Start a new family tradition this holiday season by attending a Winterfest event at a state park. Winterfest is a statewide series of events showcasing the beauty of Nebraska in the winter.
Grab the kids and enjoy Christmas in the Woods at Ponca State Park or experience a Classic Christmas at Mahoney State park. Those looking for a bit more adventure can take on the Yule Log Quest or a First Day Hike.
Rock Creek Station Historical Park is having living history re-enactors and educators who will provide a glimpse into the 1860's beginning Saturday, May 24th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This will continue with a monthly Living History day taking place every 3rd Saturday of the month through October.
10 am: Q-Tip Painting- Learn about why the leaves change color and fall as you paint your own autumn treescape. All ages. $1/craft. Meet and pay at the Resource and Education Center.
1 pm: Twig Vase - Discover the different kinds of trees around the park as you make your own nature vase or pencil holder. All ages. $2/craft. Meet and pay at the Resource and Education Center.
2 :30 pm: Critter Corner - Have you ever thought about how animals prepare for the winter? Come meet some of our critters while we talk about some of the tricks animals use to survive the winter. All ages. Free. Meet at the Resource and Education Center.
WINTERFEST and "Christmas in the Woods" Saturdays Nov 29 through December 20 Celebrate "Christmas in the Woods"Winterfest will be held Dec 27, 2014
Remember those old family traditions of Wassail, cookies, a crackling fire during the holidays? Come and enjoy those traditions again at Ponca State Park! Crafts and activities will be offered. The Yule Log Hunt & bonfire will be held where participants can gather in teams to hunt for the infamous yule log. Lighted holiday hayrack rides conclude the day's activities.