The carousel in Binghamton’s Rec Park is usually closed during the winter, but as a special holiday treat, it’ll be open for a couple of hours over the course of a few days this month.

The City of Binghamton Parks and Recreation has announced holiday carousel rides on Saturday, December 16th, and on Friday, December 23rd from 5pm-8pm.

There will be hot cocoa and hayrides as well as baked goods and festive music. The entertainment schedule is as follows:

December 16th

  • 5:30pm-6:30pm- Southerntiersmen Barbershop Chorus
  • 5:30pm-7:30pm- Brookvalley Farm Carriage Rides
  • 6:45pm-7:45pm- Chenango Valley Brass Ensemble

December 23th

  • 5:30pm-6:30pm- Johnny Only
  • 5:30pm-7:30pm- Brookvalley Farm Carriage Rides
  • 6:45pm-7:45pm- All Saints School

Also, Johnson City presents the 8th Annual Lights on the Carousel at the CFJ Carousel from 5pm-8pm on December 15th and 16th.You and your kids will be able to ride the CFJ Carousel, which will be decorated for Christmas and also visit with Santa.

[via City of Binghamton/Lights on the Carousel]