Carousel Blog Posts

  • “Carving Joy” Premieres at MountainFilm Festival (5/11/2020) - We are pleased to announce the premiere of a short documentary film about the origins of the Carousel of Happiness at MountainFilm 2020, a long-running festival based in Telluride. "Carving Joy" tells the story of Scott Harrison and how this Front… Continue reading
  • Shop in our Expanded Online Store (5/1/2020) - The Carousel has launched an expanded online store to better serve carousel fans during the pandemic. The online store includes 40 items from the Carousel Gift Shop, ranging from books to T-shirts to water bottles. You can also buy a… Continue reading
  • Community Band Organ Concerts (4/27/2020) - On April 26, the Carousel launched a series of band organ concerts for the Nederland community so that residents can enjoy the old familiar sounds of the carousel, and we can continue to share the joy during the Covid-19 pandemic… Continue reading
  • Carousel Closure (3/12/2020) - In order to be proactive in our response to the spread of the coronavirus, the Carousel closed on March 12 until further notice. We regret any inconvenience and we extend our heartfelt wish that our community stay healthy and safe.… Continue reading
  • Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a ‘Sweetheart Ride’ (2/3/2020) - Bring your sweetheart into the Carousel on Valentines' Day for a special Sweetheart Ride from 4 to 7 pm. Buy one ticket and your "sweetheart" rides for free. We'll have this sweet hand-painted Looff carousel frame for your photo opps and… Continue reading
  • Support the Carousel with your Colorado Tax Refund (1/21/2020) - Starting this year, Colorado taxpayers will be able to designate the Carousel of Happiness to receive a portion of their state income tax refund. It's simple, it's fast, and it allows you to support what matters to you! To make… Continue reading
  • Santa at the Carousel – Dec. 22 (12/21/2019) - Spend your holiday break with us! The Carousel will be open every day through Jan. 6, except for Christmas Day. And we're expecting a visit from Santa on Sunday, Dec. 22, from 12 to 2 pm. Bring your Christmas lists… Continue reading
  • Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day – Dec. 8 (12/7/2019) - Come dressed as a time traveler and celebrate this fun holiday at the Carousel on Sunday, Dec. 8th! Take a time traveler photo with one of your favorite Carousel animals and tag us on social media. We will randomly select… Continue reading
  • Support the Carousel on Colorado Gives Day – Dec. 10 (12/3/2019) - Help us raise $15,000 to go toward sustaining carousel operations and sharing happiness for many years to come! Colorado Gives Day offers an easy and secure way to support your favorite nonprofits online. And the funds are boosted by the… Continue reading
  • Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule (11/14/2019) - The Carousel will be open daily from 11 am to 6 pm for the Thanksgiving school holiday again this year, allowing area families with children out of school to enjoy their days off at the Carousel of Happiness. We are… Continue reading