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Pet Adoption Events, A Charlottesville Fireworks Finale, & More!

Looking for things to do in Charlottesville in January? Look no further! The fun continues at Winter Wander throughout January with a host of special events. From UVA weekends to pet nights and acapella groups, you won't want to miss the excitement. See below for all that we have to offer.

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UVA Weekends

January 21-23 and January 28-29

Watch as the resort turns orange and blue to celebrate our hometown university.

  • Special ticket pricing for students, faculty and staff (ID's must be presented to receive discount)
  • UVA student nights (Jan 21-23)
  • DJ Ron, 6-9 p.m. (Jan. 22)
  • Acapella group, AVP 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Jan. 21)
  • Acapella group, ChoosE, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Jan. 23)
  • Acapella group, Flying V's, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Jan 28)
  • Acapella group, First Harmonics, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Jan 29)

Charlottesville Fireworks Finale

January 30, 8:00 p.m.

The resort and community will celebrate the inaugural year of Winter Wander with a dazzling display of fireworks, complimentary with your purchase of a Winter Wander ticket.

Featuring the one and only Raclette grilled-cheese sandwiches and other tasty delights, Raclette on The Run Food Truck will be joining us for our Jan. 30 event. View the Menu

Meet and Greet with UVA Men's Basketball Players

December 27-30

Complimentary with your purchase of a Winter Wander ticket, meet UVA's Men's basketball players from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m (except Kadin on Dec. 30) in The Marketplace:

Monday, Dec. 27 - Jayden Gardner
Tuesday, Dec 28 - Reece Beekman
Wednesday, Dec. 29 - Armaan Franklin
Thursday, Dec. 30 - Kadin Shedrick (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.)

Walk Your Pup Weekend

The SPCA Doggie Meet and Greet:  Now Jan. 14-15 

Due to the power outages in Virginia and at the resort, this event has been cancelled on the Jan. 7-9 dates and will now take place on Jan. 14, 15 and 16. We look forward to you and your K9 companions walking the Winter Wander trail during these new dates. All ticket holders for the Jan. 7-9 event(s) will receive an email with information about your refund. 

The only weekend you can bring your furry friend to walk the dazzling Winter Wander trail. Doggy adoptions will on site and a portion of the proceeds from the weekend will benefit the SPCA of Albemarle.

New Year's Eve Special Celebration

December 31

Come Ring in the New Year with a pre-party at Winter Wander. We will have a special countdown at 10 p.m for all to participate in. In addition to the light show, there will be a DJ and drink specials. Every ticket comes with a complimentary glass of champagne for adults and sparkling cider for the kids. 

MLK Weekend

January 14, 15 and 16

* Due to the power outages, the SPCA event has been moved to this weekend, so bring your K-9 companions and enjoy the trail along with these additional weekend activities: 

  • DJ Sound Enforcement will be spinning tunes on Jan. 14 from 5 - 9 p.m.
  • Acapella group The New Dominions will be performing from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Jan. 15)
  • Acapella group Academical Village People will be performing from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Jan. 16)
  • Boar's Head Resort members can enjoy discounted rates throughout the weekend.
  • Drinks and retail specials all weekend