In keeping with the tradition of the community event, the public is welcome to vote on next year’s Saranac Lake Winter Carnival theme.
Winter Carnival Committee members recently chose five potential themes at their annual organizational meeting. Members pooled together a list of more than 60 theme ideas, some that were resubmitted from past years and others proposed from the community this year.
The five potential themes are: Under the Big Top, Wizards and Dragons, Adirondack Wildlife, Beach Party, and Adirondack Fiesta.
People interested in voting for their favorite of the five themes have different options, including contacting a committee member, submitting a vote on the Winter Carnival Facebook page or through the contact section on the Carnival’s website. The deadline to submit votes is April 10th.
The Committee will be combining results from the community, but the choice will then be based on many factors. The theme selection will take place on April 12 by the Committee and will be announced to the public soon after. The 2017 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival will be held from February 3-12.
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 saranaclakewintercarnival.com.
Saranac Lake Winter Carnival logo provided.