Get into the holiday spirit this season with a visit to Hancock Shaker Village! See how Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas were celebrated through numerous events from the famous, living museum. From late October through to a week before Christmas in December.
Hancock Shaker Village has been open to the public since 1961 but they usually close until after their big, fall harvest festival, mid October. This year, however, they’ve decided to share the way of the Shaker holidays by adding a number of events from Halloween to Christmas.
Many folks likely imagine an austere and severe group of people when they think of Shakers. They would likely be surprised to learn that the Shakers were some of the people who brought the Halloween and Christmas traditions to the United States. Back in 1790 when they arrived here, very few others dressed up for Halloween or made a big deal about Christmas – but the Shakers did!
Now you can see just what that must have been like by visiting Hancock Shaker Village this fall! The schedule includes everything from a Shaker Halloween dress-up, to a special Shaker harvest supper, and events depicting the Shaker Christmas.
Hancock Shaker Village Holiday Events Schedule
4 – Food for Thought: with Virginia Willis 6pm to 9pm
16 – Wreath ‘N Sip – 7pm to 9pm
24 – Thanksgiving on the Farm – 10am to 4pm
25-26 – Hancock Holidays – 10am to 4pm
25 – Shop Small Saturday – 10am to 4pm
25 – Grateful: Shaker Supper – 6pm to 8pm
A visit to the Village is always fun and informative but these special Hancock Shaker Village holiday events really up the ante. Stop by for wine and holiday craft making at the Wreath and Sip. Enjoy a candlelit, harvest dinner of autumn’s local bounty at the Grateful: Shaker Supper. Escape modern materialism with a Candlelit Evening at the Village: live music, festive food, storytelling, and caroling.
Come celebrate the holiday season in the beautiful Berkshires at Hancock Shaker Village!
Holidays at Hancock Shaker Village
1843 West Housatonic St.
Pittsfield MA, 01201
Visit the Hancock Shaker Village website for tickets and more information.
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