Celebrate the Season

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 as we kick off the holiday season.

Enjoy visits with Santa, homemade cookies, coffee and tea.

November 26, 2021

Tree Lighting
6:00 pm

5:30-7:00 pm

Shop Small

Small Business Saturday

November 26 – 27, 2021

If you’re doing your “Brown” Friday or Small Business Saturday holiday shopping in-store, stop by the Shop Small Welcome Station on at the Brown County Visitors Center for a FREE Shop Small tote bag.

Children’s Benefit Auction

December 3, 2021

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.

Christkindl Market

December 3 – 4, 2021

A traditional European holiday market full of one-of-a-kind gifts, family friendly entertainment and Christmas spirit.

Uplands Winter Wine Market

December 4, 2021

Taste wines from nine wineries across the Indiana Uplands, sample specialty foods from local artisans, and shop for the best in Indiana wines. 

Bring the family, young and old

Santa Train

December 3, 2021

All aboard! Visit Santa Claus on his very own express train. Other holiday characters will be on the train and entertaining children. 

Stuff a Stocking

December 4, 2021

Visit local business to fill your stocking with love, including treats, ornaments, toys, and activity stations.

Holiday Light Parade & Toy Drive

December 4, 2021

A variety of unique and brightly lit floats traveling through the village of Nashville collecting toy donations. Mark your calendar for an evening of parade fun

Breakfast with Santa

December 4 – 5, 2021

Dig in to a delicious Brown County Inn breakfast and top it all off with an oh-so-tasty hot chocolate bar!

Santa Sightings

Brown County History Center

Saturday, November 27, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday, December 10 – 11, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Brown County Visitors Center

Friday & Saturday, December 3 – 4, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.



Handcrafted Holidays

Holiday Art and Craft Show

November 26 – 27, 2021

A holiday tradition for almost 40 years. An easy and free alternative to fighting the crowds in the big-box stores on “Black Friday.”

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Theater Production

November 26 – 28, 2021

This beloved American holiday classic comes to life as a captivating live 1940s radio broadcast at the Brown County Playhouse.

Steele’s Country Christmas

December 5, 2021

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.

Believe the Magic of Christmas

December 3 – 19, 2021 (Friday – Sunday only)

Nashville’s annual holiday variety show at the Brown County Playhouse, Believe the Magic of Christmas.

Sleepy Cat Studio Artists Open House

December 11, 2021

Artists Monique Cagle, Rosey Bolte, Dixie Ferrer, Amy Greely and Michele Pollock join together to host an array of unique, handcrafted fine arts. 

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s Wild & Swingin’ Holiday Party

December 22, 2021

Live at the Brown County Music Center, a unique and spirited family event featuring your favorite holiday tunes with a swingin’ jazzy twist!

Holiday Flavors

Victorian Candlelight Dinners

December – February, Friday & Saturday evenings

The Story Inn offers a dining experience that takes you back to 1851, at the height of the reign of England’s Queen Victoria.

Nutcracker Nosh

December 2 – 19, 2021

To compliment the inaugural Brown County Christkindl Market, local restaurants will feature their own versions of German holiday Lebensmittel… that’s German for food!

Uplands Winter Wine Market

December 4, 2021

Taste wines from nine wineries across the Indiana Uplands, sample specialty foods from local artisans, and shop for the best in Indiana wines. 

Celebrate with Mother Nature

Reindeer Romp

December 4, 2021

Grab your running shoes for the annual Reindeer Romp, an 8K run or a 5K run/walk, at the Brown County State Park. 

Santa’s Zip n’ Sip

December 2021, Daily (excludes Tuesdays & Wednesdays)

Ho ho ho, Santa is at eXplore Brown County to zip with you and find out if you’ve been good! Santa will share the beauty of the winter landscape in the Brown County hardwood forest. 

Winter Hike