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Mistletoe Park plans Christmas program

Posted: December 1, 2013 - 1:00am

It’ll be fun for the entire family as Mistletoe State Park holds its inaugural Christmas program at the park on Saturday, Dec. 7.

“We thought with the name Mistletoe, we should provide a Christmas program,” said Brenda Bettross, program assistant at the Appling park.

“Why not come out and make it a family fun Christmas weekend.”

The program will kick off on Friday, Dec. 6, with hayrides in the campground from 7-9 p.m. Visitors will be able to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and roast marshmallows while being regaled with winter stories.

Hayrides will go around the campground and by the lake. The cost is $2 per person or $5 for a family of four.

The weekend of fun continues on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with Christmas crafts workshops.

“Guests can create gingerbread houses, muscadine vine wreaths, family mugs and several nature ornaments that will dress up any Christmas tree,” said Bettross. “It should be fun for the whole family.”

The costs of the crafts vary from between $5 and $10. There is also a $5 park pass required for each vehicle that enters the park.

“If folks want to make a weekend out of it, they can also rent a cottage,” added Bettross. “We have a Christmas special for cottages going on right now that will fit right in.”

Individuals who call the park office now through Christmas and rent a cottage will receive two free tickets to Lights of the South.

Lights of the South in Grovetown boasts of more than 5 million lights displayed through a 100 acre forest.

To take advantage of the free ticket offer, individuals must ask for the Christmas special when renting a cottage at the park.

Mistletoe State Park has 10 fully equipped cottages on the lake, five of which are log cabins.

For more information about the Mistletoe Christmas program, as well as any other park programs, call the park office at (706) 541-0321 or visit their website at www.gastateparks.org/mistletoe.

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