Chetola Resort greets the holidays with its drive-through tour of the Festival of Lights. The free display includes close to 30,000 lights throughout the resort and around Chetola Lake. In an effort to keep visitors safe this year, Chetola Resort offers visits with Santa and carriage rides to resort guests only on Friday, Nov. 27, and Saturday, Nov. 28. - a change from the large public gatherings and the traditions of past years. The resort made this change to keep the community safe during Covid-19 and to abide by local health department recommendations.
This November and December, the scenic Mendocino Coast presents new experiences and thrilling treats that will delight every type of traveler. Un-crowded Mendocino in winter is the perfect getaway from the stresses of life. Perspective is gained at the foot of thousand-year-old giant redwoods, the ocean unfurls as far as the eye can see, and a cozy fireside warms the heart. The slower small-town pace lends itself to a laid-back holiday season.