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Celebrate New Year's at First Night Saranac Lake

Ring in the New Year at First Night Saranac Lake! This family-friendly celebration of the arts is the perfect way to kick off 2020. The lineup generally includes over 15 acts featured at several local venues.

Stay tuned for 2020 information as it becomes available!

rockabilly band and dancers

First Night Saranac Lake 2019

First Night Saranac Lake offers a wide variety of entertainment that the whole family can enjoy, such as live music, puppet shows, comedy acts, and more.

Celebrate the end of 2018 and the beginning of the New Year with Saranac Lake's unique ball drop on River Street. A spectacular fireworks display over Lake Flower will top off the night as First Night Saranac Lake wishes everyone a very Happy New Year!

At First Night Saranac Lake, one button does it all. To participate in First Night Saranac Lake festivities, all you need to do is wear your button.


  • 6:00 pm-Midnight

Button prices:

  • Adults: $15 in advance and $20 day of the event
  • Teens: $10 (ages 13-18)
  • Children 12 and Under: FREE

Button venues:

  • Ampersound Music
  • Adirondack Carousel
  • Adirondack Daily Enterprise
  • Blue Line Sports
  • Coakley Home & Hardware
  • Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce (Town Hall)
  • Price Chopper Lake Placid
  • Lake Placid Visitor Center

The adult buttons can be purchased at the above locations. Adult and teen buttons can be purchased online prior to December 31st at On December 31st, buttons will be sold at First Night headquarters in the Harrietstown Town Hall. Admission buttons will be sold at all performance venues on the 31st beginning with the first performance at the venue.

Remember to wear your button in a visible place for quick access to all First Night venues.

See the First Night Saranac Lake schedule »

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