SARANAC LAKE – The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Headquarters opens for the season on February 5 at a new location, the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 193 River Street. The headquarters offers maps and information about the various events of the 10-day festival and serves as a central planning resource for visitors and residents. The headquarters will be open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on February 5─8 and February 12─14.
Headquarters will offer a variety of logo items for sale including winter hats, backpacks, etched glasses, carnival beads 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 will be a display of the complete button collection including pre-Trudeau buttons. All proceeds from sales benefit the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.
"We're extremely grateful to the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce for letting the Winter Carnival Committee use their building for our Headquarters. It's in a great location nearby the Ice Palace and offers visitors an opportunity to learn a lot more about what Saranac Lake has to offer too," said Headquarters Manager Jackie Foster who assists visitors in planning their Winter Carnival itinerary.