First Night Saratoga 2017
First Night is NY's largest New Year's Eve event outside of NYC!
Approximately 12,000 people are expected to attend this year to bring in 2017!
Jump to: Shuttle and Parking | Venues | Buttons | Volunteer
Free shuttle! CDTA offers a special Saratoga First Night transportation service on New Year's Eve, putting First Night attendees within easy walking distance of all the 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 every 15 minutes from all spots on the First Night downtown loop. See the First Night Bus Route & Venue Map »
New this year: Park at the Wilton Mall or leave your car in place at Skidmore after the 5k roadrace!
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 the performance site you're attending. Off-street parking is available in the following lots:
See the Saratoga Chamber of Commerce's parking map. Street parking is available as well, just make sure to pay attention to the posted time limits, which vary from location to location.
Most First Night venues are within reasonable walking distance of each other. It's a beautiful stroll through downtown Saratoga Springs, but dress warm as it can be chilly! Most shops and restaurants are open late, so you can also stop in to your favorite spot to warm up. See 2017 First Night Entertainment Venues »
One button does it all! A First Night Saratoga admission button provides you access to all 35 First Night venues and 70 First Night performances and happenings, plus the free shuttle all night long.
Buttons are still only $15, and kids 12 and under are free with the purchase of adult button!
Please Note: Make sure to wear your button visibly throughout the evening at First Night.
First Night would not be possible without the help of many dedicated volunteers. All volunteers receive a free First Night Saratoga admission button and a First Night poster. Register to volunteer early this year, especially if you have a favorite venue you wish to be placed at. All volunteers will be required to attend training sessions!
Make First Night Saratoga a yearly New Year's tradition for your family! For more information on this holiday event, contact Saratoga Arts at 518.584.4132 or visit them online.