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.

Fill out the form below to download your FREE, mobile-friendly guide to Holiday Events in Brown County and start planning your escape to Brown County’s winter wonderland today!

Community Tree Lighting

Join us at the Brown County History Center as we kick off the holiday season.

Enjoy visits with Santa this holiday season!

Tree Lighting
Nov. 25, 2022

Visits With Santa
Nov. 26, Dec. 3, Dec. 10

Shop Small

Small Business Saturday

November 26, 2022

There is no better way to celebrate Small Business Saturday than shopping in Brown County! With over 200 shops there is something for everyone. Make holiday shopping fun and easy this year by shopping “small” in Brown County!

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

November 4-5, 2022

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

December 3, 2022

Enjoy the lights and decorations, shopping Nashville’s Antique Alley’s 14+ unique stores. Enjoy live music, meet miniature donkeys, and visit Santa from 12-4!

Bring the family, young and old

Helsmburg Santa Train

December 2, 2022

See Santa Claus riding through Helmsburg on his very own Indiana Rail Road express train. Other holiday characters will be present outside entertaining children. Bundle up!

Stuff a Stocking

November 26, 2022

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.

Santa Sightings

Santa is keeping quite busy with holiday preparation. Check back soon for Santa’s Brown County schedule.

Handcrafted Holidays

Seasons Holiday Art and Craft Show

November 25 – 26, 2022

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

December 4, 2022

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

December 10, 2022

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.

Festive Entertainment

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!

A Christmas Carol at the Brown County Playhouse

December 1-3, 9-11, 16-17, 2022

The historic Brown County Playhouse is happy to announce their holiday production A Christmas Carol!

Holiday Flavors to Savor

Victorian Candlelight Dinner

December 2 & 3; 9 & 10; 16 & 17

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

December 2 – 18, 2022

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

Uplands Winter Wine Market

December 3, 2022

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.