Celebrate the Wonder of Winter. Take part in an immersive story walk complete with live characters, lights, and a blustery quest. After the Trail, enjoy a warm festival tent buzzing with activities including a stocking stuffer market with local vendors, warm tasty concessions, and activities for all ages.
What to expect:
The Winter Wonder Walk is a completely immersive experience. Enter the storybook and take the whole family on a quest through the kingdom of Winterland to find Jack Frost, while meeting several other characters along the way! Our scenes with live characters will assist you along the way. It will be a dazzling rendition of our original winter story.
Glow Trail is an elevated aerial trail of swinging bridges, cable walks, beam walks, tunnels and fun challenges in a wooded setting with tens of thousands of yellow, red, green, and blue lights twinkling throughout the trees.
• Ages 4 and over
As these are our lower trails (only 10-12 feet off the ground) they are a perfect Christmas treat for all ages including adults! (Yellow, Orange, Red, & Black trails will not be open or available for this event.)
We will have yummies for your tummies!
Preorder a Mellow Mushroom Pizza or by slices onsite
Hot Fresh Donuts Made Onsite
Homemade S'mores For the Bonfire
Local Beer & Wine
Before and after the Winter Wonder Walk, cozy up in our warm event tent. The Tent will be complete with a holiday market with local vendors and artists making your holiday shopping easy. We will also have activities for the kids and a bonfire!
Join our volunteer family! We are looking for Actors, Registration Assistants, and Festival Assistants. Volunteers receive 2 tickets to the show, dinner and a shift beer.
Tickets are $18 with $1 being donated to MANNA Foodbank through our Memories Making Meals program.
85 Expo Drive, Asheville, NC 28806 The Adventure Center of Asheville is located behind Regent Park on Regent Park Drive, adjacent to the Crowne Plaza Resort in Asheville. You can access our parking lot from either Expo Drive (through the Regent Park Shopping Center or Sams Club Parking Lot) or from Resort Drive, past the Crowne Plaza Resort.Look for our white Adventure Center of Asheville signs. PLEASE NOTE THAT GPS does not always get you to the correct parking lot.
Take I-240 West until you cross the French Broad River on The Bowen Bridge. Take Exit 3A straight onto Hwy 19/23 also known as Patton Avenue. Turn right at second light onto Regent Park Blvd. Follow the drive which veers to your right. Turn left at end of road at the sign for the Adventure Center of Asheville and Crowne Plaza Resort. The Adventure Center of Asheville is at the top of the hill on your left. Please park in our lot and check in at our Welcome Center!
Take I-240 East to Exit 3A (left hand exit ramp). . Turn right at second light onto Regent Park Blvd. Follow the drive which veers to your right. Turn left at end of road at the sign for the Adventure Center of Asheville and Crowne Plaza Resort. The Adventure Center of Asheville is at the top of the hill on your left. Please park in our lot and check in at our Welcome Center!
We literally bring the magic to life with our cast of talented actors and immersive storyline. Although we will still have a lighted walk throughout the woods, our focus is more on creating an interactive and theatrical story walk.
Doors open at 5:30 in the Festival Area. Then the Winter Wonder Walk will open with actors from 6-8:30 pm. If you are climbing the Aerial Glow Trail, too, please arrive between 5:30 and 6:30 pm to check in and have time to climb the Aerial Glow Trail and walk the Winter Wonder Walk. The Glow Trail will close at 8 pm and the Winter Wonder Walk will close at 8:30 pm. Please plan time to park, check in, and sign waivers.
It is our way to give back to our community. $1 from every ticket goes back to MANNA Foodbank, which generates 4 meals. Memories Making Meals is an extension of Boo To Hunger from the Haunted Trail. Together these programs have raised 76,952 meals in just 3 years!
There is a festival area with a holiday market, a kids’ play area, and a warm festival tent buzzing with local vendors, tasty concessions, and activities for the family. And of course, the aerial Glow Trail (if it is not sold out.)
If we buy a Combo Pass Ticket, do I need to fill out a waiver if we just came to the Adventure Center or Kolo Bike Park? Yes, the Combo Pass waiver includes the Winter Wonder Walk waiver and a new one must be completed each year. Here is the link!
The walkways of the Adventure Center are deep gravel. The Winter Wonder Walk is on an outdoor trail with layers of carpet, roots, rocks, etc. While we try our best to make it an easy walking trail, strollers and wheelchairs are not recommended.
There is no need to bring your own food and drink, because we've got all your needs covered! You c an even order a Mellow Mushroom pizza in advance!
Besides the heated tent area, the Winter Wonder Walk is a trail walk through the woods. Please dress for the weather outdoors and wear appropriate shoes.
We plan to operate in most weather, however if the weather is not cooperating, we will make our call by approximately 11am. We will post it on our facebook page and the Adventure Center of Asheville's page. If we end up canceling a show day, your tickets will be honored on the next show day you are available. If there is bad weather on the last day, we will notify you on how we will proceed.
We take cash and credit cards at all concessions and registration. We are highly encouraging our vendors to do as well.