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The Saratoga New Year's Fest: A Two-Day Celebration in Saratoga Springs

Experience Music & Festivities on Dec. 31, 2022 - Jan. 1, 2023

Over the years, the City of Saratoga Springs has celebrated the start of the new year with the annual First Night Saratoga, which was recognized as the largest New Year's Eve celebration outside of New York City. However, starting in 2022, the event is now under new leadership and renamed the Saratoga New Year's Fest!

people standing in a park on a winter night
Photo Credit: Jacob Weakland

Have a Happy New Year in the Spa City

The 2022 Saratoga New Year's Fest is being organized by The 398Group, the City of Saratoga Springs, the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, the Saratoga Springs City Center, and Discover Saratoga.

Events and activities will be held throughout Saratoga on both New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, and we've highlighted all the important details below.

NYE Fest Event Poster

New Year's Eve Event Highlights

On Saturday, December 31, 2022, the Saratoga New Year's Fest will kick off with all kinds of fun things to do from 1PM - Midnight+.

Families can enjoy daytime activities in the Spa City, which will be followed by the return of fireworks at approx. 6:30PM. The fireworks will be launched from the upper level of the Saratoga Springs City Center.

Then, you can check out dozens of music and entertainment acts at multiple venues in downtown Saratoga, such as Cowboy Junkies (headliner), The Samples, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, Halfstep and Deadgrass & Friends (The Dead Zone), Mighty Mystic (Reggae Party), Keith Pray Quartet (Jazz Lounge), Jeffrey Gaines (Featured Singer-Songwriter), comedy shows, and much more.

Here are the general admission and VIP options:

  • $25: GA All-Access and $20: GA All-Access Advance (Limited)
  • $100 VIP Package (Limited) and $75 VIP: Advance (Very Limited)
  • KIDS: Free (< 16)

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New Year's Day Event Highlights

people running in a road 5K race at night
A look back at the First Night 5K (now named the First Day 5K)

On Sunday, January 1, 2023, the typical First Night 5K will instead be a First Day 5K with cash and prize rewards. This will take place at 11AM at the Saratoga Springs City Center.

Celebrate the start of the new year by attending this highly anticipated event in downtown Saratoga!

Learn more about the event »

Get your all-access ticket to everything Saratoga New Year's Fest has to offer for just $20 (advance) »

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