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Christmastime Events At Queen Wilhelmina State Park Near Mena

 

For more inforamtion about any of the activites at QWSP listed below, or the state park, dial (479) 394-2863, or visit the park's website by clicking HERE.

 

Wednesday, December 18th

 

Reservoir Hike starting at 10:00 am and lasting about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Meet at the Reservoir Trail head. Join Park Interpreter Melissa on a hike to what used to be the old water system for the 1898 hotel.

 

Champion Trees starting at 1:00 pm and lasting about 30 minutes. Meet in the Hearth Room. Do you ever wonder what the largest tree of its species are called? Join Park Interpreter Melissa and she will talk about the Champion Trees in Arkansas and where their located.

 

Wonder House Tour starting at 4:00 pm and lasting about 30 minutes. Meet at the Wonder House. Do you ever wonder what the Wonder House is about? Join Park Interpreter Melissa and step back into history to see one of the first vacation homes built in the 1930’s.

 

Thursday, December 19th

 

Critter Tree starting at 10:00 am and lasting about 1 hour. Meet in the Hearth Room. Join Park Interpreter Melissa in decorating our nature Christmas tree outside on the east lawn beside the restaurant. Kids will be allowed to help stand up the tree by using ropes. We hope to make several ornaments for the park critters to enjoy this holiday season.

 

Wonder House Tour starting at 2:00 pm and lasting about 30 minutes. Meet at the Wonder House. Do you ever wonder what the Wonder House is about? Join Park Interpreter Melissa and step back into history to see one of the first vacation homes built in the 1930’s.

 

Edible Insects starting at 3:30 pm and lasting about 30 minutes. Meet in the Hearth Room. Is eating bugs a real thing? Join park interpreter Melissa and see who really eats bugs. If you’re brave enough you can join the “I Ate A Bug Club!” Bring your appetite and take a bite, or come and watch!

 

Friday, December 20th

 

Spring Trail Hike starting at 11:15 am and lasting about 45 minutes. Meet at the Amphitheater. Join Park Interpreter Melissa for a leisure stroll on this short trail. Terrain is easy, so we will take our time and enjoy what nature has to offer us.

 

Christmas Crafts starting at 2:00 pm and lasting about 2 hours. Meet in the Hearth Room. Join Park Interpreter Melissa as we make Christmas ornaments and decorate our Christmas tree upstairs in the lobby.

 

Christmas Tree Art in the Park starting at 7:00 pm and lasting about 1 Hour. Hearth Room It is time to express yourself! We all have an artist inside, and Queen Wilhelmina is the perfect place to get inspired. Join Park Interpreter Melissa and paint a picture of the Christmas tree in the Hearth Room.

 

Saturday, December 21st

 

Home Sweet Home starting at 11:15 am and lasting about 1 hour. Meet at the Lovers’ Leap Trail head. Meet Park Interpreter Melissa for a hike through our neighbors’ homes. Learn of all the different animals and their habitats as we hike at Queen Wilhelmina. We will start on the north side of the Lovers’ Leap trail.

 

Christmas Caroling starting at 2:00 pm and lasting about 45minutes. Meet on the north side of the Lodge. Join Park Interpreter Melissa to make a ‘joyful noise’ while singing Christmas Carols on one of her Holiday Trailer Rides around the park. Temperatures could be brisk, so be prepared to dress warmly! Free Hot Chocolate will also help take the chill off! Space is limited, so reserve your spot today! $5.00 per person. Kids 5 and under are FREE!

 

Christmas Caroling starting at 3:00 pm and lasting about 45 minutes. Meet on the north side of Lodge. Join Park Interpreter Melissa to make a ‘joyful noise’ while singing Christmas Carols on one of her Holiday Trailer Rides around the park. Temperatures could be brisk, so be prepared to dress warmly! Free Hot Chocolate will also help take the chill off! Space is limited, so reserve your spot today! $5.00 per person. Kids 5 and under are FREE!

 

Christmas Caroling starting at 4:00 pm and lasting about 45 minutes. Meet on the north side of the Lodge. Join Park Interpreter Melissa to make a ‘joyful noise’ while singing Christmas Carols on one of her Holiday Trailer Rides around the park. Temperatures could be brisk, so be prepared to dress warmly! Free Hot Chocolate will also help take the chill off! Space is limited, so reserve your spot today! $5.00 per person. Kids 5 and under are FREE!

 

Music on the Mountain starting at 6:00 pm and lasting about 1 hour. Meet in the Hearth Room. Come join the Wendell Randal and friends’ band. They will be playing a variety of music that will help get you in the spirit of Christmas.

 

Sunday, December 22nd

 

Wonder House Tour starting at 10:00 am and lasting about 30 minutes. Meet at the Wonder House. Do you ever wonder what the Wonder House is about? Join Park Interpreter Melissa and step back into history to see one of the first vacation homes built in the 1930’s.

 

Dutch Oven Demonstration starting at 2:00 pm and lasting about 1 hour. Meet at the Pavilion. Are you in need of a tasty treat for this weekend? Stop by Queen Wilhelmina picnic area to find out how much better dessert is cooked over a fire! Park Interpreter Melissa will be using the state vessel – a Dutch oven – to cook-up a simple and delicious dessert. Come by for a taste.

 

Bird Bingo starting at 4:00 pm and lasting about 30 minutes. Meet in the Hearth Room. This is not your ordinary bingo game. In this game of bingo, you will learn about the birds of Arkansas. If you are interested in birds, then you will enjoy this game. Join Park Interpreter Melissa for a fun filled game of Bingo.

 

December 23rd

 

Bird Watching starting at 10:00 am and lasting about 1 hour. Meet at the north side of Lovers Leap. Whether you’re a beginner or pro at birding, join park interpreter Melissa as we hike to the observation deck. We will be watching for birds along the way. Bring your binoculars and we will see how many birds we can identify.

 

Christmas Games starting at 1:30 pm and lasting about 3 Hours. Meet in the Conference Room. Join Park Interpreter Melissa for a fun filled afternoon of Christmas games! This will include our annual game of bingo.

 

Ouachita Strings starting at 6:00 pm and lasting about 2 hours. Meet in the Hearth Room. Come join the amazing Ouachita Strings band. The Ouachita Strings band will be playing a variety of music that will help you feel the spirit of Christmas.

 

December 24th

 

Critter Tree starting at 10:00 am and lasting about 30 minutes. Meet in the Hearth Room. Join Park Interpreter Melissa in decorating our nature Christmas tree outside on the east lawn beside the restaurant. We hope to make several ornaments for the park critters to enjoy this holiday season.

 

Santa Stop starting at 2:00 pm and lasting about 2 hours. Meet in the Hearth Room. Santa is making a special stop to visit Queen Wilhelmina State Park before he starts delivering his toys. So, have you been naughty or nice this year? Ask Santa for yourself and see what he says.

 

12-9-19 8:59 p.m. KAWX.ORG