Community Events & Fun Things To Do In Lake Lure



Family Fun Holidays In The Hickory Nut Gorge 

Outside activities lighten spirits in Lake Lure 


Lake Lure, NC: The Chamber of Commerce of Hickory Nut Gorge invites families to participate in three outside events designed to lighten spirits for the holidays. Activities include a tree lighting ceremony, beachside bonfires for New Year’s Eve, and the infamous Polar Plunge on New Year’s Day. 

“People need something light and happy right now after such a challenging year, and we have the perfect backdrop for outdoor, socially distant activities the whole family can enjoy” said Laura Doster, Chamber Director.  

  • “Light Up The Gorge” will take place on Friday, November 27th at 7:00pm. All businesses, homeowners, and community members are encouraged to decorate their buildings, cars, boats, and even themselves and participate in our first tree lighting ceremony. The ceremony will be held at the Lake Lure Town Center, between the Arcade building and the Lake Lure Inn & Spa. Hot cocoa and treats will be available and all are welcome! 

  • A New Year’s Eve beachside bonfire with fireworks will be held at the beach in Lake Lure. The event will take place from 7-9:30, with fireworks going off at 9pm. A cash bar with beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks will be available. General admission is $10 per person and includes access to the beach, party favors, fun activities and music. (In case of inclement weather, event will be postponed to a future date to be announced. Pre-purchased tickets will be accepted.)