Jan brett tour bus

Plimoth Patuxet Museums Presents – Jan Brett's 2023 Winter Wonderland Tour

Join Plimoth Patuxet Museums in presenting the launch event for acclaimed bestselling children’s book author/illustrator Jan Brett’s first national tour in four years on Friday, November 24th.

Author of over 40 picture books with more than 44 million in print, Jan is renowned for her exquisite art which is universally recognized as being among the finest in children’s books today. Her detailed and iconic illustrations are often inspired by her many extensive research expeditions, whether it be to Norway, Botswana, Japan, or India. Jan’s work has been chosen as “Best Children’s Books of the Year” by The New Yorker, Parents, Redbook, and many others. She has been featured in publications like Romper, The Boston Globe, Travel + Leisure, The Los Angeles Times, and more.

Jan Brett will do a 20-30 minute drawing demonstration and presentation before hosting a book signing. It will begin at 2:30. Everyone is invited to come to the presentation and receive as many signed bookplates as they request.

Come enjoy the experience of this special book launch combined with additional themed activities including seasonally-inspired cookies and a storied book walk through the Museum’s fields to explore the ways people and animals have kept warm through New England winters. Meet some of the kinds of animals featured in this author’s new collection of winter favorites!

The first 100 families in line for this event will receive a free signed Jan Brett poster!


  • Please contact Christina Coleman, Director of Public Programs and Hospitality, at (508) 746-1622 ext. 8107 or by emailing ccoleman@plimoth.org, with any questions or if you would like to purchase tickets over the phone.

  • Jan will do her very best to sign all the books that time permits. The number she can sign per family depends on how many people come. If time does not permit her to sign every book, special signed bookplates featuring her artwork will be on hand.

  • Yes! Jan’s tour bus will be parked [location] starting at 1:30 pm. It is wrapped in artwork from her books. Your family is welcome to take a photograph next to the bus.

  • Yes! Hedgie, Jan’s favorite friend from The Mitten and The Hat, will be visiting as well. Be sure to bring the kids to have a photo taken with Hedgie!

  • Yes, all sites at Plimoth Patuxet Museums will be open for Thanksgiving hours from 9 am - 5 pm on Friday, November 24th.

  • Yes, this event is free with museum admission. Please see ticket options below.

  • Yes. Books will be available for purchase in the Museum Gift Shop.

  • You need to either bring your printed ticket or have the ability to pull your ticket up on your phone at check-in.