As 2023 comes to an end and we look toward the coming new year, we wanted to let you know about the many celebrations going on in Saratoga!

Saratoga New Year's Fest

The Saratoga New Year's Fest 2023 is a full weekend of non-stop entertainment! Billed as New York's Biggest New Year's Party North of Times Square, the event takes place from December 29, 2023 through January 1, 2024. Sponsored by Death Wish Coffee and Druthers Brewing Company, Saratoga New Year’s Fest includes a fireworks display from the top of the Saratoga Springs City Center parking garage at 6pm. The best location from which to view this fireworks display is Ellsworth Jones Place, where this year there will be live local entertainment starting at 4:30pm. No ticket is required as the pre-fireworks concert and fireworks display are free and open to the general public. Bring the whole family, chairs, blankets, and celebrate the New Year’s with us!

If you're a music lover, you're in luck! The entertainment kicks off on Friday, December 29 with DJ Logic performing at 10pm at Putnam Place, followed by two performances at Universal Preservation Hall on Saturday, December 30 featuring Nth Power at 7pm and The Weight Band at 8pm. 

For the Friday (Putnam Place) and Saturday (UPH) concerts, please have ticket email confirmations.

More than 28 different acts located throughout well-known venues in downtown Saratoga Springs will officially kick off at 1pm on Sunday, December 31, with a kids' music show at Caffe Lena, and continuing throughout the day and night. Some of the current participating venues include: Saratoga Springs City Center (multiple stages), Universal Preservation Hall, Putnam Place, The Parting Glass, Bailey’s Café, The Ice House, The Inn at Saratoga, The Coat Room, Tap & Barrel, Embassy Suites, Nashville, Quarters, Caffe Lena, Holiday Inn, Impressions of Saratoga, Franklin Square Market, Overland, and Sixth Generation Strings. 

Enjoy FREE dance classes at Dance Fire Studio on December 31, from 3pm-4:45pm and 4pm-5:45pm. 

Tickets are currently on sale for all musical entertainment in Downtown Saratoga Springs supported by the Festival!  Tickets for concerts at downtown venues listed will start at $25 per person.  Kids under 16 are free.  Buttons will be available for pick up at The Saratoga Springs City Center starting at 12pm on NYE. Click here to purchase your tickets!

The fun continues on New Year's Day with the First Day 5K with cash and prize rewards. This will take place at 11AM at the Saratoga Springs City Center. Celebrate the start of the new year by attending this highly anticipated event in downtown Saratoga with over 600 other runners! Register for this race here

2024 New Year's Fest Poster

Additional Saratoga Celebrations

In addition to the above festivities, be sure to take note of these additional celebrations happening around town:

  • 550 Waterfront by Druthers - Join Druthers Waterfront for their New Year's Eve Bash from 7:30pm-12:30am! Enjoy a raw bar and charcuterie table, live pasta station and sliced-to-order BBQ, PLUS great late night munchies. Live music by Dazy. Open bar. All-inclusive $200/person. Buy your tickets now: Druthers Waterfront New Years Eve Bash Tickets, Sun, Dec 31, 2023 at 7:30 PM | Eventbrite
  • Bocage Champagne Bar - Ring in 2024 with your friends at Bocage! From 6pm-9pm, they will be hosting their 2023 New Year's Eve Wine Dinner! Join them for one of their unforgettable wine dinners as they journey through a five-course chef's tasting menu paired with five premium wines and champagnes. Guests will also receive a complimentary welcome beverage upon arrival. 
  • Children's Museum at Saratoga - The Museum is holding their "Noon Year's Eve" family-fun celebration on Sunday, December 31 from 9:30am-12pm or 1-3:30pm. Enjoy fun activities featuring the New Year traditions of several cultures! Choose either the morning or afternoon session. TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE. Ticket prices are $3 for Members and $15 for the General Public. To pre-register for this event, please visit
  • The Coat Room - Join The Coat Room for the ultimate New Year’s Eve celebration! Enjoy exclusive drink specials and a limited open bar from 9:30 pm to 12:30 am. Embrace the sophistication of Casino Royale and test your luck with blackjack in their mezzanine. As the clock strikes midnight, celebrate with a champagne toast. An exciting night awaits—reserve your spot now! The revelry begins before midnight, join them earlier in the evening for live music at 5pm and rooftop fireworks at 6pm. 
  • Harvey's Restaurant and Bar - Welcome to The Rabbits Den - Harvey’s Masquerade New Year’s Eve Ball. Get ready for an unforgettable night filled with mystery and excitement. With DJ Kip Chapman, premium open bar, food stations and more! 9pm-1am. Get your tickets now! Click here to purchase your exclusive tickets to this NYE experience. 
  • The Inn at Saratoga - What are your NYE plans? Relax at the Inn at Saratoga with a 3-course dinner and live music from Rick Bolton and Jeff Walton. Enjoy dinner from 5-10pm and music from 8pm-midnight! To view the NYE menu, please visit Reservations are required, please call 518-583-1890.
  • Jacob and Anthony's - Celebrate New Year's Eve at Jacob and Anthony's! Enjoy a special New Year's Eve menu and the fireworks which will take place right across the street at 6pm! For reservations, please call (518) 871-1600.
  • Kindred - Kindred will be doing a 6-course seated dinner. Seat times will be 4pm, 6:30pm, and 9pm. Tickets are $125 per person, with an option to add a preselected wine pairing to each course for an additional $50 per person! Reservations will be taken over the phone by calling 518-886-1198!
  • The Night Owl - Join The Night Owl for a very special party to ring in 2024! Three rooms, three vibes, all great music! Premium open bar from 9-midnight and dinner by La Capital Tacos. Tickets start at $100, VIP tables available for large groups! All table reservations include Veuve Clicquot champagne service.  Grab your tickets now as this event WILL sell out! Purchase tickets here.
  • Saratoga Strike Zone - Several celebrations will be happening at the Saratoga Strike Zone! Enjoy the New Year's Eve Family Party from 5-7pm or 8-10pm. Cost is $100 per lane (max six people per lane), which includes 2 hours of unlimited bowling, shoes, music, videos, light show, party favors, pizza, and more! From 11pm-1am, "strike" in the new year as they transform the bowling center into party central with music, light show, hats, noisemakers, champagne, finger foods, and 2 hours of bowling. Cost is $35 per person (minimum of 4 people per lane). Call (518) 584-6460 for reservations.
  • Seven Bistro - NYE will kick off at 7pm with a shoes-on-the-floor kind of night, dancing the night away as you ring in the New Year. Hand passed hors d'oeuvres, hand-carved meats and plenty of amazing sides to keep you full! Click here for more information!
  • Vapor at Saratoga Casino Hotel - Ring in the New Year "on the streets of NYC!" Enjoy live music by Ten Most Wanted and DJ NPG. Watch the countdown to 2023 on their amazing 16-foot HD screen and experience the lighted ball drop at midnight. For tickets and additional info, click here

Champagne glasses

If you're not planning on staying out until midnight and are looking for dinner only (either dine-in or takeout), check out the following restaurants for special New Year's Eve menus!

13 North Restaurant
Dunning Street Station 
Hamlet and Ghost
Prime at Saratoga National
Seneca Restaurant
Taverna Novo

We hope everyone enjoys a safe and happy New Year!