The WNC Agricultural center is hosting the largest drive-through, synchronized LED Christmas light show in the world.
Created by Shadrock Productions, this is the first year the show has appeared in Asheville. The company presents similar shows in Sevierville, Tenn. New Market, Md. and Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Judging from a recent visit to the Asheville site, the attraction seems to be popular. On Dec. 23, traffic stretched for more than a mile down Airport Road with cars waiting in line to enter. Once inside the gates, visitors were greeted by a series of lighted features inspired by the lyrics of “Twelve Days of Christmas”: partridges in pear trees, french hens, geese laying golden rings and more. A corresponding radio frequency beamed in music that was synchronized to blinking and strobing lights in the form of Christmas trees and tunnels. At the end, there’s a “Christmas Village” featuring hot cocoa and other treats.
All in all it’s a unique experience, full of opportunities for kitschy fun.
The attraction is open from dusk until 10 p.m. every night through Jan. 1. It costs $20 per car or mini-van and some of the proceeds go to local charities. More information here.
Video by Shadrock Productions embedded here via YouTube
Photos by Jake Frankel