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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 for guests spending their holidays in Charlottesville. 

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Santa Photos at Santa's Mill* Friday, Nov. 26- Friday, Dec. 24 4:30-10 p.m.
Colonial Singers of Williamsburg Friday, Nov. 26 & 27 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Colonial Singers of Williamsburg Saturday, Dec. 4 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Colonial Singers of Williamsburg Saturday, Dec. 11 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Colonial Singers of Williamsburg Saturday, Dec. 18 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The SPCA Doggie Meet & Greet Friday - Sunday , Jan. 7-9 6-8 p.m.
DJ Ron Manila Friday, Jan. 14 6-9 p.m.
The New Dominions (Vocal Group) Saturday, Jan. 15 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Academic Village People (Vocal Group) Sunday, Jan. 16 6:30-8:30 p.m.
DJ Ron Manila Friday & Saturday, Jan. 21-22 6-9 p.m.
Choose (Vocal Group) Sunday, Jan. 23 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Flying V's (Vocal Group) Friday, Jan. 28 6:30-8:30 p.m.
First Harmonics (Vocal Group) Saturday, Jan. 29 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fireworks - Winter Wander Finale Date To Be Determined Time TBD

*Santa’s hours on 12/24 will be 5-9 p.m.

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 (along with a digital download) from Tod Cohen Photography. Please note: no personal photographs, including cell phones, are permitted.  

The SPCA Doggie Meet & Greet

Were you hoping to get a fur-faced companion for Christmas, and it just didn't happen? Well, this is your chance to have the pick of the litter. 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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Colonial Singers of Williamsburg

The Colonial Singers of Williamsburg is a professional five-member acapella vocal ensemble. Beautifully attired in 18th and 19th century costumes, the Colonial Singers draw upon a vast musical repertoire that spans five centuries.

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Winter Wander Fireworks

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. Stay tuned to this page for the official date and time for the fireworks show.