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Frequently Asked Questions

Winter Wander FAQs

What type of light show is this?
Winter Wander is a one-of-a-kind walking experience highlighting the beauty of the resort and the natural landscape. This is a WALKING experience and does not allow for motor vehicles, bicycles. Due to the crowds, pets are also not permitted during the event hours. 

What kind of attire should we bring/wear?
We suggest dressing for the weather, but remember that it is outdoors and walking on a cinder path so we also suggest comfortable shoes or boots.

May I use my tickets on any night of Winter Wander?
No. Winter Wander tickets are valid ONLY on the specific date and time for which you purchased your tickets.

Why are there timed entry tickets?
Timed entry tickets help us regulate how many people are at Winter Wander during each time slot – this helps us provide a safe evening for everyone.

Why is there a limit on the number of people who can attend each night?
We’ve placed a limit on attendance each evening to provide a better experience for guests.

When should I buy my tickets?
ASAP! We highly recommend purchasing tickets as far in advance as you can, as we anticipate selling out most nights of Winter Wander.

Can I purchase my ticket at Winter Wander?
Tickets on event day are $5-$10 more than if purchased in advance. If tickets remain, you may purchase your ticket at the event. However, we highly recommend purchasing ahead of time online.

If tickets are sold out online, will there be tickets available at the event?
No. If the event is sold out, there will be no tickets available at the entrance to Winter Wander.
 

How do I get to Winter Wander?

Use 200 Ednam Dr., Charlottesville, VA 22903 for your GPS.

For those coming from the WEST (Waynesboro, Staunton):

  • Take I-64 East to exit 118B (US 29 North – Charlottesville)
  • Exit to US 250 West and turn left on Ivy Road
  • Turn left on Ednam Drive (Fourth light after turning on to Ivy Road)
  • Follow the directions of the parking staff

For those coming from the EAST (Richmond, Norfolk, Virginia Beach):

  • Take I-64 West to exit 118B (US 29 North – Charlottesville)
  • Exit to US 250 West and turn left on Ivy Road
  • Turn left on Ednam Drive (Fourth light after turning on to Ivy Road)
  • Follow the directions of the parking staff

For those coming from the SOUTH (Lynchburg, Danville, Greensboro):

  • Take US 29 North to Charlottesville
  • Exit to US 250 West and turn left on Ivy Road
  • Turn left on Ednam Drive (Fourth light after turning on to Ivy Road)
  • Follow the directions of the parking staff

For those coming from the NORTH (Culpeper, NOVA, Washington, D.C.):

  • Take US 29 South to Charlottesville
  • Take ramp to US 29 Bypass South / US 250 Bypass West
  • Exit to US 250 West and turn left on Ivy Road
  • Turn left on Ednam Drive (Third light after turning on to Ivy Road)
  • Follow the directions of the parking staff

Is parking free?
Yes! Parking is free for the Winter Wander. Our staff will help direct you to a spot when you arrive.

Where should I park?
Free parking is available in lots near the resort. Our staff will direct you to the lot when you arrive. A drop-off is available for guests who cannot walk from the parking lot to Winter Wander (approximately a quarter-mile walk).

How long does it take to walk around Winter Wander?
While every guest/visit is different, it typically takes approximately 30-45 minutes to see the whole Winter Wander display. In addition, there is a market with gifts, food and drinks after the walk.

How long is the Winter Wander trail?
The trail is approximately one-half mile. The entire trail is outdoors. Guests should dress for the weather. The market at the end of the trail has limited indoor seating available and an outdoor patio with fire pits.

Is Winter Wander ADA accessible/stroller friendly?
The walking trail is gravel and grass. An elevator is available inside Boar’s Head Resort to reach the ticketing and event level.

Are there wheelchairs or strollers available onsite?
No. Guests who need a wheelchair or stroller should bring their own.

Are pets allowed at Winter Wander?
No. For the safety of our guests, no pets of any kind are permitted at Winter Wander. Service animals are allowed, with some restrictions.

Are food and drinks available?
Our food and beverage team will have options for light fare and drinks appropriate for adults and children. The Mill Room also takes reservations Wednesday-Sunday for dinner.

Can I bring my own food and drinks?
No outside food is permitted. Due to Virginia ABC regulations, outside beverages are not permitted.

Will Winter Wander cancel due to rain or snow?
Winter Wander is a rain, snow or shine event. Should a weather cancellation occur, please check our social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @BoarsHeadResort. Please dress for the weather as the walking trail is outside.