Special Events

Save the Dates for these Special Events!
More info to follow soon as we figure out how to safely manage these events during the Covid pandemic. Check back soon!
Friday, December 3, 2021 – Tree Lighting & Caroling Event
Saturday, January 15, 2022 – Winter Carnival
Friday February 11, 2022 – Me & My Guy Dance
Shelburne’s Annual Tree Lighting and Carol Singing
Friday, December 3rd on the Village Green
5:45 p.m. Caroling
6:00 p.m. Tree Lighting followed by Santa’s arrival
Come to the Town Hall for a light refreshment after the Tree Lighting.
Kids will have a chance to personally deliver a letter to Santa and parents can snap a quick picture! (Sorry, no long chats with Santa this year!)
A holiday “take home” craft for kids will be offered by the Pierson Library Staff.
We have modified this event to have a less crowded space inside and hope to move lines quickly. Signs and Elves will point you in the right direction inside. Please enjoy your treat and say ‘hello’ to Santa, but do not loiter inside after. You are welcome to socialize outside on the patio!
** Masks required indoors for everyone over 2 yrs old.
Shelburne Holiday Lights Contest
Show your holiday spirit and join this friendly competition and infuse some cheer around the neighborhoods! Whether you do it to win a fun prize and bragging rights, or you just enjoy sharing your festive decorations, we want YOU to participate!
Registration Opens: November 1, 2021
Registration Deadline: 4:00 p.m.
December 3, 2021.
** We will take a MAXIMUM of 25 participants so register early!! **
Judging: Will take place from December 13-17. Winners Announced Week of December 20. Shelburne Recreation Committee Members will judge.
1) Traditional/ Refined (think like Martha Stewart and keep it classic!)
2) Fun/ Festive (Inflatables & yard decor welcome! Make Clark Griswold proud!)
3) Multi-Family housing ( Apartment, Condos, etc.
Get creative and decorate your window, door or other personal space that is viewable from the street!)
Criteria: Originality, color, lighting, display and curb appeal.
- Professionally decorated homes may not be entered. Amateurs only!
- Decorations must be visible from the street and accessible to the public; the address for registered participants will be made available for public viewing.
Register through Shelburne Parks and Recreation. Registration form is available on this page to download and print.
Businesses are welcome to send in their name and address if you’re planning a lighting display. We will publicize so people know where to find you, but we will not be offering a business contest category this year.
Event Sponsors:  Associates in Orthodontics, Dr. Librizzi, Dr. Blasius, Dr. Librizzi, Country Christmas Loft, The Flying Pig Bookstore and Jamie Two Coats Toy Shop

Holiday Lights Contest Form

Tree Lighting & Singing

Christmas Tree on the Green

Holiday Lights Contest

Shelburne Holiday Contest

Holiday Lights Contest


Shelburne Town Beach

Shelburne Beach

Parks & Recreation Donations for Concerts and Special Events.

100% of all donations go to support our series of special events for the current fiscal year. Some of these events include the Summer Concert Series, Winterfest, Safe Halloween and many more. If you have attended these events, you know how vital they are to a successful community, but we do need your help!

Donors of $100 or more will be listed at all special events as well as publicized in our program brochures. Options include a major sponsorship of or a general contribution toward a concert or event.  Any donation amount is appreciated. If interested in donating please contact:

Shelburne Parks and Recreation
PO Box 88
Shelburne, VT 05482
Or Email