Thanksgiving Weekend 2021

Thursday, November 25th

Thanksgiving Holiday Dinner

Four-course Plated Meal | Noon to 6:00 pm - Timberlake's Restaurant 
Please join us for our annual Thanksgiving Holiday Dinner. Reservations begin Monday, October 25th at 9 am. 828.295.5505 FULL (View Menu)

Family Style To-go | 11:00 am to 6:00 pm - Timberlake's Restaurant 
Enjoy a Timberlake's Thanksgiving from the comfort of your home or rental. Reservations begin Monday, October 25th at 9 am. 828.295.5505 FULL (View Menu)

Friday, November 26th - Saturday, November 27th

Festival of Lights
Close to 30,000-holiday illuminations light up Chetola beginning at dusk on Friday, November 26th, and running through the end of Blowing Rock Winterfest, January 30, 2022. As you stroll around Chetola Lake, view glittering ice skaters, a Nativity scene, a colorful train, Rudolph’s “Holiday Catch”, and much more.

Story Time with Santa and Mrs. Claus
*every 30 minutes, 5 pm-7:30 pm Friday and Saturday evenings (reservations required, as seating is limited)

In an effort to keep Santa and Mrs. Claus safe this year, they have agreed to offer a socially safe reading of a Holiday Classic. Families with kids will be able to say hello (social distancing), hear them read a Holiday classic, and write a letter to Santa to leave with him. Offered every 30 minutes, beginning at 5 pm (last reading at 8 pm) both Friday, November 26th, and Saturday, November 27th. Reservations for resort guests will begin Wednesday, November 3, 2021. Sign-ups will be available the day of to the general public. Story Time with Santa and Mrs. Claus is a free event, however, we recommend a donation to Crossnore School & Children’s Home.

Carriage Rides, 5pm-9pm (reservations required)
Guests of Chetola Resort will enjoy this Holiday tradition of a carriage ride around Chetola Lake to see the Festival of Lights. Reservations can be made with Chetola Guest Services prior to arrival. Adults, $30/ each & Kids (ages 3-12), $15/ each. Payment must be received at the time of booking. Reservations for resort guests will begin Wednesday, November 3, 2021. Sign-ups will be available the day of to the general public for remaining rides.

Bonfire, S'mores, & Chili, 5pm-9pm
On Friday and Saturday evenings enjoy a toasty bonfire, delicious s'mores, and warm chili by our lakeside firepit. There will be a cash bar for adult beverages, bowls of chili for $6, and complimentary s'mores for guests of the resort.