Save the Date: First Night is back on December 31st, 2023 with a new name, North Country New Year!

After a brief hiatus, we are thrilled to announce the return of Saranac Lake's beloved New Year's Eve celebration, First Night! While this year's event may be a bit smaller in scale, and be called by a different name, rest assured it will be just as fun and memorable. Our goal is to build upon this year's festivities and make North Country New Year even more spectacular in the years to come.

Planning Meeting

Were there performers from past events that you absolutely loved? Interested in helping out? We want to hear from you! We value your input, support, and suggestions as we shape the future of North Country New Year. If you missed the Community Planning Meeting, or are interested in volunteering, we would love to hear from you! This is your opportunity to share your ideas and be part of the planning process. Feel free to email Jordanna Mallach at


A couple dances inside the Saranac Lake town hall with other dancers and the band onstage behind them.
A man and woman sit in theatre seats during a show.

Save the date

Date: December 31st, 2023

Location: Saranac Lake, New York

Time: Stay tuned for detailed event schedule updates

We'll be sharing exciting news, performer announcements, and additional details as we get closer to the big night.


A bright red firework explodes over snowy Lake Flower.

First Night Saranac Lake has always been a celebration of community, arts, and culture, and we can't wait to continue that tradition as North Country New Year takes off. Get ready for an unforgettable New Year's Eve experience filled with live performances, family-friendly activities, dazzling fireworks, and so much more!

Let's ring in the New Year together at North Country New Year! Mark your calendars, spread the word, and get ready for an incredible celebration that will kickstart the year with joy, laughter, and unforgettable memories.