Saturday, December 5 & 12, 2020
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!
Enjoy live holiday music, hot cocoa, cookies, and take photos in Santa's sleigh with mountain scenery all around. Though Mr. and Mrs. Claus will not be there this year, kids can have their wishlist typed up on a vintage typewriter by a poet to mail to Santa! There is no additional cost with paid park admission.
(Mr. and Mrs. Claus will not be there for 2020 event due to safety concerns.)
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.
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.
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