Spend New Year’s Eve At Kentucky State Parks

We write about it every year but Kentucky State Parks are gearing up again for New Year’s Eve celebrations around the Commonwealth.

If you’re looking for something to do in your own backyard, go to the nearest State Park! Some are offering dinner buffets, entertainment, dancing and theater.

Some of the events:

Barren River Lake State Resort Park, Lucas — New Year’s Eve Party: Barren River Lake State Resort Park invites you to ring in the 2014 New Year with us Dec. 31. Sit down to a delicious buffet in the Driftwood Restaurant, then go dance the night away as we ring in the New Year with DJ Cindy Cossey from 8 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. We’ll also have the big screen up again this year to watch the ball drop and have our own balloon drop at midnight. Refreshments and party favors provided during dance. A lodge package for $179.95 plus tax, tip, and resort fee includes lodging Tuesday night, Tuesday night dinner, dance, and Wednesday morning breakfast for two. A cottage package for $299.95 plus tax, tip, and resort fee is also available. The dinner and dance only for two is $85 plus tax and tip. The dance only is $20 per person. For more information or to make reservations call 1-800-325-0057.

Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park, Mount Olivet — Comedy in the Parks: Blue Licks Battlefield brings you this year’s installment of “Comedy in the Parks!” Join us for an evening of fine dining and comedy entertainment. Dinner starts at 5 p.m., followed by “The Comedy of Lee Cruse” at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy music from “The Piano Doctor” Dave Stahl and saxophonist Freddy Helm from 9 p.m. to midnight. We’ll have the dance floor in place and the large projection TV showing you what’s going on around the country when the clock strikes midnight. Join us for the dinner and show with event tickets or stay at the Worthington Lodge with a room package that includes a lodge room and tickets for two. Tickets: $37.04 per person. Includes tax, dinner and show for one person. Package price: $126.08; includes tax, dinner, show and one lodge room for two people. For information call 1-800-443-7008.

Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park, Buckhorn — New Year’s Eve at Buckhorn Lake: Awake to the New Year amid mountain tranquility. Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park is offering a special lodge room rate of $50 per night Sunday, Dec. 29, through Saturday, Jan. 4. The park is also offering a special plated dinner from 5-8 p.m. with tender chicken breast and petite ribeye, tossed salad, side, and dessert for $25. Or choose the seafood platter, sides, and desserts for $14. (Not including tax or gratuity). For reservations call 800-325-0058.

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