The Most Cheerful Ways to Celebrate a Chimney Rock Christmas This Season

Is a mountain getaway on your wish list this year? If so, make your wish come true by making your holiday a Chimney Rock Christmas. As the calendar approaches December, Western North Carolina decks the halls and fills the air with an endless supply of holiday cheer. Whether you’re enjoying holiday shopping or attending a winter celebration, there are numerous things to do in Chimney Rock and Lake Lure during the holiday season. To make the most of your holiday getaway, take a look at our free Vacation Guide, and get ready for the best Christmas you’ve ever had. 

Plan Your Christmas Getaway 

How to Have the Most Memorable Chimney Rock Christmas This Winter 

Santa on the Chimney  

Did you know that USA Today named Chimney Rock one of the best places to see Santa and Mrs. Claus? Come to this year’s Santa on the Chimney event and see why! You can watch St. Nick practice his climbing skills as he scales the 315-foot Chimney Rock. The event will feature tons of family-friendly activities, live music, and holiday treats. Plus, you’ll see plenty of local wildlife in Chimney Rock State Park 

Christmas in Chimney Rock Village  

Whether you need to cross a few gifts off your list or want a little treat for yourself this December, Chimney Rock Village, has the best holiday shopping in the region. From Chimney Rock Gem Mine & Jewelry Co. to April’s Boutique, wherever you shop in Chimney Rock, you’ll find gorgeous looks, sought-after items, and thoughtful gifts to put under the tree.  

Visit a Beloved Christmas Town 

Forest City is one of the best places to get into the holiday spirit in North Carolina. Each year, this small town puts on a big show with millions of sparkling lights. Forest City Christmas kicks off in early December. Bring the entire family, grab a cup of hot cocoa, and take a carriage tour through the magical displays! 

Experience Christmas at Biltmore Estate 

No matter what the season, Biltmore Estate is an amazing destination. However, Christmas at Biltmore Estate is a special experience that you can only witness once a year. Watch as the grand estate transforms with over 50 Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands, ornaments, and more! The 35-foot Fraser Fir Christmas tree is Biltmore’s centerpiece during this wonderful time of year. 

Book Your Christmas Cabin at The Esmeralda esmeralda inn accommodations

Nestled in one of the most incredible mountain ranges, you will find The Esmeralda. With gorgeous mountain views, warm hospitality, and proximity to the best attractions in Western North Carolina and the surrounding area, there is no better place to stay during the holidays.  

When you book any of our cabin rentals, like the Chimney Rock River Cabin, you can always look forward to the best packagesamenities, and top-notch service. Complimentary breakfast, spa services, and easy access to our onsite restaurant are a few perks that our guests can enjoy. 

If you are ready to start planning your vacation, then check our availability and book your stay. Wishing you the happiest holidays from The Esmeralda Inn!