Talk about magic in the Great Smoky Mountains! Anakeesta — a family-friendly, award-winning adventure park with fun attractions, mountaintop shops, Southern eateries, and seasonal events in the City of Gatlinburg, Tennessee — is expanding with Lumina Enchanted Night Walks in fall 2022. As the first Lumina Night Walk in the United States, Astra Lumina will be a one-of-a-kind immersive experience YOU won’t want to miss at Anakeesta!
The Lumina Enchanted Night Walk Experience
Created by Moment Factory, a multimedia entertainment studio based in Canada, Lumina Enchanted Night Walks are brilliant light displays filled with movement, sound, and sparkling imagination. Walking through one of their glowing night shows creates a sense of wonder, fantasy, connection, and discovery in the great outdoors.
By harmonizing luminous art with the beauty of a natural site, Lumina aims to enhance your nighttime experience with family and friends. So far, over 2 million spectators have marveled at their 13+ displays across the world — including Oceana Lumina in France, Vallea Lumina in Canada, Rainforest Lumina in Singapore, and Kamuy Lumina in Japan.
Astra Lumina Night Walk at Anakeesta
Presented by Anakeesta in downtown Gatlinburg, TN, the world-renowned Lumina Enchanted Night Walks is finally coming to the United States! As the 15th display ever created in the international series, expect Astra Lumina to wow your senses on a stroll across 80+ acres within the mountaintop theme park in the Great Smoky Mountains.
YOUR Starlit Adventure
What’s the theme for this spectacular nighttime adventure? Astra Lumina summons the stars from the night sky to dazzle and amaze, creating a mystical celestial realm to wander for a while in the great forest of the Smoky Mountains. With mood-setting music, dancing light displays, and enchanting projections, this magical experience will be big, bright, and beautiful!
Walk beneath the Astra Archway, watch stars dance and fall, and listen closely to the Cosmic Choir. Pass through Stardust Rays intertwined with nature, experience starlit origins with Stellar Visions, and follow the Celestial Trail. See the stars come back to life in Astral Genesis, then ooh and ahh as they return home to the wondrous galaxy!
Family Friendly Experience
Astra Lumina is a family-friendly immersive experience that welcomes all ages to visit. Along with an astral adventure in the Smokies, you can prepare for your journey at the inviting welcome area and end your memorable time in the starry photo booth.
Furthermore, Bob Bentz — the founder and managing partner of Anakeesta — had this to say about the brand-new Lumina Walks attraction. “Families and guests of all ages will be captivated by the spectacular state-of-the-art special effects, enchanting storytelling, and more surprises.” If you’re looking for family-friendly entertainment in Gatlinburg, this is it!
The Details — YOU Can Experience Astra Lumina!
Opening Date + Show Schedule
November 1, 2022 (Thursday) — daily shows to follow!
After the first-ever Lumina Enchanted Night Walk at Anakeesta in fall 2022, shows will continue daily, hopefully for years to come! The schedule for the Lumina Night Walk attraction allows new groups to enter every 15 minutes between 6:00 and 9:30 p.m. Times may vary and change according to the season, sunset, and weather.
Tickets + Park Admission
Ticket sales are now available! All guests must purchase admission tickets to Anakeesta in order to experience Astra Lumina. Luckily, you can purchase discounted combo tickets to cut down on the cost. Grab tickets in advance to save even more cash!
- Adult (ages 12-59) — $49.99 (advance) / $51.99 (gate)
- Senior (ages 60+) — $42.99 (advance) / $44.99 (gate)
- Child (ages 4-11) — $37.99 (advance) / $39.99 (gate)
- Infant (ages 3 and under) — FREE always!
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MORE Fun at Anakeesta
Along with fun and entertainment on Lumina Night Walks at Anakeesta, this magical park boasts loads of attractions to explore and enjoy for all ages. After riding the scenic chonodola — a unique chairlift and gondola combo — to the tippy top of Anakeesta Mountain, you can shop for souvenirs, dine at a variety of restaurants with mountain views, and play all day!
Attractions at Anakeesta
- Anakeesta Gem Mine
- AnaVista Tower
- BearVenture Challenge Course
- Black Bear Village
- Dueling Zipline Adventure
- Firefly Village
- Lumina Enchanted Night Walk — coming soon!
- Memorial Forest Walk
- Rail Runner Mountain Coaster
- Ridge Rambler
- Splash Pad
- Treehouse Village Play Area
- Treetop Skywalk
- TreeVenture Challenge Course
- Vista Gardens
- Willow Sculpture
Magical Moments at YOUR Cabin
Experiencing the Lumina Night Walk at Anakeesta, watching the synchronous firefly phenomenon in summer, or driving through Winterfest light displays aren’t the only ways to enjoy magical moments in the Smokies. Make memories with loved ones, play arcade games, swim in a private indoor pool, soak in a bubbly hot tub beneath a starlit sky, and sip wine fireside at a Gatlinburg cabin or condo rental!
When you opt to stay with Cabins for YOU, you’ll have picturesque views of nature, amenities to entertain, relaxing luxuries, and conveniences of home. Some of our vacation rentals even have resort extras to make the most of your mountain stay. Plus, you’ll be within minutes of the gorgeous Great Smoky Mountains National Park — the most visited national park in the country — as well as excellent attractions and more things to do in downtown Gatlinburg.
Get ready to attend the first-ever Lumina Enchanted Night Walk in the United States at Anakeesta and book your magical cabin stay for fall today!