First Night Saranac Lake lineup announced

Getting ready - First Night Saranac Lake organizers are preparing for the annual New Year’s Eve event.

Getting ready - First Night Saranac Lake organizers are preparing for the annual New Year’s Eve event.

— Organizers of the eighth annual First Night celebration here have outlined the list of talent and venues that will be available to party-goers on New Year’s Eve.

Admission to First Night events is granted with the purchase of an event button. Before Dec. 31, the buttons can be purchased for $12 at the Adirondack Daily Enterprise offices, Ampersound Music, Blueline Sports, Coakley High Peaks Ace Hardware, Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce Offices, Lake Placid Price Chopper and the Lake Placid Visitors Bureau.

On Dec. 31, buttons will cost $15 and be available at the Harrietstown Town Hall (First Night Headquarters) and Ampersound Music. Children 12 and under are admitted for free and given a special button.

Attendees are asked to wear their buttons on outer clothing for quick access to venues.

Events kick off with the opening ceremony to First Night at 5:45 p.m. outside of the Town Hall. Afterwards, events will be held at 12 different venues throughout the village from 6 p.m. until midnight, when the balldrop and fireworks to usher in 2014 will take place.

At the town hall, performers will include the River Rat Rhythm Project steel drum band (6 p.m.), the Jay Vons (8 p.m. and Mark Gamsjager & the Lustre Kings (10 p.m.), each playing two-hour sets.

At the Petrova School, The Real McCoy circus and comedy show will take place from 6 to 8 p.m., followed by Sylvia Fletcher until 11 p.m.

Heather Styka will take to the stage at BluSeed Studios from 7 to 9 p.m., followed by Putnam Smith from 9 to 11 p.m.

Adirondack Storyteller Mitch Lee will be at the Artist Guild with tales from 7 to 9 p.m.

LoonWorks clown and family fun show will be taking place at the Saranac Lake Library starting at 6 p.m., with Soma Beats Drum and African dance troupe playing starting at 8 p.m.

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