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(Tentative) 2021 Winter Carnival Schedule of Events

A Year Like No Other
2017 POD 4c
photo by Mark Kurtz

(Tentative) 2021 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Schedule

It has been a Year like no other. and this year's winter carnival will be like no other.

This schedule is the official source for the most up-to-date information.  This year's schedule is planned to have only three events: Ice Palace (weather permitting), Opening Fireworks, and Closing Fireworks.  More details will be announced once they are finalized.  The schedule is subject to change at any time if conditions deem it necessary.


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 6:00 PM at the Elk's Lodge #1508, 30 Bloomingdale Ave, Saranac Lake, NY (mask and social distancing safeguards must be adhered to) and via Zoom video conference.

Meeting dates for the 2021 Winter Carnival: 

  • January 12, 2021
  • January 19, 2021
  • January 26, 2021
  • February 2, 2021 (Last meeting before Carnival)
  • February 16, 2021 (Wrap up after Carnival)



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


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

Tuesday, february 16, 2021

6:00 p.m. Post-Winter Carnival Committee Wrap-Up meeting, 2021 Critique (Elk's Lodge #1508, 30 Broadway Ave)

tuesday, march TBD

6:00 p.m. Winter Carnival Committee Meeting -- Theme Nominations (Elk's Lodge #1508, 30 Broadway Ave)


6:00 p.m. Winter Carnival Committee Annual Meeting -- Elections and Theme Selection (Elk's Lodge #1508, 30 Broadway Ave)


February 4-13, 2022

Top Sponsors
Guide Boat Realty
Casella Waste Systems Inc.
North Country Community College
Hotel Saranac
Adirondack Bank
Taylor Rental
American Management Association
Can-Am Rugby Tournament
Tops Friendly Markets
Adirondack Health
Gala Parade
Learn more about the Gala Parade.
Recent Info/News
2021 Carnival Theme is 'Mask-erade'
2020-09-15 - Members of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee, and members of the public who attended the committee meeting on September 15, have chosen ‘Mask-erade' as the theme for the 2021 Carnival.
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