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Thanksgiving Weekend Events at Chetola in Blowing Rock

  • Thanksgiving Weekend Events at Chetola in Blowing Rock

Over Thanksgiving weekend, on Friday, November 23rd and Saturday, November 24th, elves will be on duty at Ashe County’s Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock to take you and your family to Santa, Cookies and Movies. Follow the horseshoes to the Carriage Rides! Another way to make the most out of living in the High Country!

Horse and Carriage Rides around Chetola Lake

Rides begin in front of Timberlake’s Restaurant and travel around Chetola Lake to the Gate House and back.


When: 5:30 to 9:30pm – Sign up on Timbers Patio each day of event beginning at 4:45pm - First come-first served!*
Cost: Adults: $20

Children 3-12: $10; ages and younger are free

*No pre-reservations will be taken; sign-up for each night's rides begins at 4:45pm on the Timbers Patio on each respective day

Santa visits Chetola!

Rumor has it that Santa’s path puts him right over Chetola on Friday and Saturday nights. Stop by and don’t forget to tell the kids to bring their wish lists!

Professional photos by ASP Image Studio available for purchase for Horse and Carriage Rides and Visits with Santa: $20 for one 4"x6" print and a digital copy
When: 5:30 to 9:30pm – Evergreen Room
Cost: Free!

Cookie Decorating

Bring the kids by for free cookie decorating. You provide the cookie decorators, we provide the cookies, frosting, sprinkles, and other goodies used to create a yummy masterpiece!

When: 5:30pm to 7:30pm – Evergreen Room
Cost: Free!

Christmas Movies & Kids Activities: "Home Alone" & "The Polar Express"

Cozy up for some holiday classics, make a batch of reindeer food, and enjoy the spirit of the holidays.

When: 3-9pm – Embers Room
Cost: Free!

Bob Timberlake Meet & Greet - Friday only

Chat with artist and designer Bob Timberlake about everything from art and food, to clay shooting and family. Mr. Timberlake has a fantastic story for everything. Bring a favorite book or purchase his new 2019 calendar that evening to have them signed by one of North Carolina's greatest.

When: 5:30 to 7pm
Cost: Free

Chetola's Festival of Lights
Thousands of holiday illuminations light up Chetola beginning at dusk on Friday, Nov. 23 and running through the end of Blowing Rock Winterfest, January 24-27, 2019. As you drive around Chetola Lake view glittering ice skaters, a Nativity scene, a colorful train, Rudolph’s “Holiday Catch” and much more.

Where: 185 Chetola Lake Drive Blowing Rock, NC 28605

For more information on the any of the above, call: 828.295.5500

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