What’s Open?

Click below for hours of operation for local attractions and restaurants in and around Santa Claus, Indiana, and sites throughout Lincoln’s Indiana Boyhood Home.

 

All times listed are Central Time 

Things to Do 

All area attractions have adjusted their methods and frequency of sanitation and implemented social distancing measures, as recommended by state guidelines. 

Christmas Lake Golf Course – Features a full-service, par 72 championship course, practice putting green, driving range, and golf shop. Open daily, 8:00 – 4:00 pm. 

Colonel Jones Home – Temporarily closed. 

Darlena’s Holiday and Gift Shoppe – All-occasion gifts and décor. Hours vary; call (812) 649-9755 for appointment. 

Evergreen Boutique & Christmas Shop – Shop contemporary women’s fashion and accessories, gifts, and holiday items and décor. Open daily, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. December 24, open 9:00 am – 12:00 pm; December 31, open 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Closed Christmas Day.

Frosty’s Fun Center – This retro-cool restaurant features a full arcade offering a variety of games that are fun for all ages! Restaurant is currently open only for carryout service. Open Tuesday – Thursday, 3:00 – 8:00 pm; Friday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm; Sunday, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm. Closed Mondays. Closed Christmas Day.

Holiday Drive-In – Drive-in movie theatre offers double features showing on six screens, typically April through September. Closed for the season.

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari – Two world-class parks in one! Closed for the season. 

Kodi-Yak Kayak, Canoe, and Paddleboard Rentals – Closed for 2020 — reopening in 2021. 

Lakeview Orchards – Watch the orchard’s Facebook page for availability of your favorite seasonal produce! Open Friday – Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Closed Monday – Thursday. 

Lincoln Amphitheatre – Outdoor venue inside Lincoln State Park features nationally touring acts May through October. See the Amphitheatre’s Facebook page for Virtual AMP Unplugged events livestreaming during the offseason.  

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial – Trails are open for self-guided exploration. Visitor Center and cabin yard are temporarily closed.  

Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum – Tour 13 replica cabins, then see hundreds of unique artifacts in the museum. Typically open May through October; closed for the season. Tours available by appointment.

Lincoln State Park – Lincoln State Park is open daily, 7:00 am – 11 :00 pm, for hiking, biking, swimming, camping. Nature Center is open Fridays and Saturdays, 12:00 am – 2:00 pm. Park will be closed 8:00 pm, Sunday, November 30 – 7:00 am, Wednesday, December 2. 

Monkey Hollow Winery and Distillery – Outdoor seating available. Open Tuesday – Sunday, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. Closed Christmas Day. 

Pepper’s Ridge Winery – Outdoor seating available. Live music on weekends through October. Open Wednesday – Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm. Closed Christmas Day.  

Pumpkins and More Farm Market – Find locally grown produce, crafts, and more. Open Friday, 2:00 – 6:00 pm and Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

The Rustic Golf Course – Nine-hole course features scenic views and an onsite restaurant. Open daily, 5:00 am – sunset. 

Saint Meinrad Archabbey – Livestreaming of masses available on Facebook; Church temporarily closed to visitors. 

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Gift Shop – Shop inspirational gifts, Bibles, books, and more. Open Monday – Saturday, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm; Sunday, 10:30 am – 4:00 pm. Closed December 24 – January 1. 

Santa Claus Christmas Store – Shop thousands of Christmas-themed ornaments and more, plus enjoy cookies, candies, and fudge. Visits and photos with Santa Claus are not currently available. December 1 – 3: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm. December 4 – 6: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm. December 7 – 10: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm. December 11 – 23: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm. December 24: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Closed Christmas Day. December 26 – 27: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm. December 28 – 30: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. December 31: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Santa Claus Hardware – Find camping necessities, including propane, firewood, grilling supplies, and more. Bike rentals also available. Open Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm; Saturday, 7:00 am – 4:00 pm; Sunday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. 

Santa Claus Museum & Village – Post Office open for writing letters to Santa, December 5-6; 12-13; 19-20, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. 

Santa Claus Post Office – The only post office in the world with the Santa Claus name! Open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (closed 12:30 – 1:30 pm); and Saturday, 9:30 – 11:30 am. Closed Christmas Day.

Santa’s Candy Castle – The historic castle is a must-visit for old-fashioned and hard-to-find candy, frozen hot chocolate, and more. Challenges are temporarily unavailable. Monday – Thursday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Friday, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm; Saturday, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm; Sunday, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. December 21 – 23: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm. December 26 – 31: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Santa’s Express Ziplines – Located at Santa’s Lodge. Closed for the season—see you in 2021!

Santa’s Stables – A family-friendly horseback riding experience through beautiful wooded surroundings. Closed for the season. 

Santa’s TOYS – Shop thousands of specialty toys, including STEM products. Open Monday – Thursday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Friday – Sunday, 10:00 – 6:00 pm. December 24: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. December 27 – 30: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Curbside pickup and shipping available; private shopping available by appointment. Closed December 25, 26, and 31.  

Steckler Grassfed Farms – Shop local cheeses, pastured poultry, and meats from 100% grassfed livestock. Open Tuesday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Friday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm; Saturday, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm. 

 

Restaurants 

Restaurants welcoming guests inside will follow social distancing and sanitation guidelines as recommended by the state. 

Angelo’s Pizza – Pizza, salads, and more. Open Monday – Wednesday, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm; Thursday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 11:00 pm; Sunday, 4:00 – 10:00 pm. Buffet temporarily unavailable. 

Brick Oven Pizza  Pizza, ice cream. Open Wednesday – Thursday, 4:00 – 8:00 pm; Friday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; and Sunday, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. 

Brothers Grub – Pizza, sandwiches, salads, and more available for carryout and delivery. Open Monday – Thursday, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm; Friday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 10:00 pm; Sunday, 4:00 – 8:00 pm. 

The Chateau – Family dining favorites, including chicken, steak, sandwiches, and more. Open Monday  Thursday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (lunch) and 4:00 – 7:00 pm (dinner)Friday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (lunch) and 4:00 – 8:00 pm (dinner). Closed Sundays. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Darlena’s Lincolnland Restaurant – Homecooked meals for breakfast and lunch. Open Tuesday – Sunday, 7:00 am – 2:00 pm. Closed Mondays.

Denny’s – Open daily, 7:00 am – 10:00 pm. 

Fat Daddy’s Grill & Chill – Burgers, ice cream, and daily specials available at walk-up and drive-thru windows. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm. Closed Sundays and Mondays.

Frosty’s Fun Center – Pizza, wings, ice cream, and more. Carryout and delivery only. Open Tuesday – Thursday, 3:00 – 8:00 pm; Friday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm; Sunday, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm. Closed Mondays. Closed Christmas Day.

Hoosier Land Pizza & Wings – Pizza, 20+ wing flavors, and more. Open Monday – Thursday, 3:00 – 8:00 pm; Friday, 3:00 – 10:00 pm; Saturday, 3:00 – 9:00 pm; Sunday, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. 

Jenk’s Pizza – Burgers, hot dogs, pizza, ice cream, and more. Open Sunday – Tuesday, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm; Wednesday – Thursday, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm; Friday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 10:00 pm. 

Los Dos Charros – Classic Mexican cuisine. Open Monday – Thursday, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm; Friday, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm; Saturday, 12:00 – 9:00 pm. Closed Sundays. December 24: Open 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Closed Christmas Day.

Los Panchos – Classic Mexican cuisine. Open Sunday – Thursday, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm; Friday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm. Closed Christmas Day.

New Boston Tavern – Home of the famous pork chop! Outdoor seating available. Monday, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm; Tuesday, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm; Wednesday, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm; Thursday, 8:00 am – 9:00 pm; Friday, 8:00 am – 10:00 pm; Saturday, 6:00 am – 10:00 pm; and Sunday, 7:00 – 11:00 am. Closed Christmas Day.

Noble’s Romans – Open daily, 5:00 am – 10:00 pm. 

River City Brew Works – Restaurant and tap room offer pizza, wings, appetizers, craft beers, wine, and house root beer. All-ages seating available. Open Thursday, 4:00 – 10:00 pm; Friday – Saturday, 3:00 – 11:00 pm; and Sunday, 12:00 – 8:00 pm.

The Rustic – Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Offerings include steak, chicken, pasta, sandwiches, pizza, and more. Open Monday – Saturday, 6:00 am – 9:00 pm; Sunday, 6:00 am – 8:00 pm. 

S&S BBQ & Annie’s Ice Cream – Barbecue favorites and ice cream treats. Carryout; outdoor seating available. Closed Mondays. Hours vary; please call or check Facebook page for hours and locations of food truck.

Scoops Ice Cream – Ice cream, burgers, fries, and more. Carryout only. Open Monday – Friday, 10:30 am – 6:30 pm. Closed Saturdays and Sundays. 

St. Nick’s Restaurant at Santa’s Lodge – Christmas-themed restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. St. Nick’s Restaurant is closed for the season.

Stone Ridge Station – Café and deli items and Noble Roman’s Pizza in a convenient location. Open Monday – Saturday, 4:00 am – 8:00 pm; Sunday, 6:00 am – 8:00 pm. 

Subway (Dale)Open Monday – Thursday7:00 am – 9:00 pm; Friday – Saturday, 7:00 am – 10:00 pm; Sunday, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm. 

Subway (Rockport) – Open Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm; Saturday, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm; Sunday, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm. 

Subway (Santa Claus) – Open Monday – Saturday, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm; Sunday, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm. 

The 19th Hole  Breakfast, lunch, and appetizer items; located at Christmas Lake Golf Course. Open daily at 7:30 am; closing times vary. 

Wendy’s (Dale) – Open daily, 6:30 am – 10:00 pm. 

Wendy’s (Rockport) – Open daily, 6:30 am – 10:00 pm. 

Lodging 

As recommended by state guidelines, lodging establishments—including hotels, cottages, cabins, vacation rentals, and campgrounds—are meeting the increased safety needs of their guests. Revised procedures include implementing additional sanitation practices for rooms and common areas, providing hand sanitizer, and utilizing no-contact check-in. 

Alpha Air – Vacation rental is located on a small farm just 15 minutes from Santa Claus. Sleeps up to five guests. 

Baymont Inn & Suites – Located 10 minutes from Santa Claus. Complimentary breakfast served daily.  

Blackhawk Creek – Secluded vacation rental on a working family farm. Sleeps up to 14 guests. 

Comfort Inn & Suites – Located on the Ohio River Scenic Byway. Free hot breakfast and indoor pool.  

Corner House Bed & Breakfast – Charming country inn is located near Pepper’s Ridge Winery. Three themed guest rooms with private baths available. Breakfast currently not available. 

Gingerbread House – Vacation rental located near entrance to Holiday World. Sleeps up to 12 guests. 

Holiday Guest House Suites – Vacation rental located just six minutes from Santa Claus. Suites sleep 7-8 guests. 

The Holiday House – Themed vacation rental is located across the road from Holiday World. Sleeps up to 10 guests. 

Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort – Located next door to Holiday World. Features rental cabins, cottages, and RVs; RV and tent sites also available. 

Lincoln Pines Lakefront Resort – Lincoln-themed cottages located minutes away from the area’s state, national, and theme parks. Features a pool, playgrounds, game room, and more. 

Lincoln State Park – Campsites and rental cabins and cottages available. 

Locust Hill Motel – Quiet motel conveniently located to area attractions and Owensboro, Kentucky. 

Medcalf Place – Peaceful vacation rental is located just 10 minutes from Santa Claus. Sleeps up to six guests.  

Mistletoe Manor – Huge vacation rental is located just outside Santa Claus and is ideal for groups, family reunions, or multiple families. Sleeps up to 21 guests. 

Motel 6 – Located just off I-64, seven minutes from Santa Claus. Pets welcome. 

Oakridge Campground – Choose from 36 campsites surrounded by natural beauty. 

The Potter Cottage – Vacation rental features fabulous views in a country setting just three miles from Holiday World. Sleeps up to 14 guests. 

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House & Retreat Center – Located on the quiet, beautiful grounds of Saint Meinrad Archabbey. Currently closed but accepting reservations for future stays.

Santa’s Lakeside Cottages – Christmas-themed cottages are located between Holiday World and Lincoln State Park. Features a pool with splash pad, Elf Park, and Reindeer Express Train. 

Santa’s Lodge – Christmas-themed hotel is less than a mile from Holiday World and features an onsite restaurant, zipline, and indoor and outdoor pools. Closed for the season.

Santa’s Vacation Villas – Vacation rental retreat is located in a secluded setting just 10 minutes from Holiday World and features a private pool and hot tub. 

Stones Motel – Budget-friendly motel is 10 minutes from Santa Claus. 

Willow Lake Vacation Rental – Located at the foothills of the Hoosier National Forest between Dale and Santa Claus and overlooking a 5-acre lake. Sleeps up to 12 guests. 

Wilmes Farmhouse – Renovated 1900’s farmhouse vacation rental is located eight miles from Santa Claus. Sleeps up to 14 guests. 

Do Your Part While You’re Visiting 

While you’re here, please do your part to follow recommended safety guidelines, including: 

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water and use hand sanitizer. 
  • Practice social distancing by staying at least six feet away from people not in your family/party. 
  • Wear a mask when you’re in indoor or enclosed spaces or when social distancing is not possible. 
  • If you have COVID symptoms or have been in contact with someone who does, please consider postponing your trip. 

Have Questions? 

The Spencer County Visitors Bureau office is open and ready to help! You’re welcome to come in the office, but we ask that you wait at the top of the stairs as staff assists you. Restrooms are currently closed to the public; we apologize for any inconvenience. 

Brochures and hours of operation for area attractions and restaurants are available outside, and other resources are posted in the window for viewing during and after office hours.