Kentucky State Parks are offering up a series of programs and events this month at parks throughout Kentucky, including at State Resort Parks. All of these Parks are an easy drive from Cincinnati.
Here is a brief sampling of family friendly events from www.parks.ky.gov:
Candlelight Tours-Waveland Museum, Lexington
With the busy schedule of the holiday season, take a moment to relax with family and friends at Waveland’s Candlelight Tour.
Local and surrounding schools will be performing on the steps of the mansion. Bring your camera, Santa will be bringing his sleigh and there will be plenty of opportunities for photos. Discover the magic of the season!
Friday December 5th and Saturday December 6th
Friday December 12th and Saturday December 13th.
6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Prices: $7.00 for adults, $6.00 seniors, $4.00 students and children 6 and under are free
225 Waveland Museum Ln.
Waveland State Historic Site
Lexington, KY 40514
18th Century Christmas at the Fort-Fort Boonesborough State Park
Visit the Fort to see and hear the differences in the holiday celebrations of the season during the early settlement of Kentucky. The Fort will be lighted by candlelight, with decorations in keeping with the traditions of the time. There will be Living History interpretations of the traditions of various ethnic groups and nationalities during the season. Candle lanterns, bonfires, the Christmas Guns, food and refreshments, music and dance, will all add to the atmosphere. Refreshments are included! This is a special program sponsored by the Fort Boonesborough Foundation.
Friday December 5th and Saturday December 6th, 2014 – 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Admission is Adult $7 Child (6 to 12) $5 and under 6 free.
4375 Boonesboro Road,
Fort Boonesborough State Park,
Richmond, KY 40475
Festival of Trees & Breakfast w/ Santa-General Butler State Resort Park
Check this off your list…. Spend your morning at General Butler State Resort Park taking in Breakfast with Santa at Two Rivers Restaurant, and then viewing the array of Holiday Trees decorated by local businesses, civic organizations, and schools. Regular breakfast buffet pricing (+tax) applies.
After requesting all your wishes to Santa, come to Lodge Mezzanine for viewing of decorated Holiday Trees, and children activities, ending with an evening Holiday Concert w/ David Stahl & Freddie Helm. Note: Holiday Trees stay on display for the month of December (please check with Lodge Front Desk as to closing dates for the holidays).
Friday December 5th and Saturday December 6th from 8AM-Noon
1608 US Hwy 227 ,
General Butler State Resort Park ,
Carrollton, KY 41008
December Dinner Theater-Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park
Patrons will dine from a delicious all you can eat buffet featuring Kentucky State Park favorites as well as a dessert buffet. Afterwards, be treated to world-class entertainment! Tickets are $34.95 + tax per person for dinner and entertainment. Packages available for $129 + tax that include an overnight stay in the lodge room of your choice, 2 Dinner Theater Tickets, & Breakfast for 2 the following morning. Call 800-443-7008 for reservations. Limited Availability!
December Dinner Theater – Friday December 12th & Saturday December 13th
6:00 PM-9:00 PM
10299 Maysville Road,
Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park,
Carlisle, KY 40311