Winterfest Tradition At A State Park

Rekindle wintertime traditions with family and friends at Ponca State Park in Northeast Nebraska. December 29 is Winterfest - a celebration of winter and a chance to enjoy some new cold weather experiences. Here are some examples.

A yule log quest - followed by a yule log bonfire
Lighted hayrack rides
Craft activities such as wreath-making and pine cone birdfeeders
Refreshments like wassail, hot chocolate and cookies
A fruitcake fling and kid's kindling hunt
A soup supper featuring chili, oyster stew and chicken noodle soup
A wine and cheese tasting (and mini lodge open house)
Much, much more!
Learn more by looking through the event details or the event schedule.

The yule log quest.
A European tradition, the yule log quest offers a chance for young and old to team up in search of the decorated yule log.

Yule log quest participants can win prizes - and the soup supper is included with registration. Sign up for the yule log hunt by contacting Ponca State Park directly at (402) 755-2284 or by e-mail them at

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