Join Shelburne Museum for a spectacular holiday tradition: Winter Lights!

When darkness falls in the evening this winter, Shelburne Museum will light its campus aglow for its second annual Winter Lights event.

A holiday extravaganza for all ages, Winter Lights invites visitors to see the Museum’s buildings and campus bedecked in beautiful holiday lights. Whether watching the Ticonderoga sail on a sea of light or marveling at the merry majesty of the Electra Havemeyer Webb Memorial Building, visitors are sure to feel the spirit of the season while viewing our campus in a new “light.”

 

 

Dates & Times:

Winter Lights will be open 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the following 2022–2023 dates:

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

*Special reservation windows are offered to Members on Member nights.

Tickets:

Tickets will be sold online at 30 minute intervals. Winter Lights tickets will go on sale in early October.

Adults: $15
Children (ages 3-17): $10
Children (ages 0-2): Free

Looking to purchase Winter Lights tickets for your group of 15 or more? Reach out to Lee Wheeler at lwheeler@shelburnemuseum.org or 802-985-0878 for information and assistance.

Questions regarding accessibility can be directed to Bonnie Douglas at bdouglas@shelburnemuseum.org.

Member Perks

Shelburne Museum Members will receive early access to purchase Winter Lights tickets before they open to the public. During the last week of September 2022, the early access ticket link will only be sent by email and will not be posted on the website.

Museum Members are invited to join the Lake Champlain Chocolates Member Night on Thursday, December 1 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  All attendees will receive a small gift that evening. Please note: Members are required to purchase a Winter Lights ticket on this date to take part in this special event.

Don’t forget to show your Shelburne Museum Member card at Admissions to receive a small gift to light your way through Winter Lights. One gift per an individual per a visit. 

Special Events

Lake Champlain Chocolates Member Night | Thursday, December 1 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Shelburne Museum Members are invited to take part in an exclusive Member Night, sponsored by Lake Champlain Chocolates. The first 2,000 Members will receive a sweet treat on behalf of LCC. Members are required to purchase a Winter Lights ticket on this date to take part in this special event.

Ice Bar at Winter Lights | Thursday, December 8 from 5:30-10:00 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 are: $70 for Barnstormers, $75 for Members, and $85 for non-Members. Ticket price includes the Winter Lights experience, two drink tokens, and two food tokens. 

Shelburne Museum thanks our sponsors for their generous support!

 

Winter Lights FAQs

 

Shelburne Museum is delighted to welcome visitors to Winter Lights this holiday season. In order to ensure the most enjoyable and safest visit possible, please review the following information and policies listed below. If you have any questions or concerns prior to your visit, please contact us at info@shelburnemuseum.org

Your Time at the Museum
  • We advise visitors to dress comfortably for being outdoors and wear footwear appropriate for uneven terrain and varied weather conditions.
  • The Museum Store at Diamond Barn will be open during Winter Lights.
  • The Weathervane Café will be open during Winter Lights, serving hot beverages, panini, grilled cheese, hot dogs, soup and chili, and snacks.
Health and Safety
  • Please help us maintain a healthy and safe environment for all our visitors and staff by observing the following guidelines, based on the current recommendations from the CDC and the Vermont Department of Health:
    • We are a mask friendly institution. Please feel comfortable to wear a mask if you would like however masks are not required for entry.
    • Please postpone your visit if you are feeling unwell in any way.  
    • Please maintain social distancing of 6’ as much as possible.
  • Restrooms are available at the Weathervane Cafe and Admissions.
General Information
  • Photography and video (for personal use only) are welcome on the Museum grounds.
  • The use of sleds for transportation is prohibited.
  • Pets are not permitted on the Museum campus. Service animals are welcome on the grounds. 
  • Shelburne Museum is a smoke-free campus. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the Museum grounds. 
  • The safety and well-being of our visitors and staff are of the utmost importance. To ensure a secure venue for all, the possession of firearms, fireworks, explosives, incendiary devices, knives, or weapons of any kind is prohibited at Shelburne Museum’s property. 
  • Proof of purchase is required for entry. Please bring a scannable smartphone or physical ticket with you for each member of your group.
Accessibility
  • The pathways are accessible to wheel chairs, strollers, and wagons under normal weather conditions. Please note, however, that paths may be muddy, wet, icy, or snow covered. Pathways are lit, but be aware of lower light levels in certain locations on the grounds.
  • The Winter Lights experience requires approximately a half mile of walking, and there are slight changes in elevation both up and downhill. We advise all visitors to wear appropriate footwear for the weather and the terrain.
  • While none of the light installations use strobe lighting, installations at the entrance to the Museum campus, the south lawn, the Ticonderoga, Beach Woods, and the Weathervane Cafe all include motion lighting; the Ticonderoga installation includes sound, and some of the installations include music.
  • Please arrive at your reserved time to ensure optimal numbers of visitors on the grounds during each ticket session.
  • Grounds transportation will not be available. Please contact Bonnie Douglas at bdouglas@shelburnemuseum.org for any specific accessibility accommodation requests.
  • Pets are not permitted on the Museum campus. However, service animals are always welcome on the grounds.
Refund Policy
  • There are no refunds or exchanges for tickets. You may transfer tickets via email to a party of your choice.

 

We look forward to welcoming you to Winter Lights 2022! Please do not hesitate to let us know if there are steps we can take to improve safety or service.