For ten days in February, the highly anticipated Saranac Lake Winter Carnival will be back. Organized entirely by volunteers, planning for the event will soon be in full swing — and you can help out! Read on to learn more about the Carnival, then get ready for the exciting festivities this winter.
Planning for 2019
Featuring fantastic performances, parades, fireworks displays, and the renowned Ice Palace, it’s no wonder that the Annual Saranac Lake Winter Carnival draws visitors from every corner of the world. But did you know that it’s also the longest-running event of its kind in the eastern United States?
What began as a one-day celebration hosted by the Pontiac Club in 1897 — “break[ing] the monotony of the long Adirondack winter” — has since grown into a 10-day extravaganza. The Carnival’s 2019 theme promises to be bigger and better than ever, as dinosaurs roam Saranac Lake’s “Prehistoric Park” from February 1 to February 10.
But it’s the hard work of amazing volunteers that makes it all happen! Would you like to get involved in this one-of-a-kind, community event? The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee is inviting former and prospective volunteers to join this month’s Committee meeting:
- When: 6 PM on Tuesday, September 25
- Where: Large Group Instruction (LGI) room at Saranac Lake High School
“[The] Winter Carnival is possible through the help of volunteers,” said Jeff Branch, chairman of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee, in a statement. “We welcome new people to join us as we kick off our 2019 planning.”
For more information, visit the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival online at SaranacLakeWinterCarnival.com.