Shelburne Museum’s Winter Lights Holiday Event Begins this Week


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Shelburne Museum’s Winter Lights Holiday Event Begins this Week

SHELBURNE, Vt. (November 22, 2022)—Starting this week, Shelburne Museum’s campus will be aglow with the spectacular holiday event, Winter Lights, now in its second season with expanded offerings including a special Ice Bar night. This winter extravaganza begins on Thursday, November 25 at 5 p.m.

Fourteen of the museum’s buildings and gardens have been decorated in multicolored light arrangements for Winter Lights, which runs from Thanksgiving weekend through New Year’s Day. The campus will be magically illuminated for the event with the Hershell-Spillman Carousel bedecked, the Ticonderoga floating on a sea of light, Beach Woods twinkling, the Electra Havemeyer Webb Memorial Building aglow, and more.

Winter Lights runs from Thursday, November 25 through Sunday, January 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. according to the schedule (below). Visitors are strongly encouraged to purchase timed tickets in advance on the museum’s website Tickets are non-refundable and non-changeable. For inquiries regarding accessibility accommodations, please contact Bonnie Douglas at 802-985-0831.

Winter Lights Schedule

The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. on each date:
Friday, November 25 – Sunday, November 27
Thursday, December 1 – Sunday, December 4
Thursday, December 8* – Sunday, December 11
Thursday, December 15 – Sunday, December 18
Thursday, December 22 – Friday, December 23
Monday, December 26 – Sunday, January 1

*Ticket pricing differs this night. See Special Events below for more information.

Winter Lights Ticket Prices

$15 per adult
$10 per child, ages 3-17
Free for children under 3
For more information, visit:

Special Winter Lights Events

Lake Champlain Chocolates Member Night
Thursday, December 1 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Shelburne Museum Members explore the expanded Winter Lights for an exclusive two-hours. Members will receive a sweet treat courtesy of sponsor Lake Champlain Chocolates. This event is included in the price of Winter Lights admission for Members. 

New! Ice Bar at Winter Lights
Thursday, December 8 from 5:30 to 10 p.m.
Shelburne Museum has mixed its fantastic Winter Lights extravaganza with spirits for the perfect night out with a twist that’s sure to spark the holiday spirit! This special evening of merriment features two outdoor ice bars stocked with local spirits, wine, and beer along with snacks to savor from local food trucks, all within the magical wonderland of Winter Lights. This is a 21+ event. 

Tickets: $85 general public; $75 for Members; $70 for Barnstormers Members. All tickets include two tokens for food from local food trucks and two tokens for drinks at the ice bars. Thank you to Ice Bar at Winter Lights sponsors:  Barr Hill, Burlington Beer Company, Farrell Distributing, and WhistlePig Whiskey, with additional support from Union Bank. Must be 21 or older to purchase tickets. To purchase tickets visit,

Winter Lights is made possible thanks to generous sponsorship from: Lake Champlain Chocolates, Community Bank, National Life Group, Greenbacker Capital, Global Foundries and Farrell Distributing.

Image credit: The majestic 220-foot steamboat Ticonderoga, an iconic feature of Shelburne Museum’s 45-acre campus, floats in a sea of light for the museum’s Winter Lights extravaganza. Photo courtesy Shelburne Museum.

Hi-res images available HERE.  

Link to Promotional video for Winter Lights.


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