TRAILS CLOSED DEC. 5-8: All Fontenelle Forest trails and the Raptor Woodland Refuge will be CLOSED from Mon., Dec. 5 through Thurs., Dec. 8, for our annual managed deer hunt. The Nature Center and Neale Woods will remain open.

TRAILS CLOSED DEC. 5-8: All Fontenelle Forest trails and the Raptor Woodland Refuge will be CLOSED from Mon., Dec. 5 through Thurs., Dec. 8, for our annual managed deer hunt. The Nature Center and Neale Woods will remain open.

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Recurring Event Event Series: Holiday Festival at the Forest

Holiday Festival at the Forest

December 10 @ 8:00 am - December 16 @ 7:00 pm

Holiday Festival at the Forest

Enjoy a week-long holiday celebration at Fontenelle Forest for the whole family!

December 10-16 (All Day, Every Day) | Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Step into a Winter Wonderland in our Great Hall, beautifully decorated with holiday trees and wreaths. Then, bundle up and stroll the first loop of our lighted Riverview Boardwalk. Warm up with some complimentary hot cocoa as you enjoy the day’s festive activities. There will be an ornament decorating self-serve station for all the kids (and those who are kids at heart).

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES: Saturday & Sunday, December 10-11
Enjoy a variety of special holiday activities including:
– Habitat Building
– Holiday with the Raptors
– Santa
– Holiday Concert
– Carol hiking (two sessions)
(Full details and times below)

LOCATION: Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
EVENT FEE: Free for members or with daily admission for non-members. Click HERE to see daily admission prices.
TEMPORARY EXTENDED HOURS: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Special Activities (dates & times listed below):

Saturday, December 10th

Santa

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Bring your kiddos to talk to Santa and enjoy our Winter Wonderland holiday decorations while waiting for your turn to talk to the big guy!

Don’t forget your wish list (and your patience – so you can be sure to stay on the “nice” list).

Holiday with the raptors

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Get the chance to meet some of our educational raptors up close!

Our raptor team will be teaching and answering questions about our feathery ambassadors.

Habitat Building

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Instead of gingerbread houses made of cookies and candy, we’re making habitats out of materials found in the Forest.

Learn about and build one of the three habitat types found at Fontenelle Forest; oak savanna, prairie and wetlands.

 

Sunday, December 11

Goldenrod Duo

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

We will feature a holiday concert for your listening enjoyment in the Baright Gallery. Seating will be available for visitors in the gallery, or guests may listen while viewing the holiday decorations in the Great Hall.

 Carol Hiking Session 1

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Bring your holiday spirit and join us for caroling at the Forest! Led by our best (non-professional) Forest singing staff, we plan to spread some holiday cheer and have a lot of fun! Holiday costumes and/or ugly holiday sweaters are not required but are definitely encouraged (there may be prizes involved).

Please arrive a few minutes prior to hike time.
All ages are welcome. Families with smaller kids will enjoy this daytime caroling event.

Carol Hiking Session 2

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Bring your holiday spirit and join us for caroling at the Forest! Led by our best (non-professional) Forest singing staff, we plan to spread some holiday cheer and have a lot of fun! Holiday costumes and/or ugly holiday sweaters are not required but encouraged (there may be prizes involved).

Please arrive a few minutes prior to hike time.
All ages are welcome. However, please note sunset is at 4:55 p.m., so it may be rather dark for this event. The first loop of the Riverview Boardwalk will be lighted.

 


Don’t miss Winter Wonderland at Fontenelle Forest!

Our annual holiday decorations in the Great Hall and lighted Riverview Boardwalk can be viewed from Dec. 10 to Jan. 2.

Click here for details 

 


QUESTIONS? CALL 402-731-3140.
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Details

Start:
December 10 @ 8:00 am
End:
December 16 @ 7:00 pm
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Venue

Fontenelle Forest
1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Phone:
4027313140

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