December 05, 2018
Randy Simons | Dan Keefe
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Over 40 Holiday-Themed Events Planned Across the State
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation invites residents and visitors to celebrate the season at more than 40 holiday-themed events taking place at New York State Parks and Historic Sites. Events include a number of hands-on activities, outdoor recreation, historic tours, and holiday celebrations for visitors of all ages.
"I encourage families and friends to start a new tradition by visiting a state park or historic site this holiday season and participate in one of our many holiday-themed activities," said Rose Harvey, Commissioner of the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. "These events across the state have something for everyone to enjoy."
Highlights of the holiday-themed events include candlelight tours of Old Fort Niagara overlooking Lake Ontario in Western New York, the Holiday Light Spectacular at Jones Beach State Park and trees lightings at Planting Fields Arboretum, Bayard Cutting Arboretum and Orient Beach on Long Island, and tours of the decorated historic homes of Clermont and Staatsburg in the Mid-Hudson Valley.
For a complete listing of holiday events taking place near you, visit NYS Parks calendar of events for more information. Events may require pre-registration and/or an admission fee.
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 parks, historic sites, recreational trails, golf courses, boat launches and more, which are visited by 71 million people annually. A recent study found that New York State Parks generates $5 billion in park and visitor spending, which supports nearly 54,000 jobs and over $2.8 billion in additional state GDP. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit www.parks.ny.gov, connect with us on Facebook, or follow on Instagram and Twitter.