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The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round and the Children’s Museum at Holyoke Present 19th Annual First Night, Jr.


Holyoke, MA – Celebrate the New Year with family-friendly fun at the 19th Annual First Night, Jr. presented by the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round and the Children’s Museum at Holyoke. On Thursday, 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 Clarity the Clown, be entertained by the Zany Acts Circus Show, don special glitter tattoos, and bring your socks for indoor ice skating with Anna, Elsa, and Olaf from Frozen! See, touch, and learn about animals with Forest Park Zoo on the Go, watch an ice sculptor create his masterpiece, and ring in 2016 with Holyoke’s Mayor Morse and a ball drop reminiscent of Time Square. The Holyoke High School marching band and 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.: PeoplesBank, the Holyoke Gas & Electric and Parks & Recreation Departments, Racing Mart Fuels, Hampshire Towing, and Marcotte Ford.

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. For more information, call 413-538-9838, visit www.holyokemerrygoround.org, or find us on Facebook.