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 8th, Saturday,15th, and on Saturday, December 22nd. The carousel will be open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on all three of these nights. There will be hot cocoa and baked goods available for purchase, buggy rides, carolers, a Lionel train display and even special visits from Santa Claus.  The entertainment schedule will be as follows:

Saturday, December 8th

  • 5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.- Rick Pedro
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.- Brook Valley Farm Carriage Rides
  • 6:45 p.m.- 7:45 p.m.- All Saint School Chorus

Saturday, December 15th

  • 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.- BCSD Elementary Choruses
  • 5:30pm-7:30pm- Brook Valley Farm Carriage Rides
  • 6:45 p.m.- 7:45 p.m.- SCCHS Chorus
  • 6:45 p.m. - 7:45 a.m.- Union Center UMC Live Nativity

Saturday, December 22nd

  • 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.- Binghamton Children's Choir
  • 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.- Brook Valley Farm Carriage Rides
  • 6:45 a.m. - 7:45 p.m.- St. Patrick's Choir

Admission and carousel rides are free. Carriage rides will be offered on a first come first served basis and the line will be cut off early to make sure the last ride is at the listed time above. If you would like to bring a toy to be donated to the needy, the City of Binghamton Parks and Recreation will be accepting them all three Saturdays.

[via City of Binghamton]