The theme was chosen from the top three ideas generated at the Committee’s March meeting which had been gathered from the public: Prehistoric Park, Superheroes and Villains, and Wizards and Dragons.
“Combining community and committee input, we are pleased to announce that Superheroes and Villains is the theme for next year’s Carnival” Eric Foster, Winter Carnival Committee Chairman said in an announcement to the press. “It was a clear winner from the votes received from the community and we think it will be fun for all ages.”
When narrowing down the theme ideas, Committee members say they weighed a number of factors, including whether a theme could fit well in the parade and the construction of the Ice Palace and generate suitable music for the myriad of festivities during the 10-day-long event. They also took into consideration several public polls, as well as those who cast their vote with a committee member or through the Carnival’s website.
The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival will take place on February 5 – 14, 2016.
The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee, formally known as the Society for Promotion of Winter Carnival, Saranac Lake, is a not-for-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to planning and presenting an annual mid-winter festival. The 10-day, community-wide 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.