WinterFest in the Gorge 2014

Winterfest in the Gorge

November 28, December 5, 6, 12 and 13, 2014 – beginning at 3:00 pm

Winterfest 2014The Christmas spirit comes alive in the Hickory Nut Gorge on November 28, 2014 with the official kickoff to Winterfest. Join us as Lake Lure and Chimney Rock Village “Light up the Gorge” with a holiday spectacular not to be missed. Create new memories with your loved ones and see the two towns celebrate with happiness and cheer.

Schedule Summary

  • Light Up The Gorge- November 28, 2014
  • Chimney Rock Chili Cook-Off-December 5
  • WinterFest Activities-December 5-6, December 12-13
  • Polar Plunge-January 1, 2015

WinterFest Activities on December 5-6, and 12-13 begin at 3:00 and include the following:

  • Trolley and Hay rides starting at the Arcade Building up into Chimney Rock Village. See the Flowering Bridge light up, Main Street lights, and our Village Tree.
  • Santa’s Workshop: Pictures with Santa and crafts made by your kiddos
  • Lake Lure Beach Bonfire and S’mores
  • Fairy Houses made by our locals displayed on the Flowering Bridge
  • Present Wrapping in Chimney Rock Village
  • Live Music Performances happening throughout the day

There will be plenty of parking in Lake Lure and Chimney Rock. See the attached MAP for Hayride and Trolley stop locations, as well as designated parking areas.

Cost: Hayride/Trolley tickets are one time $5.00 per person with unlimited riding on both forms of transportation. $20 family price for families of 5 or more.

Location: Parking at Arcade area: 103 Arcade Street, Lake Lure, NC 28746 – Map & Directions Parking at Chimney Rock Village: Public Parking Lot on Main Street – Map & Directions.

Phone: 828-625-2725 (Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm)

Websites for More Info: Hickory Nut Chamber  and Rutherford Tourism

WinterFest in the Gorge is sponsored by the Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge.


About Lisa Duncan

Lisa Duncan is a 25-year Advertising and Marketing veteran who proudly worked on some of the biggest brands and mightiest small businesses on the planet -- Publix Supermarkets, Outback Steakhouse, Buffalo Wild Wings , Costa Rica and Orlando Tourism to name a few. Her award-winning expertise is now brought to bear as a consultant and freelancer. She's a clogger (yep), blogger and outdoor enthusiast. An avid adventurer and dog lover at heart. She hikes, bikes, kayaks, zip-lines, white water rafts and has even been known to jump out of perfectly good airplanes. She loves exploring everything from state parks to trails off the beaten path and then shares her experiences on, the website she founded in 2013 when she moved to beautiful Lake Lure, NC.