Dates: December 4th, 6th, 11th & 13th, 2020

Times: Guided tours at 6pm, 6:30pm & 7pm

Cost: $15 for Adults, $7.50 for children 6-17; Canterbury Shaker Village Members half priced. Suggested for ages 12+. Tours limited to 15 people to ensure an intimate experience. Pre-registration strongly encouraged. Please purchase your tickets here.

Visit Canterbury Shaker Village for a guided candlelit tour highlighting the Shakers’ Christmas traditions. During the 200 years that Shakers lived at Canterbury Shaker Village their Christmas traditions evolved and changed. Explore the evolution of the Shakers’ Christmas celebrations – from simple religious services in the 19th century to holiday decorations and elaborate theatricals in the 20th century – on this 75-minute guided tour, which ends with cookies and hot cider in one of our decorated historic buildings.

Scheduling for a group? Private tours at different dates or times may be arranged for groups of 10+ people. Please contact Becky Soules, Interpretation Manager, at 603-783-9511 ext. 284 or at, for more information and to schedule a private tour.

Our historic buildings are only lightly heated – please dress warmly and appropriately for December. The tour goes in and out of multiple historic buildings, up steps, and over uneven ground. Participants may borrow a candle to carry during the tour, but if you have difficulty with dark, uneven ground, you may wish to bring your own flashlight.