Organized by members of the community, the 55th Cooperstown Winter Carnival returns in-person after a two-year hiatus. This year’s theme, There’s Snow Place Like Home, celebrates community and embraces the many elements that make Cooperstown home to many of us. The iconic New York tradition for all ages kicks off Thursday evening with an incredible opening night featuring hot chocolate, fireworks and a commemorative address by Cooperstown’s Mayor, Ellen Tillapaugh. The winter festivities continue throughout the weekend with special events such as the Fenimore Quilt Club Show, Family Movie Night, Friends of the Village Library Book Sale, Winter Carnival Craft Bazaar, Lake Front Park Sledding Party, Ice & Fire Skate Party, Build a Snowman Contest, restaurant specials with live music and much, much more. For a complete listing of 2023 Cooperstown Winter Carnival events visit www.cooperstownwintercarnival.com.