For 20 years, two weeks in December, the Jolly Ol’ Man shows up to practice at Chimney Rock! Santa Claus comes to the Village of Chimney Rock and from the top of the rock, he drops down 200 feet! He is practicing for all the chimneys, regardless of size, he will have to come down on Christmas eve, all over the world.
The yearly event is something to behold. It is very popular especially with the kids. As they stand down below, in anticipation of his decent, you can hear them say: “Be careful Santa!” - “Don’t get hurt Santa!”.