You are invited to continue Shaker holiday traditions with your family and friends this December by joining one of Shaker Village’s annual Illuminated Evenings. Make time to delight in life’s simple gifts with family and friends, as lively music, merriment and candlelight illuminate the Village.
In addition to our regular Holiday festivities, Illuminated Evenings will feature holiday music, roaring fires, twinkling lights and an appearance by Mrs. Claus! December 4, 11, and 18 will feature different performers, programs and tours.
Donations – Donations of new gloves, hats, scarves and non-perishable food for the Shaker Village Giving Tree are encouraged in place of regular $5 admission and will be 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.
The Elf Shop – Create a unique holiday craft and write your own letter to Santa.
Bonfires & Hot Chocolate 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.
Candlelight Tours - Explore the charm of Shaker Village by candlelight while learning about the holiday traditions of the Shakers.
Jingle Bell Shuttle - Encircle the historic Village on a "decked out" hay wagon as you learn about Kentucky's largest National Historic Landmark.