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Contact: Kristen Levesque
Winter Lights Ticket On Sale September 16
Shelburne Museum’s Popular Event Starts November 24
SHELBURNE, Vt. (Aug. 9, 2023)— Ticket sales to Shelburne Museum’s popular holiday light spectacular, Winter Lights, start on September 16, 2023, with special early access tickets for museum Members starting September 5. From the day after Thanksgiving through January 6, Shelburne Museum lights its campus aglow in a spectacular visual display of lighting accompanied throughout by musical selections.
Shelburne Museum’s iconic landmarks including the 220-foot steamboat Ticonderoga and its companion 1871 Lighthouse as well as the magical Beach Woods and beautiful Bostwick Garden are all festooned with thousands of lights that make for a breathtaking walking tour of the museum campus in the evening hours.
In all, Shelburne Museum will decorate 18 of its buildings and gardens for the event, which will run starting on Thanksgiving weekend and extend through January 6, an addition of an extra weekend for this season. Other new offerings this year include lighting the Locomotive 220 and Grand Isle Rail Car at the Train Station, and visitors can hear the sounds of the Ticonderoga plying the waters of Lake Champlain while gazing upon the brilliantly lit massive steamboat. This season, special Wednesday evening hours will be in effect for drive-through tours of the display, available with advance ticket purchase.
Winter Lights will run Thursday evenings through Sunday evenings starting Friday, November 24 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 strongly encouraged to purchase timed tickets in advance on the museum’s website www.shelburnemuseum.org/winterlights. 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 p.m. to 8 p.m. on each date:
Friday, Nov. 24 – Sunday, Nov. 26
Thursday, Nov. 30 – Sunday, Dec. 3
Thursday, Dec. 7* – Sunday, Dec. 10
Thursday, Dec. 14 – Sunday, Dec. 17
Thursday, Dec. 21 – Saturday, Dec. 23
Tuesday, Dec. 26 – Monday, Jan. 1
Thursday, Jan. 4 – Saturday, Jan. 6
*Hours and ticket pricing differ 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: https://shelburnemuseum.org/winter-lights
Special Winter Lights Events
Thursday, December 14 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Shelburne Museum Members explore the expanded Winter Lights for an exclusive two hours. This event is included in the price of Winter Lights admission for Members.
Ice Bar at Winter Lights
Thursday, December 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 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 outdoor 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 are $85 for the general public and $75 for Members. All tickets include tokens for food from local food trucks and drinks at the bars. Must be 21 or older to purchase tickets.
Image credit: The majestic 220-foot steamboat Ticonderoga is an iconic feature of Shelburne Museum’s 45-acre campus that floats in a sea of light 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.