Nutcracker in the Castle

  • 1410 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI 54901

  • Dates: November 20, 2020 - January 11, 2021
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Paine Art Center & Gardens
  • Address: 1410 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI 54901


The beloved Nutcracker fairy tale returns to the Paine "castle" with a mesmerizing array of sights, sounds, and surprises! This holiday season guests are invited to journey through the settings of the story on self-guided tours. Along the way, the tale will be revealed within each elaborately decorated room of the historic Paine mansion. From the opening party scene to the Land of Sweets and beyond, follow the adventure of Clara and the Nutcracker Prince.

On the first floor, each setting features a large storybook with illustrations that depict a portion of the fairy tale. On the second floor, the rooms portray the home of Clara's family and the workshop of her mysterious godfather, Drosselmeyer, along with a fascinating variety of his finely crafted wooden Nutcrackers. Throughout both floors, more than sixty mischievous mice are hidden within the settings. What surprises will you find? The adventure awaits you within the castle!


Self-guided Tours

Monday–Thursday, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
Friday–Sunday, 10:00 AM–8:00 PM

Plus, open December 21–23 & 28–30,
10:00 AM–8:00 PM

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
Open Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve & Day

$14 Adult, $10 Youth (ages 5–17)
Free for children ages 4 and under
Free for Members

Join as a New Member Now and Receive Free Admission for 15 Months!

Reservations are required for Self-guided Tours.

For questions and assistance with reservations, please call (920) 235-6903.