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.
Warm Up + Wander
Friday and Saturday evenings in December
Extended hours and special admission! Celebrate the season with a full lineup of Illuminated Evenings, Stargazing Night Walks and much more this winter!
$5 After 5:00
5:30PM + 7PM Lantern Tours (December)
5:30PM Behind Closed Doors (January + February)
7PM Stargazing Night Walk (January + February)
Gather around The Trustees’ Table with family friends to make memories that last a lifetime. Enjoy savory holiday luncheons and experience traditional afternoon teas, then visit The Shops to use a discount coupon exclusively reserved for dining guests.
All December dining guests receive 10% OFF in The Shops!
HOLIDAY BUFFET LUNCH
Join us at The Trustees’ Table for a holiday buffet lunch! Daily choices will vary, but will always include three main dishes, four sides, and various salads and sweets.
December 1, 8, 15 + 22
Enjoy an afternoon with friends and family with orange spiced tea, freshly baked scones and assorted homemade sweets and savories.
December 1, 8, 15 + 22 | Included in admission
Bundle up and experience special holiday music, roaring fires and twinkling lights. Make a craft in the Elf Shop, take a ride aboard the Jingle Bell Shuttle, then sing traditional carols and help light the Christmas tree.
Blessing of the Hounds
Join Shaker Village and the Long Run Woodford Hounds fox hunters for this grand, traditional event featuring a blessing of the hounds, riders and the fox, followed by the first meet of the formal hunting season. Warm up with à la carte ham biscuits, Bloody Marys and Irish coffee alongside roaring outdoor fire pits.
Shop Small Saturday
Support small shops and enjoy 10% all full priced merchandise in The Shops!
Children’s Tea Time with Mrs. Claus
December 1, 8, 15, + 22 | $18
Dress your little ones in their holiday finery for an afternoon tea with Mrs. Claus. Enjoy spiced cider, decorated cookies and sandwiches made for little fingers.
December 1 | $45
The Shakers are world famous for their brooms. Learn this traditional craft by making two hand-held brooms—a bundle brush and a turkey-wing. Study how to wrap, tie and finish hand-made brooms just like the Shakers.
Holiday Reed Stars
December 8 | $45
Make your own holiday star this year! Try your hand at weaving an intricate star pattern using reed, which can be replicated at home in a variety of sizes and materials. Each participant will take home two reed stars.
Beeswax Candle + Soap Making
December 15 | $60 includes boxed lunch
Learn the basics of making cold process soap and beeswax candles with all natural products such as herbs, beeswax and honey. Participants will learn how to formulate recipes with a variety of ingredients, see demonstrations, try their hand at candle making, and take home several products, instructions and recipes.
Shop Shaker Village
Shop Small Saturday
November 24 Get a jump on your holiday shopping and support local merchants at the same time! The Shops are filled to the brim with new merchandise just in time for the holidays!
The Shops Open Houses
Enjoy 10% off regularly priced merchandise in The Shops each Friday and Saturday in December until Christmas!
Mark your calendars for special tastings and craft demonstrations in the Welcome Center on Open House Saturdays!
Plan your next getaway
Stay at The Inn! Guest rooms, suites and private cottages—each offering distinct character—are located in 13 restored Shaker buildings. Rooms are comfortably appointed with Shaker reproduction furniture, original hardwood floors and spectacular countryside views.
Shaker Village is closed December 24 and 25 in observance of the holidays.