Members of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee and the public who attended the committee meeting on April 23 have chosen ‘Myths and Legends’ as the theme for the 2020 Carnival. The theme was chosen from ideas gathered from the community and Committee members.
The ‘Myths and Legends’ theme was proposed at the March Committee meeting by Julia Walkow, a second-grader at Petrova Elementary School. When narrowing down the theme ideas, Committee members weighed a number of factors, including whether a theme could fit well in the parade and generate suitable music for the myriad of festivities during the 10-day-long event. The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival will take place from January 31 to February 9, 2020.
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.