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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

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warming tree 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.

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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Winter hours:
Saturdays and Sundays,
Noon to 4 p.m.

Holiday Schedule:
Dec. 24, 2013 - Jan. 1, 2014
Closed Wednesday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve & Thursday,
Dec. 25, Christmas Day.
Our best wishes to all for Happy Holidays from our Holyoke Merry-Go-Round family!

Open 12 - 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26 through Tuesday, Dec. 30.
Open 10 - 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31 for First Night Jr. Closed Thursday, Jan. 1, 2014: New Year's Day.
Happy New Year to All!


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Valley Gives Day is a day when Pioneer Valley residents are encouraged to donate on-line to their favorite non-profit organization. We hope that you'll choose the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round as your favorite. For 21 years, our Holyoke Merry-Go-Round has provided area families with a fun, safe & affordable attraction. Your donation of $10 or more at valleygivesday.org will help keep our horses warm this winter.

Saturday, Dec. 6 & 13: Santa visits from the North Pole from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. to bring treats for all, listen to children's wishes, pose for pictures & take a ride or two on one of our magical horses
Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 21
and 22:
Stop in, take a ride or two, and create your own holiday decoration.

Wednesday, Dec. 31
18th annual "First Night Jr."
presented by the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round & the Children's Museum at Holyoke. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For an $8 per person ticket. For complete information view our poster on our home page.

We welcome camp, school & non-profit groups year round with 1⁄2 price rides. Come discover our park & enjoy a ride or two on your favorite horse!

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Holyoke Merry Go Round 20th Anniversary