Asheville Lights Up the Nights This Holiday Season


The holiday season is in aglow in Asheville. Really, it is! Stunning light shows are part of the seasonal festivities and provide hours of fun for the entire family. Will you be there during your Asheville holiday getaway? We hope so. Here's what you'll find.

Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland
The world's largest drive-through light show comes to Asheville this year with additional locations in Sevierville, Tennessee, New Market, Maryland and Myrtle Beach, South CarolinShadrack's Christmas Wonderlanda. This brilliant, fully computerized LED light and music show lights up for the holiday season at the Western NC Agricultural Center Fairgrounds.

The show runs through January 1, so be sure to make it part of your holiday itinerary. In addition to the thousands of lights programmed to perform to your favorite holiday tunes, there is also Santa's Village which offers photos with the big man himself, a bounce house, inflatable slides, a Santa Train, and tasty treats to warm you upgourmet hot chocolate and s'mores, yummy.

Shadrack's ChrLake Julian Festival of Lightsistmas Wonderland opens each evening at dusk and continues until about 10p.m. It's open rain or shine, as well as being open on the holidays. Admission is $20 per car or family van; $30 for activity van, mini-bus or limo; $75 for a tour or school bus. Tickets can be purchased onsite.

Lake Julian Festival of Lights
A local favorite, the Lake Julian Festival of Lights is open through Monday, December 23 at Lake Julian Park. In its twelfth year, the light show attracts visitors from all over to view its thousands of twinkling colored lights and over 50 animated stationary light displays. The family will enjoy this magical adventure through a tunnel of lights and dazzling displays.

Hours for the Lake Julian Festival of Lights are 6-9p.m. Admission is $5 per car, $10 per van, and $25 per motor coach.

Will you be visiting any of the light shows this year in Asheville? If so, let us know! We'd love to hear about it. Cheers to bright lights and holiday cheer.


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