Loading Events

← Back to Events

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round

+ Google Map
221 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 538-9838 www.holyokemerrygoround.org

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round  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.

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round is located in Holyoke Heritage State Park, the site on which Holyoke Heritage State Park is located was once used by the William Skinner Silk Mill. Holyoke Heritage State Park was planned after the mill burned down.

Today, the Holyoke Heritage State Park boasts landscaped grounds for picnicking and views of the canals and mill buildings between Dwight and Appleton streets in historic downtown Holyoke. 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. Holyoke Heritage State Park Visitors Center tells of the history of industry in Holyoke, focusing on how industries were built and flourished and were forced to adapt and eventually close.The Visitor Center is open Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 4:30. Admission is free.

February 2019

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Valentine Craft

February 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, 221 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
+ Google Map

Valentine's Day is in 4 days!  Come on in and make a Valentine Craft for your extra special someone.

Find out more »

April 2019

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Easter Weekend

April 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, 221 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
+ Google Map

Saturday morning come and join the Holyoke Park & Recreation for their annual Easter Egg Hunt from 10:00am - 12:00pm.  We will be open early (10:00 am - 4:00 pm), hope to see you there!! This family friendly event includes: Egg Hunts for 4 age groups, great prizes, face painting, balloon artist, gift bags, t-shirt decorating station, pony rides, craft stations and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny! Both the Holyoke Merry Go Round and Holyoke Children’s Museum will…

Find out more »

May 2019

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Mother’s Day

May 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until May 12, 2019

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, 221 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
+ Google Map

Saturday, May, 11 Decorate a Slap Bracelet for your Mom! Receive a FREE Slap Bracelet when you purchase a ticket, and decorate it for your Mom! Sunday, May, 12 Decorate a Slap Bracelet for your mom!  Purchase a ticket and receive a FREE SLAP BRACELET and decorate it to give to your Mom. MOM'S RIDE FREE when accompanied by a child. Last ride at 3:45. Open 12:00 - 4:00 pm. Happy Mother's Day!  

Find out more »

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Mother’s Day

May 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until May 12, 2019

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, 221 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
+ Google Map

Saturday, May, 11 Decorate a Slap Bracelet for your Mom! Receive a FREE Slap Bracelet when you purchase a ticket, and decorate it for your Mom! Sunday, May, 12 Decorate a Slap Bracelet for your mom!  Purchase a ticket and receive a FREE SLAP BRACELET and decorate it to give to your Mom. MOM'S RIDE FREE when accompanied by a child. Last ride at 3:45. Open 12:00 - 4:00 pm. Happy Mother's Day!  

Find out more »

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Volunteer Day

May 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, 221 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
+ Google Map

Looking for a Volunteer Opportunity?  We are having a Volunteer Drive on Wednesday night 5:00 pm until 8/8:30 pm.  We are Spring Cleaning the Merry-Go-Round, come on in and sign-up or...bring a rag and help polish the brass poles!  We have many opportunities for volunteers, some are once a year!!  Come on in and participate in caring for the Merry-Go-Round!  A Holyoke icon since 1929!

Find out more »

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Memorial Day

May 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, 221 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
+ Google Map

We are open Memorial Day 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm.  Come in and enjoy the day and bring a picnic lunch and take a spin or two!

Find out more »

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Carousel Club!

May 31, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm EDT
The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, 221 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
+ Google Map

Take a Spin Back in Time to the 1920s! You're Invited to the Exclusive CAROUSEL CLUB! Friday, May 31st, @ Mill 1 at Open Square • Cocktails: 6:30 P.M. • Dinner 7:30 P.M. Black Tie Optional • 1920s Attire Encouraged • Live Entertainment • Dance the Night Away! Dinner is served family style! Club Guests will feast on a specially prepared meal by Chef Seth Mias. Ale Braised Short Ribs - Baked Stuffed Shrimp - Rosemary & Garlic Roasted Potatoes -…

Find out more »

June 2019

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Father’s Day

June 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until June 16, 2019

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, 221 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
+ Google Map

Saturday, come in and make a special gift for our Dad. Purchase a ticket and receive supplies for FREE.  Sunday, Happy Father's Day!  Bring your Dad for a ride on his special day and he receives a Free ride! Open 12:00 - 4:00 pm.  Last ride at 3:45 pm.

Find out more »

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Father’s Day

June 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until June 16, 2019

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, 221 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
+ Google Map

Saturday, come in and make a special gift for our Dad. Purchase a ticket and receive supplies for FREE.  Sunday, Happy Father's Day!  Bring your Dad for a ride on his special day and he receives a Free ride! Open 12:00 - 4:00 pm.  Last ride at 3:45 pm.

Find out more »

July 2019

Holyoke, Summer Concerts

July 24, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 14, 2019

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, 221 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
+ Google Map

A FREE Summer Concert Series Wednesdays in the summer, organized by the Holyoke Rotary Club. The Wednesday night concerts are held at Heritage State Park. A Beer and Wine Garden opens at 5:30 p.m., and the Rotary Grill sells food and beverages. Bring your lawn chairs. (LAST ONE) Wednesday, August 14th - Trailer Trash. FREE PARKING IN THE PROULX GARAGE ON DWIGHT STREET AFTER 5:00PM (entrance on Front Street) Rain date is the following day.

Find out more »

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Celebrate With Us!

July 25, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm EDT
The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, 221 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
+ Google Map

It's National Merry-Go-Round Day and we're inviting you to celebrate with us!  All day from 10:30-4:00 pm tickets are just $1!  And from 11:00 until 12:00 popcorn will be FREE too!!  So come on in & take a spin and time it right for some popcorn!!

Find out more »

Holyoke Heritage State Park, Concert

July 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, 221 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
+ Google Map

Holyoke Rotary Club Presents UNION JACK! They are a local favorite and will be sure to help you dance the night away. Our concerts are ALWAYS FREE!!!! And are located at Holyoke's Heritage State Park . Music goes from 6pm - 8pm.

Find out more »

Holyoke, Summer Concerts

July 31, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 14, 2019

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, 221 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
+ Google Map

A FREE Summer Concert Series Wednesdays in the summer, organized by the Holyoke Rotary Club, kicks off on July 24 and ends on Aug. 14. The Wednesday night concerts are held at Heritage State Park. A Beer and Wine Garden opens at 5:30 p.m., and the Rotary Grill sells food and beverages. Bring your lawn chairs. Wednesday, July 24th - Darik and the Funbags Wednesday, July 31st - UnionJack British Invasion Band Wednesday, August 7th - Off the Record Wednesday, August 14th…

Find out more »

August 2019

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Free Fun Friday

August 2, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm EDT
The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, 221 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
+ Google Map

FREE FUN FRIDAY is back and this year it's Friday, August 2, 2019.  Both the Merry-Go-Round and the Children's Museum will be FREE!  We are open from 10:30 am - 4:00 pm. The Highland Street Foundation 11th annual Free Fun Fridays initiative, a summer program that offers visitors no-cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts, from art museums to zoos. Learn more about Free Fun Friday at www.highlandstreet.org.

Find out more »

Holyoke, Summer Concerts

August 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 14, 2019

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, 221 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
+ Google Map

A FREE Summer Concert Series Wednesdays in the summer, organized by the Holyoke Rotary Club. The Wednesday night concerts are held at Heritage State Park. A Beer and Wine Garden opens at 5:30 p.m., and the Rotary Grill sells food and beverages. Bring your lawn chairs. Wednesday, August 7th - Off the Record, (LAST ONE) Wednesday, August 14th - Trailer Trash. FREE PARKING IN THE PROULX GARAGE ON DWIGHT STREET AFTER 5:00PM (entrance on Front Street) Rain date is the following…

Find out more »

Holyoke, Summer Concerts

August 14, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 14, 2019

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, 221 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
+ Google Map

A FREE Summer Concert Series Wednesdays in the summer, organized by the Holyoke Rotary Club. The Wednesday night concerts are held at Heritage State Park. A Beer and Wine Garden opens at 5:30 p.m., and the Rotary Grill sells food and beverages. Bring your lawn chairs. (LAST ONE) Wednesday, August 14th - Trailer Trash. FREE PARKING IN THE PROULX GARAGE ON DWIGHT STREET AFTER 5:00PM (entrance on Front Street) Rain date is the following day.

Find out more »

Holyoke Heritage State Park, Morning Canal Walk

August 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until October 1, 2019

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, 221 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
+ Google Map

Morning Canal Walk Tuesday Tours are scheduled for Tuesdays from August 27th through October, 10 am - 11:30 am.  These events are FREE to the public and are wheelchair friendly. These guided interpretive tours of Downtown Holyoke touch upon the history of the canals and mills, as well as the development of contemporary downtown Holyoke. Some of the businesses along the way may open their doors for us to see how these 19th century buildings are re-purposed. Tours begin at Holyoke…

Find out more »

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Grandparent’s Day

August 28, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm EDT
The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, 221 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
+ Google Map

For $2 Grandparents ride all day and they can purchase tickets for their grandchildren at the discounted price of $1 per ride.  Tickets must be used that day.

Find out more »

September 2019

Holyoke Heritage State Park, Morning Canal Walk

September 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until October 1, 2019

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, 221 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
+ Google Map

Morning Canal Walk Tuesday Tours are scheduled for Tuesdays from August 27th through October, 10 am - 11:30 am.  These events are FREE to the public and are wheelchair friendly. These guided interpretive tours of Downtown Holyoke touch upon the history of the canals and mills, as well as the development of contemporary downtown Holyoke. Some of the businesses along the way may open their doors for us to see how these 19th century buildings are re-purposed. Tours begin at Holyoke…

Find out more »

Holyoke Heritage State Park, Morning Canal Walk

September 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until October 1, 2019

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, 221 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
+ Google Map

Morning Canal Walk Tuesday Tours are scheduled for Tuesdays from August 27th through October, 10 am - 11:30 am.  These events are FREE to the public and are wheelchair friendly. These guided interpretive tours of Downtown Holyoke touch upon the history of the canals and mills, as well as the development of contemporary downtown Holyoke. Some of the businesses along the way may open their doors for us to see how these 19th century buildings are re-purposed. Tours begin at Holyoke…

Find out more »

Holyoke Heritage State Park, Morning Canal Walk

September 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until October 1, 2019

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, 221 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
+ Google Map

Morning Canal Walk Tuesday Tours are scheduled for Tuesdays from August 27th through October, 10 am - 11:30 am.  These events are FREE to the public and are wheelchair friendly. These guided interpretive tours of Downtown Holyoke touch upon the history of the canals and mills, as well as the development of contemporary downtown Holyoke. Some of the businesses along the way may open their doors for us to see how these 19th century buildings are re-purposed. Tours begin at Holyoke…

Find out more »

Holyoke Heritage State Park, People, Planet and Profits

September 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, 221 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
+ Google Map

Are you curious about the three pillars of sustainability? This 1.5 mile tour will visit a few destinations in Holyoke’s Canal District that employ sustainable practices favoring the environment, communities and economic structure. This tour will also explore how everyday decision-making can lessen our impact on the planet and spark discussion what is sustainable and what is not. Registration for this tour is required. Please call the park at 413-534-1523 or email Holyoke.heritage@state.ma.us and include the number of people in…

Find out more »

Holyoke Heritage State Park, Morning Canal Walk

September 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until October 1, 2019

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, 221 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
+ Google Map

Morning Canal Walk Tuesday Tours are scheduled for Tuesdays from August 27th through October, 10 am - 11:30 am.  These events are FREE to the public and are wheelchair friendly. These guided interpretive tours of Downtown Holyoke touch upon the history of the canals and mills, as well as the development of contemporary downtown Holyoke. Some of the businesses along the way may open their doors for us to see how these 19th century buildings are re-purposed. Tours begin at Holyoke…

Find out more »

October 2019

Holyoke Heritage State Park, Morning Canal Walk

October 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until October 1, 2019

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, 221 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
+ Google Map

Morning Canal Walk Tuesday Tours are scheduled for Tuesdays from August 27th through October, 10 am - 11:30 am.  These events are FREE to the public and are wheelchair friendly. These guided interpretive tours of Downtown Holyoke touch upon the history of the canals and mills, as well as the development of contemporary downtown Holyoke. Some of the businesses along the way may open their doors for us to see how these 19th century buildings are re-purposed. Tours begin at Holyoke…

Find out more »

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Columbus Day

October 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, 221 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
+ Google Map

We are Open for Columbus Day- Monday, 12:00 - 4:00 pm. Come on in and spin, color, & enjoy our delicious popcorn!

Find out more »

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Halloween Party

October 26, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm EDT
The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, 221 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
+ Google Map

Starting at 11:30 a.m. the Merry-Go-Round will host the best Halloween Craft.  Come in & decorate your very own Drawstring Halloween Bag & a special Halloween Mask both FREE WITH A PURCHASE OF A TICKET TO RIDE!  Just a $2. ticket will get you a Drawstring Bag, Mask, & a Ride on the Merry-Go-Round.

Find out more »

November 2019

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Open Veteran’s Day

November 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, 221 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
+ Google Map

Thanks to all our Veterans! Free rides to all veterans and active duty military.

Find out more »

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Turkey Day

November 23, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm EST
The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, 221 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
+ Google Map

Come in & visit 3 Live Turkeys and wish them a Happy Thanksgiving! Tom and the girls would be delighted to see you. Hope to see you there! Thanksgiving Craft! Come on in and enjoy riding and crafting.  We have a free Thanksgiving craft for you!  Buy a ticket to ride and make a craft of your choice. We will be closed on Thanksgiving, but open on Friday, November 29th, Open 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM.  Come in & enjoy…

Find out more »

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Black Friday Fun

November 29, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, 221 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
+ Google Map

Open on Friday, November 29th, Open 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM.  Come in & enjoy a spin or two with your families & friends.  Escape the stress of the weekend!! Friday, November 29th - December 23rd  The Giving Tree - Bring in a pair of mittens, gloves, a hat, or a scarf and receive a free ticket to ride.  We will be donating these items to one of the local charities to help keep warm the children with whom they come…

Find out more »

December 2019

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Santa

December 7, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, 221 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
+ Google Map

SANTA'S FIRST VISIT Dec 7 -  SANTA is coming by TRAIN!  Don't miss out on this fun event.  Come & watch Santa arrive on the front of the train, and then line-up in the Merry-Go-Round to see Santa on the train.  He will be as happy to see you as you will be to see him! Make your list and put it in his mailbox. Color, and make a craft and enjoy the day. Friday, November 29th - December 23rd …

Find out more »

Holyoke, Christmas Tree Lighting & Parade of Lights

December 7, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST
The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, 221 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
+ Google Map

The city’s holiday season officially kicks off Saturday with the annual tree lighting and Parade of Lights. At Heritage State Park, children can meet with Santa on the Polar Express from 3-5 p.m. The Pioneer Valley Railroad sponsors the train. Families can take wagon and sleigh rides at the park starting at 3, and the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round will open for rides and activities. City Hall will once again welcome visitors from 4-5:30 p.m. for arts and crafts, a mug of hot…

Find out more »

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Santa

December 14, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST
The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, 221 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
+ Google Map

SANTA'S SECOND VISIT. Come on in and visit with Santa. Make your list and put it in his mailbox.  Color, and make a craft and enjoy the day.  He will be so happy to see you, and Santa LOVES to ride on the Merry-Go-Round! Friday, November 29th - December 23rd  The Giving Tree  -  Bring in a pair of mittens, gloves, a hat, or a scarf and receive a free ticket to ride.  We will be donating these items to…

Find out more »

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Santa

December 21, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST
The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, 221 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
+ Google Map

Santa's back for his final visit before the big day!  Come on in & take a ride with Santa on the Merry-Go-Round! He will be so happy to see you, and Santa LOVES to ride on the Merry-Go-Round! Bring in an item for our Giving Tree and receive a free ticket to ride!  We will also have Merry-Go-Round Bulbs for sale that can be personalized on site!  Last minute stocking stuffers and lots of fun! Friday, November 29th - December…

Find out more »

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Day After Christmas

December 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, 221 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
+ Google Map

We are closed December 24th & 25th.  Open again on December 26th!

Find out more »

Holyoke’s Annual First Night Jr. New Year’s Eve Celebration

December 31, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, 221 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
+ Google Map

It's our 22nd Annual First Night Junior we will be open from 10:00am - 4:00pm.  Join the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Children's Museum at Holyoke, and the Holyoke Heritage State Park as we celebrate ringing in the New Year with all of the children. For only $8.00 per person, including parents, you can ride the Merry-Go-Round all day, attend all of the events, and play in the Children's Museum until your heart is content.  We have been doing this for 22 years.....it's…

Find out more »

January 2020

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 20 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, 221 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
+ Google Map

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round is open today from 12pm to 4pm. Come on in and enjoy the day with your family!

Find out more »
+ Export Events