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The Christmas season is in full swing at Kentucky State Parks. Santa Claus, that jolly old man from the North Pole, has started his trip south early this year in order to visit as many of Kentucky’s parks as possible before he delivers presents to all the kids on Christmas Eve.

This weekend, Santa has plans to stop for meals and photo ops at five of the state parks in the Commonwealth on Saturday, December 7, and Sunday, December 8, 2013.

General Butler State Resort Park, in Carrollton, is inviting everyone to not only have Breakfast with Santa on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to noon at the Two Rivers Restaurant but to also browse through the display of Christmas trees decorated by local business, civic organizations, and schools. There is also a holiday concert scheduled on Saturday evening with David Stahl and Freddie Helm.

The tree exhibit will remain on display throughout the month of December. For more information, call the park at (502) 732-4384.

At Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, near Gilbertsville, Frosty will join Santa at the Harbor Lights Restaurant for Breakfast with Santa from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. This is an opportunity for the kids to get a picture with Santa plus enjoy a child-friendly buffet. The cost of the buffet is $7.50 for adults, $4.99 for children ages 6-12, and free for children under 5.

For more information about this or any other holiday event at Kentucky Dam Village, call (800) 325-0146.

Santa will next head over to Rough River Dam State Resort Park, at Falls of Rough, for a Supper With Santa event from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday. This will give kids an opportunity to meet Santa and give him this year’s wish list while enjoying a child-friendly buffet.

For more information about this event or to make a reservation for lodging, call the park at (800) 325-1713.

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, near Dawson Springs, is the last stop for Santa on Saturday. Santa Visits the Park from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and will pose for free pictures. In addition, items in the park’s gift shop will be 25% off all day Saturday. Call the park at (800) 325-1711 for more information.

Kenlake State Resort Park, in Aurora, will host a Santa and Buffet Lunch on Sunday. Santa and Mrs. Claus will join guests for photos from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.; buffet hours are noon to 3:00 p.m. The park is offering special buffet pricing for this event: $7.00 for adults, $4.99 for children 6-12, and free for children 5 and under.

Kenlake will be collecting canned goods for a local charity and guests are encouraged to donate. For more information about this or any other event at Kenlake, call (800) 325-0143.


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