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.
Chetola Resort is North Carolina’s premier family-friendly mountain resort located in Blowing Rock. It is spread across 78 acres in a woodland setting adjacent to Moses Cone Memorial Park and within walking distance of downtown Blowing Rock. The resort also offers a spa, fly-fishing with a certified guide, on-site dining, and a sporting reserve. On-site lodging is available for Thanksgiving weekend and the holidays. Chetola Resort is open the free, drive-through light show to the public beginning Sunday night, November 29.
New this year is a nativity scene and additional light displays with music. Roll down your car window for a merry melody. Remember though that weeknights afford less traffic and wait times. The lights come on at dusk and end at 10 p.m. Expect to be greeted by friendly security pros at the entry gate who will take temperatures of everyone in the car and update you on mask requirements. For out of town visitors, set your GPS for 185 Chetola Lake Drive, Blowing Rock, NC 28605. Enjoy!