Theme selection for the 2025 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival will be held at the Elks Lodge on 16 APR 2024! No new theme suggestions will be accepted.

Thanks for joining us at this year's Creepy Carnival! For more information on the selection of 2025's Winter Carnival theme, click here.

2025 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Dates - January 31st, 2025 - February 9th, 2025!!

Gala and Kiddie Parades

Join the Celebration!

Featuring elaborate floats, marching bands and enthusiastic participants — this parade is a spectacle of creativity and community spirit.

Whether you're representing a local organization, school or simply participating as an individual, the camaraderie and bonds formed during parades are truly special. Feel the excitement pulsing through your veins as you step onto the streets amidst a sea of vibrant colors and cheerful faces.

Saranac Lake's Parades

Imagine the thrill of donning a dazzling costume or outfit, showcasing your creativity for all to admire. Each year, the costumes and floats are geared towards the general theme of the carnival and should be very imaginative. The sound of lively music fills the air, setting the rhythm for your enthusiastic strides. Every step you take is met with applause and cheers, creating an unforgettable atmosphere of celebration and unity.

Walking in a parade is an exhilarating experience that brings out your inner child and fills your heart with pure joy. As you march alongside fellow participants, waving to the crowd and hearing their jubilant cheers, you can't help but be swept away by the contagious energy of the moment.

Casella Waste Systems Kiddie Parade

Hotel Saranac, 100 Main St, Saranac Lake, NY

Facepainting Before the Kiddie Parade

Hotel Saranac, 100 Main St, Saranac Lake, NY

Gala Parade

Broadway St., Saranac Lake, NY

Gala Parade Line-Up

Nice N Easy Mobil, 196 Broadway Ave, Saranac Lake, NY