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!!


Experience the Heart of the Adirondack Mountains!

Indulge in local delights and engage in classic New York state experiences. When visiting the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, you'll find yourself surrounded by a multitude of exciting venues that contribute to the festive atmosphere. 

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From delightful restaurants to entertainment hotspots, here are some nearby venues that promise to enhance your carnival experience:

Downtown Dining

Explore the heart of Saranac Lake and indulge in a wide array of culinary delights offered by the local restaurants. Enjoy a warm and cozy meal at The Blue Moon Cafe, savor the mouthwatering Italian cuisine at Nonna Fina, or treat yourself to gourmet comfort food at Bitters & Bones.

Beverage Spots & Bars 

Quench your thirst with refreshing beverages from the conveniently located beverage stations or bars scattered around the carnival. Enjoy craft beers and cocktails at Lake Placid Pub & Brewery, savor a hot cocoa or coffee creation at Origin Coffee Co., or try the signature cocktails at The Great Hall Bar.

Food Trucks & Snack Stands

As you wander through the carnival grounds, keep an eye out for food trucks and snack stands that offer a variety of delectable treats. Each year our vendors bring classic snacks to Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.

Shopping Destinations

Take a break from the carnival excitement and explore the unique shops and boutiques in the area. Discover Adirondack-themed gifts and souvenirs at Bear Essentials Apparel, explore handmade crafts at The Village Mercantile, or find locally made jewelry and artwork at NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery.

Entertainment Venues

Immerse yourself in the lively entertainment scene near the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. Experience a captivating performance at Pendragon Theatre, enjoy live music at The Waterhole, or catch a show at The Rusty Nail.