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 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 – 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

Date TBA

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

Date TBA

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

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

November 26, 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

Date TBA

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 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

Date TBA

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

Dates TBA

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

Dates TBA

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

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.