Mid November 2020-Early January 2021 (Exact dates TBA)
At the Tryon International Equestrian Center, drive through an ultimate Christmas light show synchronized to holiday music. Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland brings two-miles of animated lights to the beautiful Tryon Resort. On weekend nights, also visit Winterfest Village and Santa's House. It's 48 miles from Asheville, an easy drive via I-26 East.
The Wonderland features giant, custom-built displays of Santa and his pals on vacation in the mountains, hang gliding, rock climbing, ice fishing, lounging around the campfire and more. Drive through the hundreds of thousands of lights seven nights a week, 6-10 PM, rain or shine. At the Winterfest Village (Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights), visit Santa, interact with live animals, ride the carousel and enjoy live music and s'mores.
The 30-minute drive-through show is $25/carload with additional pricing for vans and motorcoaches. Sponsored by Ingles, stop by one of their grocery stores for discount tickets. Buy tickets at the entrance or in advance. Go to the Tryon International Equestrian Center's website for more info and buy tickets online.
Other Holiday Season Events
- Thanksgiving Day: Gourmet buffet at Legends Club at Tryon Resort.
- Saturday mornings: Breakfast with Santa, 8-11 AM on every Saturday in December before Christmas
- New Year’s Eve at Tryon Resort – Tryon Resort’s annual New Year’s Eve celebration includes two comedy shows, a dance party with live band, champagne toast, and a balloon drop at midnight! Dine onsite at one of four restaurants. Lodging packages are also available.
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. 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.