Massena Winter Carnival Jan. 16-26 to have parade, fireworks, hockey, ice sculptures
Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 11:57 am

MASSENA -- This year’s Winter Carnival organized by Greater Massena Chamber of Commerce will include a parade, fireworks, hockey competitions, “kids days,” a 5k walk, and a moonlight ski and snowshoe.

The carnival will run Jan. 16 to Jan. 26, with lots of activities for families.

The opening ceremonies at the chamber office will include some “impressive ice sculptures,” according to chamber Pres. Miriam Catapano.

“For new outdoor recreation, there will be a geo-caching day along trails at Hawkins Point Visitors Center. For indoor fun, the Boys and Girls Club will hold a trivia night at the Elks Lodge,” she said.

“As we come closer to that week, we’ll announce all the details of the schedule.”

The chamber will also hold a tie-in photo contest for scenic views captured within 90 miles of Massena. All entries are due at the chamber office by Jan. 10.

Residents can vote for their favorite photo, with all votes due by noon Jan. 23.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three in adults’ and children’s’ categories. Winners in the adult category will receive $100, $75 or $50.

Winners in the children’s category will receive gift certificates to the St. Lawrence Centre mall for $100, $75 or $50.

This year’s carnival title sponsor will be the Cultivating Healthy Communities Coalition.

For more information call the chamber office at 769-3525, stop in, or visit