The Magical Christmas Celebration Everyone Needs To Visit In Wisconsin This Year

For the 10th straight year the Paine Art Center and Gardens in Oshkosh will be presenting their Nutcracker in the Castle event. The Paine is a Tudor Revival Estate that was built in the 1920s but never actually lived in.

Nutcracker in the Castle takes place in rooms throughout the home, with live music and performances, 20 elaborately decorated rooms, and more than 70 gorgeous Christmas trees.

More than your usual passive Nutcracker-watching experience, this experience transports you directly into the story and fills you with the spirit and magic of Christmas.

You won’t be able to believe the enchanting and elaborate room decorations.

On Candlelight tours, the brilliantly lit Christmas trees help provide the light – and ambiance – to make your visit extra special.

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Walking through the Paine during this awesome event is like being transported inside the beloved Christmas tale.

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You and your children will be delighted and enthralled.

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Started 2016 visiting #nutcrackerinthecastle with dear friends.

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The guided tours are almost all sold out for this year, so head to the Paine website to get a reservation and ensure your holidays are extra magical.

Self-guided tours are available from November 18, 2016 through January 9, 2017 Mondays through Saturdays, 11:00 am–4:00 pm. They will also be available on Sunday, Jan. 1, from 11:00 am–4:00 pm

Candlelight tours are available from November 18, 2016 through January 6, 2017 on Fridays from 4:30–7:30 pm. They’ll also be available on Monday, Dec. 26 and Wednesday, Dec. 28 from 4:30–7:30 pm

Guided tours require a reservation and are available from November 19, 2016 through January 8, 2017 on Saturdays from 5:00–8:00 pm and on Sundays from 12:00–3:30 pm. They will also be available on Thursdays, Dec. 22 & 29 and Tuesday, Dec. 27, from 5:00-8:00 pm. There will be no guided tours on Dec. 24, 25 & 31 and Jan. 1.

The Sugar Plum Fairy Cupcake Cafe is open November 18, 2016 through January 8, 2017 on Fridays from 5:00-7:30 pm, on Saturdays from 1:00-3:30 pm & 5:00-7:30 pm and on Sundays from 1:00-3:30 pm. It will also be open Thursday, Dec. 22 and Monday through Thursday, Dec. 26-29 from 5:00-7:30 pm. It will be closed Dec. 24, 25 & 31 and Jan. 1; open Dec. 30

The Paine Art Center and Gardens are located at 1410 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI 54901