When darkness falls on winter evenings from Thanksgiving through early January, Shelburne Museum’s campus glows in a bedazzling display of lights and music.
A holiday extravaganza, Winter Lights delights visitors of all ages with imaginatively and wondrously decorated iconic structures and gardens throughout the campus. The 220-foot steamboat Ticonderoga and its companion 1871 Lighthouse as well as the magical Beach Woods and beautiful Bostwick Garden are a few of the 18 special installations that are festooned with thousands of lights that make for a breathtaking walking tour of the Museum campus. And don’t forget to stop by the Museum Store to shop our selection of unique artisan-made gifts—perfect for the holidays!
Winter Lights will be open 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the following 2023–2024 dates:
Friday, November 24 – Sunday, November 26
Thursday, November 30 – Sunday, December 3
Thursday, December 7* – Sunday, December 10
Thursday, December 14 – Sunday, December 17
Thursday, December 21 – Saturday, December 23
Tuesday, December 26 – Monday, January 1
Thursday, January 4 – Saturday, January 6
*Hours and ticket pricing differ this night. See Special Events below for more information.
The Museum Store is open Thursday – Sunday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Dec. 31 with a carefully curated selection of unique gifts for all ages.
Wednesday evening drive-through 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the following dates:
Wednesday, November 29, December 6, December 13, and December 20
Tickets will be sold online at 30 minute intervals.
Children (ages 3-17): $10
Children (ages 0-2): Free
Wednesday Evening Drive Through: $65 per car
Looking to purchase Winter Lights tickets for your group of 15 or more? Purchase them yourself through the ticket link. Select the date and time of your choice and input the number of tickets. Names do not need to be assigned to individual tickets.
Questions regarding accessibility can be directed to Bonnie Douglas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, December 7 from 5:30-9:30 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.
Shelburne Museum Members will receive early access to purchase Winter Lights tickets before sales open to the public.
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.
Member Night | Thursday, December 14 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Don’t miss this merry Member appreciation evening at Winter Lights. Members get a special and sweet(!) gift from sponsor Lake Champlain Chocolates, a coupon for a complimentary Lake Champlain Chocolates hot chocolate at the Weathervane Café, and a glow stick to light the way! Requires purchase of Winter Lights ticket for that night.
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 email@example.com
We look forward to welcoming you to Winter Lights! Please do not hesitate to let us know if there are steps we can take to improve safety or service.