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!!

Heat Keepers Icicle Contest

Two ways to Play!

Photo Entry: Contestants can take a Photo with themselves and the naturally formed icicle, holding a tape measure from the roof edge to the bottom of the icicle. Email the pic, length, and your contact info to by Noon Wednesday 1/31/2024 for Photo Contest.


In-Person Entry: For the Big Prizes! Transport the Icicle to Riverside Park Saturday, 2/3/22 for the In Person Contest. 

Arrive at 11:30 a.m. to register your icicle. Judging is at Noon. 

Enjoy the Paul Smiths' Woodsmen Show in between. Take a picture with your family before you bring it in, in case something happens.


1st and 2nd place In-Person Prizes
Choice of $500 credit towards a spray foam project or 4hrs of blower door assisted air-sealing.

3rd place In-Person Prize
$100 gift card for the winter carnival gift shop.

4th and 5th In-Person and 1st, 2nd, 3rd Photo Entries
Choice of Box of LED lightbulbs, Programable Thermostat, or Door Weatherstripping.

ALL entries are eligible for Home Energy Assessments to find where your home is losing heat.

Sponsor: The Heat Keepers