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Winter Wander Entertainment

Spend The Holidays in Charlottesville & Add a Little More Cheer to Your Wander

To accommodate the ambience of our Trail of Lights, we also have several entertainment options to bring even more cheer to your Winter Wander experience. All of the options listed below are complimentary with the ticket price (except for the Santa pictures).

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Fireworks For New Year's Eve!

As if there's not enough sparkle and glow to go around with our Winter Wander Trail of lights but along with the light show, you can also experience a fireworks show that will light up the winter sky. This year's fireworks shows will be at 8 p.m. on Dec. 31 for a New Year's celebration like no other. 

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Photos with Santa

All children are encouraged to bring a bright smile and a lot of cheer because this will be your opportunity to share your list and get your picture professionally taken with Santa. Assorted portrait packages will be printed on site and will be available for purchase.

  • First 4x6 photo print: $20
  • Additional 4x6 pirints: $10
  • Digital file: $25
  • Digital file & one 4x6 print bundle: $35

Santa will be on site each night until 9 p.m. through December 24. Visiting Santa is included in the price of admission, but there is an extra fee for photos. No personal photographs.

The SPCA Dog Weekend

For one weekend only, dogs are welcome to join the Winter Wander fun! On Nov. 18-20, your fur-faced friend is invited to walk the trail. And if you don't have a four-legged friend, the Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA will be joining our Winter Wander festivities, so you can have an official meet & greet with some of their fun-loving K9 companions. 

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