Update from Shelburne Museum: “Driven by our responsibility for the safety of our community and staff, and with guidance from the Governor’s office and state health officials, Shelburne Museum has made the difficult decision to postpone Winter Lights for 2020.” The museum is rescheduling the event for winter 2021.
As soon as Halloween was over, I started getting excited about holiday lights. Well, it looks like the Shelburne Museum is just as excited as I am.
Their big outdoor winter light display begins on Friday, November 27. Advance tickets are required. Here’s some more info from the museum:
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 shelburnemuseum.org.