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Nov. 25-26, Dec. 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 2017

Celebrate Christmas like never before. Join us for a magical and entertaining view of our most treasured holiday. Saturdays 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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About ChristmasFest


Browse trees uniquely decorated by the local community while enjoying refreshments from the Friends of Wilderness Road State Park. Each Saturday evening provides different entertainment from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. including: live music from area church choirs, the lighting of the Community Christmas Tree, the antics of Tickety Tock the Elf, Santa & Mrs. Claus and more.

The event kicks off with the lighting of the Community Christmas Tree on the first Saturday evening at 6 p.m. with live music provided by local church choirs. Those in attendance are encouraged to share the holiday spirit by joining the choirs as they sing various holiday favorites. Tickety Tock the Elf will hand out candy and have a few stories to tell. Santa's most trusted and rather unique elf, Tickety Tock, will share some of his fondest Christmas stories from the North Pole some of which often finds him in deep trouble with Santa. The children will be immediately drawn to this special character, who often goes out of his way to make sure everyone has a good time!

Ol' St. Nick himself, Santa Claus, will break away from his busy schedule to visit with children ages 10 and under on the second Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. He will be bringing along his wife, Mrs. Clause for this trip and they will be handing out a toy to each child who visits to carry them over until Christmas morning.

On the third weekend of the event, guests can venture back to Martin's Station for Christmas on the Frontier from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. On the final weekend of the event, the Grinch will be on hand to entertain children from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact the park office at 276-445-3065.


"I have been to the park for the Candlelight Ghost Tour and the Mystery Dinner Theatre. I just love these events, I wish they could have them once a month." - Ginger Sullivan

"I have watched this park grow so much over the past 10-12 years. I really enjoy the Heritage Festival and listening to all the Bluegrass bands. And the Wilderness Road Trail is perfect for walking and riding your bicycle." - Janice Lowe

"My kids love to stop by and see the Buffalo. It's so nice to have these facilities right here in our region. The kids love the playground and the Junior Rangers program. And the Indian Ridge Trail is a great location to see some of our area's prettiest wildflowers." - Melissa Jackson