The Watertown Santa House, presented by Ixonia Bank, will open for the holiday season following the Christmas Parade of Lights on Saturday. The house will be open from 7 to 8 p.m.

This year, the Santa House is located at the new Sharp Corner Park, 905 E. Main St. The Santa House was moved to this location due to the temporary closure of the Main Street Plaza, which is undergoing structural evaluation.

To ensure the health and safety of Santa Claus and visiting families, visits to the Santa House will take place outdoors-only this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Children are encouraged to bring a Christmas list with them for Santa to read. A downloadable “Letter to Santa” template can be found at In addition, face masks must be worn when talking with Santa, no exceptions, and all visitors are asked to maintain 6-feet of distance between others not in their family.

If it does not work for a family to greet Santa outdoors, the Bank of Lake Mills is hosting virtual visits with Santa. Visit for more information.

Following the opening of Santa House on Saturday, visiting hours will be Dec. 3, 6 to 8 p.m.; Dec. 5, 2 to 4 p.m.; Dec. 7, 3 to 5 p.m.; Dec. 8, 6 to 8 p.m.; Dec. 10, 4 to 6 p.m.; Dec. 13, 6 to 8 p.m.; Dec. 16, 6 to 8 p.m.; and Dec. 21, 6 to 8 p.m.

These dates and times are subject to change and may be weather dependent. Follow the Watertown Santa House on Facebook for up-to-date information. Santa House is coordinated by the Watertown Main Street Program.

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