Santa to visit Chimney Rock
Old Saint Nick will visit Chimney Rock State Park in Rutherford County Saturdays, Dec. 4 and 11, practicing his chimney-climbing game on the iconic rock as Christmas festivities abound.
Santa will rappel down the Chimney at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. each day, taking a break after each trip to meet visiting children with Mrs. Claus.
The day will also include breakfast with the elves from 8 to 11 a.m., Santa photos and one-of-a-kind wish lists typed up on the vintage typewriter of local poet Eddie Cabbage.
At 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., elves will host guided hikes to Hickory Nut Falls, and guests can join naturalists on the Outcroppings Deck at 12:30 p.m. to meet the park’s animal ambassadors. The day will also feature live music, festive craft stations, s’more making at the bonfire and live music.
The event is free with park admission.