Saturday, December 3 & 10, 2022
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)
Breakfast with the Elves: From 8 -11 AM join Santa's elves for a holiday breakfast! They're be serving up holiday pancakes for the kids along with other classic breakfast favorites. There's no event cost. Each menu item has an individual cost.
Photo: Chimney Rock State Park
Santa on the Chimney: From 11 AM-2 PM, Mr. Claus will rappel from the top of Chimney Rock several times 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.
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.
All of the trails and the top of the Chimney will be open, including the new Skyline Trail. Don't forget to browse the shops in the Village.
The Park's restaurant, the Old Rock Café, in Chimney Rock Village will host Breakfast with the Elves from 8 AM-11 AM.
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