Carnival headquarters open on River Street

SARANAC LAKE – The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Headquarters opened for the season on Sunday and will remain open until the last day of Carnival, Sunday, Feb. 10.

Located at 141 River St., the headquarters offers information about the various events of the 10-day festival, which runs from Feb. 1 to 10. The Carnival kicks off tonight with the Coronation of Royalty at 7 p.m. in the Harrietstown Town Hall.

“If the Winter Carnival banner is outside, we are open,” said headquarters Manager Kathy Merritt. “We are extremely grateful to John and Buffy Van Anden for once again letting the Winter Carnival Committee use the building next to Lakeview Deli for our headquarters. We’re in a perfect location, across the street from the Ice Palace.”

Visitors and residents will find a variety of items for sale at the headquarters, including Winter Carnival buttons from this year and previous years, fish hats, head boppers, ball caps, winter hats, postcards and long-sleeve shirts. Many of the items are decorated with the Winter Carnival logo. All proceeds go to the Winter Carnival Committee.

The hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through the end of Carnival, and Headquarters will be open later this Saturday during the lighting of the Ice Palace, which starts at 7 p.m.