North Pole Adventure

Celebrate the Spirit of the Season at Shepherd of the Hills

Celebrate this season of Christmas at Shepherd’s North Pole Adventure. This magical walk through experience takes you on a journey through thousands of twinkling lights. Visit Santa’s and his Reindeer, head up to the Inspiration Tower, ride on Rudolph’s Hayride, and much more. Make it a family tradition this Christmas season at the North Pole Adventure, only at Shepherd of the Hills. Free hot chocolate served starting at dusk at the Snack Shack outside the gate. 

Prices start at $9.95 (Ages 4+) Kids 3 and under are FREE!

Friday & Saturday 3 PM – 10PM | Sunday 3 PM – 9PM 

Dates: November 12th – December 28th CALENDAR BELOW

Tickets can also be purchased at the gate, although we recommend purchasing them online to save time in line. We suggest getting there before dark to enjoy all the activities outside. Last ticket sold is one hour before closing. The Trail of Lights is not included with the North Pole Adventure. 

REAL-LIVE REINDEER

NEW THIS YEAR! Visit and take photos of the real-live Reindeer at the Stardust Stables. See the real reindeer that came all the way from the North Pole. *Please note: Guests are only welcome to look at reindeer. 

SANTA’S WORKSHOP

Santa is here till Dec 28th! As you step into Santa’s workshop, you will be taken back in time to the 1800s. Join the line to visit Santa by the tree. Photos with Santa can be taken during your visit (professional photos additional cost). Santa’s hours: 3PM – 9PM. 

Around the workshop, Santa’s helpers can create paper gingerbread houses ($) and write a letter to Santa. Before leaving the workshop, make sure you check out the toys Santa is building to bring to all the good boys and girls. 

RUDOLPH’S HAYRIDE 

New this year! Enjoy a hayride through the North Pole. Take in lights that illuminate the streets, buildings, and trees as Rudolph escorts you! 

OLD MATT’S CABIN

Visit and step inside the Historic Old Matt’s Cabin.

North Pole Tower

NORTH POLE TOWER

Ho Ho Ho, up 200 feet you go. Enjoy a scenic view of Christmas in Branson from the top of our tower. We recommend viewing the tower before dark to see the view of Branson.

Girl smiling on ropes course

CHALLENGE ROPES COURSE

For all ages! Adventure awaits for families or solo-explorers on our all-new Ropes Course. This outdoor structure stands tall next to the iconic Inspiration Tower and boasts the same incredible views coupled with an exciting ascent.

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MAKE YOUR OWN HOLIDAY CRAFTS

While visiting the workshop, you can make your own holiday crafts. Purchase crafts in the general store to make in the workshop. These crafts will include ornaments and decor. There will be kid-friendly crafts and adult-friendly crafts. (Additional cost).

MORGAN CHAPEL CHURCH

Follow a lantern lit path to find the true meaning of Christmas. Upon entering the white sided Church in the woods, Christmas music fills the air and candles dot the windows with dancing light. Holy family statues grace the simple altar and remind us, The Reason for the Season.

SHEPHERD’S TRADITIONAL DISPLAYS

Encounter thousands of traditional lights in green, red, and white that illuminate the streets, buildings and half century old tress welcoming you to Christmas at Shepherd of the Hills. As you stroll through the streets of the Shepherd Farm, you will experience the traditional displays that have been around for over 30 years.   

LITTLE ELVES PLAYGROUND

A wonderland of play and adventure with a fun barn hay maze, tree house village, petting zoo, 9-hole mini golf, and more.

MAP OF NORTH POLE ADVENTURE

INVITATION FROM SANTA

Download this special letter written from Santa, personally inviting your little one to the North Pole!