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!

Winter Carnival Accepting Parade Applications

SARANAC LAKE – Applications for parade performers participating during the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival are now available online at www.saranaclakewintercarnival.com. Applications can also be picked up at the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 39 Main Street.

The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival will take place on February 3- February 12,2023
featuring a "Roman around carnival" theme. The Gala Parade will take place on Saturday, February 11 and there will be trophies awarded for floats and walking units in six different categories (Business, Civic or Volunteer Group, Youth Group, School Group, Independent Group and Animal Unit) as well as the Louis Fobare Trophy for Best in Parade. Parade participants are encouraged to start their planning now. Entries are rated on the following: theme (matches "Roman around carnival" theme), sound system, live music, choreography, costumes, float decoration, creativity and unusual item.

Completed parade applications should be e-mailed to jkbranch@roadrunner.com, dropped off at the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce or mailed to the Winter Carnival Committee at P.O. Box 829, Saranac Lake, NY 12983, no later than February 5.

"We encourage people to get their applications in early so they can join the festivities of Winter Carnival," said Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Chairman Jeff Branch.

The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee, known as the Society for the Promotion of Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(4) organization of volunteers dedicated to planning, presenting, and preserving an annual mid-winter festival. This 10-day, community wide event traces its roots to a one-day Winter Carnival held in 1897 by the Pontiac Club. The Carnival honors its heritage every year by building an Ice Palace from blocks of ice harvested from Lake Flower's Pontiac Bay, where carnival events have been traditionally held for generations. For more information, visit the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival website at www.SaranaclakeWinterCarnival.info. The 2023 Winter Carnival will take place February 3 – February 12.