Carousel Village Special Events

Carousel Village Special Events

The Carousel Village, a delightful family-friendly destination in Roger Williams Park, is hosting events this season that are fun for everyone and open to the public.

Please check the Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village Facebook Page for updates.

Questions? Email gsales@rwpzoo.org or call 401-467-0150

Calendar of Events
Visit with Santa | November 29 - December 1, 2019

Ring in some holiday cheer with Santa Claus himself!  Santa will be spending time at Carousel Village this Thanksgiving weekend, eager to meet with all his favorite children!  Visits take place daily from Friday, November 29 to Sunday, December 1, 2019.

Visits with Santa are available to each child (ages 12 and under) for just $5 per visit, and families should plan to bring their own camera to snap photos, as photographers will not be present. Enjoy a cup of milk courtesy of Munroe Dairy (while supplies last), then play the day away in the outdoor Hasbro Boundless Playground.

The carousel and train will be open for guests to enjoy, though these are not included with admission and can be purchased at their regular rates.  Do note that the train is a weather-permitting feature and may close during inclement weather.

Dates: Friday, November 29 - Sunday, December 1

Pricing: $5/child for visits, Train tickets $3/ride, Carousel tickets $2/ride

Times: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Food Truck Friday | April 19 - September 27, 2019

End your week at Food Truck Friday all summer long! Experience the fun and entertainment of Carousel Village and enjoy some of the best local food trucks each Friday from 5:00 - 8:30 pm. During these events, the Carousel is open for rides as well as seasonal activities. (weather permitting)

More information and full Food Truck Friday schedule.

Sensory Friendly Days | First Tuesday of every month, April - August 2019

Carousel Village offers Sensory-Friendly Days. We invite those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences to explore and enjoy Carousel Village.

For maximum comfort, there will be no music or indoor lights. The Carousel and playground will be open to the public, as well as train rides (weather permitting).

Dates: First Tuesday of every month, Now - August 2019

  • Tuesday, May 7
  • Tuesday, June 4
  • Tuesday, July 2
  • Tuesday, August 6

Time: 12:00 - 6:00 pm

Please Note: Standard activity pricing applies.

Visit with the Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny will be hopping over to the Carousel this Spring! Visit with the Easter Bunny, then enjoy a ride on the Carousel or play the day away in the fully accessible outdoor Hasbro Boundless Playground open daily all year.  And don’t forget to bring your camera!

Dates: 2020 Dates TBD

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Price: $5/child (ages 12 and under)

Private Events & Birthday Parties

The Carousel is always available for private events, birthday and holiday parties or any other event that will benefit from the Carousel's unique setting.

More information on group visits, birthday parties, after-hours parties and photo sessions.