CHANGE!!! The parade will begin at the firehouse on Broadway so there will be NO PARKING from the firehouse to Ampersand Avenue!
The Ice Palace will be closed until damages can be repaired

2022 Winter Carnival Schedule of Events

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photo by Mark Kurtz

2022 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Schedule

 

 We are looking forward to seeing you again

This schedule is the official source for the most up-to-date information and is subject to change at any time.  

Please use the Contact page to send events and corrections.

* 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 5:30 PM.

Meeting dates for the 2022 Winter Carnival: 

  • February 2022: 1st at Elk's Lodge #1508, 30 Bloomingdale Ave.

Sunday, January 9, 2022

4:30 pm - 7:30 pm Annual Winter Carnival Court  Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, $12, takeout available  (The Downhill Grill, 74 Main St)

Sunday, JanuAry 23, 2022

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Elks Club Trivia Night to Benefit Winter Carnival Court--Every question is about Winter Carnival ($, 30 Bloomingdale Ave, Full bar 5-7, Food available)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2022 

5:30 pm 21th Annual Past Royalty Mixer and Dinner - Open to Past Royalty Only (Red Fox Restaurant, 5034 Route 3, contact Marilyn Bigelow, 518-891-1286, $)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2022

11:00 am - 12:30 pm AND 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm NEW Winter Carnival Suncatcher Contest--Drop off your completed Suncatchers (Display Area to the left of the Ice Palace, How to Make an Ice Suncatcher Video)

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm NEW Winter Carnival History Hut and Gift Shop--Learn about Winter Carnival, Shop for Official Merchandise (Winter Carnival History Hut near the Ice Palace) 

7:30 pm *Women's Civic Chamber Coronation of Winter Carnival Royalty--Live STREAMED courtesy of Women's Civic Chamber, Watch Party at Riverside Park Bandshell (Harrietstown Town Hall, 39 Main St)

Post Coronation *Winter Carnival Royalty Reception (Elks Lodge #1508, 30 Broadway Ave)

8:30 pm *Waterhole Presents Annie in the Water wsg Chestnut Grove (48 Main St, $, Doors open at 7:30pm)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2022

10:00 am - 6:00 pm NEW Winter Carnival History Hut and Gift Shop--Learn about Winter Carnival, Shop for Official Merchandise (Winter Carnival History Hut near the Ice Palace)

10:00 am NBT Bank Ice Palace Fun Run - 4 miles (Ice Palace, State Boat Launch)

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Edward Jones Arctic Golf Build-an-Obstacle Contest (Prescott Park next to the State Boat Launch)

10:00 am - 4:00 pm *Catharine Moore's "Good Vibrations" Art Exhibit (NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery, 85 Main St)

10:00 am - 4:00 pm *Paul Smith's Booster Club Annual Chocolate Festival (Romano's Saranac Lake Bowling Lanes, 11 Bloomingdale Ave)

10:00 am - 5:00 pm *Make Your Own Winter Carnival Button--Show your Carnival pride and creativity by making your own button (Historic Saranac Lake, Saranac Labratory Museum, 89 Church St, $, More info

11:00 am - 5:00 pm *"Totally 80s" Art Exhibit--Featuring Artwork Produced in the 80s plus More (Adirondack Artists' Guild, 52 Main St.) 

11:00 am Long Run Wealth Advisors Curling Exhibition (Lake Flower near the Ice Palace)

11:00 am *Paul Smiths College Woodsmen Exhibition (Riverside Park)

12:00 pm Heat Keepers Icicle Contest -- prizes for longest natural icicle (Riverside Park, icicle check-in at 11:30 am)

12:00 pm Lake Placid Curling Club "Hit the Button" Curling Competition -- Open to all ($, Lake Flower near the Ice Palace)

12:30 pm Saranac Teachers Association Little Ladies Fry Pan Toss -- For Girls 6-17 (Riverside Park, Registration 11:00-12:00)

1:00 pm Taylor Rental Ladies Fry Pan Toss -- For Ladies 18 and Up (Riverside Park, Registration 11:00-12:30)

1:00 pm NEW *Women's Civic "Corn-A-Ment" Cornhole Tournament, registration forms found here  (On the ice in front of Saranac Waterfront Lodge, $40 registration fee per 2-Player team,  contact Deb Reilly at debreilly6@gmail.com for information)

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm *The Cure Porch on Wheels--Learn about Winter Carnival history and its connections to the tuberculosis industry in Saranac Lake (Historic Saranac Lake, Lake Flower Boat Launch)

** NO Annual Winter Carnival Spaghetti Dinner presented by Catholic Daughters of America -- check back next year **

7:00 p.m. (roads closing at 6:15 pm) Lighting of the Ice Palace and Hotel Saranac Opening Fireworks Display (Ice Palace, State Boat Launch)

8:30 pm *Waterhole Presents High & Mighty Brass wsg The Reflexions (48 Main St, $, Doors open at 7:30pm)

SUNDAY, FEBrUARY 6, 2022

9:00 am - 5:00 pm *"Artists of the Adirondacks" - 83 pieces on display (First floor of Saranac Waterfront Lodge, 250 Lake Flower Ave)

10:00 am - 6:00 pm NEW Winter Carnival History Hut and Gift Shop--Learn about Winter Carnival, Shop for Official Merchandise (Winter Carnival History Hut near the Ice Palace)

10:00 am - 3:00 pm Edward Jones Arctic Golf (Prescott Park next to the State Boat Launch)

10:00 am *White Stag Downhill Ski Races (Mt. Pisgah Ski Center, 92 Mt. Pisgah Lane, $)

10:00 am - 4:00 pm *Catharine Moore's "Good Vibrations" Art Exhibit (NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery, 85 Main St)

10:00 am - 5:00 pm *Make Your Own Winter Carnival Button--Show your Carnival pride and creativity by making your own button (Historic Saranac Lake, Saranac Labratory Museum, 89 Church St, $, More info)

11:00 am - 2:30 pm *Arctic Bar-B-Que -- Friends of Mt. Pisgah (Mt. Pisgah Ski Center, Mt. Pisgah Lane, $)

11:00 am - 3:00 pm *"Totally 80s" Art Exhibit--Featuring Artwork Produced in the 80s plus More (Adirondack Artists' Guild, 52 Main St.)

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm *Cross-Country Ski and Open House at Blue Line Compost--Free (Blue Line Compost, 1421 State Route 3)

1:00 pm LifePower Chiropractic Ultimate Frisbee Games (Saranac Lake High School Football Field, 79 Canaras Ave, Call 518-637-3238 for details)

2:30 pm ANCA FlowerBall (Lake Flower near the Ice Palace)

5:00 pm *80's Trivia at the Elk's Lodge - Relive the decade of big hair and Ferris Bueller, Kids welcome (Elk's Lodge #1508, 30 Bloomingdale Ave, Food available, Donation requested)

**No Skate Lake Collby event this year--check back next year**

MONDAY, february 7, 2022

9:00 am - 5:00 pm *"Artists of the Adirondacks" - 83 pieces on display (First floor of Saranac Waterfront Lodge, 250 Lake Flower Ave)

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW Winter Carnival History Hut and Gift Shop--Learn about Winter Carnival, Shop for Official Merchandise (Winter Carnival History Hut near the Ice Palace)

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm *The Cure Porch on Wheels--Learn about Winter Carnival history and its connections to the tuberculosis industry in Saranac Lake (Historic Saranac Lake, Lake Flower Boat Launch)

**NO Community Celebration Service at St. Luke's Church this year--check back next year**

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

9:00 am - 5:00 pm *"Artists of the Adirondacks" - 83 pieces on display (First floor of Saranac Waterfront Lodge, 250 Lake Flower Ave)

10:00 am - 5:00 pm *Make Your Own Winter Carnival Button--Show your Carnival pride and creativity by making your own button (Historic Saranac Lake, Saranac Labratory Museum, 89 Church St, $, More info)

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW Winter Carnival History Hut and Gift Shop--Learn about Winter Carnival, Shop for Official Merchandise (Winter Carnival History Hut near the Ice Palace)

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm *The Cure Porch on Wheels--Learn about Winter Carnival history and its connections to the tuberculosis industry in Saranac Lake (Historic Saranac Lake, Lake Flower Boat Launch)

3:30 pm *Scavenger Hunt for Middle School Students (Saranac Lake Youth Center, 29 Woodruff St)

5:00 pm Winter Carnival Grand Marshall Reception (Saranac Waterfront Lodge, 250 Lake Flower Ave, Cash Bar)

6:00 pm Winter Carnival Royalty Dinner (Saranac Waterfront Lodge, 250 Lake Flower Ave, $, RSVP required by 2/1, call 518-891-4367)

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

9:00 am - 5:00 pm *"Artists of the Adirondacks" - 83 pieces on display (First floor of Saranac Waterfront Lodge, 250 Lake Flower Ave)

10:00 am - 5:00 pm *Make Your Own Winter Carnival Button--Show your Carnival pride and creativity by making your own button (Historic Saranac Lake, Saranac Labratory Museum, 89 Church St, $, More info)

11:00 am - 5:00 pm *"Totally 80s" Art Exhibit--Featuring Artwork Produced in the 80s plus More (Adirondack Artists' Guild, 52 Main St.)

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW Winter Carnival History Hut and Gift Shop--Learn about Winter Carnival, Shop for Official Merchandise (Winter Carnival History Hut near the Ice Palace)

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm *The Cure Porch on Wheels--Learn about Winter Carnival history and its connections to the tuberculosis industry in Saranac Lake (Historic Saranac Lake, Lake Flower Boat Launch)

6:00 pm Curtis Lumber Snowshoe Races -- All Ages (Dewey Mountain, Route 3, call 518-891-2697, Children's Event Fees paid for by Saranac Lake Kiwanis Club)

8:00 pm *Waterhole Presents Kat Wright wsg Giovanina Bucci (48 Main St, $, Doors open at 7:00pm)

Thursday, February 10, 2022

9:00 am - 5:00 pm *"Artists of the Adirondacks" - 83 pieces on display (First floor of Saranac Waterfront Lodge, 250 Lake Flower Ave)

10:00 am - 5:00 pm *Make Your Own Winter Carnival Button--Show your Carnival pride and creativity by making your own button (Historic Saranac Lake, Saranac Labratory Museum, 89 Church St, $, More info)

11:00 am - 5:00 pm *"Totally 80s" Art Exhibit--Featuring Artwork Produced in the 80s plus More (Adirondack Artists' Guild, 52 Main St.)

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW Winter Carnival History Hut and Gift Shop--Learn about Winter Carnival, Shop for Official Merchandise (Winter Carnival History Hut near the Ice Palace)

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm *The Cure Porch on Wheels--Learn about Winter Carnival history and its connections to the tuberculosis industry in Saranac Lake (Historic Saranac Lake, Lake Flower Boat Launch)

6:00 pm American Management Association Torchlight Skiing and Fireworks (Mt. Pisgah Ski Center, 92 Mt. Pisgah Lane)

8:30 pm *Waterhole Presents Ryan Montbleau wsg The Outcrops (48 Main St, $, Doors open at 7:30pm)

friday, february 11, 2022

9:00 am - 5:00 pm *"Artists of the Adirondacks" - 83 pieces on display (First floor of Saranac Waterfront Lodge, 250 Lake Flower Ave)

10:00 am Adirondack Bank Innertube Races (Mt. Pisgah Ski Center, 92 Mt. Pisgah Lane, Children's Event Fees paid for by Saranac Lake Kiwanis Club)

10:00 am - 5:00 pm *Make Your Own Winter Carnival Button--Show your Carnival pride and creativity by making your own button (Historic Saranac Lake, Saranac Labratory Museum, 89 Church St, $, More info)

11:00 am - 5:00 pm *"Totally 80s" Art Exhibit--Featuring Artwork Produced in the 80s plus More (Adirondack Artists' Guild, 52 Main St.)

12:30 pm Coakley Home and Hardware Children's Skating Races (Saranac Lake Civic Center, 213 Ampersand Ave, Children's Event Fees paid for by Saranac Lake Kiwanis Club)

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm NEW Winter Carnival History Hut and Gift Shop--Learn about Winter Carnival, Shop for Official Merchandise (Winter Carnival History Hut near the Ice Palace)

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm *The Cure Porch on Wheels--Learn about Winter Carnival history and its connections to the tuberculosis industry in Saranac Lake (Historic Saranac Lake, Lake Flower Boat Launch)

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm NEW Coakley Home and Hardware Open Skate with Free Hot Chocolate (Right after the Skating Races, Saranac Lake Civic Center, 213 Ampersand Ave)

TBD Firefighter's Broom Ball (Saranac Lake Civic Center, 213 Ampersand Ave)

6:00 pm NEW Saranac Waterfront Lodge Snow Ball -- Return of the Classic Formal Dinner and Dance (Saranac Waterfront Lodge, 250 Lake Flower Ave, Purchase Tickets)

8:30 pm *Waterhole Presents The Mallett Brothers Band wsg Folkfaces (48 Main St, $, Doors open at 7:30pm)

**NO Rotary Club Variety Show this year...check back next year**

Saturday, February 12, 2022

**NO Mason's Pancake Breakfast this year...check back next year**

9:00 am - 5:00 pm *"Artists of the Adirondacks" - 83 pieces on display (First floor of Saranac Waterfront Lodge, 250 Lake Flower Ave)

10:00 am - 6:00 pm NEW Winter Carnival History Hut and Gift Shop--Learn about Winter Carnival, Shop for Official Merchandise (Winter Carnival History Hut near the Ice Palace)

10:00 am *CanAm Snow Rugby (Saranac Lake High School Track Field, 79 Canaras Ave, Call 518-524-5841)

11:00 am *Paul Smiths Woodsmen Exhibition (Riverside Park)

11:00 am - 2:00 pm *Paul Smiths College Alumni Reception (Hotel Saranac, 100 Main St)

11:00 am - 5:00 pm *"Totally 80s" Art Exhibit--Featuring Artwork Produced in the 80s plus More (Adirondack Artists' Guild, 52 Main St.)

12:00 pm Gala Parade Line-Up (Register at Nice N Easy Mobil, 196 Broadway Ave)

1:00 pm Gala Prade presented by Casella Waste and North Country Community College (From the firehouse on Broadway to LaPan Highway)

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm *The Cure Porch on Wheels--Learn about Winter Carnival history and its connections to the tuberculosis industry in Saranac Lake (Historic Saranac Lake, Lake Flower Boat Launch)

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm *Waterhole Presents The Big Takeover at the Post Parade Party--Free (48 Main St, After the Parade)

2:00 pm *Rusty Nail Presents 80's Metal Legends The Darkside Skinny Dippers--Free (83 Broadway Ave, After the Parade)

3:00 pm *Romano's Saranac Lanes and Sports Bar presents Sonic Boom playing an all 80's Show (11 Bloomingdale Ave, After the Parade)

8:00 pm *Romano's Saranac Lakes and Sports Bar presents Good Guy Productions DJ Show (11 Bloomingdale Ave)

9:00 pm *Waterhole Presents West End Blend wsg Sideways (48 Main St, $, Doors open at 8:00pm)

sunday, february 13, 2022 -- last day

9:00 am - 5:00 pm *"Artists of the Adirondacks" - 83 pieces on display (First floor of Saranac Waterfront Lodge, 250 Lake Flower Ave)

10:00 am Community Bank Adult Cross-country Ski Races (Dewey Mountain, Route 3, Call 518-891-2697)

11:00 am Bionique Testing Labs Snowflake Volleyball Tournament (Saranac Lake Civic Center, Rotary Field, 213 Ampersand Ave)

11:00 am ANCA FlowerBall (Lake Flower near the Ice Palace)

11:00 am - 5:00 pm *"Totally 80s" Art Exhibit--Featuring Artwork Produced in the 80s plus More (Adirondack Artists' Guild, 52 Main St.)

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm NEW Winter Carnival History Hut and Gift Shop--Learn about Winter Carnival, Shop for Official Merchandise (Winter Carnival History Hut near the Ice Palace)

12:00 pm Adirondack Health Youth Cross-country Ski Races (Dewey Mountain, Route 3, Call 518-891-2697, Children's Event Fees paid for by Saranac Lake Kiwanis Club)

1:00 pm *The Village Mercantile Winter Carnival Shoebox Float Judging and Prizes (The Village Mercantile, 97 Main St, drop off your Shoebox Floats anytime February 4-12, call 518-354-7183 for more information)

1:00 pm *NEW TIME and NEW LOCATION Casella Waste Systems Kiddie Parade (Meet at the Adirondack Carousel, 2 Depot St)

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm *Waterhole Presents The Wormdogs, Bloody Mary Sunday--Free (Upstairs 48 Main St)

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

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

Tuesday, february 15

6:00 p.m. Post-Winter Carnival Committee Wrap-Up meeting, 2022 Critique (Elk's Lodge #1508, 30 Broadway Ave)

tuesday, march TBD

5:30 p.m. Winter Carnival Committee Meeting -- Theme Nominations (Elk's Lodge #1508, 30 Broadway Ave)

TUESDAY, April tBD 

5:30 p.m. Winter Carnival Committee Annual Meeting -- Elections and Theme Selection (Elk's Lodge #1508, 30 Broadway Ave)

2023 WINTER CARNIVAL

February 3-12, 2023

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History Hut and Giftshop
2022-01-16 - The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee is extremely proud to introduce the History Hut & Gift shop. Located during carnival at the Lake Flower boat launch, the History Hut will display photos and memorabilia of Carnivals past and present. The gift shop will sell Carnival related items such as buttons, flags, posters among other desirable keep sakes.
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