Easter Sunrise Service at Chimney Rock Park


A legendary annual community event in Western North Carolina, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park’s annual Easter Sunrise Service attracts more than 1,000 early risers from around the Southeast each year. The free interdenominational Easter celebration features live instrumental music, spiritual songs and a spectacular sunrise ascending over Lake Lure. The Park offers free entry 5-6 a.m. for the 6:30-7 a.m. service held at the top parking lot below the Chimney on April 8, rain or shine. Guests are invited to eat at the Old Rock Café’s 7-11 a.m. breakfast buffet and may stay to enjoy the Park all day. The Ticket Plaza will be open 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for normal business hours.

“Our annual Easter Sunrise Service is a special tradition for our guests and a memorable event for the entire family,” said Mary Jaeger-Gale, General Manager at Chimney Rock. “There’s no better way to celebrate the beauty of Easter morning.”

The public is invited to join in celebrating Chimney Rock’s Easter Sunrise Service with song, scripture and spiritual music as the sun rises over Lake Lure. Limited parking is available in the top lot. When the lot is full, parking will be available on the Meadows, with shuttle buses transporting guests to/from the top lot. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early, dress warmly and bring a flashlight. Guests are invited to the 7-11 a.m. all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet at the Old Rock Café for $9.79 for adults and $5.79 for children (ages 10 and under), including beverages.

Read more about the Sunrise Service at Chimney Rock.

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