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Santa on the Chimney
The first two Saturdays of December are some of the most magical days of the year for Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park. On December 7th & 14th, jolly ol’ St. Nick will be practicing for his big upcoming night by rappelling down the Chimney at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. each day.
At the top of every hour, Santa will take a break, so that he and Mrs. Claus can visit and take photos with children and their families. Local poet, Eddie Cabbage, will also be available to help kids put together their Christmas wish lists. Using his vintage typewriter and pieces of parchment paper, Cabbage will type up a one-of-a-kind, personalized wish list that kids can give to Santa or keep as a memento.
Holiday music will be provided from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. each day of the event. A band or choir from local schools will make musical guest appearances at each event.
The Park’s restaurant, Old Rock Café, will host Breakfast with the Elves from 8:00-11:00 a.m. Families can order a variety of holiday breakfast items, enjoy holiday music and hear Mrs. Claus tell a very special Christmas story at 10 a.m. After your hearty breakfast, head on up the mountain to see Santa preparing for his big debut with assistance from his professional helpers, Fox Mountain Guides.
An assortment of other activities, including animal encounter demonstrations, holiday craft stations, and complimentary cookies and hot cocoa will also be available.
This event is included with general park admission and is weather permitting. Park tickets can be purchased online or at the Ticket Plaza upon arrival.