SARANAC LAKE – The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Headquarters opens for the season on February 3 at the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 193 River Street. The headquarters offers a gift shop, 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 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on February 3─12.
Headquarters will offer a variety of logo items for sale including shirts, hats, balsam pillows, earrings, magnets, beverage glasses and more. Videos will be featured on screen for people to watch and learn about carnival and local lore. 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 more about what Saranac Lake has to offer too," said Headquarters Manager Jan Hesbon, who assists visitors in planning their Winter Carnival itinerary.