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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



Join Saratoga Arts for the biggest New Year's Eve celebration north of NYC.  First Night Saratoga can't happen without the help of over 250 volunteers who help check buttons, introduce bands, manage venues - if you would like to help, we can find the perfect job and location for you!  All First Night volunteers work a three or six hour shift (depending on position you would like) and receive a complimentary First Night button, poster, and snacks during their shift. 


If you would like to volunteer please email Mary Henninger, First Night Volunteer Coordinator -


New volunteers must register for one of three training sessions via the links below.  All sessions will take place in the Dee Sarno Theater at Saratoga Arts.   


Volunteer Training Session 1:  December 11th at 6pm

Volunteer Training Session 2:  December 19th at 10am

Volunteer Training Session 3:  December 27th at 6pm



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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