Holidays

December 2014

December 19 End Date
Deck the Halls & Decorate Your Campsite
Meridian State Park
1st Annual Christmas in the Park!
December 19 End Date
Winter Campfire Stories
Mckinney Falls State Park
Gather around a campfire for winter tales!
December 19 End Date
Daingerfield State Park Christmas in the Park
Daingerfield State Park
Drive through the park and see all the beautiful Christmas lights and decorated campsites!
December 19 End Date
Trail of Lights
Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy the fantastic Trail of Lights!
December 19 End Date
Mission History in Lights
Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
December 20 End Date
'Twas the Hike Before Christmas
Franklin Mountains State Park
Take a break from the holiday rush and experience the beauty of the Franklin Mountains.
December 20 End Date
Santa at the Tramway
Wyler Aerial Tramway
Come and visit Santa at the Tramway!
December 20 End Date
Old-Fashioned Holiday Taffy Pull
Palmetto State Park
Candy-making fun the whole family can enjoy!
December 20 End Date
DIY: Holiday Crafts
Galveston Island State Park
Free beach craft ideas and materials, just in time for the holidays.
December 20 End Date
'Make and Take' Arts & Crafts for the Holidays
Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative with nature-themed arts and crafts for the Holidays!
December 20 End Date
Los Pastores- A Shepherd's Play
Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Franciscan priests created shepherd’s plays (which depict the shepherd’s journey to see Baby Jesus) in the 16th Century as a way to share the Spanish culture and religion with Meso-American Indians.
December 20 End Date
Give Back to the Birds
Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Make a fun holiday present for the birds in your life.
December 20 End Date
Dreaming of a Wild Christmas
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Join us for a fun-filled holiday themed evening.
December 20 End Date
Christmas Balloon Glow
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
December 20 End Date
Winter Solstice Celebration
Mckinney Falls State Park
Celebrate the start of winter!
December 20 End Date
Campfire Caroling
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Sing holiday tunes under the stars around a campfire!
December 20 End Date
North Star Party
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
The North Star is missing and we need your help to find it!
December 20 End Date
Holiday Lights Drive-through
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Following our holiday activities, there will be a drive-through the park to see all the wonderfully decorated sites!
December 20 End Date
Trail of Lights
Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy the fantastic Trail of Lights!
December 20 End Date
Mission History in Lights
Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
December 20 End Date
Holiday at the Lake
Lake Brownwood State Park
Campsite Decorating Contest, campfire talk, sugar cookies and Santa.
December 21 End Date
Jingle Dogs Hike
Franklin Mountains State Park
Celebrate the holidays with your pooch and take a dog-friendly hike along the Lower Sunset Trail.
December 21 End Date
Santa at the Tramway
Wyler Aerial Tramway
Come visit Santa while he is at the Tramway!
December 21 End Date
It's a CCC Christmas
Bastrop State Park
See how the CCC celebrated the holidays far from home
December 21 End Date
Winter Solstice Celebration
Mckinney Falls State Park
Celebrate the start of winter!
December 21 End Date
Annual LBJ Tree Lighting
Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Come join the Texas Hill Country community in this special tradition started 45 years ago by President and Mrs. Johnson.
December 21 End Date
Mission History in Lights
Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
December 22 End Date
Mission History in Lights
Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
December 22 End Date
Night Hike with Santa
Estero Llano Grande State Park
Santa loves alligators, owls and scorpions, and so will you on this night hike!
December 23 End Date
Christmas with the Fishes Repeat Performance
Sea Center Texas
Join us for an encore performance of the Christmas with the Fishes dive show! Santa’s elf, Sandy Claws, will be diving with the fishes to find out their Christmas wishes and to make sure the aquarium is prepared for Santa’s Christmas visit.
December 23 End Date
Mission History in Lights
Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
December 24 End Date
Mission History in Lights
Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
December 25 End Date
Christmas Day on "The Other Side of the Rock"
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger on a hike to the other side of Enchanted Rock known as Little Rock.
December 25 End Date
Christmas Mine Tour
Franklin Mountains State Park
Looking for something new this Christmas? You’ll have quite the story to tell, after going on this guided hike.
December 25 End Date
Mission History in Lights
Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
December 26 End Date
Mission History in Lights
Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
December 27 End Date
Hooting Holiday Crafts and Open House at the Bird Blind
Inks Lake State Park
Join us for an afternoon of crafting holiday owls and get an introduction to conducting a bird survey (bird count).
December 27 End Date
DIY: Holiday Crafts
Galveston Island State Park
Free beach craft ideas and materials, just in time for the holidays.
December 27 End Date
'Make and Take' Arts & Crafts for the Holidays
Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative with nature-themed arts and crafts for the Holidays!
December 27 End Date
Mission History in Lights
Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
December 28 End Date
Mission History in Lights
Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
December 29 End Date
Mission History in Lights
Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
December 30 End Date
Mission History in Lights
Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
December 31 End Date
Mission History in Lights
Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come take a leisurely evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo!
December 31 End Date
Midnight Hike
Martin Creek Lake State Park
Ring in the New Year with a night hike.

January 2015

January 1 End Date
First Day Hikes and Runs and Yoga!
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Happy New Year! It's time for First Day Hikes, and Runs, and Yoga. Start 2015 off right with a commitment to hiking, running, or yoga in our Texas State Parks.
January 1 End Date
First Day Hike - The Maze Trails
Franklin Mountains State Park
C’mon over, work up a sweat and burn some calories, take in the splendors of the Franklin Mountains State Park, and start your New Year’s Resolutions off on the right hiking foot! If you have a dog and a leash, bring your pooch, too.
January 1 End Date
First Day Hike
Resaca de la Palma State Park
Start the new year off on the right foot and join us for a First Day Hike at Resaca de la Palma State Park!
January 1 End Date
First Day Hike
Stephen F. Austin State Park
January 1 End Date
First Day Hike
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Join us on the first day of the year for a guided hike!
January 1 End Date
New Year's Bird Hike
Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham
Happy New Year's everybody! If your New Year's goal is to get more active and in nature than come join park interpreter for a New Year's Bird Hike!
January 1 End Date
First Day Hike the Hill Country (near Burnet)
Inks Lake State Park
Head out on New Year's to see the beauty of Stumpy Hollow, Pecan Flats and more on this two-hour hike.
January 1 End Date
First Day Paddle
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Calling all kayak enthusiasts!
January 1 End Date
4th Annual Stuffed Turkey Hike
Bonham State Park
First Day Hike!

February 2015

February 7 End Date
West Cottonwood Springs Mine - Sweetheart Tour
Franklin Mountains State Park
If you're looking to start a new Valentine's tradition with your sweetheart, look no further than the Franklin Mountains State Park. Join us the week before the big day of love on this fun, sweet tour through the mines!
February 14 End Date
Birding 101 – A special Valentine’s program for Bird Lovers and Love Birds
Franklin Mountains State Park
Do you find it difficult differentiating a crow from a raven, or a blue bird from a blue jay? Well, this is the program for you!

April 2015

April 4 End Date
Hippity Hop the Park Easter Egg Hunt
Copper Breaks State Park
Easter egg hunt for children through age 9.

May 2015

May 2 End Date
Cinco de Mayo
Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Celebrate the joint history of Texas and Mexico with dance, music, food and outdoor activities.

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