Holiday Happenings

Steam train decorated with a wreath

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Join in the festivities at parks across the country as national parks celebrate holidays of past and present throughout the month of December. Step into the past to discover how people celebrated winter holidays, experience another culture's traditions, or just join in the fun!

Parks across the country are hosting special events, like train rides, open houses, musical performances, solstice observances, craft-making, food-tasting, caroling, resolution hikes, and more. Check the list of events below to find something near you.

Come to an event or create your own holiday traditions of visiting a national park.

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  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area

    April Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods

    Sunday, April 29, 2018

    A sunrise stroll through Muir Woods. Listen to tall tales, see majestic trees, and hear the story of a redwood forest. Reservations required.

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    • Time: 6:00 AM to 10:30 AM
    • Location: Muir Woods Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free