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Kentucky State Parks put the “special” in special events, celebrating everything from wildflowers in the spring to spectacular fall colors in the mountain and lake areas.

From Elk viewing tours to ghost walks or reenactments and living history events, there are weekends full of fun, free entertainment to create special memories with your family and friends. Search KY state parks below by date range or by park name to view a list of each individual park’s events and read about each one. You and the kids can pick out which destinations and events you want to enjoy, then start building your itinerary.

 
 
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UPCOMING EVENTS FOR: December 3 - 9, 2016
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'Merry & Bright," Christmas Tours of My Old Kentucky Home Bardstown, KY

My Old Kentucky Home

November 26 - December 31, 2016

Guides in Victorian hoop skirts and gentleman in tailcoats sing the song “My Old Kentucky Home,” on your tour of Kentucky’s most famous landmark decorated for Christmas, My Old Kentucky Home!
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Holiday in the Park Buckhorn, KY

Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park

December 3, 2016, 1:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

Come begin your holiday season at Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park with the celebration of "Holiday in the Park". The day will include making a Christmas craft & popcorn balls.  Santa will be at the lodge ( don't forget those cameras for pictures).  There will be a rendition of "The Night Before Christmas" in the lobby, by the fire place. Keep an eye on this site for an exact schedule ...
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Christmas Tour of Homes- Butler Turpin House Tour Carrollton, KY

General Butler State Resort Park

December 3, 2016, 1:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Our Friends group- Friends of Butler will be offering weekend holiday tours of Butler-Turpin State Historic House on December 3rd & 4th from 1- 6 p.m. as apart of Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism event called..."Christmas Tour of Homes."
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Frozen Wonderland Day & Festival of Trees-General Butler SRP Carrollton, KY

General Butler State Resort Park

December 3, 2016, 8:00 A.M. - Noon

Spend your morning with us, we'll have your favorite Frozen & Holiday characters: Elsa, Anna, Krisoff, Olaf, Grinch, Buddy Elf, Cat in the Hat, Ralphie, and of course Santa Claus all joining us for Breakfast from 8:00 am - 10:30 am inside Butler Lodge- Two Rivers Restuarant. Regular breakfast pricing (+tax) will apply.
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Elk Viewing Tour Prestonsburg, KY

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park

December 3, 2016, 4:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Elk were reintroduced to Kentucky in 1997 as a restoration project by the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife.  From 1997 - 2003 approximately 1513 elk were transported into Kentucky.  Reproduction has been very high, with approximately 90% of the adult cows producing calves.  Currently, the estimated elk population in Kentucky is over 10,000 elk.  The best areas for elk habitat are on reclaimed surface mines in Eastern Kentucky.
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Elk Viewing Tour Prestonsburg, KY

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park

December 3, 2016, 5:30 A.M. - Noon

Elk were reintroduced to Kentucky in 1997 as a restoration project by the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife.  From 1997 - 2003 approximately 1513 elk were transported into Kentucky.  Reproduction has been very high, with approximately 90% of the adult cows producing calves.  Currently, the estimated elk population in Kentucky is over 10,000 elk.  The best areas for elk habitat are on reclaimed surface mines in Eastern Kentucky.
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Breakfast with Santa and Frosty Gilbertsville, KY

Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park

December 3, 2016, 8:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.

Join Santa and his friends at the Convention Center for a conversation, pictures, and a child-friendly buffet. This annual event is from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and also includes cookie decorating and a small gift (while supplies last). Adults $8.75; Children (6-12) $5.75; Children (5 and under) FREE. For additional information please call 1-800-325-0146.
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Family Storytime with Cindy Lou Who Cumberland, KY

Kingdom Come State Park

December 3, 2016, 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

A Very Merry Christmas Family Storytime with Cindy Lou Who. Jump into your jammies and bring your favorite blanket for stories, rhymes, hot chocolate and a visit from a very special Christmas guest. All ages welcome!
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Family Storytime with Cindy Lou Who Cumberland, KY

Kingdom Come State Park

December 3, 2016, 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

A Very Merry Christmas Family Storytime with Cindy Lou Who. Jump into your jammies and bring your favorite blanket for stories, rhymes, hot chocolate and a visit from a very special Christmas guest. All ages welcome!
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Family Storytime with Cindy Lou Who Cumberland, KY

Kingdom Come State Park

December 3, 2016, 8:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

A Very Merry Christmas Family Storytime with Cindy Lou Who. Jump into your jammies and bring your favorite blanket for stories, rhymes, hot chocolate and a visit from a very special Christmas guest. All ages welcome!
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