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The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, National Merry Go Round Day!!

July 23, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until July 23, 2023

Celebrated each year on July 25, this day spotlights the fun ride known as a merry-go-round or carousel.

AND; We have popcorn too!

merry go round popcorn

Take a spin on the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, situated in the southwest portion of Holyoke Heritage State Park, also home to the Children’s Museum of Holyoke and Volleyball Hall of Fame.

Mountain Park is where our carousel first lived, and years ago, if the park expressed interest in buying a Philadelphia Toboggan Company coaster, the company would throw in a hand-carved merry-go-round! The merry-go-round that Mountain Park was given was the fifth-to-last one Philadelphia Toboggan Company made. It was assembled in the old modified pavilion and opened for the 1929 season – just before the Great Depression.

Inside the pavilion, the carousel is comprised of 48 magnificent horses hand carved by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company: 16 standers on the outside row that are stationary, 14 jumpers in the middle row, 18 standers and jumpers in the inner row and 2 chariots. The Merry-Go-Round features 56 original scenic panels, 864 brightly colored lights and 98 beveled mirrors.

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Details

Date:
July 23, 2023
Time:
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
EDT

Venue

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round
221 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
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Phone:
(413) 538-9838
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