First Night Posters with art by Sharon Bolton:
$20/ $15 - First Night 2018
$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 2018
$5- Previous First Nights
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.
Map & Events Schedule
THE SCHEDULE FOR FIRST NIGHT 2019 WILL BE AVAILABLE IN SEPTEMBER:
THANK YOU FOR MAKING FIRST NIGHT 2018 A FABULOUS YEAR!
Here is a Quick Guide to First Night 2018 to help you plan your evening:
A NOTE ABOUT VENUES*
If you want to see a particular act in one of our smaller venues, it is important that you arrive early! Venues with lesser space include Adirondack Trust, the Empire State College classrooms, The Post Office, Temple Sinai, and The Visitors Center small room.
To avoid disappointment, have a back-up plan if you venue is full. For instance, Temple Sinai is just across the street from the City Center, which is our largest venue and the Adirondack Trust and the Post Office are a block away from the Salvation Army with a capacity for 300.
ONE ON ONE ARTISTS*
If you are hoping to have your facepainted or your caricature drawn, your best bet is to arrive in the early part of the night. If you would like a tarot or rune reading, you must sign-up promptly at 6pm as these artists' schedules will fill up quickly.
CHECK OUT THE FIRST NIGHT SCHEDULE GRID
FIRST NIGHT CELEBRATIONS AROUND THE UNITED STATES
If you aren’t planning to be near Saratoga Springs this New Year’s Eve, here are some other First Nights you can check out- courtesy of Meetings and Events of Distinction.
"We came up from NYC
area for 1st night, as we
have done for the past
few years, and had a
wonderful time –
you all do an amazing job
with the evening!"
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!