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First Night Posters with art by Sharon Bolton:

$20/ $15 - First Night 2018 

$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 2018

$5- Previous First Nights


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.

First Night Saratoga 2019: Let's Celebrate!


Monday December 31, 6pm-midnight

Thank you for participating in First Night 2018!


Here are some great interviews and reviews of First Night 2018 from our friends at Saratoga Living the The Saratogian and the Times Union.  Check out the The Schenectady Daily Gazette for their fun photo gallery. 

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

The photos below are courtesy of Andre Pilarczyk, John Seymour and Sarah Hastings and are from First Night 2018 and First Night 2017.


New Year's Eve happens no matter what and so does First Night Saratoga!  All of our performers will be inside their respective locations and community partner, CDTA, provides free shuttle and bus trips to all of our venues as well as a special shuttle service to and from the Wilton Mall!
There is something for everyone at First Night Saratoga! Adults and children enjoy a variety of arts activities and performances, and for those who want to celebrate early, there is the First Night Saratoga 5K Run!
Saratoga Arts is pleased to offer free admission for children with the purchase of one button admission.
Check out some of our amazing kid-friendly events HERE!


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!


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