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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Santa Over the Rainbow @ Rainbow Springs State Park

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 6:00pm EST to Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 8:30pm EST

Free with park admission ($2.00/person)

More Information:
Ranger Station 352-465-8555

Located in the Northeast region at:
Rainbow Springs State Park
19158 SW 81st Place Road
Dunnellon, FL 34432

Enjoy the magic of the season at Rainbow Springs State Park. Come see the park glisten in thousands of Christmas lights. 

Additional Information:

Participant Requirements

Guided Paddle (Or Walk) @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:30am EST

Paddle is free with camping or standard park entrance fee

Rentals are $10.70 / hour; $42.80 / day

More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

Located in the Southwest region at:
Oscar Scherer State Park
1843 South Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229

Paddle along South Creek and learn about the park and the estuarine critters. Please register between 8:00am and 8:45am at the Ranger Station. May bring own vessel or rent one from the Ranger Station. Some paddling experience recommended as it is a group tour.

Note: South Creek is a tidal water, therefore if water is too shallow for a paddle, a walk will be offered instead. 

 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am EST

Free with park admission.

More Information:
(561) 624-6952

Located in the Southeast region at:
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive
North Palm Beach, FL 33408

Join us for a guided exploration of MacArthur Beach State Park daily at 10:00 a.m.  Meet in front of the Park's Nature Center. 

Additional Information:

Bring a water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellant.

Dune Trail Nature Walk @ Grayton Beach State Park

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:15am CST

Program is free with regular park entrance fees.

More Information:
Patrick Hartsfield, Assistant Park Manager, 850-267-8300

Located in the Northwest region at:
Grayton Beach State Park
357 Main Park Road
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Join Assistant Park Manager, Patrick, along with Park Ranger Jacob, as they lead visitors on a Guided Nature Walk through dune habitat. Learn of the many plant varieties which help support and protect the dunes. Parking will be available at the Beach Parking day use area. Picture taking is encouraged, so don't forget your camera!

Additional Information:

The degree of difficulty for this event is "Moderate".  Pets are not allowed on this event.

Participation Requirements

Game Night @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm EST

Free for registered campers

More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

Located in the Southwest region at:
Oscar Scherer State Park
1843 South Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229

Come join us for cards and games and make some new friends. Various games are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. Program is for registered campers only as it is after hours. Located in the Nature Center.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Up Past Bedtime Movie @ The Barnacle Historic State Park

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm EST

Ages 6 and up: $5.00

Ages 2-5: $3.00

Children under 2: Free

More Information:
Ranger Station, (305) 442-6866

Located in the Southeast region at:
The Barnacle Historic State Park
3485 Main Highway
Miami, FL 33133

While the kids are out of school on winter break, come out to the park for a family-friendly film on the front lawn. Modest pajamas, flashlights, picnics and low lawn chairs are encouraged. All ages will enjoy the 1999 animated feature The Iron Giant—the story of a nine-year-old boy who befriends a giant robot from outer space that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy.

Additional Information:

Up Past Bedtime Movie Participation Requirements.

Purchase tickets at the gate. Sales begin at 6:00 p.m. and end at 7:15 p.m.

Film length: 1 hour 26 minutes. Rated PG.

Please park curbside or in a nearby lot. Visitors with a Disabled Person Parking Permit may call the Ranger Station for additional parking information.

The Barnacle is pack in/pack out.

No pets during evening events, please.