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Park Temporarily Closed for Repair – Caddo Lake SP

September 29 - December 26
Caddo Lake State Park, 245 Park Road 2
Karnack, TX 75661 United States

Caddo Lake State Park is closed for repair and refurbishing from September 29, 2018 to December 26, 2018.

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Holidays in Bloom

November 23 @ 9:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm CST
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Pl
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States

Visit the San Antonio Botanical Garden with family and friends this holiday season and enjoy magical displays through the end of the year.  Garlands, red ribbons and other holiday decorations welcome guests, making the Garden a perfect setting for family photographs.  Escape to nature with a stroll around the East Texas Lake and see the beauty of the changing seasons. Included with general admission.  Members enjoy this exhibit for free. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

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Park Temporarily Closed for Wildlife Management – Pedernales Falls

December 9 - December 13
Pedernales Falls State Park, 2585 Park Road 6026
Johnson City, TX 78636 United States

Pedernales Falls State Park will be closed for wildlife management activities (public hunts). During this time, only lottery drawn hunters will be allowed to enter the park. All other activities are prohibited, all trails are closed, and all campsites will be closed during this time. This park closes for these activities several times per year depending on what our Wildlife Biologist recommends for a healthy population of deer.

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Park Temporarily Closed for Wildlife Management – Colorado Bend

December 10 - December 14
Colorado Bend State Park, P. O. Box 118
Bend, TX 76824 United States

Park closed for wildlife management activities (public drawn hunt).

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Christmas Lights on the River Walk

December 10, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - January 6, 2019 @ 7:30 am CST
San Antonio Riverwalk, San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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Market Gardening 2.0: 2-day seminar with JM Fortier

December 12 @ 7:00 am - December 13 @ 5:00 pm UTC-6
Farmshare Austin, 3608 River Road
Cedar Creek, TX 78612 United States
$20 – $250

Farmshare Austin and the Central Texas Young Farmers Coalition are thrilled to host farmer and author of the acclaimed The Market Gardener, JM Fortier, for a two-day workshop. In these workshops, Jean Martin (JM) will show you the many tools to his success including both physical techniques and management practices that enliven his agro-ecological approach to market gardening. He will use a combination of slides, lecture, interactive dialogue and field demonstrations. All new and updated information will focus on working with…

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Butchering & Curing at Barrington Farm

December 12 @ 10:00 am - December 13 @ 4:00 pm CST
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site – Barrington Living History Farm, P.O. Box 305
Washington, TX 77880-0305 United States

Butchering livestock was a very necessary way of life in the mid-19th century. Many of the animals raised on the farm were raised for that purpose. Pork has been preserved by drying, salting and smoking for centuries. There are different ways of curing, but they all serve the purpose of preserving it to eat later. Join us for our annual butchering and curing weekend, where we will be butchering a hog on Saturday and beginning the curing process on Sunday.…

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Christmas in the Park – Daingerfield

December 12 @ 6:00 pm - December 15 @ 10:00 pm CST
Daingerfield State Park, 455 Park Road 17
Daingerfield, TX 75638 United States
Free – $4

Come drive through the park lit up like Santa Land and get to meet Santa himself on Friday and Saturday! Drive through the park to enjoy an evening full of Christmas spirit. Drive through the park on Wednesday through Saturday from 6:00pm to 10:00pm to enjoy the lights! On Friday and Saturday, Santa will make his grand entrance in the park at 6pm and will be at the day use area beside the fireplace at the Historic Pavilion to visit…

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Woodland Bird Walk

December 13 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am CST
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Thursday, repeating until February 28, 2019

Goose Island State Park, 202 Palmetto St
Rockport, TX 78382 United States
Free – $5

What will you find on a bird walk through the woods? Join us for an exploratory walk through the woods of Goose Island State Park. We'll learn about and identify the birds we see on our route, which includes a stop at the bird viewing area. When: 8:30-11:00 A.M. Where: Meet at the Turks Cap parking lot by site #157. Bring: Binoculars, water, comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, camera, and weather-appropriate clothing. The park offers a limited number of binoculars available…

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Fate Bell’s Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

December 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am CST
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 31, 2019

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site, P.O. Box 820
Comstock, TX 78837 United States
Free – $8

For the month(s) of June, July and August the park offers one guided-only hike at 10 am to go into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit: Frequently Asked Questions. Please note: there are designated trails for hiking and biking that park visitors may do on their own, no access into the canyon without a guide.

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Plant Hike

December 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until March 5, 2019

Estero Llano Grande State Park, 3301 S. International Blvd. (FM 1015)
Weslaco, TX 78596 United States

Join us for a ranger-led hike to identify interesting native and non-native plants in the park. Ever wonder what the names of those plants were?! Ever wonder about that beautiful flower?! Join us on a two-hour leisurely stroll to explore the fauna of the park led by very knowledgeable Park Host Rick Snider!

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Palo Alto College Plant Sale

December 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm CST
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One event on December 27, 2018 at 10:00am

Palo Alto College, 1400 W Villaret Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78224 United States

Plant Sale at the Greenhouse every Thursday from 10AM to 3PM! Vegetables, herbs, annuals, houseplants, woody ornamentals, and more! The Greenhouse is accessed by the service road next to the Natatorium on campus. Please call ahead during summer months to confirm availability:  PAC Horticulture Club, 210-486-3080.

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WaterSaver Walks at the Garden

December 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CST
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Pl
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States

Explore our WaterSaver Gardens with a Master Naturalist.  Learn the characteristics of different drought tolerant landscapes, including Cottage, Hill Country, Manicure Xeriscape, and Spanish style.  Come see what’s in bloom! Meet at 10 a.m. in the Greenwood Breezeway of the Halsell Welcome Building.  The walk is free to members or with paid admission, but registration is required.

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Bird Bingo

December 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 25, 2019

Choke Canyon State Park – Calliham Unit, P.O. Box 2
Calliham, TX 78007 United States
Free – $5

Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game! So you think you know birds... Let's find out! Join one of our park rangers for a game of bird bingo including some birds found here in the park. This game is held every Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Nature Center across from the Gymnasium and lasts 30 minutes to an hour. We hope we'll see you…

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History in Lights

December 13 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm CST
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until December 31, 2018

Goliad State Park & Historic Site, 108 Park Road 6
Goliad, TX 77963-3206 United States
Free – $3

Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo. Goliad State Park invites you to visit our “History in Lights” exhibit, which will run from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm throughout the month of December. Lights and shadows will tell the story of this remarkable site as visitors walk the same path taken by Native Americans and Spanish Franciscans Priests so long ago. Entrance fees are $3.00 per adult and free for children 12…

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Critters of the Night

December 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site, 6900 Hueco Tanks Road No. 1
El Paso, TX 79938 United States

Bring the whole family and explore Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site in the dark to learn about our nocturnal critters! Please bring flashlights and water bottles and wear closed-toe shoes. Gates will close promptly at 6:00 P.M. Please register to secure your spot as space is limited to the first 15 participants. To reserve please call (915)857-1135

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Painting with Pizazz “Happy Holidays”

December 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm CST
Cibolo Nature Center, 140 City Park Rd.
Boerne, TX 78006 United States

Come enjoy a cozy night of painting with us. Bring some mulled wine or the drink of your choice and some holiday snacks and cross someone off your shopping list with this painting. All art materials provided. $40 per person. Registration required.

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Geminids Meteor Shower

December 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm CST
Inks Lake State Park, 3630 Park Road 4 West
Burnet, TX 78611 United States
Free – $6

Watch the biggest meteor shower of the year and learn how humans looked up to survive. Meet at Central Park (across from the playground). Bring blankets or chairs to sit in, dress warmly and bring hot drinks. We will have the telescope out for the first part, then star stories, and end by enjoying the meteor shower. We'll provide hot cocoa and coffee while supplies last. Program free with entry fee.

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Christmas in the Park – Atlanta SP

December 14 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm CST
Atlanta State Park, 927 Park Road 42
Atlanta, TX 75551 United States

Christmas in the Park from dusk until 9pm

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Cowboy Coffee!

December 14 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 pm CST
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Friday, repeating until December 21, 2018

Inks Lake State Park, 3630 Park Road 4 West
Burnet, TX 78611 United States
Free – $6

Are you stout enough to drink Cowboy Coffee? Come test your grit! Join a Ranger and learn a little about Cowboy life! This program is a come and go from the Park Headquarters. Don’t forget your recipe for Cowboy Coffee and Dutch Oven Doughnuts! Children will not be served Coffee. Program free with entry fee. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter (@InksLakeSP), Instagram, and Facebook for all the latest information about park events!

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