Moonlight Magic

Mr & Mrs Claus

Moonlight Magic has become a traditional event known across the region. It is the kick-off to the holiday season! Stroll the candle-lit streets, enjoy entertainment, a parade, delicious food, crafts, family activities and more! 

Always held on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, this year Moonlight Magic is on Friday, November 26, 2021 from 4pm - 9pm in the Village of Shelburne Falls.

All evening: Visit shops, restaurants, vendors lining the streets, and craft fairs inside at The Eagles and Buckland Town Hall (both on State Street/Buckland Side)

Scheduled and Special Activities:

5:00pm - Moonlight Magic Parade

5:30pm - Lighting of the Community Tree on the lot next to the Village Information Center (across from the Arms Library) Get Scavenger Hunt instructions and then go across the street to:

5:45pm - Santa's Workshop!  Santa will receive visitors as soon after he arrives at the Shelburne Falls Masonic Building at the end of the parade. Mrs. Claus will distibute ornaments and instructions for how to write to Santa.*

5:00pm - 7:00pm - Forest Avenue Band plays at Salmon Falls Gallery on Ashfield Street (above The Blue Rock Restaurant)

All Evening:
  • A Boat Parade sponsored by Adventure East,

  • Craft Fairs at The Eagles and Buckland Town Hall (both on State Street)
  • Ornament Scavenger Hunt (get details at the tree lighting at 5:30pm - see above)

  • Truffle Shuffle by Mo’s Fudge Factor,

  • Cookie Sale at the Visitors Info Center,

  • Carolers,
  • Performers in the streets, and
  • Cider and Cookies at the Greenfield Northampton Cooperative Bank.

*A note re: COVID. Santa's Workshop will be a bit less crowded this year, for obvious reasons - we're taking measures to continue this tradition in a safe a manner as possible. Only a dozen guests will be let into the building at a time (a line will form outside the front door), with one way traffic and masks all around. Air inside is HEPA filtered, thanks to the Senior Center.

 Parking Info:

Major parking spots in addition to smaller lots and street parking (other than on Bridge Street): Buckland Shelburne Elementary School (BSE) on Mechanic Street, and The Salmon Falls Gallery (Ashfield Street) and The Mill (49 Conway Street).  These are walkable distances to town for the able-bodied.

The shuttle route will make stops at these locations:  Buckland Shelburne Elementary, Parking Lot above Arms Library (on Bridge Street); then back to BSE.  Second loop will originate at BSE and go to The Eagles on the State Street then return to BSE.MMDanLittleRecorder3


Want to Volunteer? Contact: Laurie Wheeler at 413-768-8130  
Thank you to our Major Sponsors!

Greenfield Savings Bank Greenfield Cooperative Bank Yankee Candle Molly Cantor Pottery  Bridge St. Bazaar

Photo credits:  Top:  Carol Buldoc; Bottom: Dan Little, Recorder