Presented by University of Virginia
Select Nights: Nov. 17, 2023 - Jan. 6, 2024
The beauty of light and the whimsy of nature intertwine harmoniously at the Boar's Head Resort Winter Wander Trail of Lights presented by University of Virginia. Experience the nature of our rolling landscape during this illuminated lakeside stroll as an extraordinary palette of colorful illuminations blanket the natural surroundings for a magical show of lights like no other.
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Looking for an overnight stay? Guests who book the overnight Winter Wander stay package will receive luxurious accommodations, tickets for each night to the Winter Wander trail of lights and an exclusive Winter Wander keepsake. An overnight stay also comes with premium VIP access to Winter Wander! Unlike daily ticket holders, overnight package guests receive unlimited access to the event and are not restricted to a single entrance time. VIP overnight guests are also granted the exclusive ability to bypass the ticket lines and can enter and leave the show at their convenience.
Wandering for Our Community
Boar’s Head Resort is partnering with University of Virginia to support the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign, an annual giving program to support nonprofit and charitable organizations that provide critical services to our community. Money raised through this year’s Winter Wander sales will directly and equally support these fine charities: Blue Ridge Area Foodbank, Charlottesville Free Clinic, Habitat for Humanity, Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Virginia and the Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA.
Please consider adding a donation during the ticketing process to support these worthy organizations.
What is Winter Wander?
The Winter Wander is a predominantly hard-surface trail that circles nearly one-half mile around Heritage Lake behind the main hotel at Boar’s Head Resort. Guests will experience multiple Instagram-worthy moments as thousands of festive lights illuminate the rolling landscape. With an “easy” trail rating, this unique pathway is truly built for all walks of life.
Location and Parking
The Winter Wander is staged behind the main hotel at Boar’s Head Resort. For driving directions, use: 200 Ednam Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903. Parking for the Winter Wander is free, and one of our smiling staff members will be on location to direct you to a nearby parking space or you can view the parking map online. We look forward to seeing you at our Charlottesville holiday lights experience!