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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.

Photography by Norman Halpern

Our Gift Shop will be featuring
special Merry-Go-Round holiday
gifts this season!

Shop our new selection of carousel horse ornaments, superb gift cards with photographs of our horses, our 20th anniversary keepsake ornament and two great books, “Mt. Park” and our “Happiness Machine”.
A gift of ride tickets is always a welcome stocking stuffer.

Your purchase helps keep our Merry-Go-Round spinning.

Holyoke Merry-go-round keepsake

Purchase your very own prized keepsake
at the Merry-Go-Round Gift Shop.


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.


Buy the Book

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Wed., Dec. 10
Valley Gives:
Help Keep Our Merry-Go-Round Operating!
You can help us by making a tax deductible on-line gift during the Community Foundation’s Valley Gives Day. Valley Gives Day offers you a great opportunity to donate to your favorite charity from 12 midnight to 11:59 p.m. 12/10/14. Please consider making a gift on 12/10/14 to our Holyoke Merry-Go-Round by going on-line to valleygivesday.org.
Our horses will thank you!

Tuesday, Nov. 11
Veteran’s Day! Open 12- 4 p.m.
The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round Family is proud to honor & say thank you to our Veterans. All Veteran’s will receive a free ride.

Sunday, Nov. 16
Join us in helping our neighbors at Providence Ministries. Bring in a new pair of mittens, gloves, scarf or a warm hat for our “Warming Tree” that will be available until Christmas. We’ll say thank you with a free ride.

Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 22 & 23 Stop in, take a ride or two and then create your own Thanksgiving Day decoration.

Thursday, Nov. 27
Closed for Thanksgiving.

Best wishes to all families for a very happy holiday!

Friday, Nov. 28
Open 12- 4 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 29
Open 12 - 4 p.m.
Re-Open from 5 - 8 p.m.

Holyoke Holiday Tree Lighting festivities sponsored by the Holyoke Parks & Recreation Department. Pioneer Valley Railroad brings Santa to the station outside the Merry-Go-Round at 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.holyoke.org or call 322-5620.

Mark your calendar for
DECEMBER events!

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

December 31
18th Annual First Night Jr. Celebration at Holyoke Heritage State Park.
10 - 4 p.m. Tickets include admission to the Children’s Museum & VolleyBall Hall of Fame, unlimited Merry-Go-Round rides, magic shows, balloon sculptures, musical performers & more!  For information, call Merry-Go-Round (413) 538-9838 or the Children’s Museum (413) 536-7048

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