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Nutcracker in the Castle

November 16, 2023 - January 8, 2024

Experience the Nutcracker story at the 17th annual Nutcracker in the Castle in the elaborately decorated, historic Paine Art Center and Gardens. We invite you to twirl through the elaborately decorated halls of the Paine and get lost in this beloved holiday fairy tale. Stop by the Sugar Plum Fairy’s Cupcake Café afterward for a delightful baked good from Tamara the Cake Guru. Check out the Paine’s event description and Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the Nutcracker in the Castle event.

Reservations for guided tours are open, required, and tend to sell out quickly.


We’re sponsoring the event, which means exclusive deals for you!

Kids Free Days. From November 17-22, children 17 and under enjoy free admission* to self-guided tours—courtesy of Verve, a Credit Union—and visitors can donate Toys for Tots under the giant Christmas tree in the main ballroom. Reservations required. *Limit of 5 free children per paid adult admission.

2-for-1 Admission. Starting November 24, Verve members receive 2-for-1 admission for self-guided and candlelight tours. Don’t forget to bring proof of Verve membership (member card, credit card, debit card, or statement) to receive this offer. No proof, no discount. Please note that 2-for-1 admission does not apply to guided tours.




November 16, 2023
January 8


The Paine Art Center and Gardens
1410 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh, WI 54901 United States
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