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VENDORS

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 warm-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

 


MEMORABILIA

 

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

 

Map & Events Schedule

FIRST NIGHT 2019- Let's Celebrate!

We have done our best to group complementary artists together, and so it will be possible to choose one or two venues that will provide ample entertainment throughout the night.  If you find yourself with a good seat early on, be assured that you may keep your place as long as you like.  We will have to limit each venue to stated capacity, so if you want to see a particular act in one of our smaller venues, it is important that you arrive early!  Venues with capacities of 150 or less include The Courtyard Marriott, The Hampton Inn, Caffe Lena, Adirondack Trust, Empire State College, The Post Office, Temple Sinai, the Visitors Center, and Saratoga Arts.

A NOTE ABOUT VENUES*

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 reading, you must sign-up promptly at 6pm as these artists' schedules will fill up quickly.

We encourage you to review the schedule with friends and family and choose your own exciting New Years Eve adventure!

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.

 

CALIFORNIA   

 

CONNECTICUT

 

FLORIDA

 

ILLINOIS  

 

MARYLAND  

 

MASSACHUSETTS

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

NEW JERSEY

 

NEW YORK 

"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!"

 

NORTH CAROLINA

OHIO 

 

PENNSYLVANIA   

 

VERMONT

 

VIRGINIA

 

WASHINGTON   

 

 

 

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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