Kids Free Days at the Nutcracker - Paine Art Center and Gardens

Kids Free Days at the Nutcracker

November 19, 2021 to November 24, 2021

Once again, children ages 17 and under can enjoy self-guided tours of Nutcracker in the Castle for free on select days and times, courtesy of Verve, a Credit Union.

Friday, Nov. 19 | 10:00 am–8:00 pm
Saturday, Nov. 20 | 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Sunday, Nov. 21 | 5:00–8:00 pm
Monday–Wednesday, Nov. 22–24 | 10:00 am–8:00 pm

During these times, children ages 17 and under are admitted to a self-guided tour for free with a paid adult admission ($15). Limit of five (5) free children per one paid adult admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free for Paine Members.

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As part of Free Kids Days, families are invited to donate a toy (new and unwrapped) for Toys for Tots. Kids will place the donated toys under the giant Christmas tree as they begin their visit.

Verve will provide a professional photographer during tours on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (Nov. 19-21) to capture your family photo free of charge. Once you have your photo taken, you’ll receive information on how to view, share, and download the photo. Photos are taken in the Studio, located on the lower level of the mansion.

Make sure to visit the Sugar Plum Fairy's Cupcake Café in the Conservatory, located at the back of the Paine property, to enjoy a scrumptious cupcake and hot cocoa before or after your tour of Nutcracker in the Castle.

During Kids Free Days, the Sugar Plum Fairy's Cupcake Café hours are:

Nov. 19 | 5:00–7:30 pm
Nov. 20 | 11:00 am–7:30 pm
Nov. 21 | 12:30–7:30 pm
Nov. 22–24 | Closed

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Photo by Weston Imaging Group
Three large Christmas trees
Photo by Weston Imaging Group
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11:00 AM–4:00 PM

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The Paine requests that all visitors wear face masks when touring inside the mansion.