and under with a paying adult at special events across New York’s Capital Region.

How it works

Detach the coupon on your buttoncard and redeem it on New Year’s Eve at one of the following locations:

Saratoga Arts (320 Broadway, Saratoga)
Saratoga City Center (522 Broadway)
Lake Avenue School (126 Lake Ave) between 6-9pm

Participants receive a wristband that will allow one admission of a child 12 years old and under to all First Night venues.


































Make plans for a New Year's Eve getaway!

at one of Saratoga's amazing restaurants

...and ENJOY
FIRST NIGHT SARATOGA 2016 - an evening filled with live music, dance, comedy, and midnight fireworks!

First Night will keep you warm! 

All of our venues are inside, heated, and with free (and warm!) bus service thanks to CDTA, you don't have to worry about getting cold on your way to all the best First Night performances. 


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