The Ice Palace was taken down on February 13.
Thank you for another great carnival!
We'll see you again on January 31-February 9, 2020!

2019 Winter Carnival Schedule of Events

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2019 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Schedule

 

There have been several cancellations -- please check the schedule

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 at 6 p.m. at the LGI Lecture Room at Saranac Lake High School, 79 Canaras Avenue, Saranac Lake, NY

Remaining Meetings before the 2019 Winter Carnival:   all done

MONDAY, january 7, 2019

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

Thursday, January 10, 2019

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 31, 2019

5:30 p.m.  *18th 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, FEBRUARY 1, 2019 - first day

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. *"Lush Lands," New Paintings by Georgeanne Gaffney (Adirondack Artists Guild, 52 Main St, Free Refreshments)

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

Post-Coronation *Winter Carnival Royalty Reception (Elks Club, 30 Bloomingdale Ave)

9:00 p.m. *Driftwood with special guest Swampcandy (Waterhole, 48 Main St, $)

10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. *Karnival Karaoke (Romanos, 11 Bloomingdale Ave)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2019

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. *26th Annual Chocolate Festival by the Paul Smith's Boosters without Borders  (Harrietstown Town Hall)

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m *Make Your Own Winter Carnival Button (Saranac Laboratory Museum, 89 Church Street, Museum Free, Charge for making button)

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  New Time (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)

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. *Spaghetti Dinner sponsored by Catholic Daughters Court St. Bernard (St. Bernard's School Cafeteria, River Street, $)

6:00 p.m. *Death & Acids, a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater by Gem*Boy Productions (Elks Club, 30 Bloomingdale Ave, $, for more details and tickets click HERE)

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

7:30 p.m. *Guys on Ice: The world's funniest ice fishing musical (Pendragon Theatre, 15 Brandy Brook, $ for more details click HERE)

9:00 p.m. *Lucid with special guest Folkfaces (Waterhole, 48 Main Street, $)

9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. *Sonic Boom (Romanos, 11 Bloomingdale Ave)

10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. *Fully Completely Hip (Romanos, 11 Bloomingdale Ave, $)

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2019

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, $)

10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. *Winter Forest Bathing (Dewey Mountain, $, For more information & to register 518-637-2963)

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)

1:00 - 5:00 p.m. *Make Your Own Winter Carnival Button (Saranac Laboratory Museum, 89 Church Street, Museum Free, Charge for making button)

2:00 p.m. *Guys on Ice: The world's funniest ice fishing musical (Pendragon Theatre, 15 Brandy Brook, $ for more details click HERE)

2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. *Kevin Sabourin of Lucid (Waterhole, 48 Main St)

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

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2019

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

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2019

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

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

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

9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. *Nina's Brew (Warerhole, 48 Main St)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2019

6:00 p.m.  **EVENT CANCELED DUE TO CONDITIONS** Curtis Lumber Snowshoe Races (all ages) (Dewey Mountain, $, call 891-2697)

7:00 p.m. **EVENT CANCELED DUE TO CONDITIONS** *Josh McVicar, Comedy Magician and Hypnotist (North Country Community College Connector, 23 Santanoni Ave.)

7:00 p.m. *Bach Around Town, 3rd concert in Esther Rogers Baker's Bach solo cello series, with clarinetist Janine Scherline (Bluseed Studios, 24 Cedar Street ,$)

9:00 p.m. *Annie in the Water (Waterhole, 48 Main St, $)

9:00 p.m. - 12:00  a.m. *Open Mic Night (Romanos, 11 Bloomingdale Ave)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2019

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

6:00 p.m. **EVENT CANCELED DUE TO CONDITIONS** American Management Association Torchlight Skiing and Fireworks (Mt. Pisgah Ski Center)

7:00 p.m. ** EVENT CANCELED DUE TO CONDITIONS ** *Prehistoric Bingo (Elks Club, 30 Bloomingdale Avenue, Doors open at 6:00 and Bingo starts at 7:00, $)

7:30 p.m. *Figure Skating Show: Dancing in the Streets (Saranac Lake Civic Center)

7:30 p.m. *Guys on Ice: The world's funniest ice fishing musical (Pendragon Theatre, 15 Brandy Brook, $ for more details click HERE)

8:30 p.m. *The Gibson Brothers with special guest Old Sky (Waterhole, 48 Main St, $)

10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. *Super Jam (Bitters and Bones, 65 Broadway)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2019

10:00 a.m. ** EVENT CANCELED DUE TO CONDITIONS ** Adirondack Bank Innertube Races (Mt. Pisgah Ski Center, $)

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. *30th Annual Winter Book Sale (Saranac Lake Free Library, Thomas B Cantwell Community Room, $)

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. *Kids Winter Forest Bathing (Dewey Mountain, 8-12 yrs old, $, For more information & to register 518-637-2963)

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

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. *Knockerball hosted by Paul Smith's College Student Activities & Alumni Relations (Saranac Lake Middle School)

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. *Big Boss Sausage (Bitters and Bones, 65 Broadway)

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. *Alumni & Student Hockey Game hosted by Paul Smith's College Alumni Relations (Saranac Lake Civic Center)

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. *Fulton's Folly - Live Music in the Great Hall (Hotel Saranac, 100 Main St)

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.

9:00 p.m. *Lady Moon & The Eclipse with The Melting Nomads (Waterhole, 48 Main St, $)

9:00 p.m. - Midnight *Given to Fly - Live Music in the Great Hall (Hotel Saranac, 100 Main St)

10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. *Quantum Cosmic (Bitters and Bones, 65 Broadway)

10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. *Shattered (Romanos, 11 Bloomingdale Ave)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2019

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.)

9:00 a.m. *Bloody Mary's, Drafts, and Chili in the Arcade (Hotel Saranac, 100 Main St, Great Hall and Terrace open at 9am)

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. – Noon *North Country Community College and Paul Smith's College Alumni Reception (Hotel Saranac. 100 Main St)

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. *30th 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)

2:00 p.m. *Post Parade Party with The Big Takeover (Waterhole, 48 Main St)

3:30 p.m. *Crowfeather & Amber in Green (Rusty Nail, 90 Broadway)

4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. *Slab City (Romanos, 11 Bloomingdale Ave)

6:00 p.m. *Death & Acids, a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater by Gem*Boy Productions (Elks Club, 30 Bloomingdale Ave, $, for more details and tickets click HERE)

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. *Royal Noise (Bitters and Bones, 65 Broadway)

7:30 p.m. *Guys on Ice: The world's funniest ice fishing musical (Pendragon Theatre, 15 Brandy Brook, $ for more details click HERE)

8:00 p.m. *Josh Clement (Rusty Nail, 90 Broadway)

9:00 p.m. *West End Blend with special guest Barika (Waterhole, 48 Main St, $)

10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. *Good Guy Productions (Romanos, 11 Bloomingdale Ave)

11:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. *Big Boss Sausage (Bitters and Bones, 65 Broadway)

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2019 - 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. **EVENT CANCELED DUE TO CONDITIONS** ANCA FlowerBall, (Lake Flower near the Ice Palace)

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. *Bottomless Champagne Brunch with Royal Noise (Bitters and Bones, 65 Broadway)

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)

1:00 - 5:00 p.m. *Make Your Own Winter Carnival Button (Saranac Laboratory Museum, 89 Church Street, Museum Free, Charge for making button)

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)

2:00 p.m. *Guys on Ice: The world's funniest ice fishing musical (Pendragon Theatre, 15 Brandy Brook, $, for more details click HERE)

2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. *Bloody Mary Sunday with Dirty Blanket (Waterhole, 48 Main St)

3:00 p.m. *24th Annual Saranac Lake Young Arts Association Winter Carnival Baroque & Beyond Concert (First United Methodist Church, donation requested)

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. *Mike Lashomb - Solo (Bitters and Bones, 65 Broadway)

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 12, 2019

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

Wednesday, february 13, 2019

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

wednesday, february 20, 2019

6:00 p.m. Winter Carnival Volunteer Recognition Dinner (Red Fox Restaurant, 5034 NYS Rte 3, 5pm-6pm Cocktails)

tuesday, march 19, 2019

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

tuesday, april 23, 2019

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

2020 WINTER CARNIVAL

January 31 - February 9, 2020

 

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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
2020 Carnival Theme is 'Myths and Legends'
2019-04-23 - Members of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee and the public who attended the committee meeting on April 23 have chosen 'Myths and Legends' as the theme for the 2020 Carnival.
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