Join Hancock Shaker Village this weekend, December 6 to 8, for a magical winter weekend, filled with wagon rides, holiday crafting, Shaker baking, brunch with Santa, a gingerbread house contest, carols, and candlelit strolls throughout the beautifully decorated village.
DATES/TIMES/ADMISSION: Friday, December 6 – Sunday, December 8, 2019
See descriptions below for specific event times. In addition to the events, the Village is open all weekend from 10 am–4 pm.
Friday, December 6, 7 pm
Live music with American roots band Moonshine Holler. A roaring fire. Food trucks. Cool holiday cocktails and local beer. Grab an ugly sweater and kick off the holidays.
$12 cover at the door; wear an ugly sweater and get $2 off
BRUNCH WITH SANTA
Saturday & Sunday, December 7 & 8, 10 am–2 pm
This classic event was so popular last year that we’ve added a second date. Enjoy a delicious buffet, sit on Santa’s lap, and take part in crafts, music, story time, and visiting with animals in the Round Stone Barn. Fun for the young and young at heart.
HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD DINNER
Saturday, December 7, 6 pm
Chef Brian Alberg spins a contemporary twist on traditional holiday foods. Sample delicacies from countries around the world that will leave you satisfied, curious, and ready to make merry.
TICKETS $65/$58.50 members; children 12 and under $30/27 members.
HOLIDAY WREATH ’N’ SIP
Sunday, December 8, 2–4 pm
If you’ve never made your own wreath, we have the workshop for you. Enjoy a glass of wine and snacks as you craft a gorgeous wreath using fresh fir, juniper, pine, and other natural, locally sourced materials. Jed Thompson from Township Four will help you create the most beautiful wreath for your door.
TICKETS $80/72 members; includes materials, appetizers, and wine.
SERVICE OF LESSONS & CAROLS
Sunday, December 8, 4 pm & 6 pm
Join us in the 1830 Brick Dwelling for choral music, singing of familiar carols, and readings by noted Berkshire residents. The service, modeled on the traditional Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols first held in England in 1918, has been described as “an ambience of mystery, splendor, hope and joy.” Led by Rev. Mark Longhurst of the Williamstown First Congregational Church and musician Karl Mullen.
GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST
Friday–Sunday, 10 am–4 pm
Bakers of all ages and skill levels will exhibit their Hancock Holidays Gingerbread Houses. The theme is works of architecture, and bakers were invited to show their interpretation of an architectural masterwork, a fanciful creation from imagination, a personal dwelling, or a building from Shaker Village.
Sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union and Ward’s Nursery and Garden Center
1843 West Housatonic St.
Pittsfield MA, 01201