February 7-16, 2014
“Winter Fun From the Mountain to the River’s Edge”
The Holyoke Winter Carnival was a great success again this year, and we’d like to thank everyone who donated their time to help make it Holyoke’s premier winter event.
We’ve already started planning next year’s winter festivities and this summer we will be recruiting new volunteers, sponsors, and Friends of the Holyoke Winter Carnival to help us with organizing some of the great events we have planned.
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2013 Winter Carnival Introduction
The Luminaria at Community Field will be a short, one-night, visual spectacle, not to be missed, headlined by Enchanted Circle Theater, a Holyoke-based educational theater company that will bring its theatrical magic to the park with larger-than-life masks, puppets and costumed creatures.
The sunset timed event will begin at 6:00 p.m. as dusk begins to settle over Holyoke’s newest four-season park. Over 1,000 candle lit luminaries will dot the walkways of Community Field as Enchanted Circle Theater’s Creature Crawl begins its procession to open the 2013 Holyoke Winter Carnival
The night will also feature, ice skating, free hot chocolate, music, special Olympians, picture taking opportunities with family and friends, and other invited guests. The event is free and open to the public. Regular skate rental fees may apply.
Below is a schedule of Winter Carnival festivities taking place next weekend across the City of Holyoke.
Schedule of Events
|Sunday, February 24, 2013|
|10:00 a.m.||Free||Pre-Winter Carnival Worship Service||St. Paul’s Episcopal Church|
|FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013|
|6:00 p.m.||Free||Opening Event: Luminaria featuring the Award Winning Enchanted Circle Theater||Community Field|
|SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2013|
|7:30 a.m.||Free||Indoor Rowing||Jones Ferry River Access Center|
|9:00 a.m.||$5.00||Zumba||Paper City Fitness|
|10:15 a.m.||$10.00||Yoga for Beginners||Vega Yoga|
|9:00 a.m.||Free||Holyoke Public Library Winter Crafts – Sketch art and snowflake ornaments||Holyoke City Hall|
|1:00 p.m.||Free||Hot Dogs on A Cold Winter Day, Holyoke Dog Show||Holyoke High School|
|4:00 p.m.||Free||Cupcake Decorating for Children||Gateway City Arts|
|4:30 p.m.||Free||Cake Decorating & Chili Cook-Off Contests||Gateway City Arts|
|7:00 p.m.||Free||Family Movie: Ice Age||United Congregational Church|
|7:30 p.m.||$5.00||Winter Concert starring Salvation Alley, Carpe Diem, Toussaint the Liberator & Kultura Borikua Doors open at 7:00 p.m.||Gateway City Arts|
|SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2013|
|9:00 a.m.||Free||Community Pancake Breakfast||Dean Technical High School|
|10:15 p.m.||$2.00||Cardio Hip Hop||Greater Holyoke YMCA|
|1:00 p.m.||Free||“Battle of the Bridge” Benefit Hockey: Holyoke Firefighters vs Chicope Fire Dept.||Fitzpatrick Ice Arena|
|1:00 p.m.||Free||Noticing Nature – Guided program for families||Mt. Tom, Stone House, Visitor’s Center|
|1:30 p.m.||Free||Domino Tournament||Salsarengue Restaurant|
|4:00 p.m.||$8.00 Adults, $5.00 Kids||Spaghetti Dinner featuring Zydeco Connection||Elks Lodge|