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Anakeesta at night

If you’re looking for a unique night-time activity during your Gatlinburg vacation, don’t miss Astra Lumina at Anakeesta! This wonderful special event offers guests the opportunity to connect with the stars through lighting, projection and sound, all for just a nominal add-on ticket to your day at the popular mountaintop theme park! Here are the top 3 reasons why you need to experience Astra Lumina at Anakeesta:

1. Magical Journey Through the Stars

Astra Lumina at Anakeesta creates a magical immersive journey through the stars by seamlessly combining the natural beauty of Anakeesta with a fascinating multimedia program! This event is the very first Lumina Enchanted Night Walk series in the United States and it takes you into an imaginative world that connects you with the night sky! As you set off across the mysterious observatory grounds, you’ll discover a celestial pathway of light, cosmic visions and astral song. Some of the sights that you’ll see along your journey through the 8 zones of astra energy include falling stars, stardust rays, a cosmic choir and an astra genesis!

2. Fun For Guests of All Ages

Anakeesta view at nightAnother top reason why you need to experience Astra Lumina at Anakeesta is because the event is fun for all ages! This is a chance to join your fellow stargazers for an unforgettable adventure, so bring the whole family along for an evening you’ll be talking about long after your vacation is over! Kids will love all of the mesmerizing light effects and it will help spark an interest in the universe, while adults will also be astounded by the visit from the stars! If you’re looking for a unique date night activity with your sweetheart, there is just no better destination in town!

3. Available for a Small Upgrade to Your Anakeesta Ticket

The Astra Lumina event is available for a small upgrade to your Anakeesta ticket, and annual pass members receive a 20 percent discount to the event. You’ll want to purchase Astra Lumina tickets as soon as possible as time slots do sell out, especially during peak periods in the Smokies! Remember that these are considered “add-on” tickets, so you will also be required to purchase admission to Anakeesta! Arrive early to enjoy all of the fun activities on the mountain, including the AnaVista Tower, Treetop Skywalk, Rail Runner Mountain Coaster, Dueling Ziplines and more!

Where to Stay

two queen room in the appyStay less than a mile from Anakeesta with a vacation at our hotel on the Gatlinburg Parkway! We offer a variety of comfortable room types for all tastes, including Two Queen Balcony Rooms, Executive Queen Rooms and King Suites! While staying with us, enjoy a fantastic selection of amenities such as indoor and outdoor swimming pools, walk-in showers, continental breakfast and a free downtown parking pass upon request!

Check out all of the rooms at our hotel in Gatlinburg TN today to stay near all of the top attractions in the Smokies, including Astra Lumina at Anakeesta! We look forward to seeing you soon!