First Night Saratoga!

As one of the oldest and largest New Year's celebrations in the state, Saratoga Arts’ First Night is one of the most affordable, family - friendly, and exciting ways to ring in the New Year in the Capital District. 

With over 400 artists in 31 venues throughout Historic Downtown Saratoga Springs, there is something for everyone. With rock, blues, bluegrass, country, choral groups, dance, film, and more, revelers of all ages and interests can ring in the New Year during this fantastic night.

Kicked off with the First Night Saratoga 5K Run, the event is also a GE Kids in Free Event, which offers free admission for children 12 and under with the purchase of one adult admission button ($15, available for purchase in many locations: There are numerous events geared towards children and families, making First Night a perfect family outing.

Most venues are within easy walking distance of Saratoga’s Broadway, and all venues are accessible by bus service generously supplied by CDTA.