Saturday, December 2 & 9, 2023
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! (Feature photo courtesy of Chimney Rock State Park)
Holiday Treats: Complimentary cookies, hot chocolate and coffee will also be available for visitors.
Photo: Chimney Rock State Park
Santa on the Chimney: Chase High School Jazz Band will play a selection of holiday tunes on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Following the band’s performance, Lake Lure Classical Academy’s children’s choir and acoustic ensemble will perform until 1:30 p.m. On Saturday, Dec. 9, visitors can enjoy Christmas music in front of Cliff Dwellers Gifts.
Letters to Santa
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. For more about the Park, see our Chimney Rock Guide.
Location: 25 miles southeast of Asheville in the Hickory Nut Gorge on Highway 64/74-A. Street address for GPS: 431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC