Deck the Halls with Shelburne Museum this year


Courtesy photo
Courtesy photo

The town of Shelburne has been getting into the holiday spirit, and that includes Shelburne Museum. Family Days: Deck the Halls kicked off on Thanksgiving weekend and will be filling the museum grounds with holiday cheer this weekend.

The holiday-themed event, which is now in its third year, features a variety of family-friendly activities. Visitors will find the museum grounds transformed with holiday villages and a dozen festive holiday trees.

Family Program Coordinator Renee Compagna said the event has expanded this year. The number of trees has gone from 8 to 12, and horse and wagon rides are an addition which will allow for museum visitors to see the grounds in a whole new way.

On Saturday, visitors will be able to create their own snow globes. The activity is in celebration of the museum’s upcoming exhibition 32 Degrees: The Art of Winter, which will open on Jan. 23.

Live music is part of the Deck the Halls experience. Cellist Patrick Maguire, classical guitarist Daniel Gaviria and Vermont Youth Orchestra will be entertaining museum visitors on Saturday afternoon. On Sunday, solo violinist Allie Harris will provide music.

Sunday also offers the opportunity for visitors to get in touch with their inner artists. There will be the chance to create fancy paintbrush ornaments to take home and add to their own holiday trees.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children aged 5-17. Museum members can enjoy the festivities for free.

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