PONCA – The series of ‘Christmas in the Woods’ will come to an end this weekend at Ponca State Park prior to ‘Winterfest’ in late December.
Open the morning of Saturday, December 21 at 9:30 a.m. by creating warm memories in the cold of winter and decorate holiday cupcakes. Meet at the Resource and Education Center for this free event that is limited to 30 cupcakes.
The most popular event, Critter Corner will return at 11 a.m. Saturday which is a program made for all ages. Participants will be provided a snapshot of the wildlife found along the Missouri River and be able to see and touch live critters, furs, feathers, shells, skulls and more.
Another free event held at the Resource and Education Center will be ‘Secret Snowflakes’ at 1:30 p.m. Join a park naturalist to have some fun discovering new things while making snowflakes appear out of nowhere in a colorful art piece.
From December 14, 2019 to January 5, 2020 the Christmas Day Bird Count is celebrated across the world. At 3 p.m. park-goers will be given the opportunity to create a special treat for the birds and learn about birds living at Ponca State Park. Cost is $1 per two treats with a limit to 30 participants.
Closing out Saturday evening will be lighted hayrack rides at 4:30 p.m. Pre-register and meet at the Resource and Education Center as the route will travel to the Tri-State Overlook and back.
Like Ponca State Park NE on Facebook for more information or call 402-755-2284 with any questions. All programs are subject to change due to staffing/weather. Check with the front desk at the Resource and Education Center about the Snowman Contest and other winter outdoor activities if there are snowy conditions.