Celebrate the spirit of the holiday season with Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area and take part in a variety of fun, traditional, and educational programs.The Nature Station will offer a variety of programs over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. On Friday, Nov. 28, visitors can make their own nature decorations during Natural Decorations at 2 p.m. For those who enjoy watching birds in the winter, the Nature Station offers a day of bird-friendly programs on Saturday, Nov. 29. Join us for the Waterfowl and Eagle Watch program at 1:30 p.m., to learn tips on viewing your feathered neighbors. Then, put your viewing tips to work with the Nature Station staff as they search the shoreline and identify different species. On Saturday, Nov. 29, from 1 to 4 p.m., The Homeplace celebrates Christmas in 1850. This program offers the smell of homemade cookies, stockings hung over the fireplace, and voices raised in song signifying that Christmas has come to The Homeplace. Visitors can learn to make simple Christmas decorations to decorate the tree, collect favorite holiday recipes, and relax to the sound of old-time Christmas tunes with the Dixie Volunteers. Later, join in singing 1800’s Christmas carols as we usher in Santa Claus by horse-drawn wagon to delight everyone with tales from his past. All ages are welcome at this family event. The Golden Pond Planetarium offers two holiday programs Dec. 4-20, A Story of Christmas explores the customs of Christmas, and ‘Tis the Season allows visitors to discover the cultural, seasonal, and religious rituals from around the world. Call 270-924-2020 for more information. Some programs require reservations and full deposits. Please call 270-924-2020 for additional information or to reserve your spot. Admission to The Homeplace and Nature Station is $4 for ages 13 and up; $2 for ages 5-12; 4 and under, free. The Homeplace, Nature Station, North and South Welcome Stations, and Golden Pond Planetarium and Visitor Center will be closed Thanksgiving Day.