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Celebrate the holidays at Nauticus! This season will shine even brighter as WinterFest on the Wisconsin returns with more than one million lights! Explore nine dazzling light trails throughout the Battleship Wisconsin, and experience Mistletoe Marina – an immersive all-new waterfront wonderland. Explore all-new interior spaces aboard the battleship, enjoy two new shows nightly by the mischievous Grinch, come aboard a polar train journey, and enjoy sweets and treats surrounded by over one million lights!

New this season, The Santa Experience Add-On takes you inside the Battleship Wisconsin’s historic Wardroom for a reserved meet-and-greet with Captain Claus himself. Selfies are encouraged! 2022 marked the 400th anniversary of the classic poem, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,’ and you’ll have front row seats as a talking book and bookworm (yes- you read that correctly!) recount this wonderful tale. Your entire family will love the delicious hot chocolate and cookies; children of all ages can write a letter to Santa and even post in the Battleship Wisconsin’s original mailbox!

The Santa Experience is available during select times on Friday – Sunday starting Nov. 11 and will open Wednesday – Sunday on Dec. 14-24. To purchase the Santa Experience, you must also purchase general admission tickets.

Please note: General admission tickets must be purchased in addition to the Santa Experience. Please select “add on” in your cart before purchasing.

Select Nights: November 9 – January 1


  • General Admission: $18.50 adult, $14.50 child
  • Members: $16.50 adult, $12.50 child
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  • The Santa Experience: $10

All event proceeds support the Nauticus Foundation.