Join us to celebrate the holiday season at Canterbury Shaker Village! Visit the Village this December 11 & 12 and 18 & 19 for magic shows, dance performances, and much more! The Village Store will be open both weekends, and during all events offered. Hot cocoa and hot cider will be available in the Store, along with a wide variety of holiday gifts items. 

Admission to Merry Merry Canterbury is $20 for adults, $15 for members, and all children are free. Admission price includes all events, expect Candlelight Tours which must be reserved ahead. Masks are required, and the Village requests that all visitors be vaccinated. Click the red “Buy Tickets” button to reserve your spot now!

Saturday & Sunday, December 11 & 12, 1 – 5 PM

Stairway to the Clouds, Horse Barn, 1 – 5 PM
Ascend the “Stairway to the Clouds”, where sights, sounds, and smells of the season intoxicate the spirit. Downstairs in the Barn, make Pomanders and Cinnamon Tree Ornaments, perfect for children of any age.

Jonathan Harrington: 19th Century Magic Show, Hubbard Gallery, 2 & 4 PM
Featuring Andrew Pinard as Jonathan Harrington, bring the whole family to enjoy a 19th century magic show fit for the season.

Holiday Carols, Outside the Horse Barn, 5 PM
The Canterbury Singers present stirring Shaker Songs and beloved holiday carols.

Saturday & Sunday, December 18 & 19, 1 – 5 PM

Stairway to the Clouds, Horse Barn, 1 – 5 PM
Ascend the “Stairway to the Clouds”, where sights, sounds, and smells of the season intoxicate the spirit. Downstairs in the Barn, make Pomanders and Cinnamon Tree Ornaments, perfect for children of any age.

Birdie Dance Performance, Hubbard Gallery, 3 PM
Lorraine Chapman presents the world premiere performance of Biride. Inspired by the Shaker Entertainments, this performance tells the story of the Alberta MacMillan Kirkpatrick’s, the last girl to be adopted by the Shakers.

Candlelight Tours, Dwelling House & Meeting House, 4 & 5 PM
Candlelight Tours return! These special evening tours will take guests through the Dwelling House and the Meeting House. Learn all about how the Shakers celebrated the holiday season. Limited capacity, $50 per person, tickets must be reserved in advance

Thank you to our generous sponsors for making this event possible: