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What is Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland in Sevierville?

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland in Sevierville is by far one of the most exciting winter events in the Smoky Mountains. Starting November 17, visitors and their families are invited to take a unique tour through thousands of dancing lights from the comfort of their car or bus. Get more details about Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland in Sevierville below:

About Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland in Sevierville

Unlike the other light displays found throughout the area during the Smoky Mountain Winterfest, Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland features dozens of visual displays that are synced to music that you can listen to in your car. This popular light show has become a family favorite for many years, and this year the event is in a brand new location with a longer drive route and captivating new additions! Visitors can enjoy a star-studded patheway, 25-feet-tall trumpeting angels, and more. There’s also custom-built Santa’s Safari themed displays, including Jeep excursions, hilarious diving contests, and more. 

If you have never seen this orchestra of lights, here is a video of what to expect at Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland.

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland in Sevierville kicks off on November 17 and runs until January 7, 2024. Hours are rain or shine from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., including holidays. On weekend evenings, Shadrack’s may stay open after 10 p.m! This is the first year that Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland is exclusively held at Soaky Mountain Waterpark, so you know it’s going to be good!

Snowy Mountain Village

In addition to the brilliant light show, guests at Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland in Sevierville will have the chance to also explore the many fun things to do in Snowy Mountain Village, which is open nightly from 6 to 10 p.m.

freshly baked cinnamon rollsPerfect for families with children, this is where guests will find yard games, interactive activities like cookie decorating, carnival rides, and, of course, Santa Claus! Not to mention, if you get hungry, there are tasty holiday treats you can purchase, from cinnamon rolls to fried Oreos. Here is some of the fun you can expect at Snowy Mountain Village: 

  • Carnival games
  • Carnival rides with a miniature train
  • Tasty treats
  • Bounce house
  • Fire pit
  • Extra large yard games
  • Fun crafts and activities for kids

Pictures with Santa are available from 6 to 9 p.m. on the following dates for 2023: November 24, 24, and 30, and December 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23.

If you plan to explore Snowy Mountain Village, don’t forget to pack a jacket to stay warm while you’re outside!

Tickets to Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland in Sevierville

Another thing that makes Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland different from other winter attractions in the Smoky Mountains is how they have structured their admission prices. Unlike other events and attractions in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Shadrack’s charges guests per vehicle instead of per person.

The admission rates for the 2023 Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland are:

  • Value Ticket: $34.95 + tax per car.
  • Standard Ticket: $39.95 + tax per car
    • Please note: Prices are higher for activity vans and tour buses.

Tickets can be purchased directly at the gate from the comfort of your car, or you can buy online ahead of time and save money! Cash and credit cards are both accepted at the gate.

Some of the other activities found inside Snowy Mountain Village at Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland in Sevierville may charge a separate admission cost. A full list of prices can be found on the event’s website.

Directions to Shadrack’s in Sevierville

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland is located at Soaky Mountain Waterpark in Sevierville. Located right off Winfield Dunn Parkway, you can’t miss it!

For visitors who are unfamiliar with where this attraction is, here is a map that will help you find your way to this spectacular show.

More Things to Do During Winterfest

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland in Sevierville is only one of the many exciting things to do during the holiday season in the Smokies. Still looking for more fun things to do during your vacation? Check out these 17 ways to celebrate Christmas in the Smoky Mountains.