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.

Given the current health climate, please check business Facebook pages, websites, or by calling to confirm your plans!


All times listed are Central Time
If not noted, please call for holiday hours

Things to Do 

Beloved Farms – Nostalgic general store stocks a large selection of local produce, meats, gifts, crafts, and more. Open Thursday – Friday, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm; Saturday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Closed January 1 – 4

Beverly J. Ellen – Browse unique home décor and gifts, floral arrangements for all occasions, the area’s best meats and produce, one-of-a-kind furniture, and more. Open Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, Saturday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Closed Sunday. Closed January 1 -2

Christmas Lake Golf Club – Features a full-service, par 72 championship course, practice putting green, driving range, and golf shop. Pro shop open daily, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm. First tee time is at 8:00 am. Call (877) 962-7465 for tee time.

Colonel Jones Home – Tour the home of Abraham Lincoln’s merchant employer. Hours vary; please call. 

Dale Farm Market – Choose from a variety of fresh produce and seasonal plants. Hours vary; please call.

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 Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Saturday – Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Frosty’s Fun Center – This retro-cool restaurant features a full arcade offering a variety of games that are fun for all ages! Closed for the season

Holiday Drive-In – Drive-in movie theatre offers double features showing on six screens. Box office opens: Friday and Saturday, 6:30 pm. Closed for the season.

Holiday World – Two parks in one location! Closed for the season.

Kodi-Yak Kayak, Canoe, and Paddleboard Rentals – Kayak rentals and tours on the Ohio River. Closed for the season.

Lakeview Orchards – Orchard offers a variety of fresh, local produce. Closed for the season.  

Lincoln Amphitheatre – Outdoor venue inside Lincoln State Park features nationally touring acts May through October. Closed for the season.

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial – Trails and park grounds are open for self-guided exploration. Visitor Center open daily 8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Visitor Center closed January 1

Snowy cabin at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum – Tour 13 replica cabins, then see hundreds of unique artifacts in the museum. Closed for the season

Lincoln State Park – Lincoln State Park is open daily, 7:00 am – 11:00 pm, for hiking, biking, and exploring. Nature Center is open Friday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.    

Monkey Hollow Winery and Distillery – Outdoor seating available when weather permits. Open Tuesday – Sunday, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.     

Pepper’s Ridge Winery – Outdoor seating available when weather permits. Open Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm.

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

The Rustic Golf Course – Nine-hole course features scenic views and an onsite restaurant. Open Monday – Thursday, 10:30 am – 8:00 pm; Friday – Saturday, 7:00 am – 9:00 pm; Sunday, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm. 

Saint Meinrad Archabbey – Self-guided walking tours available; group tours arranged with advance notice. Guests are welcome to attend Mass with the Monks; call for times. 

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 January 1 – 2

Santa Claus Christmas Store – Shop thousands of Christmas-themed ornaments and more, plus enjoy cookies, candies, and fudge. Closed for the season

Santa Claus Hardware – Find camping necessities, including propane, firewood, grilling supplies, and more. Bike rentals also available. 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 – Explore the museum, the town’s original post office, the original 1880 Santa Claus Church, and the fully restored, 22-foot-tall Santa Statue. Open Saturdays, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Call for available appointment times.

Young girl writes a letter to Santa at the Santa Claus Museum & Village while her father watches

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

Santa’s Candy Castle – The historic castle is a must-visit for old-fashioned and hard-to-find candy, frozen hot chocolate, and more. Open January 1, 12:00 – 5:00 pm; then closed for the season

Santa’s Express Ziplines – Located at Santa’s Lodge. Closed for the season.  

Santa’s TOYS – Shop thousands of specialty toys, including STEM products. Open Friday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sunday, 10:00 – 4:00 pm. Closed January 1

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.



Angelo’s Pizza – Pizza, salads, and more. Open Tuesday – Thursday, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm; Friday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm. Closed Sundays and Mondays.

Back 9 Grill  Sandwiches, salads, and appetizers, plus lunch and dinner specials; located at Christmas Lake Golf Club. Open Monday – Wednesday, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm (bar open until 9:00 pm); Thursday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm (bar open until 11:00 pm); Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (bar open until 8:00 pm). Closed January 23 for remodeling.

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

The Chateau – Family dining favorites, including chicken, steak, sandwiches, and more. Open Monday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm. Kitchen closes at 8:00 pm Monday – Thursday; at 8:30 pm Friday – Saturday. Closed Sundays. Closed January 1

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

Denny’s – Open 24 hours.

Fat Daddy’s Grill & Chill – Burgers, ice cream, and daily specials available at walk-up and drive-thru windows. Open Monday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. Closed January 1 – 2

Frosty’s Fun Center – Pizza, sandwiches, ice cream, and more. Closed for the season

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 – 3:00 pm.


Jenk’s Pizza – Burgers, hot dogs, pizza, ice cream, and more. Open Monday – Tuesday, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm; Wednesday – Thursday, Sunday, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm; Friday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm.

Jimador Bar & Grill – 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.

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

New Boston Tavern – Home of the famous pork chop! Tuesday – Wednesday, 8:00 am – 9:00 pm; Thursday – Friday, 8:00 am – 10:00 pm; Saturday, 6:00 am – 11:00 pm; Sunday, 7:00 – 11:00 am. Closed Mondays.

Opie’s – House-smoked pulled pork, pizza, and more. Open Wednesday – Thursday, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm; Friday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm. Kitchen closes one hour before restaurant closing time. Closed Sunday – Tuesday.

Patriot Nutrition – Stop by for seasonal teas and drinks with a healthy twist! Open Tuesday – Wednesday, and Friday 6:00 am – 6:00 pm; Saturday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm; Sunday 12:00 – 4:00 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 – Friday, 4:00 – 9:00 pm; Saturday, 4:00 – 10:00 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 – Thursday, 10:30 am – 8:00 pm; Friday – Saturday, 7:00 am – 9:00 pm; Sunday, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm. 

S&S BBQ & Pizzeria – Pizza, BBQ, burgers, and more. Closed January 1 – 31

Santa Claus Brewing Co. – Burgers, wings, local craft beer, and more. Open Wednesday – Thursday, 4:00 – 9:00 pm; Friday, 4:00 – 10:00 pm; Saturday, 12:00 – 10:00 pm; Sunday, 12:00 am – 8:00 pm. Closed Monday – Tuesday.

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

Stone Ridge Station – Café and deli items and Noble Roman’s Pizza in a convenient location. Open daily, 6:00 am – 9:30 pm. 

Subway (Dale)Open daily, 8:00 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 daily, 8:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Sweet P’s Frostbite – Ice cream, shakes, sundaes, and more. Closed for the season.

Wendy’s (Dale) – Open daily, 6:30 am – 12:00 pm. 

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


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.   

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

Corner House Bed & Breakfast – Charming country inn is located near Pepper’s Ridge Winery. Three themed guest rooms with private baths available.  

The Family Oasis – Close to area attractions, the roomy vacation rental can accommodate up to 12 guests.

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

Hevron House – Vacation rental is located just steps from Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial and accommodates up to 8 guests.

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

Hollow Creek Cabin – Log cabin vacation rental is located in a private country setting and can accommodate up to 14 guests.

Homegrown Holiday House – Guests can help themselves to produce from the garden area. The roomy home can accommodate up to 12 guests.

Lakeside Cabin – Pet-friendly cabin can accommodate up to eight guests and features a lake, screened-in porch, tiki bar, hot tub, and more.

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.

Lincoln’s Hideaway – Country home sleeps up to eight guests and is just two minutes from Lincoln State Park and five from Holiday World.

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

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. 

Peppermint House – Located right across the road from the entrance to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, the vacation rental sleeps up to 10 guests.

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

Quality Inn & SuitesLocated on the Ohio River Scenic Byway. Free hot breakfast and indoor pool.

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 indoor and outdoor pools. 

Spencer County Rentals – Chrisney – Spacious 100+-year-old home is updated with modern amenities to accommodate up to 16 guests.

Spencer County Rentals – Dale – Roomy rental sleeps up to 11 guests and features an upper deck, side patio, and large yard with covered swing.

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

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

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

“X” Marks the Spot Vacation Rental – Vacation rental is just over a mile from Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari and can sleep up to 13 guests.


Have Questions? 

The Spencer County Visitors Bureau office is open and ready to help! 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.