SARANAC LAKE – The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Headquarters opens for the season on February 6 and will remain open until the last day of carnival on February 15.
Located at 141 River Street, the headquarters offers maps and information about the various events of the 10-day festival. The headquarters serves as a central planning resource for visitors and residents and will be open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The only exceptions are on February 7 when it is open late until 8 p.m. and on February 14 when it closes early at 12:30 p.m. for the parade.
"If the Winter Carnival banner is outside, we are open," said Headquarters Manager Jackie Foster who assists visitors in planning their Winter Carnival itinerary, "We are extremely grateful to John and Buffy Van Anden for once again letting the Winter Carnival Committee use the building next to Lakeview Deli for our Headquarters. We're in a perfect location, across the street from the Ice Palace."
Headquarters will offer a variety of items for sale including fleece hats, shirts, flags, books, enamel pins and much more. Winter Carnival buttons and posters designed by famous "Doonesbury" cartoonist, Garry Trudeau, from this year and previous years will be available as well. For those who enjoy carnival history there are vintage items for sale, as well as a display of the complete button collection including pre-Trudeau buttons. All proceeds from sales benefit the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee