Christmas at the House on the Rock

During this season, Sections 1 and 2 of The House on the Rock are transformed with all the splendor and joy of the Christmas Season.  St. Nick takes up residence in a big way!  As you stroll through Sections 1 and 2, you’ll be greeted by more than 6,000 collectible Santas of all sizes and types – large, small, fancy and homespun.  

Christmas songs fill the air and colorful decorations create a holiday wonderland that includes Section 1 (the Alex Jordan Center, Gate House and the Original House and Infinity Room)  and Section 2 (Mill House, Streets of Yesterday, Heritage of the Sea, Tribute to Nostalgia, Music of Yesterday, Spirit of Aviation and the Carousel).

  • Section 3 is closed during the Christmas Experience.
  • Visit is self-guided. We recommend that you allow 2 to 2 1/2 hours for the Christmas Experience.
  • All on-site ticket sales end and last admittance to the Christmas Experience is at 3:30 pm.   Complex completely closes at 5:00 pm.
  • Food Area closes at 3:30 pm.
  • Four (4) tokens are included with each paid full price adult, senior and military Christmas Experience admission.
  • Please dress according to the weather as parts of the tour include outside areas and walkways and some areas inside are cold. The indoor temperature is set to be comfortable while wearing a coat.

2020 Dates:

November 19, 2020 – January 3, 2021 ………….. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.               Open Thursday through Monday                                                                    (Closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)

All on-site ticket sales end and last admittance to the full Christmas Experience is at 3:30 pm.  The complex completely closes at 5:00 pm.

Admission Prices:

Adults age 18 and over: $24.95
Senior age 65 and older: $22.95
Children age 4 – 17: $13.95
Children 3 and under: FREE

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In compliance with State of Wisconsin Emergency Order #1, Face coverings are required to be worn while inside at The House on the Rock by anyone over the age of 5 years old who does not have a medical condition, disability or other sensory sensitivities that prevents it.

There are areas where social distancing is more difficult to maintain due to architectural design and necessary two-way traffic.

Any interaction with the general public poses an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19. People who show no symptoms can spread COVID-19 if they are infected. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. The CDC advises that older adults and people of any age who have underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable to severe illness from COVID-19. By visiting The House on the Rock you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

All House on the Rock Admission Ticket prices include 5.5% Wisconsin State Sales Tax. All rates, dates, times and displays are subject to change without notice.

The House on the Rock is a private, family owned Attraction. To Ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all of our guests, please respect the following rules and policies:

• Outside food and beverages are not allowed anywhere past The House on the Rock admission areas and may not be consumed anywhere inside of the complex or in the restaurants/food areas. Restaurants/food areas close at 3:30 pm. There are outside picnic tables and benches located near the camper parking lot if you choose to bring your own food and beverage.
• The House on the Rock is a non-smoking facility. Smoking of tobacco, e-cigarettes or other products that produce a vapor or smoke is only allowed in marked designated outside smoking areas.
• Only service animals assisting an individual with a disability as defined by ADA are allowed. Comfort, therapy or emotional support animals do not meet the definition of service animals and are not permitted. Guests who use service animals must retain control of their animals at all times and should keep them on a leash or harness while visiting.
• No pets are allowed. Please do not leave your pet in your car. Consider pet daycare available in Dodgeville and Spring Green.
• Casual photography is permitted. No tripods are allowed. All commercial uses of photography or video is prohibited without written permission.
• The use of unmanned aerial vehicles or drones is not permitted anywhere on the property.


• We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard and Discover – checks and Traveler’s Checks are not accepted.
• Due to architectural design, a small portion of The House on the Rock complex is not accessible by motorized scooters, wheelchairs or strollers. Other areas have uneven surfaces and ramps that may be difficult to maneuver. A lift in Section 2 has a 750 pound weight restriction. Scooters need to be fully charged to get through all 3 Sections. You must bring your own scooter, wheelchair or stroller.
• The House on the Rock is a walking experience that encompasses many ramps, varied surfaces and outdoor areas. Please wear appropriate shoes and clothing for these conditions.
• Guests that are affected by claustrophobia and acrophobia may find a few areas difficult. Team Members are available to assist you with alternate routes.
• We may from time to time, without prior notice and without refund, liability or compensation, change the operation hours, close any exhibit or part of it temporarily or restrict the number of people having access if we consider the circumstances so require.

An experience that you will never forget

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