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!!

Press and Media

Media Inquires

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival logo is trademarked and may only be used for informational purposes in digital or print publications. The logo should not be used in any other manner without written consent from the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee. 

Sponsors and the media may use the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival logo on their websites from the time of sponsorship or media reference until the end of calendar year. We ask that you include a link from your website to the Winter Carnival home page. 

To request permission to license the logo for merchandise, please visit our Vendors page for more information.


For high-resolution photos of the Winter Carnival, please contact our Official Photographers of Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.

Photos posted prior to the 2021 Carnival are the work of Mark Kurtz Photography (
Photos from 2021 to the present are the work of Meachele Manchester (

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In the News

Chicago Tribune - A Globetrotter's Guide to the World's Big Events in 2020

Forbes Travel - Exhilarating Winter Festivals to Celebrate the Season

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

Travel + Leisure - Best Winter Festivals

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

Forbes Travel - 23 Reasons to Travel This Winter

Chicago Tribune - 60 Things to See in 2017

Fodor's Travel - America's Coolest Winter Festivals

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

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

New York Times - "In Transit" Calendar Coming Events

The Weather Channel - National television coverage at the Ice Palace