December 31
North Country New Year
Harrietstown Town Hall
39 Main Street, Saranac Lake
December 31

North Country New Year Festival

After a brief hiatus, the much-anticipated New Year's Eve celebration in Saranac Lake is back with a new name – North Country New Year! While this year's event may be a bit smaller, it promises to be just as fun and memorable, setting the stage for even more spectacular celebrations in the years to come.

Festival Schedule:

Harrietstown Town Hall:

  • Alakazam (Circus Stunts): Two 45-minute sets from 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Heard (World Rhythm and Jazz): Two 45-minute sets from 8 - 10 p.m.
  • Mal Maiz (Latin Rock): Playing from 10:30 p.m. - midnight

St. Bernard's Church:

  • Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir (Gospel): Two 45-minute sets from 7 - 9 p.m.

Will Rogers:

  • Dan Duggan and Peggy Lynn (Folk): Two 45-minute sets from 8 - 10 p.m.

Pendragon Theatre:

  • Completely Stranded (Improv Comedy): Two 45-minute sets from 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Moody McCarthy (Stand-up Comedy): Two 45-minute sets from 8 - 10 p.m.

Saranac Lake Free Library:

  • Bubble Trouble (Amazing Bubbles): Two 45-minute sets from 8 - 10 p.m.

Adirondack Carousel:

  • Free rides and hot chocolate: From 5 - 8 p.m.
  • Scotto the Balloon Wizard (Clowning and Balloons): Two 45-minute sets from 6 - 8 p.m.

Saranac Lake Civic Center:

  • Free skating: From 5 - 7 p.m.

ADK ArtRise:

  • Drop-In art class (Make and take art projects for all ages): Anytime from 6 - 9 p.m.

Dance Sanctuary:

  • Salsa dance lessons: Four classes offered on the hour, from 6 - 10 p.m.

Berkley Green:

  • Hot chocolate and Smoke Show Fire Co (Fire Dance Performances): Hot chocolate served from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Two 15-minute performances at 7:45 - 8 p.m. and 8:45 - 9 p.m.
  • Final set at Riverside Park just before the fireworks!

Riverside Park:

  • Smoke Show Fire Co (Fire Dance Performances): Final performance in Riverside Park from 9:30 - 9:45 p.m.
  • Fireworks: 10 p.m.


The artfully designed button serves as your admission to all events during North Country New Year. Buttons can be picked up at the Harrietstown Town Hall/Welcome Center on December 31. Please ensure you bring proof of purchase.

Admission Rates:

  • $20 per person
  • $15 for seniors
  • Free for children under 18

Buttons are available for purchase both in person and online.

Buy Your Button! Join us for an unforgettable New Year's celebration in the North Country! 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!

Tickets available online at: https://book.adirondacksusa.com/ecomm/shop/activities/6564762/en-US/?startdate=2023-12-31&adultcount=1&childCount=0&productsupercategoryId=8 

  1. https://www.saranaclake.com/events/north-country-new-year
$20 adults, $15 seniors, FREE for children under 18