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Saturday, December 10

Breakfast with the Elves at the Old Rock Cafe
Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Cost: No event cost or registration required. Each menu item has individual cost.
Old Rock Cafe, 431 Main St
Chimney Rock, NC 28720 United States

Join Santa’s elves for a festive breakfast and see what’s on the menu every morning at the North Pole! The elves will be serving up very special holiday pancakes for kids and kids-at-heart, and classic breakfast favorites will round out the menu. Warm up with a cup of coffee at the Old Rock, then head to the Park and watch Santa prepare for Christmas Eve by rappelling down the 315-foot Chimney Rock!

Saturday, December 10

25th Annual Santa on the Chimney
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cost: Included with Park Admission
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Chimney Rock has become Santa’s favorite place to train for his big night of deliveries. After a long summer, what better place to prepare and stay in shape than on one of the world’s largest chimneys at Chimney Rock State Park? Write a letter to Santa, enjoy live holiday music, hot cocoa, cookies, photo ops with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and meet live Park animal ambassadors.


Schedule of Events:

Santa Rappels Down the Chimney – 11am, 12pm, 2pm

Photos with Santa- 12:30-1:30pm

Guided Hike with an Elf – 11:15am and 1:15pm

Winter Family Animal Encounters – 11:30am and 1:30pm

Holiday Tunes with John Mason – All Day

Eddie Cabbage Types Your Letter to Santa – All Day

Create a Christmas Craft – All Day

Make Your Own S’mores – All Day

Holiday Shopping – All Day

Saturday, December 17

Naturalist Niche: Intro to Birding Walk
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Cost: Includes Park Admission: $25 Adult, $8 Annual Passholder, $15 Youth (ages 5-15), $6 Rockin’ Discovery Passholder. Advance registration required.
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Want to learn more about the fastest-growing hobby in America? Join a naturalist for this walk specifically designed to help beginners learn how to spot and identify different species of birds. The winter scenery is the perfect backdrop for finding our feathered friends among the bare trees. As a spot on the NC Birding Trail, Chimney Rock is the perfect place to fall in love with bird watching.

Saturday, December 17

Mindfulness Series: Rest and Reflection
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost: Includes Park admission: $35 Adult, $25 Annual Passholder. Advance registration required.
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Join Namaste in Nature for a reflective meditation walk off the beaten path and away from the crowds. De-stress on this hike focused on connecting with yourself and the natural world. This fall mindfulness experience will center on rest and reflection as winter falls on the Park.

Monday, December 26 - Saturday, December 31

Winter Break Animal Encounters
Time: Daily at 2pm
Cost: Included with Park admission.
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Did you know our staff had a wild side? Join a Park naturalist to meet some of our live Animal Ambassadors and learn what kind of wildlife inhabits the Park and their important roles in the ecosystem. Some of our best teachers have feathers, fur, shells or scales!

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