january, 2020

31janAll Day09febSaranac Lake Winter Carnival(All Day) Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, 22 River St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Event Details

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival

The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival has been a key part of Saranac Lake’s long, cold Adirondack winters with snow-covered mountains and ice-encrusted lakes providing the opportunity to enjoy outdoor recreational activities such as skiing, sledding, and skating.

The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival

The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival has been a key part of Saranac Lake’s history. The long, cold Adirondack winters with snow-covered mountains and ice-encrusted lakes provided the opportunity to enjoy outdoor recreational activities such as skiing, sledding, and skating. In order to break winter’s chill and to promote “outdoor sports and games”, the Pontiac Club was formed in 1896, and a year later, they sponsored the first “Mid-Winter Carnival”. This first Winter Carnival was a two-day affair that featured skating races, a parade and an “ice tower” – features that have been, in one form or another, part of every Carnival since.

Get ready for some cold weather fun as you gear up for the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival! 2020 promises to be an action-packed year for this wintry celebration with a theme of “Myths and Legends.”

The Winter Carnival takes place at various locations throughout Saranac Lake, NY. The iconic Saranac Lake Ice Palace, shown above,  can be found on the shores of Lake Flower at Pontiac Bay. It is the centerpiece of the carnival and is open to everyone through the entire event! 

For more information on the 2020 schedule, go to their website! 

Fireworks Displays

Saturday, February 2nd at 7 p.m. -Opening Ceremony

One of the highlights of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is the lighting of the Ice Palace on the first Saturday, which is followed by an extraordinary fireworks display. Bring your cameras, and bundle up to stay warm. You won’t want to miss it!

Thursday, February 7th at 6 p.m. -AMA Torchlight skiing fireworks

An amazing torchlight parade down the ski hill! Skiing is followed by nice display of fireworks for everyone’s enjoyment.

Where: Mount Pisgah Ski Center

Sunday, February 10 at 8 p.m. -Guide Boat Realty “storming the palace” Closing Fireworks

Check out the Ice Palace one more time for a closing ceremony of the festival!

Don’t miss out on this incredible festival unlike anything else!

Take Amtrak to Saranac Lake Winter Carnival

Take Amtrak to this unforgettable event to Westport Station in the Adirondacks Mountains—Use the See New York and Save 15% discount!

If Plattsburgh Station is a more convenient stop, use the shuttle service to the Olympic village. Or, make your own time and get picked up from Plattsburgh Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Plattsburgh office today at 518-566-0190.

Time

January 31 (Friday) - February 9 (Sunday)

Location

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival

22 River St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

New York by Rail