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  • What does my WinterFest ticket include?
    WinterFest on the Wisconsin tickets includes: Access to the holiday lights trail (over 1 million lights across the entire Nauticus campus). Access to below deck adventures & Mistletoe marina Holiday drinks and food available for purchase. Family photos available for purchase. Once you arrive on at your designated time, you are able to stay for the duration of the event.
  • What dates/time are you open?
    WinterFest on the Wisconsin is open on the following days/times: Nov. 10 – 6:30 PM – 10 PM (Opening Night) Nov. 11 – 5 PM - 10 PM Nov. 12 – 5 PM - 9 PM Nov. 17 – 5 PM - 10 PM Nov. 18 – 5 PM - 10 PM Nov. 19 – 5 PM - 9 PM Nov. 22 – 5 PM – 9 PM Nov. 23 – CLOSED Nov. 24 – 5 PM - 10 PM Nov. 25 – 5 PM – 10 PM Nov. 26 – 5 PM – 9 PM Dec. 1 – 5 PM - 10 PM Dec. 2 – 6:30 PM - 10 PM Dec. 3 – 5 PM - 9 PM Dec. 6 – 5 PM - 9 PM Dec. 7 – 5 PM – 9 PM Dec. 8 – 5 PM – 10 PM Dec. 9 – 5 PM – 10 PM Dec. 10 – 5 PM – 9 PM Dec. 13 – 5 PM - 9 PM Dec. 14 – 5 PM – 9 PM Dec. 15 – 5 PM – 10 PM Dec. 16 – 5 PM – 10 PM Dec. 17 – 5 PM –9 PM Dec. 18 – 5 PM – 9 PM Dec. 19 – 5 PM – 9 PM Dec. 20– 5 PM – 9 PM Dec. 21 – 5 PM – 9 PM Dec. 22 – 5 PM – 10 PM Dec. 23 – 5 PM –10 PM Dec. 24 – 5 PM – 7:30 PM Dec. 25 CLOSED Dec. 26 – 5 PM – 9 PM Dec. 27 – 5 PM – 9 PM Dec. 28 – 5 PM – 9 PM Dec. 29 – 5 PM – 10 PM Dec. 30 – 5 PM – 10 PM Dec. 31 – 5 PM – 7:30 PM Jan. 1 – 5 PM – 9 PM Please note, the last time slot is sold one hour before closing. No admittance 30 minutes before closing.
  • What are the prices of tickets?
    General Admission plus tax $18.50 Adult $14.50 Child (Ages 3 - 12) Children 2 & Under Are Free Nauticus Member Discount $13.50 Adult* $9.50 Child* (Ages 3 - 12) Children 2 & Under Are Free *Available to current members only, interested in joining? Sign up today!  All tickets sales and proceeds from WinterFest on the Wisconsin support the Nauticus Foundation.
  • Do I have to purchase my ticket online in advance?
    We strongly recommend purchasing your timed tickets in advance online to guarantee your entry during your preferred time slot. A limited number of tickets are sold during each time slot. Advance purchase and timed ticketing will help to manage the crowd and expedite your entry to the event. If there are unsold tickets, tickets will be available for purchase at the sales kiosk, but each time slot is limited in capacity. The best way to ensure tickets are available is to purchase online.
  • How do I purchase tickets? Where can I find my e-ticket with bar-code?
    To purchase tickets online, simply choose your selected date and time on our calendar. Once purchased, you will receive two emails; the first email will confirm your purchase followed by a second email containing your e-ticket with a bar-code. Simply display your e-ticket with bar-code on your phone to be scanned upon arrival. While tickets can be purchased in at sales kiosk, sales will only be for dates and times with ticket availability. Sold out times will be grayed out on that day's ticket page.
  • Do I have to arrive at the time on my ticket?
    Yes, please arrive within 15 minutes of your scheduled ticket time. Re-entry to the event will not be allowed.
  • How long does the WinterFest experience take?
    The full WinterFest experience will take one to two hours.
  • Can I reschedule or return my tickets?
    Winterfest on the Wisconsin is a rain or shine event and will occur as scheduled. There are no refunds and tickets cannot be rescheduled. If there is a cancellation of the event due to severe weather conditions, participants will be contacted by Nauticus regarding refunds and reschedules. All proceeds to Winterfest on the Wisconsin directly support the Nauticus Foundation. Thank you for your support.
  • Where will this event be held? Can I use a stroller or wheelchair?
    Most of this event will be on the main deck of the Battleship Wisconsin and in the Marina. These areas are wheelchair accessible. Due to limited space and some below deck areas, strollers are not allowed on the battleship during WinterFest. We recommend baby carriers. We will provide a stroller parking area on the second floor of Nauticus to be used at your own risk. There are parts of the experience that require ability to maneuver ship ladders to access the “Below Deck Adventures.”
  • Do you offer discounts?
    Discounts are available for Nauticus members! Join TODAY! Arriving with a party of 15 or more? Contact group reservations for a discount. During the entire month of November, active duty military and veterans can take advantage of an our military discount offer of $4.00 off either adult or child tickets. This promotion is our way of showing appreciation to the men and women who serve in the military and their families by providing them with reduced ticket prices. WinterFest will features a discount night on November 18th for $7.57 admission. Please see website for more details.
  • What should I wear?
    This is an outdoor event aboard a historic battleship. Please dress accordingly for weather with flat shoes.
  • Will there be food and drink?
    Yes! Food and drink will be located at Griswold's Cafe on the first floor of Nauticus as well as a curated craft bar & waterfront s'mores station that will be located in Mistletoe Marina. Snacks, hot chocolate, cider, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages (21+) will be available for purchase.
  • Where can I park?
    Parking is available in city garages for the hourly fee posted at the garage. Parking onsite at Nauticus is not available.
  • Nauticus Membership - Discount Details
    Nauticus Member Discount: To receive your Nauticus Member discount, members must click "Sign In" in the upper right corner prior to placing tickets in your shopping cart. If you have not yet registered, click the "Register" link in the upper right corner and register with the SAME email address that you provided when becoming a member. Once registered and signed in, the member discount will apply to the tickets included in the person count of the membership level (ex. 2 tickets for Nauticus 2), and will be reflected at checkout. Please call (757) 664-1005 with any questions. Interested in joining? Become a member today!
  • WinterFest Photos
    All photos taken by Photogenics at WinterFest are available for purchase and can be found here.
  • What do WinterFest on the Wisconsin Proceeds Support?
    Support for WinterFest on the Wisconsin directly benefits the Nauticus Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Funding provides interpretation and restoration of the Battleship Wisconsin and allows Nauticus to open new onboard spaces and experiential learning opportunities for students, families, and visitors. Learn more.
  • Additional Questions?
    We are happy to answer any questions regarding WinterFest on the Wisconsin! Please contact the Nauticus Team.
  • Are all children the same price?
    Children two and under are free. However, you still need to add a ticket for them in your cart so they are accounted for at admissions. Their ticket cost will be $0.
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