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Santa to visit Chimney Rock

Santa to visit Chimney Rock

Old Saint Nick will visit Chimney Rock State Park in Rutherford County Saturdays, Dec. 3 and 10, for the 25th year running practicing his chimney-climbing game on the iconic rock as Christmas festivities abound. 

Between rappel trips down the chimney, Santa will take a break to meet visiting children with Mrs. Claus. The day will 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. Students from Lake Lure Classical Academy will perform holiday music Dec. 3, and Park Musician John Mason will play Christmas classics on his hammered dulcimer Dec. 10.

Elves will host guided hikes to Hickory Nut Falls, and guests can join naturalists on the Outcroppings Deck to meet the park’s animal ambassadors. The day will also festive craft stations and s’more making. 

The event is free with park admission. 

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