Vote for the Winter Carnival 2015 theme

SARANAC LAKE – The public is welcome to vote on next year’s Saranac Lake Winter Carnival theme.

Winter Carnival Committee members chose five potential themes at their annual organizational meeting at Saranac Lake High School Tuesday. Members pooled together a list of more than 50 theme ideas, some that were resubmitted from past years and others proposed from the community this year.

The five potential themes chosen are as follows:

Adirondack Fiesta

Beach Party

Haunted Adirondacks

Prehistoric Park

The Groovy ’60s.

People interested in voting for their favorite of the five themes have many options:

Vote in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise’s Web poll for the week of March 17-24 on

Contact a Winter Carnival Committee member.

Submit a vote on the Winter Carnival Facebook page or through the contact section on the Carnival’s website,

The deadline to submit votes via the non-Enterprise sources is April 4.

The committee will combine results of the multiple polls as a source of input from the community, and then make its final decision on the 2015 theme based on many factors. The committee will make its theme selection on April 8 and announce it to the public at a later date.

The 2015 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival will be held from Feb. 6-15.

The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee, formally known as the Society for Promotion of Winter Carnival, Saranac Lake Inc., is a group of volunteers dedicated to organizing 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.