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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, Gym #2 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.  Lake Avenue School, Gym #2 all night. 







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








Harvey's Restaurant and Bar will be serving up corned beef chowder, a sneak peak of our chowder fest chowder.  Lake Avenue School, 6pm - 10pm.  

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 sponsored by the PNECC youth programming 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.



First Night Posters are for sale at Crafters Gallerythe Bouchard Art Gallery in the Post Office, the Hilton Gift Shop, the City Center Merchandise table and Saratoga Arts. Posters with art by Sharon Bolton are $15 for the small size and $20 for the large size.

Merchandise Tables for all of the city center bands as well as Saratoga Arts will be set up in the Hilton Hotel Gallery (where audiences exit from the main hall of the City Center).



RAIS, Recovery Advocacy in Saratoga, will have a "Tree of Hope" decorated with doves, stars and mittens labeled with the first names of people who have recovered from addiction, are trying to recover, or who have devoted themselves to the fight against the disease.  Saratoga Visitor's Center, all night.

The Buffalo Brass Machine is a Buffalo, NY based ensemble founded by a group of University at Buffalo students who all met while playing in the school's marching band. They are a high-energy group, applying a traditional New Orleans brass band style to a variety of pop and jazz tunes. Catch them in front of the Saratoga Arts building near the main bus staging platform all night long. 

If you find yourself at the Lake Avenue School make sure to try some of Harvey's chowder!




A Button is Your Ticket!


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!


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...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. 

Saratoga Arts is proud to partner with the Saratoga Springs Centennial Committee to present a public premiere of a short video celebrating the end of the 100 year anniversary of our city.  The video will be shown in the Saratoga Arts Theater lobby during First Night from 6pm to midnight.  

A special thank you to Safelite Auto Glass who has just joined us as a sponsor for First Night 2016. 





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