Festival of Lights at Chetola & Thanksgiving Weekend

COVID-19 Update: Out of an abundance of caution, and for the safety of Santa, our guests, staff, and the local community, only Timberlake's Restaurant will be open throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend this year (by reservation only, based on availability).

For guests staying on property at Chetola Resort, we will have additional, socially safe offerings available with limited capacity. Please contact Guest Services at 828-295-5500 for details.

The Festival of Lights will begin Sunday, November 29, and run until the end of Winterfest, January 31. We look forward to offering our traditional Thanksgiving Weekend in 2021. We wish everyone a safe holiday season.


Timberlake's Restaurant


Friday, November 27, 2020-Sunday, November 29, 2020

Timberlake's Restaurant will be open for breakfast, 7:30am-10:30am & lunch and dinner service, 12pm-9pm. Reservations are highly encouraged.

Chetola's Festival of Lights, Sunday, November 29, 2020-January 31, 2021

Close to 30,000 holiday illuminations light up Chetola beginning at dusk on Sunday, November 29, and running through the end of Blowing Rock Winterfest, January 28-31, 2021. As you drive or walk around Chetola Lake, view glittering ice skaters, a Nativity scene, a colorful train, Rudolph’s “Holiday Catch”, and much more.

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