PLEASE NOTE: X-COUNTRY SKI RACES CANCELLED AND THE PALACE HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY CLOSED!

This year's theme is Creepy Carnival! For more information on announcements, click here.

2024 Dates February 2-11th

IMPORTANT FIREWORKS NOTICE:  Our 2024 "Storming of the Palace" Fireworks will be held on Saturday, 10 FEB - Be Sure to Join Us!

Local Entertainment

Saranac Lake Local Entertainment

Experience the magic of winter at the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, where local entertainment takes center stage. Immerse yourself in the rich history of our community with an engaging exhibit or enjoy a performance, whether that be the electrifying live music that fills the crisp air to a mesmerizing magic show that will leave you in awe.

Free Ride to Palace

We'll come to you - Saranac Lake, NY

Would you like a FREE Ride to see the Ice Palace? Find out more info by clicking on and seeing the Flyer.

BLUSEED Studios Presents Pumpkin Witch, Doomf*&^, and ETVRNE!

BluSeed Studios, 24 Cedar Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Pumpkin Witch concocts synthetic spooky conjurations that'll make your feet move and your teeth hurt! Lush orchestration collides with electronic drums on a battlefield of the soul, recalling the likes of In The Nursery, Stoa, and in Slaughter Natives. AFTER the Winter Carnival Opening Fireworks!

LIVE MUSIC! Blessid Dirt, Folk Duo

Hotel Saranac, 100 Main Street, Saranac Lake, NY

Illusionist Leon Etienne!

Harrietstown Town Hall, 39 Main St., Saranac Lake, NY

LIVE MUSIC! Hayley Jane wsg Giovanina Bucci

Waterhole Music Lounge, 48 Main St., Saranac Lake, NY

LIVE MUSIC! Moments Notice

Hotel Saranac, 100 Main St., Saranac Lake, NY

Paul Smith's College Hockey vs. Jefferson Community College

Saranac Lake Civic Center, 213 Ampersand Ave., Saranac Lake, NY

LIVE MUSIC! The Strictly Hip

Waterhole Music Lounge, 48 Main St., Saranac Lake, NY

LIVE MUSIC! Bella's Bartok and Folkfaces

Waterhole Music Lounge, 48 Main St., Saranac Lake, NY

The Big Takeover at Winter Carnival Post Parade Party

Waterhole Music Lounge, 48 Main St., Saranac Lake, NY

LIVE MUSIC! West End Blend wsg All Night Boogie Band

Waterhole Music Lounge, 48 Main St., Saranac Lake, NY

Bloody Mary Sunday at The Waterhole with JATOBA!

Downstairs at the Waterhole Music Lounge, 48 Main St., Saranac Lake, NY

The original 3 piece Jatoba back at the Waterhole for the first time since 2014. Bluegrass + Newgrass = Groovegrass. We are a rebellious response to typical jam grass.

Local Theater! Guys and Does at the Pendragon Theater

Pendragon Theater, 15 Brandy Brook, Saranac Lake, NY - (Across from the NBT Bank)

Local Theater! Guys and Does at the Pendragon Theater

Pendragon Theater, 15 Brandy Brook, Saranac Lake, NY - (Across from the NBT Bank)

Local Theater! Guys and Does at the Pendragon Theater

Pendragon Theater, 15 Brandy Brook, Saranac Lake, NY - (Across from the NBT Bank)

LIVE MUSIC! Darkside Skinny Dippers

The Rusty Nail, 83 Broadway., Saranac Lake, NY

Saranac Waterfront Lodge Presents! Monster Mash

Saranac Waterfront Lodge, 250 Lake Flower Avenue, Saranac Lake, NY

Get ready to dance the night away at the Winter Carnival Monster Mash, where ghouls and goblins come together for a spooktacular celebration

Masons' Pre-Parade Breakfast

Saranac Lake Adult Center, 136 Broadway, Saranac Lake, NY

The Station presents: ELEKTRO at the Garagery

The Garagery, 53 Main Street, Saranac Lake, NY

Experimental beats dark synth pop techno

Live Music! Damaged Goods at Romano's Sports Bar and Grill

Romano's Saranac Lanes, Sports Bar and Grill, Saranac Lake, NY

Live Music! Slab City at Romano's Sports Bar and Grill

Romano's Saranac Lanes, Sports Bar and Grill, Saranac Lake, NY

Live Music! Divided Roads at Romano's Sports Bar and Grill

Romano's Saranac Lanes, Sports Bar and Grill, Saranac Lake, NY

Live Music! Legend at Romano's Sports Bar and Grill

Romano's Saranac Lanes, Sports Bar and Grill, Saranac Lake, NY

LIVE MUSIC! Misfit Toys Drinking Homebrew

The Rusty Nail, 83 Broadway., Saranac Lake, NY

Duplicate of Local Theater! Guys and Does at the Pendragon Theater

Pendragon Theater, 15 Brandy Brook, Saranac Lake, NY - (Across from the NBT Bank)

Duplicate of Local Theater! Guys and Does at the Pendragon Theater

Pendragon Theater, 15 Brandy Brook, Saranac Lake, NY - (Across from the NBT Bank)

Local Theater! Guys and Does at the Pendragon Theater

Pendragon Theater, 15 Brandy Brook, Saranac Lake, NY - (Across from the NBT Bank)

LIVE MUSIC! Annie in the Water wsg Organ Fairchild

Waterhole Music Lounge, 48 Main St., Saranac Lake, NY

Enjoy the sweet tunes of Annie in the Water wsg Organ Fairchild.

Cure Porch on Wheels - All Day

Lake Flower Boat Launch near the Ice Palace

Cure Porch on Wheels - Afternoon

Lake Flower Boat Launch near the Ice Palace

Historic Scare-anac Lake at the Saranac Laboratory

The Saranac Laboratory Museum, 89 Church Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Spirits of Saranac Lake: Real Stories of Ghostly Encounters and Other Local Lore

The Saranac Laboratory Museum, 89 Church Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Garagery Fashion Show

53 Main Street Rear, Saranac Lake, NY

Drag Brunch Celebrating Creepy Carnival - Morning

The Belvedere Restaurant, 102 Bloomingdale Ave., Saranac Lake, NY

Drag Brunch Celebrating Creepy Carnival - Afternoon

The Belvedere Restaurant, 102 Bloomingdale Ave., Saranac Lake, NY