The Ice Palace has been taken down due to weather making it unsafe.
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2015 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Button

2015 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Button
2015 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Button

2015 Winter 

photo by Gary Trudeau

SARANAC LAKE – “Doonesbury” cartoonist Garry Trudeau has released his button design for the 2015 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. 

 Using the Winter Carnival’s designated theme “Groovy ‘60s,” Trudeau’s illustration shows “Doonesbury” character Zonker Harris wearing a peace sign necklace while crowd surfing at a music concert.  Trudeau, who was raised in Saranac Lake, has been creating the Winter Carnival button design since 1981.  Learn more about “Doonesbury” at

 The Winter Carnival buttons will be for sale at merchants throughout the Village of Saranac Lake soon.  More information about when they go on sale and locations selling the buttons will be announced next week. The buttons cost $4 each.  The buttons will also be sold during Winter Carnival on February 6 – 15 at its headquarters. 

 Winter Carnival buttons are one of the longest-running traditions at the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. The buttons are collected by residents and visitors every year and have a devoted following of those who enjoy capturing a piece of Winter Carnival history. 

 The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee, formally known as the Society for Promotion of Winter Carnival, Saranac Lake, Inc., is a not-for-profit 501(c)(4) organization of volunteers dedicated to planning and presenting an annual mid-winter festival.  This 10-day, communitywide event traces its roots to a one-day Winter Carnival held in 1897 by the Pontiac Club.  The Carnival honors its heritage every year by building an Ice Palace from blocks of ice harvested from Lake Flower’s Pontiac Bay, where carnival events have been traditionally held for generations.  For more information, visit the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival website at  The 2015 Winter Carnival will take place February 6 – 15.

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