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10th Annual Campfire Christmas in July at Indian Cave State Park

July 14, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For a touch of holiday cheer at a beautiful park, bring the family to Indian Cave State Park on July 14-15 for the 10th Annual Campfire Christmas in July.

Traditional holiday activities include Santa, hayrack rides, Christmas-themed games & crafts, Yule log quest and a Christmas-themed outdoor movie.  Food trucks will be offering brisket burgers, ice cream, funnel cakes, fried Oreos and shaved ice.

Other activities throughout the weekend include a flashlight reindeer pellet round-up on Friday evening. Saturday activities include a campground decorating competition and kids’ pony rides. Visitors on July 15 will enjoy browsing the Jingle Bell Junk & Craft Market.

Friday, July 14

6-8 p.m.

  • Make n’ Take Christmas ornaments
  • Foot-long chili dog ($4) and root beer floats ($3)
  • Free marshmallow roasting & freeze pops

7-8 p.m.

  • Kids’ horse rides ($2)

9 p.m.

  • Flashlight reindeer pellet roundup

8-10 p.m.

  • Tractor-drawn hayrack ride to Whoville (adults: $3; kids: free)

Saturday, July 15

noon-6 p.m.

  • Food trucks, burgers, fried Oreos, funnel cakes & shaved ice

1-6 p.m.

  • Jingle Bell Junk & Craft Market

3-5 p.m.

  • Kids’ horse rides ($2)

1 p.m.

  • Antler toss

2 p.m.

  • Snowball toss

3 p.m.

  • Santa’s arrival on a fire truck

5 p.m.

  • Yule Log Quest

7-8 p.m.

  • 10 cent Christmas Bingo: 10-year anniversary special event!

8-10 p.m.

  • Tractor-drawn hayrack rides to Whoville (adults: $3; kids: free)

9 p.m.

  • Pasture movie – “The Grinch” (86 min.; bring law chairs & blankets)
  • Judging of Christmas Decorating Contest in the Campgrounds (Winners posted Sunday morning at the Entrance Booth)

A Valid Park Entry Permit is required.


July 14, 2023
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Jan Alexander


Indian Cave State Park
65296 720 Rd
Shubert, NE 68437
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(402) 883-2575
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