Holiday Happenings

Steam train decorated with a wreath

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Join in the festivities at parks across the country as national parks celebrate holidays of past and present throughout the month of December. Step into the past to discover how people celebrated winter holidays, experience another culture's traditions, or just join in the fun!

Parks across the country are hosting special events, like train rides, open houses, musical performances, solstice observances, craft-making, food-tasting, caroling, resolution hikes, and more. Check the list of events below to find something near you.

Come to an event or create your own holiday traditions of visiting a national park.

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  • Pullman National Monument

    Labor Day at Pullman National Monument

    Monday, September 3, 2018

    Celebrate Labor Day 2018 with Pullman National Monument at the site that led to the creation of this federal holiday! [A National Park Service Event]

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    • Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: 11141 S Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60628