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  Fun at Holyoke Merry Go Round Welcome to the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, located in historic Holyoke, Massachusetts, alongside the Heritage Park Visitor's Center, Children's Museum and Volleyball Hall of Fame. Our 1929 merry-go-round and pavilion is the perfect place for family fun, whether you're planning a birthday party, a business social or even dreaming of a special place to get married.

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merry go round partiesHoliday parties are extra special when held at the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round! There is still time to arrange for a private rental for the gatherings you are planning with family, friends and work colleagues. For more information call 413-538-9838 or e-mail mgrparties@aol.com.

The Happiness Machine
by Jay Ducharme
In 1988, Holyoke, Massachusetts, was a once thriving city coping with recession. Making it worse was the loss of Mountain Park, the city’s beloved amusement park. From these seemingly grim circumstances, a resident named John Hickey decided it was time to turn those circumstances around by saving the park’s vintage merry-go-round and placing it in the heart of the downtown area. Featuring dozens of color photographs, this is the inspiring story of that unprecedented effort which united a community and saved an important part of their history.

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Saturday, Sept. 6
Come visit & create a special card to show your love for your grandparents.

Sunday, Sept. 7
Celebrating Grandparents Day!
We’ll treat your grandmother or grandfather to a free ride when you purchase your ticket.

Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 13 & 14
Welcome Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance”
. Enter our coloring contest to win a family 4 pack of tickets for this interactive dance show featuring Elmo, Ernie and Friends at the MA Mutual Center on Sept. 30th. Dress like your favorite Sesame Street character & receive a 1⁄2 price ride.

Saturday, Sept. 20

We’re getting ready for “Hawks over Holyoke” with some great bird activity coloring sheets.

Sunday, Sept. 21:
“Hawks over Holyoke”:
Special Hours: Open 10 – 4 p.m. The annual “Hawks at Mt. Tom” program, free and open to all, is being held this year at Holyoke Heritage State Park.The "Eyes on Owls" program will be presented once in the morning & again in the afternoon. Tom Ricardi, Raptor Rehabilitation Specialist, will showcase his birds of prey at noon. Special bird-related craft activities are planned for the Children's Museum and Holyoke Merry-Go-Round. Bring your lawn chairs & lunch to spend a day in our beautiful park!  For this event only, due to its nature, it is requested that visitors not bring pet dogs. As always, certified service dogs for the blind and disabled are welcome. For more information, call Holyoke Heritage State Park at 413-534-1723.

Saturday, Sept. 27:
Read in America Day!
Donate a gently used book for a child & we’ll treat you to a 1⁄2 price ride

Sunday, Sept. 28:
Celebrating the Patriots,
New England’s Football team! If you wear your patriot jersey or cap & receive a 1⁄2 price ride.


Friday - Sunday, Oct. 10-12
Next Stop Holyoke!
A city-wide event featuring diverse cultural performances, art exhibits, music, and more.Holyoke’s 3nd Latin Jazz Festival is one of the event’s highlights! Dinosaur exhibits and fun activities will be featured at Holyoke Heritage State Park. Visit www. passportholyoke.org.

Monday, Oct. 13:
Columbus Day!
Open 12 – 4 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 25 & 26
Holyoke Merry-Go-Round’s annual Halloween Boo Blast: Wear your costume & receive a 1⁄2 price ride.Treats for all!

Wednesday, Dec. 10
(12/10/2014) Holyoke Merry-Go-Round will participate in the 3rd annual "Valley Gives Day". We hope that you’ll consider a gift to help us keep your Holyoke “Happiness Machine” operating.  For information, visit www.valleygivesday.org.

Saturday, Dec. 6 & Dec. 13
Santa visits
the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

December 31:
18th Annual First Night Jr.Celebration
at Holyoke Heritage State Park.

We welcome summer camp, school & non-profit groups year round with 1⁄2 price rides. Come picnic in our park & enjoy a ride or two on your favorite horse!

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Holyoke Merry Go Round 20th Anniversary