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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.

Now on sale online or at the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round. $25 including tax + $3.95 for shipping and handling..

Autographed books are on sale at the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round.


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Saturday, Oct. 4:
World Card Making Day!

Visit us to create a card for someone special!

Sunday, Oct. 5:
World Teacher's Day!
We will honor all teachers with a 1/2 price ride!

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Saturday, Oct. 11: 12-3 p.m.
Holyoke Heritage State Park
"The Jurassic Road Show"
will bring local area dinosaur fossils. Visitors are invited to bring rocks & fossils for identification. Children will enjoy dinosaur puzzles, games and have a photo taken with a dilophosaurus! Children's Museum & Merry-Go-Round will have free dinosaur crafts.
12-3 p.m. Pioneer Valley Railroad Train Tours: Climb on board and look around the railroad's locomotive and train cars, parked near the Merry-Go-Round.
Sponsored by Passport Holyoke, Inc
Sunday, October 12:
11-2 p.m: Healthy Holyoke and Community Harvest Lunch, Holyoke Heritage State Park: 11-12 noon,
children 8 and under can participate in story time, create edible food sculptures, and receive a new book thanks to Reader to Reader. Holyoke YMCA, Holyoke Health Center, and the Healthy Holyoke Initiative will have informational booths and wellness screenings.
At 12 noon, enjoy a Harvest Lunch of delicious and healthy rice and veggie bowl made with locally-sourced ingredients. FREE.
2-4:30 p.m.: Holyoke League of Arts and Crafts demonstration.

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

Sunday, Oct: 19:
Come visit and take a ride and create something special for Halloween. Saturday & Sunday,

Oct. 25 & 26: Holyoke Merry-Go-Round's annual Halloween BOO Blast!
All who wear costumes will receive a 1/2 price ride. Treats for all, too and a special craft activity!

Saturday, October 25: The Holyoke High School Marching Band will lead a costume parade at 12:30 p.m. at the Merry-Go-Round.
Participants will receive treats from Holyoke Parks & Recreation who are also sponsoring a Monster Mash with D.J. Luis and his Dancing Machine at the Children's Museum from 1-3 p.m.

Valley Gives:
Wed., Dec. 10, 2014
The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round is participating in the Community Foundation‚'s 3rd annual Valley Gives Day,
a unique online fundraising event for non-profit organizations like ours. Individuals are encouraged to make a donation to support their favorite charity within a 24 hour period from 12 midnight to 11:59 p.m. 12/10/14.

We hope you will consider going online to www.valleygivesday.razoo.org, select our Holyoke Merry-Go-Round and make a tax-deductible donation. Your donation will help us operate our "Happiness Machine" that you and your families treasure and help us continue our horse restoration program.

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