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Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland Brings New Show to Sevierville

light tunnel at shadracks christmas wonderland

Tickets to Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland are now available for the 2022 season (photo by John Gullion/TheSmokies.com)

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Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland creates a drive-thru Christmas light event that will brighten up the holidays each Christmas season in Sevierville, Tenn. And since its recent move to Soaky Mountain Waterpark, the show has grown bigger and better than ever.


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field of lights with led christmas tree at Shadrack's
Shadrack’s is a drive-through light show that is choreographed to music (photo by Alaina O’Neal/TheSmokies.com)

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland

This year, Shadrack’s is bringing new surprises at its Soaky Mountain Waterpark location. Not only is the route longer than at its former Smokies Stadium location but there are also new additions for 2023. Look for the 25 ft tall trumpeting angels, a star-studded pathway and more. Guests can also explore the custom-built “Santa’s Safari” along with jeep excursions, games with hippos and driving contests.

rgb light tunnel at Shadrack's
The adventure at Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland usually begins with an RGB light tunnel (photo by Alaina O’Neal/TheSmokies.com)

Soaky Mountain’s Snowy Mountain Village

After the light show, Snowy Mountain Village inside the waterpark will provide fun for the entire family. This includes refreshments, souvenirs, activities for kids and on select nights, visits with Santa. Santa’s schedule this year is 6 to 9 pm, Nov. 23, 25 and 30th also on Dec. 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21 ,22 and 23. The Village is free for anyone who purchases admission to the light show, however, the bounce house is $15 and the kids’ crafts are $5 to $8.

Shadrack’s Soaky Mountain location runs from Nov. 17, 2023-Jan. 7, 2024. The show will operate nightly from 6-10 pm or later if necessary. This show requires that you buy tickets in advance. This event is rain, snow or shine. Visit the website to learn more or to purchase tickets.

blue field of lights with tree at shadrack's in sevierville
Shadrack’s features a field of lights and large LED Christmas trees (photo by Alaina O’Neal/TheSmokies.com)

How long does it take to go through Shadrack’s?

You can stay as long as you would like, but you’ll hear the full loop of music after about 30 minutes or so. Allow extra time for traffic as it gets closer to Christmas.

How much does Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland cost?

You can usually save a little time by purchasing in advance. Tickets are valid on any date of equal or lesser value and are good for one-time use only. A passenger vehicle ticket, max 8 people, will run around $42. An Activity van, max 25 people is $94 and tour buses are $175. Visit the website to learn more.

Also, in my opinion, if you have a tour bus drive through Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland, you should bring a little tip money for the effort because that’s slightly insane. It’s like asking someone to drive through a festively lit obstacle course. Any driver who completes the course successfully should have their license automatically renewed.

santa display with winter break banner at shadrack's christmas wonderland in sevierville
Of course, Shadrack’s also has whimsical Santa light displays (photo by Alaina O’Neal/TheSmokies.com)

Tips for going to Shadrack’s in Sevierville

Remember to be prepared, especially at peak times, as the wait to get into Shadrack’s can usually be lengthy. The line backs up on Highway 66 towards Sevierville. Allow extra time to enjoy the show and let the kids explore.

ski lift light display
Shadrack’s features old favorite displays and new surprises each year (photo by Alaina O’Neal/TheSmokies.com)

Where is Shadrack’s Christmas?

Soaky Mountian Waterpark is located at 175 Gists Creek Rd in Sevierville.

There are additional locations in:

  • Johnson City, TN
  • Madison, AL
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Tryon, NC
  • Marietta, GA
  • Dayton, OH
  • Cedar Rapids, IA

Have you seen Shadrack’s Christmas lights? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below.

4 thoughts on “Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland Brings New Show to Sevierville”

    • Hi Lilly, in the past I remember they did sell photo packages. The photos themselves are (typically) separate, even though Santa’s Village is included. Hope that helps!

  1. I have been multiple times, Kodiak, Myrtle Beach SC and Fletcher NC. I loved them all but my favorite has always been in Kodiak. Awesome!! Wonderful music and Beautiful lights! I highly recommend to everybody from the young to the old.

  2. love this. Second time I’ve been through it. I live in MS and I love coming up here and seeing all the lights. Great job


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