Archive for December 15th, 2008

Caroling in the Cavern

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife

If your Christmas activities have become a ho-hum jingle-bell bore, maybe it is time to take your celebration to the next level—the lower level—of Longhorn Cavern.

Every year we do what we call our caroling in the cave, and what that is, is a Christmas party for our visitors.

Pam Plant is the event coordinator at Longhorn Cavern State Park in Burnet. She says everyone needs to leave any Scrooge-like tendencies at the door for this all ages holiday hoedown.

I mean, it’s Christmas. It’s time for us to let the kid in us come out.

Visitors participate in trivia games for prizes, until it is time to descend into the cavern singing the Twelve Days of Christmas.

We have various artists who will be coming out doing these concerts, and most of them will do the sing-a-long Christmas carols that the audience really loves. Toward the end of the caroling or concert segment, we hand out candles, and the guests come out of the cave singing silent night. Once they return back to the surface, we have a feast that awaits them. We’ll play some more games, give out our big door prizes, and then we end the whole evening with a reading of The Night Before Christmas.

The concerts at Longhorn Cavern State Park are December 17, 20 & 21. We have complete details, including cost and times at

That’s our show… For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.