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Friday, September 25, 2015, 7-11PM

The Nantasket Beach Resort, Hull



Scott Wahle

Loretta LaRoche

Divas with a Twist

Join us for a swingin' 1950's cocktail party! We're celebrating Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday with style.  Come dressed as your favorite Rat Pack member or movie star from back in the day! We've got some great surpises in store for you including a fabulous live auction and very special guests you won't want to miss! This is our kick-off to the Paragon Carousel's "Countdown to 90" as we approach our 90th anniversary in 2018. Your support is vital in the continuing effort to protect, maintain and restore our historic treasure here on the shores of Nantasket Beach for future generations.

TICKETS: $100 per person

Table Host: $800 (table for 10 surrounding dance floor and stage)

Table Host: $500 (high top table for 6)

Sponsorships also available. For ticket options, please click the button below.



Join us outside on the patio of the Paragon Carousel for family-friendly songs performed by local singer-song writers! Dance along! Sing along! Chairs provided or bring your own!

Each performance is on a Friday evening, from 6 to 8 pm. Free to the public.

July 10 - Carolos Juan Zalduondo Riestra

July 24 - Sherman Whipple

Aug 7  - The Duke of Uke

Aug. 21 - Ramshackle 


Donate Now:
Dine at Not Your Average Joe's (Norwell, MA) on any Tuesday in July and August and 15% of your total purchase will be donated to the Paragon Carousel! Click here for a form.


The Paragon Carousel

205 Nantasket Ave.

Hull, MA 02045

OPEN WEEKENDS: April - June 14 (Sat./Sun. 11 am - 5 pm, close at 4 pm on April 4, close at 3 pm on April 5)

OPEN DAILY:  June 20 - Labor Day (Sun.-Thurs. 11 am - 9 pm; Fri./Sat. 11 am - 10pm)

Carousel Rides: $3.00 each. Ten ride passes $25 each. 

Please Visit the Doors to History site to learn more about the Paragon Carousel and other historic sites in our area!


2015 Calendar: 

Season Opening: Sat., April 4. (open 11 am - 4 pm)

Easter Bunny Photos: Sat., April 4. (open 12 am - 3 pm)

Annual Easter Egg Dash: Sunday, April 5. 12:30 PM SHARP! (open 11:30 am - 3 pm)

Carousel Derby: Friday, May 1, 7-10pm

Mothers Day: Sun. May 10 Visit the famous Diamond Jubilee 89-Key Gavioni Organ on our front lawn!

Nantasket Beach Car Show: Sunday, June 14

Field of Flags Father's Day Celebration: Sunday, June 21

Summer Family Song Series (Fridays, 6 - 8 PM) July 10, 24, Aug. 7, 21

Friday Morning Storytimes: July 10, 17, 24 31, and August 7, 14

Diamond Jubilee Fairground Organ: Saturday and Sunday, August 1 & 2, and Grandparents Day, Sunday, September 13. All three days the antique will be playing on the lawn of the Paragon Carousel from 11 am until 5 pm.



Corporate Sponsors

Thanks to winning a grant from American Express the Paragon Carousel replaced all twelve doors to the building that houses the Paragon Carousel with beautiful wooden doors that replicate the original doors from 1928. The grant also allowed us to renovate all the windows above the doors so that now light streams into the building. Thank you!



Welcome to a world removed from the hustle and bustle of modern day life. A place where incredible artistry and glorious music combine with wholesome family fun.

The Carousel has been operating along the shores of beautiful Nantasket Beach for more than 80 years. Built in 1928 by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, it boasts four rows of 66 intricately carved horses and two rare Roman chariots. It is decorated with 35 original paintings, 36 cherubs and 18 goddesses who look down while a Wurlitzer Band Organ fills the air with music.

One of fewer than 100 "Grand" carousels remaining in the U.S. today, the Paragon Carousel touches the hearts, sparks the imaginations and ignites the creative spirits of all who visit it.

The Paragon Carousel is the last remaining attraction from the beloved Paragon Park amusement park on Nantasket Beach that closed in 1985. The antique amusement is a lasting reminder of the "Golden Age" of Hull, MA, when the town was teeming with thousands of visitors each day in the summer for decades. The Carousel now attracts upwards of 100,000 visitors each summer.



"You don't really understand human nature unless you

know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at

his parents every time around--and why his parents

will always wave back."

  --William D. Tammeus, Pulitzer Prize Journalist.


The Carousel is governed by the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Paragon Carousel, a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 charitable organization.