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 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. Discover picturesque photo opportunities throughout town.
Santa Sightings are at the History Center this year!
Don't forget to visit Santa and his elves while you're here! Bring your camera and take advantage of free picture opportunities with Santa!
|Friday, November 24||noon - 5pm||History Center|
|Saturday, November 25||noon - 5pm||History Center|
|Saturday, December 2||8:30am - 11am||Brown County Inn|
|noon - 5pm||History Center|
|noon - 6pm||Boots N Bling|
|Sunday, December 3||8:30am - 11am||Brown County Inn|
|1pm - 4pm||T.C. Steele|
|noon - 6pm||Boots N Bling|
|Friday, December 8||5pm - 7pm||Creekside Retreat|
|Saturday, December 9||noon - 5pm||History Center|
|noon - 6pm||Boots N Bling|
|1:30pm - 3:30pm||Fables and Fairy Tales|
|Sunday, December 10||noon - 6pm||Boots N Bling|
|Saturday, December 17||noon - 6pm||Boots N Bling|
|Sunday, December 18||noon - 6pm||Boots N Bling|
|Saturday, December 23||noon - 6pm||Boots N Bling|
|Sunday, December 24||noon - 6pm||Boots N Bling|
Christmas Events in Brown County
Don't miss the official Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Brown County History Center on Friday, November 24, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Pack the Sleigh Holiday Passport
November 3, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Each time you complete your passport by spending $500 at participating businesses you will have the opportunity to win $25 gift certificates and a grand prize of $500 and a getaway for two.
Believe, A Brown County Christmas
November 24-26, December 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22, 23, 2017 | Fri-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:00pm | Brown County Playhouse
A one of a kind live holiday show featuring Christmas songs and Broadway classics and some comedy!
Holiday Art & Craft Show
November 24, 2017 10am - 5pm; November 25, 2017 10am - 4pm | Seasons Conference Center
Juried show featuring paintings, jewelry, baskets, clothing, mosaics, stained glass, soaps, woodworking, candles, ceramics, quilts and so much more all handmade by artists and craftspeople!
Holiday at the Farm
November 24, 25, December 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 2017 | 5pm-7pm | Shireman Homestead
Come and take a lighted wagon ride, enjoy the treat house and holiday workshop. Visit with the barn friends and be sure to have your letters ready for the special North Pole mailbox. It's the perfect place to visit with Santa and share your wish list.
December 1 | Time TBA (most likely 8:30 p.m.) | Helmsburg
The Indiana Rail Road Company proudly presents the Santa Train. Come out and get into the spirit of the season when Santa's train makes a stop near you. See St. Nick in Helmsburg!
Children's Christmas Benefit Auction
December 1, 2017 | 6pm | Out of the Ordinary
Proceeds from the auction items ensure that children in need have a new clothing item for Christmas.
December 2, 2017 | 1 p.m. | Brown County State Park
Grab your shoes and participate in the Reindeer Romp, an 8k run or a 5k run/walk at the Brown County State Park. Bring your family and friends, grab your reindeer antlers and participate in this fun event for a great cause!
Stuff a Stocking
December 2, 2017 | 11am - 5pm | Village of Nashville
Children are invited this Christmas to follow a map to over 25 local Brown County merchants to gather treats, ornaments, toys and more to stuff their Christmas stocking provided by the Brown County Community Foundation. Polar Express (the movie) starts at 1 p.m. at the Brown County Playhouse.
Painting with Santa
December 2, 2017 | 2pm - 4pm | Creekside Retreat
Start a family tradition with Santa! Bring your children and grandchildren to create an acrylic on canvas painting while enjoying yummy refreshments. You will be instructed by well-known Brown County artist Amanda Mathis to create a memory to keep for a lifetime! (Reservations required)
Holiday Lights Parade
December 2, 2017 | 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!
Breakfast with Santa
December 2, 3, 2017 | 8:30 - 11:00 AM | Brown County Inn
Enjoy the Brown County Inn's hearty breakfast buffet while the kids visit with good ol' Saint Nick. Drawings for gifts, a hot chocolate bar, and more!
Steele's Country Christmas
December 3, 2017 | 1pm - 4pm | T.C. Steele State Historic Site
Go back in time to the early 1920s, when the Steeles celebrated the holidays at the House of the Singing Winds, inviting neighbors and friends into their home.
Creekside Holiday Open House
December 8, 2017 | 5pm - 7pm | Creekside Retreat
Ride the Nashville Express Holiday Train, visit with and have your picture taken with Santa and the Grinch, decorate cookies, have s'mores around the fire pits, and enjoy some tasty refreshments!
Victorian Candlelight Holiday Dinners
December 8-10, 15-17, 22-23, 2017 | 5pm - 8:30pm | Story Inn
The Story Inn offers a very special dining experience where the staff dresses in authentic Victorian garb, with the dining room illuminated exclusively with candles and oil lamps.
Christmas Music Sing-Along
December 9, 2017 | 7:30 pm | Brown County Inn
Listen to beautiful voices and guitar, but don't be shy about singing out loud to your favorite holiday tunes!
Breakfast with Santa in the State Park
December 16, 2017 | 9am - 11am | Abe Martin Lodge
Join Santa at the Abe Martin Lodge inside the beautiful Brown County State Park for a tasty breakfast! Reservations are highly recommended.
Christmas Bird Count
December 16, 2017 | 8am | 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 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-23, 27-30, 2017 | eXplore Brown County
Santa is here at eXplore Brown County to zip with your family and find out if you've been good.
There are many festivities happening throughout the holidays!
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