Holiday events coming up at Shaker Village

Published 9:32 am Friday, December 1, 2023

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During the holiday season, Shaker Village will bustle with light-hearted moments that remind us of long-ago winter days filled with wonder and laughter. On Dec. 2, 9 and 16, make time to delight in life’s simple gifts with family and friends, as lively music, merriment and candlelight illuminate the Village.

Illuminated Evenings will feature holiday music, roaring fires and twinkling lights! Each Saturday evening will feature different performers, as well as programs and tours.

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Admission is $8 for ages 3 and up and free for passholders and children 2 and under.

Meet Santa & Mrs. Claus: Take a picture with Santa in the cozy Farm Deacon’s building. He’ll be available and ready to pose at no additional charge from 4-8 p.m. You can also catch his No. 1 helper, Mrs. Claus, strolling around the Village.

The Elf Shop: Stop by this special space to create holiday crafts and join in on activities for Santa’s youngest helpers.

Bonfires & Hot Drink Stations: Warm up around our fire pits while you roast marshmallows and enjoy delicious, complimentary hot chocolate and spiced cider.

Special Holiday Music: Enjoy special performances from regional musicians in the 1820 Meeting House.

• Dec. 2: The Bluegrass Dulcimer Club and Cellist Laurel Hambrick

• Dec. 9: The Danville Children’s Choir and Danville Sings

• Dec. 16: The Central Kentucky Saxophone Quartet and Les Jongleurs

Candlelight Tours: Explore the charm of Shaker Village by candlelight while learning about the holiday traditions of the Shakers. Tickets available for purchase here.

Jingle Bell Shuttle: Tour the historic Village on a “decked out” hay wagon as you learn about Kentucky’s largest National Historic Landmark.

Tree Lighting: Gather with your family and friends around the outdoor Christmas Tree at Shaker Village for caroling and the lighting of the tree.

Donations: Donations of new gloves, hats, scarves and non-perishable food for the Shaker Village Giving Tree will be collected and given to local families in need.

The Shops Extended Hours: The Shops have been filled to the brim with new merchandise brought in to celebrate the holiday season.

Visitors to Shaker Village can meet Santa and Mrs. Claus. Shaker Village photo