Take a video tour of the lights last year!
November 26-December 31, 2014
Drive through Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Fletcher (near the Asheville Airport). This award-winning Christmas light and music extravaganza is a two-mile maze filled with hundreds of thousands of LED lights performing in perfect synchronization with the Christmas tunes playing through your car radio.
This season, catch a glimpse of how Santa and his friends spent their summer vacation at the beach with a section of huge displays featuring comical snapshots of the North Pole crew playing in the sand, rather than the snow. This tech-heavy show will also include the all-new animated arch with 3,600 computerized channels.
Drive slowly throught the maze with lots of twists and turns so you can view the displays from many angles. If you want to stop to enjoy, look for wide areas of the route to pull over out of the way of other drivers.
Shadrack hosted its first synchronized light show in 2007, and because of the tremendous response, has taken the show on the road. This spectacle takes light shows to a whole new level, integrating cutting-edge technology, lights, music and movement with all custom-built animated elements featuring 100% environmentally friendly LED li
At the end of the drive route, visit Santa’s Village with Santa Claus under a big tent. Refreshments like hot cocoa, S’mores, funnel cakes and more are available for purchase. Fun activities for kids include a Santa train, giant spider bungee jump and inflatables. Christmas Wonderland supports Toys for Tots.
Two other nearby light shows include Winter Lights at the NC Arboretum and Festival of Lights at Lake Julian.
Hours & Admission
Open everyday, 6-10 PM, even in the rain. Tickets are purchased on-site from the comfort of your own vehicle. Credit cards accepted! The cost to experience Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland:
- Cars or Family Vans: $20
- Activity Van or Mini Bus: $30
- Limo: $30
- Tour/School Bus: $75
Western NC Agricultural Center (Fairgrounds) is located at 1301 Fanning Bridge Rd, Fletcher. It's about 15 miles from downtown Asheville, just past the Asheville Regional Airport.
From downtown, take I-26 East to Exit #40 (Asheville Airport Exit). Turn right at top of exit ramp onto Highway NC 280 and drive about 1/2 mile.