Thanksgiving Weekend Events

horse and carriage ride at chetola

Friday, November 23 and Saturday, November 24, 2018

Look for the elf feet around the resort to take you to Santa, Cookies and Movies. Follow the horseshoes to the Carriage Rides.

Horse and Carriage Rides around Chetola Lake

5:30 to 9:30pm – Sign up on Timbers Patio*
Rides begin in front of Timberlake’s Restaurant and travel around Chetola Lake to the Gate House and back.  Cash or credit card
Adults: $18
Children 3-12: $11

Children 2 and younger: Free
*No pre-reservations will be taken; sign-up for each night's rides begins at 5pm on the Timbers Patio on each respective day

Santa visits Chetola!

5:30 to 9:30pm – Evergreen Room
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

Cookie Decorating

5:30pm to 7:30pm – Evergreen Room
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!

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

3-9pm – Embers Room
Cozy up for some holiday classics, make a batch of reindeer food, and enjoy the spirit of the holidays.

Chetola's Festival of Lights

Thousands of holiday illuminations light up Chetola beginning at dusk on Friday, Nov. 16 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.

Timberlake's Restaurant will be offering its regular dinner menu during the events on Friday and Saturday from 5-10pm. Call 828-295-5505 for dinner reservations.

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