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Free Bus Service & Parking

Bus Service Courtesy of CDTA

All of our First Night venues are within walking distance, but if you prefer not to walk, Saratoga Arts has teamed up with CDTA to offer special Saratoga First Night transportation service on New Year’s Eve!  All stops on New Year’s Eve put First Night revelers within easy walking distance of all of our venues. Attendees who show First Night buttons ride for free on all regular Saratoga bus routes and the two special shuttle routes from 4pm through 1am.  All bus stops are marked with yellow FIRST NIGHT signs and arrive and depart approximately every 15 minutes from all stops on the First Night downtown loop.  You can even park at the Wilton Mall or leave your car in place at Skidmore after if you are participating in the 5k roadrace – CDTA will pick you up!

Special stops:
Wilton Mall at 5:30pm to Congress Park
Skidmore at 6:45pm to Congress Park
Congress Park at 8:30pm to Wilton
Wilton at 8:45pm to Congress Park
Congress Park at 10:15pm to Skidmore
Congress Park at 12:30am to Skidmore and then Wilton
The Wilton bus stop is on the side of the Dick’s Sporting Goods building- not the bus stop in front of Bon Ton.  If you have questions about the bus routes/stops, visit the CDTA’s supervisor van near Congress Park.


The best parking is on the street near your desired performance site. Off-street parking is available in the following lots:

  • Woodlawn Avenue, between Division and Church Streets
  • Church Street, at the corner of Woodlawn Ave.
  • Broadway, between Lake Ave. and Grove St, across from Walton Street
  • Parking garage at Putnam and Phila Streets
  • Parking lot behind the Saratoga Springs Senior Center, at 5 Williams Street
  • Park at the Wilton Mall and take the CDTA shuttle in
  • Leave your car in place after the 5k roadrace at Skidmore
  • Not a runner? Park at Skidmore after 6:45pm when the campus is opened back up to vehicles.

More Information

The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce has created a Public Parking Map that shows all the lots and garages in downtown Saratoga Springs. You can find that here.  There’s a description of parking locations with some more information on the Saratoga Downtown Business Association’s website here. Street parking is available too. Where ever you park, pay attention to posted time limits (which vary from location to location.)