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Moonlight Magic 2023


A dedicated group of community volunteers, local small businesses, and nonprofit organizations are working hard to make this beloved tradition in the Shelburne Falls cultural and business district a great success this year.

The downtown area will be adorned with luminaria lining the streets, lampposts wrapped in lights, and festively decorated storefront displays. Village trees, including a Community Tree, will be illuminated throughout the area for all to admire, provided by community volunteers.

Start your night by strolling the village, enjoying the festive storefront displays, and stopping in the shops to find the perfect gifts for those on your list. Other activities include the Parade of Lights, starting at 5 p.m. in Buckland on Conway Street, starring Santa and Mrs. Claus. 

Following the parade, Santa and Mrs. Clause will open Santa’s Workshop at the Mountain Lodge of Masons to host children’s crafts. The Lighted Boat Parade will take place on the river, sponsored by Adventure East. Anyone is welcome with previous paddling experience to join us on this fun, moonlit experience! Deck your own boat out in colorful lights, or borrow one of ours for free. There will be arts and crafts and food vendors on Bridge Street and indoor craft fairs at the Shelburne Falls Eagles and the Buckland Town Hall.

Looking for other exciting, memorable activities? Grab a Moonlight Magic Map and encourage your family to participate in the Children’s Scavenger Hunt that leads to a Treasure Chest for a prize! Take a ride on a magically decorated SF&C 10 trolley (located near Salmon Falls Gallery) to the Trolley Museum and back. The Greenfield Cooperative Bank will help you warm up by serving hot apple cider and cookies. The Handle Factory Clay Studio continues the annual tradition of the Ornament Painting activity. The Mill at Shelburne Falls will also be hosting their Millworks! Market. The Mill will also have a Warming Station to warm your fingers and toes and enjoy their festive light display.

Enjoy the sounds of music and caroling around the village and much, much more!

Bridge Street will be closed starting from Greenfield Savings Bank to the Buckland side of the Iron Bridge to support a pedestrian mall of various local Craft and Food Vendors.

There will be special store sales throughout the village, ensuring that attendees will find the perfect gift for holiday giving! Join up with friends and family in the village of Shelburne Falls this November 24th, 2023, and make some magical memories to last a lifetime!

There is no admission charge for this event. Parking and Moonlight Magic shuttle rides around the village are free.

For more information, to check a calendar of events, or if you would like to volunteer, please visit

Facebook Page: Moonlight Magic Shelburne Falls

Instagram: MoonlightMagicShelburneFalls



Event produced by West County Arts and Culture, Inc