2019 Calendar of Events

FOR ALL PRE-SALE TICKETS AND RESERVATIONS FOR CAROUSEL EVENTS, CALL 503-540-0374

Download our Holiday Events

Guide here!

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Carousel Giving Tree

Nov 10 through Dec 31

Give a gift of Christmas joy to women and children in need as seeking shelter at the

Center of Hope & Safety

Gift tags with instructions are located by the carousel on the giving tree.

For more information and details about the organization, visit here.

Closing Early for Private Event

Thursday Nov 14th at 5:30pm

Closed Thanksgiving Day

Thursday Nov 28th

Closing Early for Private Event

Saturday Nov 30th at 6pm

Santa Arrives to Salem

Aboard the Carousel Express Train

Friday Nov 29 at Noon

Complimentary (while supplies last) hot cocoa will be served to the crowd as we wait in anticipation for Santa and friends to arrive in front of the Carousel aboard the Carousel Express Train. 

Santa will be available for photos and visits soon after his arrival.

Letters to Santa

Drop off your letter by Dec 18 to receive a response from Santa in time for Christmas!

Forms can be picked up at the Carousel starting Nov 1st 

and dropped off in Santa's mailbox.

OR

Download, print, complete and drop off at the Carousel.

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Photos & Visits with Santa

In the case there is a long line towards the last hour of Santa's shift, a Carousel staff member may need to cut off the line to allow Santa to get home to
Mrs. Claus and the elves at a reasonable time. Therefore, we suggest that guests arrive up to one hour before the end of Santa's scheduled shift to ensure we can accommodate your visit with hime.

Throughout Santa's shift, we will give him a couple cookie breaks which those times will be posted at the photo booth line each day.

 

Pricing

Carousel Keepsake Photo

$10 Each

(also includes 3 shots with your own camera) 

 

Want to Take Your Own Photos?

5 Shots for $5

(rate is per device)
 

Schedule

Fri Nov 29 - 12pm-6pm
(Santa arrives by train at Noon and will be taking a ride on the Carousel and greeting guests). He will start taking photos around 12:30pm. 

Sat Nov 30 - 11am-6pm

Sun Dec 1 - 11am-5pm

Sat Dec 7 - 10am-5pm

Sun Dec 8 -  11am-4:30pm

Sat Dec 14 - 10am-5pm

Sun Dec 15 - 11am-5pm

Sat Dec 21 - 10am-6pm

Sun Dec 22 - 11am-3:30pm

Mon Dec 23 - 10am-4:30pm

Tue Dec 24 - 10am-3pm

Tea with Mrs. Claus

Sunday Dec 8

Event Times: 11am or 1:30pm

$20 per person. By reservation only.

Catered tea served with pastries, sandwiches and dessert, a visit and photo with Mrs. Claus,  cookie decorating and free Carousel rides.

Children under 2yrs old may sit on an adult's lap free of chart.

We will begin taking reservations starting November 1st.

ALL ACTIVITIES, PRICES AND OFFERINGS

ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

 

Closing Early for Private Event

Sunday Dec 8th at 4:30pm

Closing Early for Private Event 

Monday Dec 9th at 4:30pm

Breakfast with Santa

Two Dates to Choose From:

Saturday Dec 14 or Saturday Dec 21

Event starts at 8am

$20 per person. By reservation only.

Breakfast buffet, a visit and photo with Santa,

a gift from Santa and free Carousel rides.

We will begin taking reservations starting November 1st.

ALL ACTIVITIES, PRICES AND OFFERINGS

ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

*NEW EVENT!*

In the Kitchen with Mrs. Claus
Sunday Dec 15

Event Times: 11am or 2pm

$20 per person. By reservation only. For Ages 6yr+.

Cupcake Decorating. Holiday cookie & hot cocoa mason jar crafts. Keepsake photo. Carousel rides.

Come wearing your cute holiday apron for Mrs.Claus!

 

Parent/Guardian has one of three options to participate:

1) Can register/pay to participate fully

2) One adult may attend free to assist their child/children

3) Can drop off child/children but must remain on the premises during event  

We will begin taking reservations starting November 1st.

ALL ACTIVITIES, PRICES AND OFFERINGS

ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

Closing early for Carousel events:

Sunday Dec 22 at 3:30pm

Monday Dec 23 at 3:30pm

Pajama Party with Santa & Friends

Two Dates to Choose From:

Sunday Dec 22

Event Time: 5pm-7pm

Monday Dec 23

Event Time: 6pm-8pm

$20 per person. By reservation only.

Snacks and beverages provided, a keepsake craft activity, a visit and photo with Santa & Mrs. Claus, free Carousel rides & more.

We will begin taking reservations starting November 1st.

ALL ACTIVITIES, PRICES AND OFFERINGS

ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

Closing Early for the Holiday

Christmas Eve - Tues Dec 24 at 3pm

Free Carousel Rides

Christmas Day + New Year's Day

Open Noon - 4pm

Suggested canned-food donation to support Marion-Polk Food Share

Closing Early for the Holiday

New Year's Eve - Tues Dec 31 at 3pm

 

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 Salem’s Riverfront Carousel, a nonprofit organization, was handcrafted between 1995-2001 and is distinctly Oregon themed with various State symbols as part of its artistic attraction. All of the items, including the animals were and are ‘adopted’ with sponsorship and support from our local community.  We strive to keep the dream alive by embracing our global community, promoting tourism/volunteerism, providing cultural/educational opportunity/events/programming, and continuing business/agency partnering. Our goal remains to inspire creative living, community cohesiveness, cooperation, diversity, inclusion, imagination and fun, for generations to come!

To help us Keep the Dream Alive, make a donation now.

Salem’s Riverfront Carousel is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization.

Federal Tax  ID #91-1815668.

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