The 'Nutcracker in the Castle' comes to the Paine Art Center

OSHKOSH, Wis. - The 'Nutcracker in the Castle' is back at the Paine Art Center in Oshkosh. The story of the 'Nutcracker' unfolds in beautifully decorated scenes within the historic estate.

There are three different ways to visit and enjoy the magical experience. Guests may take Self-Guided Tours, Candlelight Tours, and Guided Tours, with each style of tour offered at separate times.

To make a reservation for a guided tour, click here.

Candlelight tours will be offered November 17, 2017 through January 5, 2018
Fridays, 4:30–7:30 pm
Plus: Wednesday, Dec. 27, 4:30–7:30 pm

They will cost  $12 Adult, $8 Youth (ages 5–17)
Members are FREE
No reservation necessary


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Self-guided tours are November 17, 2017 through January 8, 2018
Mondays–Saturdays, 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Plus: Sundays, Dec. 24 & 31, 11:00 am–4:00 pm*
Closed Nov. 23 & Dec. 25

Tours cost $12 Adult, $8 Youth (ages 5–17)
Members are FREE
No reservation necessary

*Please note: On Sundays (except Dec. 24 & 31), the Paine is NOT open for Self-guided Tours. On Sundays, the Paine is open for Guided Tours only, which require reservations.

In addition to tours, guests are invited to visit the Sugar Plum Fairy’s Cupcake Café for a delicious treat! 

The cafe will be open from November 17, 2017 through January 7, 2018
Fridays, 5:00-7:30 pm
Saturdays, 1:00-3:30 pm & 5:00-7:30 pm
Sundays, 1:00-3:30 pm*
Plus: Tuesday, Dec. 26; Wednesday, Dec. 27; and Thursday, Dec. 28; 5:00-7:30 pm 

No reservation necessary

The café is closed Sundays, Dec. 24 & 31; the Paine is open for Self-guided Tours on these days.

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