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Moonlight Magic!

A Festival of Lights in Shelburne Falls Village: Bigger and Brighter in 2022!

A dedicated group of business owners and community volunteers is working hard to make this beloved tradition in the Shelburne Falls business district a grand success this year. Moonlight Magic, a celebration of lights and community, will light up the village on Friday, November 25 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The downtown area will be adorned with luminaria lining the streets, lampposts wrapped in lights and festively decorated store window displays. Illuminated holiday trees, including a large Community Holiday tree, will be sprinkled throughout the area for all to admire. New lights and decorations will be added this year as a result of the “Making Downtown Shine” initiative and generous donations from the set of the tv series Dexter, filmed in Shelburne Falls in 2021.

“We invite everyone from ages one to ninety-two (and up) to celebrate this lively and spirited holiday festival this year. Moonlight Magic speaks to all ages. If you are looking for something special to add to your memory bank, this is an event for you!” says Amanda Carter, one of the organizers of the event.

Start your night off right by stopping into the Shelburne Falls Visitor Center for some freshly baked homemade cookies offered by the Woman’s Group of Shelburne Falls. Other activities include the Parade of Lights starting at 5pm in Buckland on Conway Street, starring Santa and Mrs. Claus. Following the parade, Santa and Mrs. Clause will open Santa’s workshop at the Masonic Lodge to host children’s crafts. A Boat parade will take place on the river, sponsored by Adventure East (who will be offering free pre-registration ( for canoes/kayaks that people can decorate with their own lights/decorations. Looking for an exciting activity? Get involved in the Ornament Scavenger Hunt that leads to Santa’s Toy Chest for a prize! Want to feel the magic? Take a ride on a magically decorated trolley (located near Salmon Falls Gallery) to the Trolley Museum and back. The Greenfield Northampton Cooperative Bank, will help you warm up by serving hot apple cider and cookies. Enjoy the sounds of music being played around the village, and much, much more.

Bridge Street will be closed from the Arms Library to the Buckland side of the Iron Bridge to support a pedestrian mall of various local Craft and Food Vendors. There will be indoor craft vendors located at the Eagles Club and the Buckland Town Hall. Don’t forget to check out the Mill studios for additional shopping. 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 Shelburne Falls Village this November 25th, 2022, and make some Magical and Moonlit memories to last a lifetime!

There is no admission charge for this event and parking is free. (Free shuttle rides are offered.)

For more information, to check a calendar of events, or if you would like to volunteer, please see the Moonlight Magic page on Facebook: Moonlight Magic Shelburne Falls and Instagram: MoonlightMagicShelburneFalls.

* Note: Although there is no mask Mandate for Shelburne Falls at this time, we do ask all attendees to have a mask with you as certain establishments have the right to enforce face coverage in their facilities. Thank you.

For more information, please contact: Amanda Carter 413-824-1018 Email:

Event sponsored by WCAC (West County Arts and Culture)