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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.

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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.

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Check out our commercial Monday through Friday during morning programming for kids on WGBY-TV.

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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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Friday, July 4:
Open 12 – 4. Celebrate America’s Independence Day
holiday by wearing red, white or blue & be treated to a 1⁄2 price ride.

Saturday, July 5:
Summer Hours Begin
Tuesday – Saturday 10:30 – 4 & Sunday, 12 – 4. Closed Mondays.

Summer Specials for July 5 – August 24:
Tuesdays: Two for Tuesday: 2 people ride for $2.

Wednesdays: Senior Day: All seniors can ride for $2 all day & can treat their grandchildren to a 1⁄2 price, $1 ride.

Thursdays: Terrific Thursdays: join us for a fun time creating crafts with help from two of our special volunteers.
7/10 & 7/24: Craft time: 11 – 1 p.m.; 7/17 & 7/31:
Craft time: 12 – 2 p.m..

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!

Friday, July 11:
Super Hero Day!
Wear your favorite super hero gear and be treated to a 1⁄2 price ride.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday: July 18 – 20: “Celebrate the End of School Days”
If your report card has all A's, you will receive a free ride.Or bring us a report card or class picture from 1929, the year the Merry-Go-Round was installed at Mountain Park & you will be treated to free popcorn!

Friday, July 25: Princess Day! Moms & Dads, bring your precious princess in her favorite dress or tiara & we’ll honor her with a 1⁄2 price ride.

Saturday, July 26:
“Christmas in July”:
Join us for a fun filled afternoon with Santa who visits from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. with treats for all.

Sunday, July 27: Parents Day! Children’s parents can ride for 1⁄2 price when accompanied by their child who has purchased his or her own ticket.

July 1 – July 31: “Find Waldo in the Pioneer Valley”. The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round is one of 25 local attractions and businesses participating in this special contest sponsored by Odyssey Bookshop at 9 College Street in Village Commons, So. Hadley. Passports will be available at the Merry-Go-Round for children and families to use to participate in this “hide and seek” fun adventure for prizes including Waldo stickers, gift certificates and more. Grand prize drawing August 2nd at the Odyssey Bookshop at 2 p.m. For more information, e-mail kids@odysseybks.com.

Save The Date -- Free Fun Friday, August 8: Holyoke Merry-Go-Round rides will be free, also admission to the Children’s Museum & Volleyball Hall of Fame. Free Fun Fridays are sponsored by Highland Street Foundation, The Boston Globe & WCVB TV Boston. Visit highlandstreet.org for information about this great program offering free admission on specific Fridays at 67 Museums and cultural venues in Massachusetts.

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round is located in Holyoke's Heritage State Park, just a short stroll through the park from the Children's Museum at Holyoke and Volley Ball Hall of Fame.  For more information, please call (413) 538-9838

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