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

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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, in 2022, the event was taken under new leadership and renamed the Saratoga New Year's Fest!

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Photo Credit: Jacob Weakland

Have a Happy New Year in the Spa City

The 2023 Saratoga New Year's Fest is being organized by 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 from Friday, December 29 through New Year's Day, and we've highlighted all the important details below.

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December 29, 2023 Event Highlights

This year, the Saratoga New Year's Fest will host a bonus show featuring DJ Logic on Friday, December 29, 2023 at Putnam Place. DJ Logic is one of the world's most accomplished turntablists and his beats will have you on your feet all night.

The bonus show is included in Fest Badge purchases, so get yours today to enjoy the infectious groove and dance party.

Show Only entry is also available at the Door on Friday night for $15.

December 30, 2023 Event Highlights

Saturday, December 30, 2023 will feature two more incredible performances at Universal Preservation Hall. You won't want to miss seeing The Nth Power and The Weight Band live!

The Nth Power will express a message of love and understanding on their mission to share the light and The Weight Band will bring the night to a close with their classic American roots rock show.

New Year's Eve Event Highlights

On Sunday, December 31, 2023, 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 and a pre-fireworks block party, which will be followed by the return of fireworks at approx. 6:00PM. The fireworks will be launched from the upper level of the Saratoga Springs City Center parking garage.

Then, you can check out dozens of music and entertainment acts at multiple venues in downtown Saratoga, such as Joan Osborne (headliner), Robert Randolph Band (headliner), The Gibson Brothers, The Weight Band, Dogs in a Pile, Organ Fairchild, Tracy Bonham, Toubab Krewe, Ward Hayden & the Outliers, GA-20, comedy shows, and much more.

Here are the general admission and VIP options:

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

Buy your tickets today »

New Year's Day Event Highlights

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A look back at the First Night 5K (now named the First Day 5K)

On Monday, January 1, 2024, there will be a First Day 5K with cash and prize rewards. This will take place at 10AM 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 $25 (advance) »

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