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Saratoga First Night organizers reverse decision to cancel fireworks

Dan Levy & WNYT Staff
Updated: December 26, 2019 05:28 PM
Created: December 26, 2019 05:27 PM

Saratoga First Night will have fireworks after all.

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As NewsChannel 13 reported last week, organizers originally decided to cancel their fireworks show for the first time in the event's history.

Saratoga Arts - who organizes the popular year-end celebration - voiced concerns over the environmental impact and fire hazards as reasons to nix the annual light show in the sky.

After NewsChannel 13 ran a story about this decision, community members voiced their displeasure with the decision, and worked together to get a last-minute show together.

WEB EXTRA: Full update on First Night fireworks plans

There is one major difference with this year's display. Organizers say they'll be shooting off the fireworks at 5:45, instead of midnight like usual. They say it's a much more family-friendly time.

Learn more about how to get your button that will admit you into the event, by watching the video of Dan Levy's story.


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