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!!

Winter Carnival History Hut & Gift Shop

SARANAC LAKE – The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival History Hut & Gift Shop is located at the Lake Flower boat launch on River St next to the Ice Palace. The History Hut will display photos and memorabilia of past and present carnivals while the gift shop will sell buttons, posters, t-shirts, mugs and much more carnival related items.

Hours for the History Hut & Gift shop are:

Friday Feb 2: 1-5 pm

Saturday and Sunday Feb 2&3: 10 am – 6pm

Monday & Tuesday Feb 5&6: 1-5pm

Wednesday Feb 7: 1-7pm

Thursday Feb 8: 1-5 pm

Friday Feb 9: 12-6pm

Saturday Feb 10: 10am-6pm

Sunday Feb 11: 10am-3pm

The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee, formally known as the Society for Promotion of Winter Carnival, Saranac Lake, Inc., is a not-for-profit 501(c)(4) organization of volunteers dedicated to planning and presenting an annual mid-winter festival. This 10-day, communitywide 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 The 2024 Winter Carnival will take place February 2-11,2024.