SARANAC LAKE – The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Gift Shop and Headquarters opens for the season on January 31 at the ROOST office at 193 River Street. It 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. It will be open on the following dates and times:
January 31 (Friday): 3-6 p.m.
February 1 (Saturday): 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
February 2 (Sunday): 10 a.m. -6 p.m.
February 3 (Monday): 3-6 p.m.
February 4 (Tuesday): 3-6 p.m.
February 5 (Wednesday): 3-6 p.m.
February 6 (Thursday): 3-6 p.m.
February 7 (Friday): 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
February 8 (Saturday): 9-11:30 a.m. and 2-6 p.m. (closed during the parade)
February 9 (Sunday): 10 a.m. -4 p.m.
The gift shop will offer a variety of logo items for sale including shirts, hats, magnets, beverage glasses and more. Videos will be featured on screen for people to 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, and other mementos. All proceeds from sales benefit the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.