SHELBURNE, Vt. (December 15, 2023) —As the winter season unfolds, Shelburne Museum invites you to revel in the last weeks of its holiday light spectacle, Winter Lights. With an extra weekend this season, the museum’s 45-acre campus is adorned with more than 300,000 radiant lights, transforming the surroundings into a dazzling visual masterpiece complemented by musical delights. Don’t miss your chance to experience this magical event – the final day to visit is Saturday, January 6.
Journey through historic Shelburne Museum as iconic landmarks come alive with thousands of lights, creating a breathtaking walking tour during the magical evening hours. Marvel at the brilliance of the 220-foot steamboat Ticonderoga as hear the awesome soundtrack of the massive ship plying the waters of Lake Champlain. The ethereal glow extends to the enchanting Beach Woods and the picturesque Bostwick Garden, offering a captivating exploration of 18 of Shelburne Museum’s buildings and gardens. New features to enhance your Winter Lights experience this year include the lighting of the Locomotive 220 and Grand Isle Rail Car at the Train Station.
Winter Lights runs Thursday evenings through Sunday evenings through Saturday, January 6 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and for the holiday week of December 26 through January 1, with drive-through evenings on Wednesdays. Visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance on the museum’s website www.shelburnemuseum.org/winterlights. Please note that tickets are non-refundable and non-changeable, so plan ahead to secure your spot for this winter celebration.
Winter Lights Schedule
The event runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on each date:
Thursday, Dec. 14 – Sunday, Dec. 17
Thursday, Dec. 21 – Saturday, Dec. 23
Tuesday, Dec. 26 – Monday, Jan. 1
Thursday, Jan. 4 – Saturday, Jan. 6
Winter Lights Ticket Prices
$15 per adult
$10 per child, ages 3-17
Free for children under 3
For more information, visit: https://shelburnemuseum.org/winter-lights
Winter Lights is sponsored by Lake Champlain Chocolates, Radiance Medical Aesthetics & Wellness Spa with additional support from Global Foundries and Vermont Mutual.
Image credit: Shelburne Museum’s 45-acre campus is adorned with festive lights for the museum’s Winter Lights extravaganza. Photography by Adam Silverman.
Hi-resolution images available HERE.
About Shelburne Museum
Founded in 1947 by trailblazing folk art collector Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888–1960), Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont, is the largest art and history museum in northern New England and Vermont’s foremost public resource for visual art and material culture. The Museum’s 45-acre campus is comprised of 39 buildings including the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education and Webb Gallery featuring important American paintings by Andrew Wyeth, Winslow Homer, Grandma Moses, John Singleton Copley and many more. For more information, please visit shelburnemuseum.org.