Saratoga Arts is now accepting applications for First Night Saratoga 2016 performers! We are looking for artists from all genres of music, performance artists, comediens, magicians, and more! Interested artists should fill out our online application form to be considered for participation. All applications are due on August 1, 2015. This year's First Night takes place on Thursday, December 31, 2015 and events are scheduled between 6pm - 11:00pm.
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!
Online sales will end at 4pm today, but no worries, you can still buy a button today at any of our sales locations.
Large crowds and record button sales are expected! Consider purchasing your button at Capital/ Saratoga Region Price Chopper and Stewart's locations on your way in to Saratoga Springs! Worried we might sell out of buttons? Have no fear, we will be selling First Night admission at these locations all night:
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:
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.
Make plans for a New Year's Eve getaway!
...at one of Saratoga's amazing restaurants
in one of our fabulous partner hotels The Saratoga Hilton, The Fairfield Inn by Marriott, Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs, Hyatt Place Saratoga / Malta, or Union Gables
FIRST NIGHT SARATOGA 2015 - 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.