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Caffe Lena food from the kitchen with TLC #14

The Farmer's Daughter at the City Center all night #1

The First Baptist Church food from the kitchen with TLC #13

Fritelli-Lockwood cold-weather wear at Saratoga Arts #12

Green Mountain Gourmet Cotton Candy at the Lake Ave School #6

The Hungry Traveller out front of Saratoga Arts #12

The Mason Jar Gourmet Mac & Cheese in the ADT drive thru #17

Moby Dick's Fish Fry at Empire State College #8

The Salvation Army food from the kitchen with TLC #15




First Night Posters with art by Sharon Bolton:

$20/ $15 - First Night 2019 

$10/ $5 - Previous First Nights

Need to Complete Your Button Collection?

$5 for buttons from 2008 to now and select previous years

First Night 5k Shirts: 

$10- First Night 2019

$5- Previous First Nights





Buttons only cost $20 and will give you access to all of our First Night venues and performers all night long as well as free CDTA bus service downtown.  Button sales begin December 1st.




Only at Saratoga Arts and ONLINE we will be selling buttons for $15 from December 1st through December 25th.  After December 25th our discount ends, and buttons will be priced at $20 through New Year's Eve. So come and visit us early!




Purchasing Your Button Prior to the Event

You may purchase buttons from the following businesses and organizations.  They will be available as of December 1st for $20:

Adirondack Trust Bank (all branches)
The Pavilion Grand Hotel (Saratoga Springs, including package deals)
Price Chopper Supermarkets throughout the Capital Region
Saratoga Branches of the Saratoga Regional YMCA
Stewarts Shops in Saratoga County and beyond
Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway and online

Purchasing Your Button on December 31st

Saratoga Arts (320 Broadway, Saratoga)
Saratoga City Center (522 Broadway) between 4pm and 10pm
Lake Avenue School (126 Lake Avenue) between 6pm and 9pm
The Children's Museum at Saratoga (69 Caroline Street) between noon and 6pm

Also, you can still buy your button online and redeem your online voucher at any of these locations the night of.

Don't Forget!
Saratoga Arts is proud to offer one child aged 12 and under free admission with each paid adult.  

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) between 4pm & 10pm
Lake Avenue School (126 Lake Ave) between 6-9pm
The Children's Museum at Saratoga (69 Caroline Street) between noon and 6pm

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

Hundreds of children attend our alcohol-free, family-friendly event each year and we have a variety of exciting programming geared specifically for these younger audiences.


What is First Night Saratoga?

One of the oldest and largest celebrations of its kind in the country:

  • 15,000+ revelers;
  • The 5k roadrace at Skidmore College;
  • 30 venues throughout Historic Downtown Saratoga Springs;
  • 70+ regional and touring acts performing live music, dance, comedy and magic from 6pm to midnight!


The most affordable, accessible, safe and exciting all-ages New Year's Eve event in the region:

  • 9,000 admission buttons priced at $20 and under;
  • Kids 12 and under are admitted for free; 
  • All venues are alcohol-free;
  • Free CDTA bus service;
  • Fireworks in Congress Park at midnight!

First Night Saratoga will be the highlight of your outgoing year!

Proceeds support the community arts programs at Saratoga Arts to help make the arts affordable and accessible to all.

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