Saturday, December 1 & 8, 2018
Watch Santa Claus ready himself for clambering down chimneys across the world as he practices on one of the biggest chimneys of all, Chimney Rock! Watch him scale the 315-foot monolith and enjoy other festivities. USA Today named Chimney Rock one of the top 10 places to catch up with Santa. Come and see why!
From 11 AM to 2 PM, meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy live holiday music, complimentary hot cocoa, cookies and kids’ activities and see live critters. There is no additional cost with paid park admission.
Mr. Claus will rappel from the top of Chimney Rock at 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM while spectators gather in front of Cliff Dwellers Gifts (parking area) for live holiday music, refreshments and kids’ activities. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available in front of Cliff Dwellers Gifts for photos between practice rounds.
Meet some animals and attend an animal education program by a park naturalist.
Watch Santa from the parking lot, from the top of the Chimney or the walkway at top.
This Santa on the Chimney event is included in regular park admission, $13/adults and $6/youth 5-15.
Chimney Rock is located 25 miles southeast of Asheville in the Hickory Nut Gorge on Highway 64/74-A. The Park is the focal point of the developing Chimney Rock State Park. Street address for GPS: 431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC
For more about the Park, see our Chimney Rock Guide.