Chetola Resort Festival of Lights will be open to public Nov. 29 to Jan. 31.

Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock once again presents the free, drive-through tour of their traditional holiday display that includes close to 30,000 lights throughout the resort and around Chetola Lake.

New this year is a Nativity scene and additional light displays with music.

In an effort to keep you (and Santa) safe this year, Chetola Resort will offer visits with Santa and carriage rides to resort guests only on Friday, Nov. 27, and Saturday, Nov. 28. This change from the traditions of past year is to keep the community safe during Covid-19 and to abide by Watauga County Health Dept. recommendations and safety practices.

The lights come on at dusk and end at 10 pm. Call 828-295-5500 for more information on procedures.