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 

Things to Do 

Beloved Farms – Nostalgic general store stocks a large selection of local produce, meats, gifts, crafts, and more. Lunch served Wednesday – Sunday. Open Wednesday – Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Saturday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; and Sunday, 1:00 – 5:00 pm. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

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 and Sunday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Christmas Lake Golf Club – Features a full-service, par 72 championship course, practice putting green, driving range, and golf shop. Golf Shop open Monday – Friday, 6:30 am – 7:00 pm (first tee time – 7:00 am); Saturday – Sunday, 6:00 am – 7:00 pm (first tee time – 6:30 am).

Colonel Jones Home – Tour the home of Abraham Lincoln’s merchant employer. Open Saturdays, 12:00 – 3:00 pm. 

Dale Farm Market – Choose from a variety of fresh .produce and seasonal plants. Open Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Saturday, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm; Sunday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.

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. 

Frosty’s Fun Center – This retro-cool restaurant features a full arcade offering a variety of games that are fun for all ages! Open Sunday – Thursday, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm; Friday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 10:00 pm.

Holiday Drive-In – Drive-in movie theatre offers double features showing on six screens. Box office opens: Friday and Saturday, 6:30 pm; Sunday, 7:00 pm. 

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari – Two world-class parks in one! Open daily through August 5, then open Saturdays and Sundays only. Theme park opens at 10:00 am; water park opens at 11:00 am.

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

Lakeview Orchards – Orchard offers a variety of fresh, local produce. Open Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm; Saturday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sunday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.  

Lincoln Amphitheatre – Outdoor venue inside Lincoln State Park features nationally touring acts May through October. Check out the 2022 Lincoln Amphitheatre schedule here

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial – Trails and park grounds are open for self-guided exploration. Visitor Center is open daily 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum – Tour 13 replica cabins, then see hundreds of unique artifacts in the museum. Open Monday – Saturday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm; Sunday, 12:00 – 4:00 pm.

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

Monkey Hollow Winery and Distillery – Outdoor seating available when weather permits. Open Tuesday – Sunday, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm.     

Pepper’s Ridge Winery – Outdoor seating available when weather permits. Temporarily closed.     

Pumpkins and More Farm Market – Find locally grown produce, crafts, and more. Open Thursday, Friday, Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm; and Saturday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

The Rustic Golf Course – Nine-hole course features scenic views and an onsite restaurant. Open Monday – Friday, 6:00 am – 9:00 pm; Saturday, 5:00 am – 9:00 pm; Sunday, 6:00 am – 8:00 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. 

Santa Claus Christmas Store – Shop thousands of Christmas-themed ornaments and more, plus enjoy cookies, candies, and fudge. August 1-7: Sunday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Friday – Saturday, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. August 8-31: 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 – Explore the museum, the town’s original post office, the original 1880 Santa Claus Church, and the fully restored, 22-foot-tall Santa Statue. August 1-9: Sunday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Friday – Saturday, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm. August 10-31: Monday – Thursday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm; Friday – Sunday, 9:00 am – 4:00 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. 

Santa’s Candy Castle – The historic castle is a must-visit for old-fashioned and hard-to-find candy, frozen hot chocolate, and more. August 1-7: Open daily, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. August 8-31: Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Santa’s Express Ziplines – Located at Santa’s Lodge. Closed for the 2022 season.

Santa’s Stables – A family-friendly horseback riding experience through beautiful wooded surroundings. August 1-9: Open daily, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm; weekends only after that. Call (812) 340-2288 for reservations. Same-day reservations often available.  

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.

 

Restaurants 

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 – Thursday, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm; Friday, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm; Saturday, 7:00 am – 8:00 pm; Sunday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. 

Brothers Grub – Pizza, sandwiches, salads, and more available for carryout and delivery. Deliveries end an hour before close. Open Monday – Thursday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm and 4:00 – 9:00 pm; Friday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm and 4:00 – 10:00 pm; Sunday, 4:00 – 9:00 pm. 

The Chateau – Family dining favorites, including chicken, steak, sandwiches, and more. Open Monday – Thursday, 10:00 am – 9:00 pmFriday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 8:30 pm. Closed Sundays

A mother and daughter sit at a restaurant table with meals in front of them, the daughter leaning toward the camera with a smile

 

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 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 – Thursday, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm; Friday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm. Closed Sunday.

Frosty’s Fun Center – Pizza, sandwiches, ice cream, and more. Open Sunday – Thursday, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm; Friday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 10:00 pm.

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, 6:00 am – 8:00 pm; Wednesday – Thursday, 8:00 am – 9:00 pm; Friday – Saturday, 8:00 am – 10:00 pm; Sunday, 8:00 am – 8:00 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! Monday, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm; Tuesday – Wednesday, 8:00 am – 9:00 pm; Thursday – Friday, 8:00 am – 8:30 pm; Saturday, 6:00 am – 8:30 pm.

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

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.

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 – Friday, 6:00 am – 9:00 pm; Saturday, 5:00 am – 9:00 pm; Sunday, 6:00 am – 8:00 pm. 

S&S BBQ & Pizzeria – Pizza, BBQ, burgers, and more. Open Wednesday – Thursday, 10:30 am – 8:30 pm; Friday, 10:30 am – 9:00 pm; Saturday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm; Sunday, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
Annie’s Ice Cream open Thursday – Saturday, 4:00 – 8:00 pm; Sunday, 12:00 – 7:00 pm. 

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

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 – 8:00 pm.

Sweet P’s Frostbite – Ice cream, shakes, sundaes, and more. Open Tuesday – Thursday, 10:30 am – 8:00 pm; Friday – Saturday, 10:30 am – 9:00 pm; Sunday, 11:30 am – 8:00 pm. Closed Mondays.

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

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

Lodging  

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. Breakfast currently not available. 

Bed with flowers and Champagne at Corner House Bed and Breakfast

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. 

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.

House on Sunset – Comfortable vacation rental is located in a quiet neighborhood and can sleep up to six guests.

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. 

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. 

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.  

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.

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.