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The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round and Children's Museum at Holyoke present the 20th Annual First Night Jr.



Celebrate the New Year with family-friendly fun at the 20th Annual First Night, Jr. presented by the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round and the Children’s Museum at Holyoke. On Saturday, December 31 from 10 AM to 4 PM children and families will enjoy indoor and outdoor activities including unlimited rides on the Merry-Go-Round, admission to the Children's Museum and Volleyball Hall of Fame, dancing, crafts, and live music. Laugh with Maggie the Clown, discover something new with Mad Science, don special glitter tattoos, and visit with Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, and Captain America! See, touch, and learn about animals with Forest Park Zoo on the Go, watch an ice sculptor create his masterpiece, and ring in 2017 with Holyoke’s Mayor Morse and a ball drop reminiscent of Time Square. Roger Tinknell will provide live music to accompany the festivities.

Tickets for First Night, Jr. are $8 per person and can be purchased at the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round and the Children’s Museum leading up to and on the day of the event. 


The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support of First Night, Jr.: Peoples Bank, Holyoke Gas & Electric, Hampshire Towing, Holyoke Parks & Recreation, Marcotte Ford, Racing Mart Fuels on Main Street, Bresnahan Insurance Agency, Inc., State Representative Aaron Vega, and State Senator Don Humason.

Holyoke Heritage State Park is located on 221 Appleton Street and borders Dwight Street in Holyoke. The Park offers family-oriented cultural and recreational programs. The eight-acre site contains the Park Visitors’ Center, Holyoke Children’s Museum, Volleyball Hall of Fame, and the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round.