Where holiday cheer comes naturally...
This year, make the holidays extra special for the entire family, by planning a trip to unique and magical Brown County for the official kick-off weekend for the holidays. Christmas in Brown County features a variety of old-fashioned delights.
The quaint Village of Nashville twinkles with holiday lights. Festive songs fill the air from carolers decked out in Victorian costumes. Artisan galleries, craft studios, shops, and boutiques beckon shoppers. Old fashioned candies and homemade treats fill the air. Board the Little Nashville Express Train for a fun and free ride, and discover picturesque photo opportunities throughout town. Don’t forget to visit Santa and his elves at the Brown County Visitors Center Patio!
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Christmas in Brown County
Brown County Visitors Center Holiday Open House
The official Holiday kick off event in Brown County, Indiana.
November 28 | noon - 6pm | Visitors Center Patio
Join the Visitors Center on the patio for delicious cookies and hot chocolate. Bring the family and your Christmas list and visit with Santa and his elves and maybe even Mrs. Claus in the official kick-off of the holidays in Brown County. As you wander throughout the Village you'll see strolling carolers. Make sure you stop at the corner of Main and Jefferson from noon - 2pm to visit Shireman Homesteads farm animals at the Petting Farm!
Create it with Gingerbread Log Cabin Competition
November 22 - December 6 | 8am - 11pm | Brown County Inn
This competition offers the opportunity to showcase one's artistic and imaginative ability by building a structure of gingerbread logs and decorating with edible materials - a culinary challenge, lots of fun and smells good too!
A Tuna Christmas, live comedy play
November 28-30 & December 4-7 | 7:30pm | Brown County Playhouse
In this hilarious comedy play, a sequel to Greater Tuna, it's Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas.
Believe, A Brown County Christmas
November 29 & December 13 | 7pm | Out of the Ordinary
A one of a kind holiday show featuring popular seasonal music from the best of the Great American Songbook - featuring the Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra.
Holiday Nibbles and 'Nogs
December 5-6 | F: 5pm-9pm S: 10am-5pm | Village of Nashville
Wander through the decorated Village of Nashville; visit an eclectic array of stores while sampling wine, beer, appetizers and desserts provided by local restaurants, wineries and breweries. On Saturday, children are invited to follow a map and visit select Nashville merchants for a Christmas treat in exchange for a ticket.
Holiday Lights Parade
December 6 | 6pm | Village of Nashville
The Christmas Light Parade offers a variety of unique and brightly lit floats traveling through the Village of Nashville. Join us for an evening of parade fun!
Victorian Candlelight Christmas Dinner
December 12-14, 20-21 | 5pm - 8pm | Story Inn
Story Inn will illuminate the old General Store with candles and oil lamps and offer you a special holiday dinner with traditional Christmas food and live Christmas music.
Winter Art and Craft Fair
November 28-29 | Friday: 10am - 6pm; Saturday: 10am - 5pm | Seasons Lodge and Conference Center
Fine local and regional arts and crafts. Weaving, glass, pottery, jewelry, fine art, fiber art, quilting, knitting, photography, woodcarving, gourds, baskets and more.
Christmas Open House & Weekend Exhibition
December 13-14 | 10am - 5pm | Charlene Marsh Studio and Gallery
The Charlene Marsh Studio and Gallery will host a Christmas Open House and Weekend Exhibtion feauturing the recently completed fall, plein air oil paintings.
Christmas Bird Count
December 14 | 8am - 3pm | Brown County State Park Nature Center
Canvas the park's natural areas, trails, lakes and shores to estimate the numbers and kinds of birds spending their holidays in Brown County. Beginner birders welcome. Please bring binoculars.
Santa's Zip n Sip
December 1-25 | eXplore Brown County
Santa is here at eXplore Brown County to zip with your family and find out if you've been good.
Breakfast with Santa
December 6 & 7 | 8am - 11am | Brown County Inn
Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the Brown County Inn while kids visit with Santa in the annual "Breakfast with Santa"
Christmas Music Sing-Along
December 19 | 7:30pm | Brown County Playhouse
Listen to beautiful voices and guitar, but don't be shy about singing out loud to your favorite holiday tunes!
Holiday at the Farm
December 5-7, 12-14, 19-21 | 5-7pm | Shireman Homestead
Take a lighted wagon ride to the holiday village, visit Santa, the holiday treat house and the holiday work shop. Have your letters ready for Santa's mailbox so you can get a letter back!
There are many festivities happening throughout the holidays!
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