Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill to host annual holiday events

Published 5:07 pm Friday, December 8, 2017


News release

HARRODSBURG —Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill will host its annual holiday events throughout this month. Donations for the Giving Tree will be given to the Mercer County Family Resource Center. This year, guests are encouraged to bring new hats, gloves and jackets (children’s sizes 4-8), laundry detergent, fabric softener and dryer sheets to the Welcome Center by Dec. 31 to benefit the local community.

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Annual offerings include: 

Illuminated Evenings feature holiday music, roaring fires and twinkling lights! Each Friday and Saturday night from. Dec. 1-23, different community music performers, hands-on crafts in the Elf Shop, rides aboard the Jingle Bell Shuttle, Christmas caroling and a tree lighting, and candlelit tours will be available to guests of all ages. The fire pits will be lit and complimentary hot chocolate will be served. Admission – is $5 per person (ages 6 and up).

• Children’s Tea Time with Mrs. Claus is an afternoon complete with spiced cider, decorated cookies, sandwiches made for little fingers, Christmas caroling and storytelling with Mrs. Claus. Children’s Tea Time is slated for noon and 3 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 2, 9 and 16.

 • The Trustees’ Table will host Afternoon Teas, featuring cheddar pecan wafers, country ham on chive biscuits, assorted tea sandwiches and a selection of holiday pastries, 2:30-4 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 16 for $17 per person.

 • Holiday Buffet Lunches, showcasing a variety of Southern favorite main and side dishes and including starters and dessert, will be served at The Trustees’ Table daily through Dec. 23 for $25 per person, and $13 for ages 12 and under.

Reservations for Afternoon Teas or Holiday Buffet Lunches can be made by calling (800) 734-5611. All dining guests receive 10 percent off in The Shops.

The Shops will host open houses and feature 10 percent off all regularly-priced merchandise, complimentary refreshments and hand-crafted demonstrations Saturdays through Dec. 16. Demonstrations vary each week, but will include oval box making, chair taping and wood carving.

More information about all holiday events at Shaker Village can be found at

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Participants join in on a festive hayride through the village at last year’s annual holiday events at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill.