Department of Parks
Kentucky State Parks Plan New Year’s Eve Celebrations For 2010
FRANKFORT, Ky. – You can ring in 2010 at a number of Kentucky State Parks with New Year’s celebrations and parties.
Several state resort parks across Kentucky are having parties, dances and dinners on Dec. 31 to say goodbye to 2009 and welcome in a new year. The resorts have lodges, cottages, restaurants and other facilities and many parks will be offering overnight packages that include meals and a party, dance or show.
Here’s a listing of the parks and the New Year’s celebration details. For more information about these and other parks, visit www.parks.ky.gov:
Barren River Lake State Resort Park, Lucas
New Year’s Getaway Package
“Once in a blue moon” it is good to get away from the hustle and bustle of a hectic holiday season. Arrive early and enjoy a relaxing sunset over the lake. Your New Year’s Getaway Package includes a prime rib and shrimp scampi dinner buffet for two, one night’s lodging in the Louie B. Nunn Lodge and breakfast buffet for two, all for $130 per couple. Call 1-800-325-0057 to make your reservation. (A blue moon occurs when there are two full moons within the same month, this year the full moon falls on Dec. 31, another will not occur until 2012) Want to enjoy the sunset? Sunset time on Dec. 31 is 4:37 p.m. CST.
Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park, Buckhorn
New Year’s Eve
Ring in the New Year with us! Entertainment provided by HBS productions – DJ Entertainment with thousands of songs, with dance lighting effects, playing all your favorites while you dance your way out of 2009 and into 2010! We will pause the party for the balloon drop at midnight. Package includes one night’s lodging, dinner and dance with party favors. The cost is $150 per couple plus tax (based on double occupancy.) Call the park for details 800-325-0058.
Carter Caves State Park, Olive Hill
New Year’s Eve Package
Plan a visit to Carter Caves State Resort Park and enjoy New Year’s Eve with an overnight package. Lodge room, dinner and breakfast for two for $119.95 plus tax. Package with room and dinner only for $99.95 plus tax. Add $55 for cottage. Cave tours for Cascade Cave and X-Cave will be conducted daily. Call 800-325-0059.
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, Corbin
A Stellar New Year's Eve
This New Year's Eve will be astronomical! Celebrate New Year's Eve in style with our New Year's Package. Package includes dinner, dance with an outer space theme, lodge room, and New Year's brunch for $175 per couple/ $129 single. Extend your stay and take in our mysterious moonbow on Friday night and for Saturday, join our Star party, take in the Quadrantid Meteor Shower and view space objects through telescopes. Choose from the New Year's package, the Star Package (Jan. 1-3) for $210 couple/ $189 single, or the Ultimate Package: New Year's and the Star Package for $375 per couple/ $310 single. For information, call 1-800-325-0063.
Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park, Burkesville
New Year's Eve Celebration
Happy New Year! Last year was such a blast that the band Klassyc Tymes will return again to ring in the new year with you here. This seven-piece classic rock band is from Southern Kentucky. Klassyc Tymes covers great tunes from the 50s through the 80s. The band will play from, 9 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. CST. The special packages offered are a Super Deluxe Package for $174.95 for a room with a view and includes one night’s lodging for two, dinner for two, breakfast for two, two dance tickets, and small gift in your room. The Deluxe Package is $155.95 for a room and includes one night’s lodging for two, dinner for two, breakfast for two, and two dance tickets. Dinner and dance only is $79.95 per couple. Dance only tickets are $25 per person. To make reservations call 1-800-325-2282.
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park, Prestonsburg
Murder Mystery Dinner Theater
The best time for a murder mystery game is anytime, especially New Year's Eve! Come with your curiosity and watch the mystery come alive. It will be up to you to find the culprit as audience members will have the opportunity to participate in the investigation. Can you piece together the clues and solve the murder? Everyone loves a good mystery, especially the thrill of watching a "Who Done It" unravel before their very eyes. There will be prizes for those who solve the mystery and a wonderful buffet meal to go along with all the mystery. Tickets are $40 per person, $140 couples package (includes lodging, show and dinner), $300 for a table of eight, and $350 for a table of 10. Call 1-800-325-0142.
Kenlake State Resort Park, Aurora
Kenlake's "Motown New Year's Eve" Celebration
A Motown New Year's Eve!! Step back in time with us and dance the night away and GROOVE to the sounds of Motown! Dance starts approximately at 9 p.m. and carries through the New Year up to 1 a.m. Refreshments provided and fun is guaranteed! The $149.95 package price is based on double occupancy for room and dance. Ticket prices for the dance only are $46 per couple or $23 per single. Deadline for registration is Dec. 28. Call 1-800-325-0143 for information.
Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, Gilbertsville
New Year’s Eve Celebration
Join us for a New Year’s Eve celebration that you are sure to enjoy! Party favors, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment provided to ring in the New Year! Event will be held at the Kentucky Dam Village Convention Center. Dance tickets are $40 per couple or $20 per person. Add on dinner and/or one night's lodging for two and make it a romantic getaway! Enjoy dinner for two at the Harbor Lights Restaurant, dancing from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., one night in a Village Inn room (double occupancy), and a hearty breakfast the next morning! All for only $149.95 per couple. Entertainment provided by Sound Services - DJ Entertainment with over 100,000 songs and numerous dance lighting effects, you'll have the best time you've had in years! Registration is recommended but not required. Call Anthony Lawrence at 1-800-325-0146 or email Anthony.Lawrence@ky.gov.
Lake Barkley State Resort Park, Cadiz
Barkley Bash 2009
Lake Barkley State Resort Park will ring in the New Year with a fine dining and live music and dancing. The Alonzo Pennington Band will be providing the music. A night out with APB has been known to induce DANCING AND PARTYING to the delicious mix of original songs, blues, country, classic rock, funk and jazz. Event packages are available with overnight accommodations for two along with prime rib dinner, dance and breakfast are priced at $239 plus tax. More packages are available including dinner and dance and dance only. For prices and information call 1-800-325-1708 or email Nick Edmonds at Nick.Edmonds@ky.gov
Lake Cumberland State Resort Park, Jamestown
New Year's Eve Celebration
Come and celebrate the incoming year of 2010 at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park. Special package price of $79.95 includes one night’s stay and dance per couple. There will also be a special prime rib and peel and eat shrimp dinner buffet for $19.95 per person. Dance only tickets can be purchased at the door for $30 per couple or $20 per person. Call 1-800-325-1709.
Natural Bridge State Resort Park, Slade
New Year’s Eve Package
Natural Bridge State Resort Park is offering an overnight package on New Year’s Eve that includes a lodge room, dinner buffet and breakfast for two for $134.95. The dinner buffet features prime rib, Cornish hen, Tortellini Alfredo and fried catfish and hushpuppies. Buffet only is $16.95 and will be served from 5-8 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-325-1710.
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, Dawson Springs
New Year's Eve Celebration
Come to Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park for a rockin' New Year's Eve Celebration. The $140 package includes one night’s lodging, two buffet dinners, two buffet breakfasts, dance with DJ, hors d’oeuvres and party favors. Buy a second night with your New Year's Eve package for half price. Call 1-800-325-1711.
Pine Mountain State Resort Park, Pineville
New Year's Eve Bash
Enjoy a light-hearted atmosphere, classic dance music and party favorites from the 70s, 80s and 90s! Ring in the New Year beneath our balloon drop at the stroke of midnight! We'll provide an assortment of snacks, mixers and party favors. Our $134 (+ tax) special package includes dance admission, one night’s lodging, evening buffet meal, and New Year’s Day Brunch for two. Dinner and dance only tickets are also available. Contact the park for details at 800-325-1712.
Rough River Dam State Resort Park, Falls of Rough
New Years Eve Celebration
Ring in the New Year with us! A live band will be playing all your favorites while you dance your way out of 2009 and into 2010! We will pause the party to watch the ball drop at midnight and we will also provide light snacks and other goodies! Package includes: One night’s lodging, a prime rib dinner buffet, breakfast buffet on New Year’s Day. Evening entertainment includes music, party favors, and snacks! $145 plus tax per couple. Deluxe and executive cottages must be shared by two couples. Contact Sheila Jones for more information at 1-800-325-1713 or email@example.com