Where holiday cheer comes naturally…
This year, start a new holiday tradition by planning a trip to beautiful Brown County! A truly magical experience, the holidays are extra special in charming, quaint, and cozy Brown County.
Explore the Village of Nashville as it twinkles with holiday lights. Find unique gifts for everyone on your list as you shop the one-of-a-kind, artisan galleries, craft studios, stores, and boutiques. Sink your teeth into some old fashioned treats. Let the brisk holiday air invigorate you on a hike in the State Park. Warm up by the fireplace in your very own private cabin. No matter how you choose to spend the holidays, Brown County is the perfect spot to create magical memories!
Community Tree Lighting
Join us at the Brown County History Center as we kick off the holiday season.
Enjoy visits with Santa, homemade cookies, coffee and tea.
November 26, 2022
Visits With Santa
Small Business Saturday
November 26 – 27, 2022
If you’re doing your “Brown” Friday or Small Business Saturday holiday shopping in-store, stop by the Shop Small Welcome Station at the Brown County Visitors Center for a FREE Shop Small tote bag.
Children’s Benefit Auction
December 2, 2022
Since 1977, the No Name Committee has held an auction of treasures donated by local businesses and secret Santas in order to deliver holiday cheer to Brown County families. 2022 auction at Brown County Inn.
Brown County Christkindl Market
December 2 – 4, 2022
A traditional European holiday market located in the heart of Nashville, Indiana. Find one-of-a-kind locally handmade gifts, family friendly entertainment and Christmas spirit at the 2nd annual holiday market.
St. Agnes Church Christmas Bazaar
St. Agnes Church’s annual Christmas Bazaar features Christmas ornaments and decor, gift items, and handmade items (knitted, crocheted, sewn, pottery and other crafts).
Christmas in Antique Alley
Enjoy the lights and decorations, shopping Nashville’s Antique Alley’s 14+ unique stores, and listening to LIVE Christmas music from trombone quartet, Indy Crossbones.
Bring the family, young and old
Helsmburg Santa Train
See Santa Claus riding through in Helmsburg on his very own Indiana Rail Road express train. Other holiday characters will be present outside entertaining children. Bundle up!
Stuff a Stocking
Visit local businesses to fill your stocking with treats, ornaments, toys, and activities. An annual Brown County Community Foundation sell-out event providing fun for the whole family!
Light Parade & Toy Drive
December 3, 2022
A variety of unique and brightly lit floats traveling through the village of Nashville collecting toy donations for Brown County families. Mark your calendar for an evening of parade fun.
Breakfast with Santa
The Barn at Timber Ridge is transforming into the North Pole for Breakfast with Santa! Take photos with Santa, enjoy a delicious breakfast and write a personal letter for Santa’s elves.
Santa is keeping quite busy with holiday preparation. Check back soon for Santa’s Brown County schedule.
Seasons Holiday Art and Craft Show
A holiday tradition for almost 40 years. An easy and free alternative to fighting the crowds in the big-box stores on “Black Friday.” Hosted at the Seasons Lodge in Nashville.
Steele’s Country Christmas
Get a glimpse of a 1920’s Christmas at T.C. Steele State Historic Site. Visit with St. Nicholas and Belsnickel, enjoy holiday decorations, crafts, and traditional holiday tunes.
Sleepy Cat Studio Artist Open House
Brown County artists Monique Cagle, Rosey Bolte, Dixie Ferrer, Amy Greely and Michele Pollock join together at Sleepy Cat Studio to host an array of unique, handcrafted fine arts.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s Holiday Party
December 7, 2022
Live at the Brown County Music Center, a wild and swingin’ family event featuring your favorite holiday tunes with a swingin’ jazzy twist!
Believe the Magic of Christmas
Nashville’s annual holiday variety show at the Brown County Playhouse, Believe the Magic of Christmas. Friday and Saturdays only
Holiday Flavors to Savor
Victorian Candlelight Dinner
The Story Inn offers a one of a kind holiday candlelight dining experience that will take you back to 1851, at the height of the reign of England’s Queen Victoria.
Nashville’s Nutcracker Nosh
To compliment the Brown County Christkindl Market, local restaurants will feature their own versions of German holiday Lebensmittel… that’s German for food!
Uplands Winter Wine Market
Taste wines from nine wineries across the Indiana Uplands, sample specialty foods from local artisans, and shop for the best in Indiana wines. Located at Brown County Art Gallery.
Celebrate with Mother Nature
YMCA Annual Reindeer Romp 5K/8K
December 3, 2022
Grab your running shoes for the Brown County YMCA’s annual Reindeer Romp. This 8K run or 5K run/walk takes places at the Brown County State Park.
Friendly Forest Winter Wonderland
December 2 – 3 & 9 – 10, 2022
Enjoy a leisurely walk through the Friendly Forest Winter Wonderland full of bright lights and Christmas music. Hosted by the Jackson Township Fire Department.