Winter Lights at Shelburne Museum Illuminates the Holiday Season

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Winter Lights at Shelburne Museum Illuminates the Holiday Season

With A Spectacular Outdoor Color and Light Experience


SHELBURNE, Vt. (November 10, 2020)–Winter Lights at Shelburne Museum, an all-new nighttime outdoor light display, will illuminate the landscape and iconic Museum landmarks beginning Friday, November 27, 2020.

The public is invited to celebrate the holiday season with a color and light experience designed with hundreds of brilliant, energy-efficient LED lights that captures the warmth and cheer of the season. The event features the steamboat Ticonderoga aglow in a sea of light, a dazzling twinkling tunnel, and a glowing labyrinth. In addition, the majestic Electra Havemeyer Webb Memorial Building will be bedecked for the season. Visitors can also indulge in some nighttime holiday shopping at Diamond Barn.

“We strive to offer new and engaging programs, and after years of preparation we are thrilled to present Winter Lights at Shelburne Museum to our community,” said Karen Petersen, director of visitor experience and learning. “We look forward to safely welcoming our visitors and having them experience our landscape and buildings in a new light.”

Winter Lights will be open on eighteen select days from November 27, 2020 through January 2, 2021 from 5 – 8 p.m. Due to safety protocols for social distancing, a limited number of visitors will be admitted at one-hour intervals, and masks are required for anyone age two and up. Advance tickets are required for all visitors, including members, and are available online for purchase. General admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children two to 17. For full details related to admissions and COVID-19 related regulations, please visit

Generous support for this event is provided by: National Life Group, Lake Champlain Chocolates, Community Bank, Cabot Creamery Co-operative Creamery, The Donna and Marvin Schwartz Foundation, The Walter Cerf Community Fund, Seven Days, and Shelter Logic.

About Shelburne Museum
Founded in 1947 by pioneering 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