5:00 pm - 8:00 pm each Saturday in December until Christmas!
During the holiday season, Shaker Village will bustle with light-hearted moments that remind us of long-ago winter days filled with wonder and laughter. Make time to delight in life’s simple gifts with family and friends as lively music, merriment and candlelight illuminate the Village.
In addition to our regular Holiday festivities, Illuminated Evenings will feature holiday music, roaring fires, and twinkling lights! Each weekend will feature different performers, programs and tours.
Donations – Donations of new gloves, hats, scarves and non-perishable food for the Shaker Village Giving Tree will be accepted in place of the $5 per person admission fee and will be given to local families in need.
The Elf Shop – Create a unique holiday craft with Shaker Village Elves in the newly restored Centre Family Dwelling.
Jingle Bell Shuttle Rides ($5 per person) – Catch a ride on a festive wagon as it travels down the Village road decorated with Christmas lights. Rides depart at 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm.
Bonfires + Hot Beverages – Warm up around our fire pits and enjoy delicious complimentary hot chocolate and spiced cider.
Special Holiday Music – Enjoy special performances of holiday favorites by a variety of regional musicians in the 1820 Shaker Meeting House (now with climate control!) Drop in anytime, with performances beginning at 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm.
Candlelight Tours - Explore the newly renovated 1824 Centre Family Dwelling while learning of Shaker holiday traditions. These tours are given by the light of luminaries, and begin at 5:30 and 7:00 pm each evening.
The Shops – The shops have been filled to the brim with new merchandise brought in to celebrate the holiday season. Find a special gift for the loved ones in your life.