First Night, Saratoga takes 1st place in the BEST ANNUAL EVENT category!
First Night Posters with art by Sharon Bolton:
$20/ $15 - First Night 2017
$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 2017, M and S only
$5- Previous First Nights
Proceeds support the community arts programs at Saratoga Arts to help make the arts affordable and accessible to all.
Saratoga Arts Presents First Night
Thank you to the hundreds of performers who applied to First Night 2018: Light Up the Night!
Review is currently in process and decisions will be made by October 1st. All artists will be notified.
for making FIRST NIGHT 2017 a Night of Magic!
We would love to see and share any photos or videos that you take of First Night!
Email your photos and videos to Alix at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The photos below are courtesy of Andre Pilarczyk, John Seymour and Sarah Hastings.
Below you can find information about LAST YEAR'S event.
First Night 2017
Saturday, December 31st 2016: 6pm to midnight
First Night 2017 is a Night of Magic and we have plenty of performers ready to boggle your mind. Jon Stetson, one of the most well-known mentalists in the United States, will read thoughts with unbelievable accuracy and comic hypnotist, Michael Ray will bring the most suggestible of us up on stage for some ridiculous New Year’s hijinks. Patrick Davis will amaze with feats of levitation and up-close magic and at Empire State College we have more divinators than ever before (tarot, runes, psychic mediums), providing you insight into what's in store for the coming year.
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 admitted for free via GE Kids in Free Days;
- 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!