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New Year's Eve Events

Kentucky State Parks are gearing up for 2016 with several New Year’s Eve parties and events planned at resort parks across the state.

A dinner buffet, entertainment, dancing and theater are among the options Dec. 31 at the parks. Many parks are offering lodging packages that include entertainment and meals. 

Here is a listing of parks hosting New Year’s Eve events December 31.

Barren River Lake State Resort Park
New Year’s Eve Party and Dance

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Barren River Lake State Resort Park! Dance the night away as you ring in 2016 with your favorite music by DJ Scooter Davis.  The dance will be 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. CST.  Appetizers, refreshments, and party favors provided at dance. Watch the ball drop on the big screen at midnight Eastern and Central time. Make reservations now by choosing one of the following packages: Lodge package for $174.95 plus tax, tip and resort fee. This includes a lodge room for two for one night, dinner for two, two dance tickets, and breakfast for two. The Cottage package is $294.95 plus tax, tip, and resort fee and includes cottage one night, dinner for two, two dance tickets, and breakfast for two; or the Dinner & Dance package for $90 per couple plus tax and tip. Call 270-646-2151.

Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park
Comedy in the Parks

Enjoy a comedy show from Brad Lanning, a veteran of Comedy Caravan, Cincinnati's Go Bananas, Morty's Comedy Joint in Indianapolis and Zanies in Nashville. After his performance, stay for music from everyone's favorite duo, the “Piano Doctor” Dave Stahl and saxophonist Freddie Helm. We’ll have the dance floor in place and the large projection TV showing you what’s going on around the country when the clock strikes midnight. The overnight package includes a lodge room for one night, dinner, show, and entertainment for $126.08 plus tax. Dinner, show and entertainment only for one is $37.04 plus tax. For more information, call 859-289-5507.

Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park
New Year’s Eve Dinner

Need to relax from the holidays?  Experience serenity and peace as you bring in the New Year in this tranquil mountain vista setting. On New Year’s Eve a special lodge rate of $44.96 (based on double occupancy in a lodge room) is being offered. Special dinners will be offered from 5-8 p.m. Choose from mixed grill (tender chicken breast with a petite rib-eye), tossed salad, side and dessert for $25 or a seafood platter, sides, and dessert for $14.  Dinner prices do not include tax or gratuity. Start your 2016 resolutions off right with a first-day walk or hike around the park at 1 p.m. on Jan. 1 as one of several activities that will be offered. Call 1-800-325-0058 for more information.

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
New Years’ Eve Getaway

Bring your special someone to Cumberland Falls State Resort Park for a night of entertainment and relaxation.  The annual New Year’s Eve Bash is from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. Dance music will be played by our local favorite DJ, Jeff Petrey of Radio Active Sounds. The overnight package for two includes a lodge room, dinner and dance, and breakfast for $164.95 plus tax. The dinner and dance only is $65.95 for two. Call 606-528-4121 for reservations.
Celebration Package—$164.95

Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park
New Year’s Celebration

Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park will have a New Year’s Eve package that includes a dance with the band Conch Republic, pig roast, lodging for two, breakfast buffet and a complimentary gift for $199.96 per couple. For reservations please call 800-325-2282.  

General Butler State Resort Park
New Year’s Eve Dinner Theater

The Friends of Butler will present a New Year’s Eve dinner theatre program called “The Bad Habit Club” at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton. Not only will the night include a slapstick comedy sketch play, but will highlight “The Rigbys,” a Beatles tribute band.  An overnight package for two includes a lodge room for one night, dinner theater and dance, and breakfast on Jan. 1 for $199 plus tax. Dinner theater only tickets are $60 per person and $110 per couple. Call 502-732-4384.

Kenlake State Resort Park
Kenlake Kount Down to 2015

Get ready for 2016 at Kenlake’s New Year’s Eve party! The Stronghold Band will be playing blues and old time rock ’n’ roll from 8 p.m.-midnight. An overnight package includes a lodge room, dinner buffet, a dance and breakfast buffet. The lodge package is $174.95 per couple plus tax, and a cottage package is $194.95 per couple plus tax. An overnight stay is required to attend the dance. The dinner is open to the public. Call 270-474-2211.

Lake Barkley State Resort Park
Barkley Bash

Dance the night away while ringing in the New Year with friends and family at beautiful Lake Barkley State Resort Park. The package includes overnight lodging in a lake view room, dinner buffet for two, tickets to the Big City Nights Dance Party featuring live music from the Positive Movement Band, and a breakfast buffet for two on Jan. 1. The overnight package is $199.95 per couple. Dinner and dance tickets only are $120 per couple. Dance only tickets are also available for $75 per couple. Please note that this event is for ages 21 and older, and no outside alcohol is permitted. A cash bar will be available.  For reservations, call 1-800-325-1708, or for more information, email nick.edmonds@ky.gov 

Lake Cumberland State Resort Park
New Year’s Eve Party and Dance

Enjoy music from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s with the band Joe Cowens & Co. A package for $104.95 per couple includes one night’s lodging and the dance (9 p.m.-1 a.m.) The park is also serving a dinner buffet, 5-8 p.m., for $26.99 (plus drink and tax) a person that includes carved roasted beef tenderloin, chicken Normandy with apple dressing, catfish with crab stuffing, and shrimp and cheese grits. Reservations are required for packages. Guests must be 21 and older to attend. Call 270-343-3111.

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
New Year’s Eve Celebration

New Year’s Eve Celebration
Dance in the New Year with Barry Russell and the Southern Bullets at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park. Dinner and dance tickets only are $70 per couple. Start the year off right with a hike on Jan. 1! Call 1-800-325-1711.

Pine Mountain State Resort Park
New Year’s Eve Mountain Bash

Pine Mountain State Resort Park is hosting the annual New Year’s Eve Mountain Bash on Dec. 31 from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. The event will have a cash bar, party favors, snacks, and a midnight balloon drop. Music will be provided by DJ Brian O'Brien, and dancing will be provided by you! Cost of admission is $10 per person. Guests must be 21 or older to enter the dance, and no outside food or beverage permitted. Special lodge room rates are available for $49.95 plus tax and the Mountain View Restaurant will be open for dinner from 5-9 p.m. To make reservations call 606-337-3066. For more information email beth.byrnes@ky.gov 

Rough River Dam State Resort Park
New Year’s Eve Celebration

Enjoy the sound of all the music, horns and laughter as you ring in the New Year at Rough River Dam State Resort Park. The park is hosting its annual New Year's Eve celebration Dec. 31.  Help us ring in 2016 by enjoying one of our overnight packages that include a cozy lodge room, prime rib dinner buffet, New Year’s Eve celebration party with champagne toast and breakfast on New Year's Day for two. The packages start at $189 plus applicable taxes. Live close by?  Choose our dinner and dance package option which includes the prime rib dinner buffet and dance tickets for two starting at just $109 plus tax. Either way, don't miss out on all the fun; call us to book your package today, limited packages available! Call 270-257-2311.