First Meeting for 2020 is Tuesday, September 24
Theme for 2020 is 'Myths and Legends!'
The carnival is on January 31-February 9, 2020!

2020 Winter Carnival Schedule of Events

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2019 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Schedule

 

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* NOTE: An asterisk indicates events run by a group other than the Winter Carnival Committee and is for informational purposes only

$ NOTE: A dollar sign indicates there is a cost involved with this event.

WINTEr Carnival Committee Meetings 

All meetings take place on TUESDAY at 6 PM at the LGI LECTURE ROOM at SARANAC LAKE HIGH SCHOOL, 79 Canaras Avenue, Saranac Lake, NY

Meetings for the 2020 Winter Carnival:

November: 12th

December: 3rd and 17th

January: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

 

MONDAY, january TBD, 2020

4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. High School Court Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser (Belvedere Restaurant, 102 Bloomingdale Avenue, 518-891-9873, $)

Thursday, January TBD, 2020

6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. High School Court Bingo Night Fundraiser (Elks Club, 30 Bloomingdale Avenue, Ticket sales start at 6:30 and Bingo starts at 7:00, $, Ages 18 and over only)

THURSDAY, january 30, 2020

5:30 p.m.  *19th Annual Past Royalty Mixer and Dinner, Open to Past Royalty only (Red Fox Restaurant, 5034 NYS Rte 3, contact Marilyn Bigelow 518-891-1286, $)

FRIDAY, January 31, 2020 - first day

7:30 p.m. *Women's Civic Chamber Coronation of Winter Carnival Royalty (Harrietstown Town Hall)

Post-Coronation *Winter Carnival Royalty Reception (TBD)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2020

10:00 a.m. NBT Bank Ice Palace Fun Run (4 miles) (Ice Palace, State Boat Launch)

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Arctic Golf Build-an-Obstacle Contest, Register by 2/1 (Prescott Park next to the State Boat Launch)

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. *Lutheran Church Women's Bake and Craft Sale (Harrietstown Town Hall)

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. *27th Annual Chocolate Festival by the Paul Smith's Boosters without Borders  (Harrietstown Town Hall)

11:00 a.m. Casella Waste Systems Curling Exhibition  (Lake Flower near the Ice Palace)

11:00 a.m. *Paul Smith's College Woodsmen's Exhibition (Riverside Park)

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. *Petrova Winter Carnival--for Kids (Petrova Elementary School Cafeteria, $)

12:00 p.m. "Hit the Button" Curling Competition  (Lake Flower near the Ice Palace)

12:30 p.m. Saranac Lake Teachers Association Little Ladies' Fry Pan Toss For girls 6-8, 9-12, and 13-17 (Riverside Park) Registration is 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the event

1:00 p.m. Taylor Rental Ladies' Fry Pan Toss  (Riverside Park, $) Registration is 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the event

2:30 p.m. ANCA FlowerBall (Lake Flower near the Ice Palace)

7:00 p.m. Lighting of the Ice Palace and Hotel Saranac Opening Fireworks Display (Ice Palace, State Boat Launch)

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2020

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Blue Line Brewery Arctic Golf (Prescott Park next to the State Boat Launch)

10:00 a.m. *White Stag Downhill Ski Races (Mt. Pisgah Ski Center, $)

11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. *Arctic Bar-B-Que (Mt. Pisgah Ski Center, $) Presented by the Friends of Mt. Pisgah

12:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Adirondack Health Skate Lake Colby and Ice Sport Demos (Lake Colby beach, bring your ice skates or try out other ice sports provided by Human Power Planet Earth)

1:00 p.m. H & R Block Ultimate Frisbee Games (Saranac Lake High School Football Field, call 518-637-3238 for details)

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Adirondack Health Night Skate Lake Colby (Lake Colby beach, bring your ice skates and headlamp/flashlight)

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2020

7:00 p.m. *Community Celebration Service (St. Luke's Church)

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2020

3:30 p.m. *Scavenger Hunt for Middle School Students (Saranac Lake Youth Center)

5:00 p.m. Grand Marshal Reception (TBD, cash bar)

6:00 p.m. Royalty Dinner (TBD, $, RSVP required by 2/1, call 518-891-4367)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2020

6:00 p.m.  Curtis Lumber Snowshoe Races (all ages) (Dewey Mountain, $, call 891-2697)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2020

2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. *31th Annual Winter Book Sale (Saranac Lake Free Library, Thomas B Cantwell Community Room, $)

6:00 p.m. American Management Association Torchlight Skiing and Fireworks (Mt. Pisgah Ski Center)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2020

10:00 a.m.  Adirondack Bank Innertube Races (Mt. Pisgah Ski Center, $)

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. *31th Annual Winter Book Sale (Saranac Lake Free Library, Thomas B Cantwell Community Room, $)

12:30 p.m. Coakley Home and Hardware Children's Skating Races (Saranac Lake Civic Center)

7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. *Firefighter's Broom Ball (Saranac Lake Civic Center)

7:30 p.m. *Rotary Club Variety Show (Harrietstown Town Hall, $) This event usually sells out.  Get your tickets ahead of time.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2020

8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. *Mason's Pancake Breakfast (NEW Location: First United Methodist Church, 63 Church St.), $) Sponsored by Whiteface Mountain Lodge 789 Masonic Temple.

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. *Breakfast with the Winter Carnival Characters at the Mason's Pancake Breakfast (NEW Location: First United Methodist Church, 63 Church St.)

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Stewart's Shops Meet the Winter Carnival Characters (Ice Palace, State Boat Launch)

10:00 a.m. *Can-Am Snow Rugby Game (Saranac Lake High School Track Field. Call 524-5841 for details.)

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. *31th Annual Winter Book Sale (Saranac Lake Free Library, Thomas B Cantwell Community Room, $)

10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. *Lion's Club Chili Sale (Harrietstown Town Hall, $)

11:00 a.m. *Paul Smith's College Woodsmen's Exhibition (Riverside Park)

12:00 p.m. Gala Parade Line-up (Register at Nice N Easy Mobil. Line up on Upper Broadway.)

1:00 p.m. Gala Parade (Broadway and Main Street from Ampersand Avenue to LaPan Highway)

Post-Parade Winter Carnival Parade Bands Sound-Off (Harrietstown Town Hall)

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2020 - last day

10:00 a.m. Community Bank Adult Cross-Country Ski Races (Dewey Mountain, $, Call 891-2697 for details)

11:00 a.m. Bionique Testing Labs Snowflake Volleyball Tournament (Saranac Lake Civic Center, Rotary Field, $)

11:00 a.m. Snowshoe Softball (Elks Field, John Munn Road, $)

11:00 a.m.  ANCA FlowerBall, (Lake Flower near the Ice Palace)

12:00 p.m. Adirondack Health Youth Cross-Country Ski Races (Dewey Mountain, $. Call 891-2697 for details)

12:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. *Lunch at the Carousel with the Stewart's Shop Carnival Characters (Adirondack Carousel, $, For more details click HERE)

12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Snowy Owl Face Painting for Children (Harrietstown Town Hall)

2:00 p.m. Casella Waste Systems Kiddie Parade  (Main Street)

2:00 p.m. Tops Friendly Markets Cookie Decorating Contest (Harrietstown Hall, right after the Kiddie Parade)

3:00 p.m. *25th Annual Saranac Lake Young Arts Association Winter Carnival Baroque & Beyond Concert (First United Methodist Church, donation requested)

7:30 p.m. Guide Boat Realty Winter Carnival Slide Show (Ice Palace, State Boat Launch)

8:00 p.m. Guide Boat Realty "Storming the Palace" Closing Fireworks Display (Ice Palace, State Boat Launch)

Tuesday, february 11, 2020

6:00 p.m. Post-Winter Carnival Committee Wrap-Up meeting, 2019 Critique (LGI Lecture Room, Saranac Lake High School)

Wednesday, february TBD, 2020

2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Post-Winter Carnival Slide Show (Saranac Village at Will Rogers)

wednesday, february TBD, 2020

6:00 p.m. Winter Carnival Volunteer Recognition Dinner (TBD, 5pm-6pm Cocktails)

tuesday, march TBD, 2020

6:00 p.m. Winter Carnival Committee Meeting -- Theme Nominations (LGI Lecture Room, Saranac Lake High School)

tuesday, april TBD, 2020

6:00 p.m. Winter Carnival Committee Annual Meeting -- Elections and Theme Selection (LGI Lecture Room, Saranac Lake High School)

2021 WINTER CARNIVAL

February 5-14, 2021 

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Top Sponsors
Guide Boat Realty
Hotel Saranac
Adirondack Bank
Taylor Rental
American Management Association
adworkshop
Stewarts
Can-Am Rugby Tournament
Tops
Casella Waste Systems Inc.
Gala Parade
Learn more about the Gala Parade.
Recent Info/News
World Premiere of 'Ice Palace, A Love Letter' Movie
2019-10-08 - During the 2016 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, New York City Filmmaker Mark Burns came to Saranac Lake to capture the process from start to finish of what it takes to make the carnival happen. That year, the weather gave us many challenges, and Mark's camera caught all the drama. We're excited that Mark’s film, 'Ice Palace, A Love Letter', will have its world premiere at the Lake Placid Film Festival on October 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
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