Holiday Shopping Weekends at Virden Make the Season Bright.

Squeeze in a weekend at the shore and enjoy free gifts, outlet shopping, and local holiday festivities.


Walk the beach, shop the outlets, take a brewery tour, dine somewhere new. Lewes will be bright and cheery as the holiday season picks up and the Virden Center makes it easy for you and your family and friends to enjoy it all.

The Season of Giving is Here

Nov. 17 – Dec. 17

Book two nights at the Virden Center and we’ll treat you to some of the best flavors of the beach and the season. Each room will have

  • Thrasher’s French Fries
  • Fisher’s Popcorn
  • Christmas Mug with hot chocolate and candy cane stirrer
  • Tanger Outlet map
  • Our Eat Like a Local guide to off-season dining at the beach


After a full day of shopping, sightseeing, and dining, stir up some hot cocoa mix with a candy cane as you relax in your guestroom.


Feel like a kid again with the magic that is Lewes Lights, and Schellville Enchanted Winter Celebration– two of the area’s biggest holiday festivals.


Hit the outlets and specialty boutiques and make progress on your gift list. Then treat yourself to Virden’s great overnight rates.

The Virden Center.
One of the UD Community’s best perks.

The Virden Center has 23 guestrooms divided between two overnight lodges. Choose between three room configurations: a queen, a queen and a twin, or two twins. Each guestroom has a private entrance, a private bath, and a private screened-in porch – many overlooking the surrounding wetlands. Other creature comforts include linens, toiletries, coffee makers, TVs, WiFi, plus mini-refrigerators and microwaves in select rooms.

Reserve your holiday shopping weekend today!

University of Delaware Conference Services

N E W A R K  C A M P U S

Clayton Hall Conference Center
100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark DE  19716
(302) 831-2214

The Tower Audion & Atrium at STAR
100 Discovery Blvd., Newark DE  19713
(302) 831-2214

L E W E S  C A M P U S

The Virden Retreat Center
1155 College Drive, Lewes DE  19958
Overnight Lodge A: 1183 College Drive
Overnight Lodge B: 1181 College Drive
(302) 645-4100


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