Buttons will be available for purchase
at the Harrietstown Town Hall on New Year's Eve!


You are invited to one of the biggest celebrations of the arts in the North Country this New Years Eve! If you’ve attended before, you know what a great time everyone has ringing in the New Year at this family friendly annual event. Join hundreds of other revelers who’ve been celebrating together for the past nine years. More than a dozen acts at 10 different venues throughout the community will entertain you with some well known names and some new-this-year performers.  


The many talented artists who bring a rich cultural scene to our region offer music of many genres from 6:00 pm until midnight. At midnight, we drop the ball on the old year on River Street and celebrate with a vibrant fireworks show over Lake Flower to ring in the new year. 

The price of a First Night button until December 30th is only $12 for adults and $7 for teens. Children 12 and under are free. The button gains you access to all performances at all venues during First Night. On the day of the event the price increases to $15, so buy those buttons early! You can find them at these local businesses:

  • Adirondack Daily Enterprise
  • Ampersound Music
  • Blue Line Sports
  • Coakley High Peaks Hardware
  • Moose - Maple Books
  • Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce
  • Lake Placid Price Chopper
  • Lake Placid Visitors Bureau

Online button sales have now ended. Buttons will be available for purchase in person at First Night Headquarters at the Harrietstown Town Hall starting at 10:00 A.M. on New Year's Eve.


Amidst all the entertainment, you can stop in and pick up food and beverage many locations in historic downtown Saranac Lake during First Night. Get your party pants on and grab the kids and come celebrate First Night with us.

Click here for the full schedule.

Performance Venues

Seating is on a first come, first served basis, and all sites will be emptied before the next audience is admitted. Each performance begins on the hour. See schedule for more details. Since many performance take place in houses of worship, please afford proper respect. 

Afternoon Children's Craft Activity

The Adirondack Carousel will be open from 4[m to 5:30pm offering art activities for children. The suggested ages are 4 to 12 years old. The carousel will also be open for rides at this time. Rides will cost $1 for people that have purchased First Night buttons.

Welcome in the New Year

Join in the countdown to midnight on River Street with Saranac Lake's unique snowflake drop, courtesy of the Saranac Lake Fire Department. Fireworks begin at midnight over Lake Flower. 

Food Concessions

  • Harrietstown Town Hall, 39 Main Street, from 5pm-11pm, will offer lots of delicious treats to enjoy while taking a break
  • First United Methodist Church, 19 Church Street, from 5pm-11pm, will offer coffee, tea, spiced cider, assorted snacks and bottled water
  • Adirondack Carousel, 2 Depot Street, from 4pm-9:30pm, will offer hot food and an assortment of hot and cold drinks

Shuttle Bus Service! 

Transportation will be provided to and from:

  • Pendragon Theatre
  • Saranac Village at Will Rogers

All buses will depart from the central downtown parking lot on Main Street, beside Wholesale Furniture, at 10 minutes before the hour. 


For more information visit the First Night Saranac Lake web site.