Cave Sing

(270) 758-2180
One Mammoth Cave Pkwy | Mammoth Cave, KY 42259
Location: Mammoth Cave National Park
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December 4, 2022

Location: One Mammoth Cave Pkwy, Mammoth Cave National Park, KY

Phone: (270) 758-2180

Time: 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Price: Free

Enjoy this free holiday event featuring live musical performances inside the cave by the Lindsey Wilson College Singers, Mammoth Cave Guide Hillary Sward, and the Band Table Singers. 

Cave Sing participants will meet behind the park visitor center and depart for the Historic Entrance at 2 p.m. CST. Participants must walk approximately 0.75 miles (1.2 km), round trip, to reach the performance area. The access trail includes a steep outdoor hillside to and from the cave’s natural entrance with a total of 130 stairs.

In 1883, residents planned a Christmas celebration in Mammoth Cave. The big local event consisted of carols, laughter and even an adorned Christmas tree. The ten-foot cedar was hauled into the cave and stood in a room known as the "Methodist Church". It was soon draped with ribbons and popcorn under the glowing light of lard-oil lanterns. An early article about the event stated, "...the halls of the cave ring with joyous carols and the laughter of happy children."

In 1980, Mammoth Cave National Park rekindled this celebration. However, instead of just a local event, visitors from all over now attend. Today, this historic enactment gives the opportunity for visitors to experience the incomparable acoustics and grandeur of the cave's great halls. The event is scheduled for the first Sunday in December each year and is completely free of charge!

Cave Sing