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.
- PDF FLYER for August Business & Attraction Hours of Operation (updated 8/11/20)
- PDF FLYER for August Restaurant Hours of Operation (updated 8/11/20)
The excitement is building as we welcome visitors back to the area. And we want to make sure you know what’s open when—and what our area attractions, businesses, and restaurants are doing to ensure you have a safe and fun visit.
All times listed are Central Time.
Things to Do
All area attractions are adjusting methods and frequency of sanitation and implementing 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 Monday, 8:00 am – 7:00 pm; Tuesday – Friday, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm; Saturday – Sunday, 6:30 am – 7:00 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 Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm; Saturday – Sunday, 9:00 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! Restaurant is currently open only for carryout service. Open Sunday, Tuesday – Thursday, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm; Friday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm. Closed Mondays.
Holiday Drive-In – Open nightly through August 16, with double features showing on six screens. Box office opens 7:30 pm Monday – Thursday; 6:30 pm Friday and Saturday; 7:00 pm Sunday. Open Friday – Sunday only beginning August 21.
Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari – To meet state guidelines, Holiday World will sell tickets that are valid only for the day selected and has implemented a system for waiting in line virtually. (See Holiday World’s full “Message to our Guests on COVID-19.”) Open weekends only after August 10; see park website for hours.
Kodi-Yak Kayak, Canoe, and Paddleboard Rentals – Closed for 2020 — reopening in 2021.
Lakeview Orchard – Watch the orchard’s Facebook page for availability of your favorite seasonal produce! Open Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm; Saturday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; and Sunday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.
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. Open weekdays, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Weekends by appointment; call (812) 649-9147 for availability.
Lincoln State Park – Lincoln State Park is open daily, 7:00 am – 11 :00 pm, for hiking, biking, swimming, camping. Lake Lincoln is open with social distancing measures in place. Nature Center is open 10:00 am – 2:00 pm; closed Tuesdays.
Monkey Hollow Winery and Distillery – Outdoor seating is open and limited tastings are available. Live music and grill menu available on Saturdays. Open Tuesday – Thursday; Sunday, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm; Saturday, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm.
Pepper’s Ridge Winery – Outdoor seating is open and limited tastings are available. Live music on weekends. Open Wednesday – Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm.
Pumpkins and More Farm Market – Find locally grown produce, crafts, and more. Open Thursday, Friday, Sunday, 12:00 – 7:00 pm; Saturday, 10:00 am – 7:00 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.
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. Open Sunday – Thursday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Friday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 6:00 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 – Visit the town’s original post office to write a letter to Santa, then take a picture with the 22-foot tall historic Santa Statue! Open Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Museum is currently closed.
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.
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. Open daily, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Open weekends only, beginning August 17.
Santa’s Express Ziplines – Located at Santa’s Lodge. Open Saturday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm and Sunday, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Santa’s Stables – Open daily for family-friendly trail and pony rides! Reservations are required. Call (812) 340-2288 or visit Santas-Stables.com to make reservations.
Santa’s TOYS – Shop thousands of specialty toys, including STEM products. Open Monday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sunday, 12:00 – 4:00 pm. Curbside pickup and shipping available; private shopping available by appointment.
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.
Dine-in service is now allowed at 75% capacity in Indiana restaurants. Restaurants welcoming guests inside will follow social distancing and sanitation guidelines as recommended by the state. Some restaurants will continue to operate as carry-out only.
Angelo’s Pizza – Pizza, salads, and more. 75% capacity dine-in; carry-out also available. 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. 75% capacity dine-in; carryout and delivery also available. Open Sunday, Wednesday – Thursday, 10:30 am – 8:00 pm; Friday – Saturday, 10:30 am – 10:00 pm; closed Mon. & Tues.
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. 75% capacity dine-in. 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 Sunday.
Darlena’s Lincolnland Restaurant – Homecooked meals for breakfast and lunch. 75% capacity dine-in. Open Tuesday – Friday, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm; Saturday, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sunday, 7:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Denny’s – 75% capacity dine-in. 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 Monday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm.
Frosty’s Fun Center – Pizza, wings, ice cream, and more. Carryout and delivery only. Open Sunday, Tuesday – Thursday, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm; Friday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm. Closed Mondays.
Hoosier Land Pizza & Wings – Pizza, 20+ wing flavors, and more. 75% capacity dine-in. Open Monday – Thursday, 3:00 – 8:00 pm; Friday, 11:00 am – 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. Carry-out. Open Sunday – Tuesday, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm; Wednesday – Thursday, 10: 00 am – 9:00 pm; Friday – Saturday, 10:00 pm – 10:00 pm.
Los Dos Charros – Classic Mexican cuisine. 75% capacity dine-in; carryout also available. Open Monday – Thursday, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm; Friday, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm; Saturday, 12:00 – 9:00 pm.
Los Panchos – Classic Mexican cuisine. 75% capacity dine-in; carryout also available. 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! Carryout only. Tuesday – Wednesday, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm; Thursday, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm; Friday – Saturday, 7:00 am – 8:00 pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.
Noble’s Romans – Carryout only. Open daily, 5:00 am – 10:00 pm.
The Rustic – Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Offerings include steak, chicken, pasta, sandwiches, pizza, and more. 75% capacity dine-in. Open daily, 5:00 am – 9:00 pm.
S&S BBQ & Annie’s Ice Cream – Barbecue favorites and ice cream treats. Carryout only. Open daily, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.
Scoops Ice Cream – Ice cream, burgers, fries, and more. Carryout only. Open Monday – Friday, 10:30 am – 6:30 pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
St. Nick’s Restaurant at Santa’s Lodge – Christmas-themed restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 75% capacity dine-in. Open Monday – Thursday, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm; Friday, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm; Saturday, 7:00 am – 9:00 pm; and Sunday, 7:00 am – 8:00 pm.
Stone Ridge Station – Café and deli items and Noble Roman’s Pizza in a convenient location. Carryout only. Open Monday – Thursday, 4:00 am – 10:00 pm; Friday – Saturday, 4:00 am – 11:00 pm; Sunday, 6:00 am – 9:00 pm.
Subway (Dale) – Carryout only. Open Monday – Thursday, 7:00 am – 9:00 pm; Friday – Saturday, 7:00 am – 10:00 pm; Sunday, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm.
Subway (Rockport) – Carryout only. 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) – Carryout only. 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. 75% capacity dine-in. Open Monday, 7:30 am – 7:00 pm; Tuesday – Saturday, 7:00 am – 8:00 pm; Sunday, 6:30 am – 7:00 pm.
Wendy’s (Dale) – Carryout/drive-thru only. Open daily, 6:30 am – 10:00 pm.
Wendy’s (Rockport) – Carryout/drive-thru only. Open daily, 6:30 am – 10:00 pm.
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.
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.
- If you have COVID symptoms or have been in contact with someone who does, please consider postponing your trip.
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.