We’ve reached the end of 2017, and what better place is there to celebrate the start of a New Year than Saratoga Springs? Featuring New York’s largest NYE celebration outside of NYC, the Spa City is a hotspot for all kinds of festive parties, celebrations, and events throughout New Year’s Eve weekend. Here are some of the events you can look forward to!
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Celebrate First Night Saratoga
First Night Saratoga 2018 – Light Up The Night – Sunday, December 31
Hosted by Saratoga Arts, First Night Saratoga is recognized as New York State’s largest New Year’s Eve celebration outside of NYC, attracting roughly 15,000 people each year. This magical night will feature live music from dozens of bands, comedy performances, mind arts, dancing, the First Night 5K Run, midnight fireworks, and much more. To attend, all you need to do is purchase a First Night button.
Enjoy Parties & Special New Year’s Eve Events
Longfellows’ 6th Annual New Year’s Eve Bash – Sunday, December 31
Make your reservation for Longfellows’ 6th Annual New Year’s Eve Bash on Sunday! The celebration will include cocktails, a delicious dinner, and dancing through the night.
New Year’s Eve Bash with Forthlin Road at The Parting Glass – Sunday, December 31
Join The Parting Glass on New Year’s Eve for a party with the Irish group known as Forthlin Road. There will be great music and cocktails to enjoy from 8:00pm through midnight.
New Year’s Eve at Harvey’s – Sunday, December 31
Harvey’s Restaurant & Bar will host a New Year’s Eve celebration featuring live music by The Schmooze. General admission will be $5 to get on the roof.
New Year’s Eve Celebration at Vapor Nightclub – Sunday, December 31
Get ready to ring in 2018 with the New York Players at Vapor Nightclub’s annual New Year’s Eve Celebration! Did you know this party features the biggest balloon drop in the Capital Region?
New Year’s Eve Wine Pairing Dinner – Sunday, December 31
For their New Year’s Eve celebration, the Saratoga Winery will offer a special Wine Pairing Dinner. The cost to attend this five course wine pairing experience is $75pp, and it will run from 7:00pm-10:00pm.
New Year’s Eve at One Caroline – Sunday, December 31
Say goodbye to 2017 at One Caroline during their New Year’s Eve event! There will be great food, drinks, and live music by The North and South Dakotas.
New Year’s Eve at Prime – Sunday, December 31
On New Year’s Eve, Prime at Saratoga National will host a party featuring 4 hours of premium open bar, hors d’oeuvres, a photo booth, dessert station, balloon drop, party favors, and dancing to DJ music!
Speakeasy New Year’s Eve Party at Nostalgia – Sunday, December 31
Have a blast at Nostalgia Ale House’s New Year’s Eve Speakeasy Party! The celebration will include “juke joint” music by Chas of Absolute Sound, a special dinner menu, and a champagne toast at midnight.
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Find More Holiday Season Activities
21st Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Lights in the Park – Today Through Tuesday, January 2
Take a trip to Washington Park in Albany and experience the 21st Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Lights in the Park. Drive through the park and see over 125 colorful holiday displays and scenes. Admission ranges from $20-$125 depending on the size of your car.
Open Art Studio – Holiday Painting – Friday, December 29
Looking for a fun way to spend your Friday afternoon? Bring some friends to Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio in Glenville for a holiday painting-themed Open Art Studio, featuring their December paintings. The special price will be $12 to paint your next creation!
Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides at Lapland Lake – Saturday, December 30
Enjoy sleigh rides through the snow at Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center in Northville on Saturday. J&D Percherons Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides will be on-site from 1:00pm-4:00pm offering sleigh rides to guests. You can register ahead of time by visiting Lapland Lake’s website or contacting them by phone.
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