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November 17, 2023 - January 1, 2024
From 6-10 PM every evening at the Tryon International Equestrian Center, drive through an ultimate Christmas light show synchronized to holiday music. Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland Drive-Thru Light Show brings two miles of animated lights to the beautiful Tryon Resort. On select nights, be sure to also visit Tryon Resort’s Winterfest Village featuring Santa’s North Pole Experience, the Who-liday Character Zone with your favorite Grinchy Green Man, Mrs. Claus’ Cookie Kitchen, live music, and more! (More details below) It's 48 miles from Asheville, an easy drive via I-26 East.

Christmas Winter Wonderland Light Show Tryon - Romantic Asheville

The Wonderland features giant, custom-built displays of Santa and his pals. Drive through the hundreds of thousands of lights seven nights a week, 6-10 PM, rain or shine.

Winterfest Village Activites
Tour the light show, then park and take in the holiday magic at Legends Plaza, where Winterfest Village lights up. Winterfest Village will be open Fridays-Sundays December 1-17 and December 19-23 from 5 PM-9 PM. Lots of free fun, but you'll need to purchase wristbands for featured entertainment. Wristbands are $10 on Fridays and Sundays and $12 on Saturdays. Parents do NOT need a wristband to accompany their children.

  • Santa Meet-and-Greet and Photo Booth
  • Grinch & Whoville Experience
  • Carousel Rides
  • Bounce House
  • Live Music & Holiday Performances

Christmas Winter Wonderland Light Show Tryon - Romantic Asheville

 Go to the Tryon International Equestrian Center's website for more info and to buy tickets online. 

Ticket Options

  • REGULAR VEHICLE (Thursday-Sunday & Holiday): $35/vehicle.
  • VAN TICKET: $75/van (max 8 people)
  • BUS TICKET: $150/bus (max 15 people)
  • LODGING PACKAGES: Also available. See website for details.

Christmas Winter Wonderland Light Show Tryon - Romantic Asheville

Christmas Market at Tryon Equestrian Center
Visit their Christmas Market and shop from 40+ vendors in one place at Legends Plaza. Shop handcrafted goods to local products including art, fashion, jewelry, toys, artisan foods, and more. Make it an evening and dine at a variety of on-site restaurants. 

Find many other attractions nearby, including wineries in the Tryon Foothills Wine Country and the nearby towns of Columbus, Rutherfordton, and Tryon. Also, see our Top Holiday Season Things to Do Guide for more.

Directions: Tryon Resort is located conveniently off of exit 170 on US Highway 74. It's an easy 50-minute drive from Asheville. The street address for GPS is 4066 Pea Ridge Road, Mill Spring, NC.

Go to the Tryon International Equestrian Center's website for more info and buy tickets online.

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