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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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Christmas Tea at White Hall

White Hall State Historic Site

December 4, 2018, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Step back in time as you experience a special Christmas tea and tour inside the historic mansion. Enjoy delectable refreshments with friends while learning about Victorian Christmas customs in the decorated house. Reservations are required. Call White Hall at 859-623-9178. Reservations must be made by the Friday before the tea. $30 per person.
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Tea Tuesday at Waveland Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 4, 2018, 2 pm - 3:30

Looking for something fun, unique and different to do with a friend or a group? Waveland State Historic site is serving tea every Tuesday! Tea is served at 2 p.m. in the mansion on fine china. All tea’s include a program, savory food, not to mention the delicious tea served by period dressed interpreters. Once you are finished with the tea enjoy a tour of the Waveland Mansion. A unique ...
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Turn-the-Page Thursday Henderson, KY

John James Audubon State Park

December 6, 2018, 1:30 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Join John James Audubon State Park Museum staff for the monthly “Turn-the-Page” tour of Audubon’s very rare Birds of America and Quadrupeds folios. In this interactive 30-minute program, visitors will get a closer look at Audubon's life works and learn first-hand what it takes to care for one of the most valuable printed books in the world! Each month a new page will be turned in each folio--revealing new and exciting ...
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A Victorian Christmas at White Hall

White Hall State Historic Site

December 7, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The holidays are off to a festive start when you visit White Hall's Victorian Christmas. Costumed interpreters will be on hand as you stroll through the holiday bedecked rooms and learn about the Christmas customs celebrated today that were first made popular during the Victorian era. Baked treats and hot apple cider complete this wonderful family event. Tickets are $15 per person, children aged 5 and under are free. Reservations are ...
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Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 7, 2018, 6 pm - 7 pm

Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland
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Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 7, 2018, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland
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18th Century Christmas at the Fort Richmond, KY

Fort Boonesborough State Park

December 7 - 8, 2018

Friday December 7th 6:00PM - 9:00PM and Saturday December 8th 1:00PM - 4:00PM. 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 ...
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A Victorian Christmas at White Hall

White Hall State Historic Site

December 8, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The holidays are off to a festive start when you visit White Hall's Victorian Christmas. Costumed interpreters will be on hand as you stroll through the holiday bedecked rooms and learn about the Christmas customs celebrated today that were first made popular during the Victorian era. Baked treats and hot apple cider complete this wonderful family event. Tickets are $15 per person, children aged 5 and under are free. Reservations are ...
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Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 8, 2018, 4 pm - 5 pm

Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland
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Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 8, 2018, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland
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Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 8, 2018, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland
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Elk Viewing Tours

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park

December 8, 2018, Morning and Evening -

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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Pennyrile Forest: Santa Visits the park & Gift Shop Open House

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

December 8, 2018

When Santa visits our park he spreads holiday cheer everywhere. Come enjoy the festivities. $2 pictures with Santa in the lodge lobby! Items in our park gift shop will be discounted all day long for the Gift Shop Open House.
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Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 9, 2018, 4 pm - 5 pm

Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland
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Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 9, 2018, 5:30 pm - 6 ;30 pm

Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland
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Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 9, 2018, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland
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Christmas Tea at White Hall

White Hall State Historic Site

December 11, 2018, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Step back in time as you experience a special Christmas tea and tour inside the historic mansion. Enjoy delectable refreshments with friends while learning about Victorian Christmas customs in the decorated house. Reservations are required. Call White Hall at 859-623-9178. Reservations must be made by the Friday before the tea. $30 per person.
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A Victorian Christmas at White Hall

White Hall State Historic Site

December 14, 2018, 6: 00 pm - 8:00 pm

The holidays are off to a festive start when you visit White Hall's Victorian Christmas. Costumed interpreters will be on hand as you stroll through the holiday bedecked rooms and learn about the Christmas customs celebrated today that were first made popular during the Victorian era. Baked treats and hot apple cider complete this wonderful family event. Tickets are $15 per person, children aged 5 and under are free. Reservations are ...
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Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 14, 2018, 6 pm - 7 pm

Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland
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Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 14, 2018, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland
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Friday Live Tunes- General Butler State Resort Park Carrollton, KY

General Butler State Resort Park

December 14, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Come with friends or meet new friends.... Friday Live Tunes is the place where good food, fun, and friends gather! Entertainment is free, and we highly suggest you come early as seating is limited inside General's Quarters.
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WinterFest at Lake Cumberland SRP

Lake Cumberland State Resort Park

December 14 - 15, 2018

WinterFest at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park!
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A Victorian Christmas at White Hall

White Hall State Historic Site

December 15, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The holidays are off to a festive start when you visit White Hall's Victorian Christmas. Costumed interpreters will be on hand as you stroll through the holiday bedecked rooms and learn about the Christmas customs celebrated today that were first made popular during the Victorian era. Baked treats and hot apple cider complete this wonderful family event. Tickets are $15 per person, children aged 5 and under are free. Reservations are ...
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Carter Caves SRP: Breakfast with Santa Claus

Carter Caves State Resort Park

December 15, 2018, 9:30 AM -

DECEMBER 15: Breakfast with the Santa Claus: Have breakfast with the “the big guy” Saturday December 15. Begin the morning by arriving at 9:00 A.M. for photo time with Santa. Then, at 9:30 A.M. dine from a delicious breakfast buffet featuring all your favorites prepared by Chef Angela Peck at Tierney’s Cavern. Call for reservation @ 606-286-4411. $15/Adult $10/Child
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Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 15, 2018, 4 pm - 5 pm

Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland
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Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 15, 2018, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland
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Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 15, 2018, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland
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Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 16, 2018, 4 pm - 5 pm

Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland
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Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 16, 2018, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland
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Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 16, 2018, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland
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Tea Tuesday at Waveland Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 18, 2018, 2 pm - 3:30 pm

Looking for something fun, unique and different to do with a friend or a group? Waveland State Historic site is serving tea every Tuesday! Tea is served at 2 p.m. in the mansion on fine china. All tea’s include a program, savory food, not to mention the delicious tea served by period dressed interpreters. Once you are finished with the tea enjoy a tour of the Waveland Mansion. A unique ...
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Friends of Butler & General Butler State Resort Park New Year's Eve Play & Dance Carrollton, KY

General Butler State Resort Park

December 31, 2018, 6:00 P.M. - Midnight

Looking to ring in the New Year with lots of fun, ook no further than General Butler State Resort Park! Our friends group- The Friends of Butler will once again host their annual NYE Celebration with dinner, play, music & dancing!
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