The Ultimate Christmas Getaway Begins at Tryon Resort with Drive-Thru Christmas Lights Show

Oct 16, 2019 - 5:33 PM

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland presented by Ingles Coming to Tryon Resort

Mill Spring, NC – October 16, 2019: The ultimate Christmas experience begins at Tryon Resort this November 15, 2019 through January 5, 2020, featuring a holidays lights driving tour with hundreds of thousands of lights, a Winterfest Village with Santa’s House and kids’ activities, plus shopping, diverse restaurants, and overnight lodging packages. This resort for all who love horses, outdoor living and an active lifestyle is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina and will become a winter wonderland for the Christmas season. Plan a getaway or daytrip to Tryon Resort to create memorable holiday experiences for families, couples or groups of friends. Discover all the Winterfest fun and more at

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Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland presented by Ingles
Tryon Resort is thrilled to be the newest location on the Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland circuit. This two-mile journey weaves through hundreds of thousands of animated Christmas lights coordinated to music for an estimated 30 minutes of holiday enchantment. The Wonderland also 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. This playful portion of the show is sure to please everyone, young to old.

The tour finishes in Tryon Resort’s Winterfest Village filled with more fun for the whole family. The tour is $25 per carload with additional pricing for group vans and buses available. Tickets are available online in advance or at the exhibit entrance, and discount tickets are available at any Ingles location beginning November 15th. Tours are self-driven and open from 6pm-10pm seven days a week beginning November 15, 2019 and ending on January 5, 2020.

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Winterfest Village & Santa’s House
Continue the holiday fun in Winterfest Village featuring Santa’s House. Located in Legends Plaza at Tryon Resort, Winterfest Village is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 5pm-10pm and features carousel rides, animal experiences, live music and performances, s’mores roasting, and other kids’ activities. Take photos with Santa inside his house and hear stories from Mrs. Claus.

Carousel rides are free, with tickets available for purchase to experience the other kids’ activities. Admission to Santa’s House is free, and digital photos with Santa are $5 each or framed prints are $10 each. All vehicles that participate in the Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland tour will receive a free digital photo coupon to Santa’s House. Admission to Winterfest Village is free and open to the public.

S’mores & Snores – Fridays Only
Snuggle up for story time with Santa’s Elf on Friday nights at 7pm in Legends Plaza. Sit around a fire pit roasting s’mores and listening to Christmas stories to help children prepare for bedtime. S’mores kits will be available for purchase in The General Store and are complimentary for onsite lodging guests.


Breakfast with Santa – Saturdays in December Only
Bring the kids to enjoy Breakfast with Santa from 8am-11am on Saturday mornings in December before Christmas. Dine on pancakes and other traditional breakfast favorites while kids interact with Santa. Reservations for Breakfast with Santa are strongly recommended and can be made by calling 828.863.1000.

Onsite Lodging & Packages
Tryon Resort has a variety of onsite lodging including cozy one bedroom cabins right in the heart of the lights tour, or luxurious three and five bedroom cabins on the river, plus a 50-room motel and RV spaces. Special holiday lodging packages are available that include admission to the Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland presented by Ingles. All Tryon Resort lodging options can be explored at or by calling 828.863.1015.

Tryon Resort Restaurants & Shopping
Choose from several restaurants when you visit Tryon Resort including Legends Grille, Roger’s Diner and Pony Express Deli open seven days a week, as well as Campagna Italian Cuisine and Blue Ginger Sushi. Concessions and carnival-style treats will also be available at Jennifer’s Creamery and Mane Street Coffee during Winterfest Village hours of operation on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Visit to learn more.

Holidays gifts are also plentiful and available at The General Store, Dover Saddlery, or onsite vendors.

To start planning a Christmas holiday getaway to Tryon Resort or for more info, visit or call 828.863.1000.


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