KINGSPORT – Let the Holidays begin!  The Kingsport Carousel is always a happy place and will be especially so on Thursday, December 3 from 5-8 PM as Santa Milt greets children of all ages for this special late hour session.  The Kingsport Carousel was established through volunteer effort – over 300 volunteers and 700 sponsors made the dream a reality by carving, painting and planning for over 5 years.  Since opening to the public on July 10, 2015, the Carousel has hosted over 41,000 riders and visitors from all over the world.

Regular public hours of the Carousel are Wednesday – Friday 11 AM – 5 PM and Saturday and Sunday 1 – 5 PM.  Birthdays and Special Events can be scheduled through reservation by calling 423-392-8414.  On Thursday, December 3 the carousel will stay open until 8 PM and from 5 – 8 PM host Santa Milt.  Santa Milt is also known as Milton Nelson, one of the original horse carvers and creator of Nellie the horse and Adahy the Wolf on the Kingsport Carousel.  All rides are $1.  Bring your family and bring your camera.  The band organ and sound system will be stocked with Holiday music and the gift shop will be open for shoppers.

Thanksgiving holiday hours are:

Wednesday, November 25  OPEN  11 AM – 5 PM

Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 26  CLOSED

Friday, November 27  OPEN 11 AM – 5 PM

Saturday, November 28 OPEN 1 – 5 PM

Sunday, November 29 OPEN 1 – 5 PM

Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24 11 AM – 3 PM*  closing early

Christmas, Friday, December 25, CLOSED

New Years Eve, Thursday, December 31  11 AM – 3 PM*  closing early

For New Years DAY, Friday, January 1,  CLOSED

For weather related closings or updates to Carousel Schedule, please call 423-343-9834.