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

Winter Carnival in the News

Here's what people are saying about the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival
2011 fireworks
photo by Mark Kurtz Photography




Ice Palace, A Love Letter - Documentary Film by Mark Burns

NBC - 80 Year Old Saw Behind Ice Cutting for Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Ice Palace  

Expedia - The Best Place to Travel to in February

Travel + Leisure - The Best Places to Travel in the U.S. in February

Trip Advisor - Best Winter Vacations in America to Experience the  Season's Magic

Forbes Travel - 23 Reasons to Travel This Winter

Lonely Planet - Cold Weather Adirondack Adventures

Travel + Leisure - Best Winter Festivals 

Trip Advisor - Where to Go for 5 Quintessential Winter Activities

I LOVE NY - Television Ad: New York. It's All Here. It's Only Here.

Chicago Tribune - 60 Things to See in 2017

Fodor's Travel - America's Coolest Winter Festivals

The Weather Channel - Live with Stephanie Abrams

ABC News - Good Morning America The Amazing Way Volunteers Built the 'Hotel Saranac' Ice Palace in New York

Fodor’s Travel  - 10 Amazing Ice Castles Around the World

Conde Nast Traveler - Worlwide Winter Wonderlands: The 10 Most Spectacular Cold-Weather Festivals

Adirondack Life Magazine - Celebrate Winter! 

I LOVE NY - Cover Page of the Official New York State Travel Guide - Winter 2014/2015

Travel Channel - Hot Topics: Things to do in February

North Country Public Radio - Harvesting ice for the Winter Carnival Ice Palace

The Guardian - Huge ice castle under construction in United States

Parade Magazine - North America's Coolest Winter Festivals

Fox News - North America's Coolest Winter Festivals

New York Times - "In Transit" Calendar Coming Events

Fodor's Travel - 7 Quirky American Winter Festivals

Family Fun Magazine - Title: 12 Fun Winter Festivals for Families - Top 10 Winter Wonderlands

The Weather Channel - National television coverage at the Ice Palace

National Geographic Traveler Magazine - Winter Festivals

Top Sponsors
Guide Boat Realty
Hotel Saranac
Adirondack Bank
Taylor Rental
American Management Association
Can-Am Rugby Tournament
Casella Waste Systems Inc.
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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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