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SPAC’s 50th Anniversary First Night Fireworks

The sky lights up with a dazzling firework finale to 2015 at midnight in Congress Park. Saratoga Arts invites you to join Saratoga Springs Mayor Joanne Yepsen as we ring out the city’s Centennial Celebration and ring in 2016 with the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) 50th Anniversary First Night Fireworks! A perfect viewing area is provided with street closures at the intersection of Spring and Putnam Streets, near the carousel. The First Night Saratoga fireworks display is presented by Saratoga Arts in partnership with the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), and with support from Northstar Fireworks.






Fun, Food & More at First Night!

Alpacas of Breezy Hill Ranch Alpacas are very gentle creatures and they hope you’ll stop by to wish them a happy New Year! Owners Lisa and David Proulx will have alpaca products to buy such as hats, gloves, mittens, scarves and socks. NBT Bank Parking Lot, all night.








Balloon Gal Jenny has a decade of experience teaching both art and cooking to kids. Her favorite part of being a balloon artist is the smile she brings to children’s faces. This vendor charges $5 per balloon animal.  Lake Avenue School, all night.






Jojo’s Fabulous Faces Add a bit of color and sparkle to First Night with beautiful, unique designs!  Locally owned and operated.  Fun for children and adults! This vendor charges $5-$10 per face design and accepts reservations. Lake Avenue School, all night.







Forever Flowers sells beautifully preserved roses for you to give your loved one when the clock strikes twelve!  City Center, all night.






Airstream CateringNo matter how you like to roll, Airstream Catering Co. rolls with you! NBT Bank Parking Lot, all night.

Reggie’s Veggies from Greenwich New York, sells donuts and macaroni & cheese to keep you going throughout the night.  Adirondack Trust Drive through, all night.

Ziti Dinner youth programming dinner provides a baked Ziti meal with a salad, beverage and dessert for $8 adult, $4 youth and $.50 kids. Presbyterian-New England Church, 4pm - 8pm.



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)
Doug Neil Insurance Agency (Latham and Clifton Park offices)
The Pavilion Grand Hotel (Saratoga Springs, including package deals)
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, magic 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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