Members of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee have chosen “Adirondack Wildlife” as the theme for the 2017 Carnival.
The theme was chosen from the top five ideas generated at the Committee’s March meeting which had been gathered from the public: Wizards and Dragons, Beach Party, Adirondack Fiesta, Adirondack Wildlife and Under the Big Top.
When narrowing down the theme ideas, Committee members 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 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 3 – 12, 2017.
The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee is a not-for-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to planning and presenting an annual mid-winter festival. This 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. For more information, visit the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival website.