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November 29
​Celebrate the Holidays at Wake County Parks

Sample of programs available at Wake County Parks in December

Cider and holiday crafts are just a few of the things awaiting park visitors during the month of December. Each month, Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space hosts programs that give visitors of all ages the opportunity to learn about animals and nature, park history and much more. The following is a sample of the programs scheduled this holiday season.

Discovery Table: Beavers
Saturday, Dec. 16, 1–3 p.m.
Crowder District Park
Visiting Crowder Park? Stop by our free discovery table to learn about beavers. Registration is not required. The display table is located at the Upper Playground. Crowder District Park is located at 4709 Ten Ten Road, Apex.

The Ingalls’s Long Winter
Friday, Dec. 22, 10:30 a.m.–noon and 2–3:30 p.m.
Historic Yates Mill County Park
Learn what “Little House on the Prairie” author Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family had to do to survive one especially long winter, and find out how they celebrated Christmas. Taste an old-fashioned peppermint candy stick and bring home a homemade holiday craft. Participants are welcome to dress up in their best pioneer outfit. The program fee is $6 per child and open to children ages 7 years and older. Preregistration is required. Historic Yates Mill County Park is located at 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh.

Nature Lab: Kids Get Holiday Crafty
Friday, Dec. 22, 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Harris Lake County Park
Bring your kids to the park for a day of crafting and nature while you take advantage of a few more hours of holiday shopping. The crafts your child creates will make great keepsakes or gifts for Christmas. Send a lunch, water bottle and holiday spirit. We will provide a snack, music and all the supplies. The program fee is $16 per child and open to children ages 6 to 10 years old. Preregistration is required. This has become a holiday tradition at Harris Lake County Park, so please register early. Meet at the Park Office. Harris Lake County Park is located at 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill.

Family Wildlife Series: Green and on the Scene
Saturday, Dec. 30, 2–3 p.m.
Blue Jay Point County Park
Do you think winter time means everything is dried up, dull and dreary? Think again! Join Blue Jay Point park staff for an outdoor adventure, hunting winter plants and trees that are green and on the scene. The program fee is $1 per person, and the event is open to all ages. All participants must be independently mobile or in child backpacks. No strollers, please. Preregistration is required. Blue Jay Point County Park is located at 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh.

To learn more about Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space, follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @WakeGovParks. You can also check out each of our parks on Facebook


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