November 23-December 28, 2016
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.
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.
Stop at Santa's Village (Nov 23-Dec 23) to get some hot cocoa, kettle corn and souvenirs including a photo with Santa Claus.
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 lights.
Two other nearby light shows include Winter Lights at the NC Arboretum (walk through 500,000 lights) and the smaller Festival of Lights at Lake Julian. Also see our Top 12 Christmas Small Towns decked out with lights.
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: $25
- Activity Van or Mini Bus: $40
- Limo: $40
- Tour/School Bus: $80
Tip: Friday, Saturday and Sundays are the busiest days. So to avoid long lines, go early or visit during the week.
The 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.