Long Lake Winter Carnival ALWAYS happens no matter the weather!

The 2023 Ice Sculpture Garden

Long Lake Winter Carnival
January 13, 2024

Mt. Sabattis, 6 Pavilion Way Long Lake, NY

On Saturday, January 13th at noon, the 22nd Long Lake Winter Carnival will be held at Mt. Sabattis Recreation Center in Long Lake, NY.

Schedule of Events **
All Times Subject to Change without Notice!

12p.m. Winter Carnival Kick off, Ice Sculpture Installation Begins, Registration opens, and lunch served by the Long Lake Fire Department

**Special Burning of the  Christmas Trees***

Schedule of Events

12pm – Winter Carnival Begins/Bonfire Lighting – Ice Sculpture Installation Begins

12:30pm Coronation

12:45pm Winter Carnival Costume Contest

1:00pm Cardboard Sled Races (Divisions for all ages)

1:45pm Town-Wide Photograph with Royalty – immediately following Cardboard Sled Races** (could be earlier, could be later!) Join us!

2:00pm Kids Balloon Chase for Ages 9 and under

2:15pm GT Racer Race (Divisions for all ages) *** NEW RACE FOR 2024

2:30 pm Men’s Caber Toss  – 18 and Up

3:00pm Ladies Frying Pan Toss 18 and up

Break – Ice Skating and Sledding Continue

5pm Little Bus Runs 518-524-3106

6pm Fireworks at Mt. Sabattis

Other Weekend Activities

On Friday, January 12th there will be live music featuring Scotty Evans from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30p.m. at the Long View Lodge. On Saturday, January 13th enjoy live music by Eric Peter at the Adirondack Hotel starting at 7pm and music by The Altered Tones 8 p.m. to 10 p.m at the Long Lake Diner in Long Lake, NY. The Long Lake Little Bus will be running until last call so hop aboard and get out and have some fun!

The Mt. Sabattis Recreation Center, Geiger Arena is located at 6 Pavilion Way on Deerland Road, NYS Route 30 in Long Lake, NY. Parking available in the lower parking lot, along South Hill Road, Owls Head Lane and at the Post Office after 12p.m. There will be free shuttle service running starting at 5 p.m. until late night to and from the event location and pickups throughout town. Call 518-524-3106 for a ride. Open to the public.

For more information about Long Lake, www.mylonglake.com or call 518-624-3077.  ##

Parking is available at Post Office, Parking Lot by the Geiger and the Lower Lot.

Have questions – please call 518-624-3077
Check our facebook page for more information.  https://www.facebook.com/mylonglake

2023 Cardboard Sled Race Highlights

Special Thanks to our Ice Garden Sponsors

2024 Ice Garden Sponsors

Town of Long Lake

Tokarz Excavating

Journey’s End

Howe May We Help You llc

Deerland Property Services

Donnelly’s Susnet Point

Life Power Chiropractic

ADK Trading Post

Adirondack Experience Museum on Blue Mountain Lake

Motel Long Lake

Burnt Mountain Lodge

Clear Mountain Contracting

Chipman Woodworks


Adirondack Herrenhaus

Hoss’s Country Corner

Brookside Hops and Hoagies

Long View Lodge

Alex Helms Excavation

Roalsvig Law

Merrill L. Thomas

Paddlers Rest


Blue Line Electrical

Ice Sculpture FAQS

How long does the sculpture last?

Sculptures last between 4 and 6 hours at peak viewing. If sculptures are exposed to the elements including the sun or rain, it will impact the sculpture and it the quality can diminish quickly.
Sunlight can reich havoc on an ice sculpture. It penetrates the sculpture warming it not just on the outside but all the way through. So as the outside melts there is less internal temperature load to overcome.

 Air Circulation is the true killer. Nothing melts a sculpture faster than warm moving air. Obviously this detriment is temperature dependent but you can think of moving air like a convection oven for ice sculptures. It is gonna cook faster even at room temperature.

How big are the sculptures?

Sculptures can be enormous however most one block sculptures are approx 40in high * 20in wide and weigh about 125-175 pounds once sculpted.

Why is the ice so clear?

We use reverse osmosis for pure water and a slow freezing process for crystal clear ice.

Live Music – Friday

Friday, January 12, 2024, Scotty Evans performs. Long View Lodge 681 Deerland Rd

Winter Carnival Weekend – Live Music with Scott Evans the Long View Lodge in Long Lake, NY on Friday, January 13th! High energy, great food and drink, and lots of great tunes! 6:30-9:30pm.

Live Music – Saturday

Saturday, January 13, 2024, Long Lake Diner, 1161 Main Street, Long Lake, NY

8pm – 10pm. Altered Tones. Come warm up after the Long Lake Winter Carnival with music at the Long Lake Diner with the Altered Tones. Music influences include the Tragically Hip, Alice in Chains, and Pearl Jam.

Long Lake Little Bus will be running call 518-524-3106 for a ride.

Live Music – Saturday

Eric Peter performs live at the Adirondack Hotel immediately following the fireworks at the Winter Carnival.

Rock it up at one of the Adirondack’s most iconic landmarks around! Music starts at 7pm!


Check out this YouTube Playlist of lots of fun Winter Carnival Videos and Highlights over the years.