Experience the Magic of the Holidays in Brown County

Celebrate the holiday season in Brown County, where holiday cheer comes naturally! With plenty of fun and festive holiday events, unique shopping, and quaint old-fashioned charm, Christmas in the Village of Nashville is a magical experience that should not be missed. This year, make Brown County a new holiday tradition and create memories to last a lifetime!

ACI porch with Xmas lights (800x531,300dpi)  snowyroadcoveredtrees  IMG_4411From late November throughout the month of December, the holidays will be in full swing in Brown County. From Santa sightings and a vibrant holiday lights parade to Victorian candlelight dinners and a Christmas sing-along, there is something for everyone to enjoy this holiday season!

1Kick off the holidays the day after Thanksgiving at the Brown County History Center’s holiday celebration. Share your secrets with Santa before tackling your Christmas shopping in town.

Rather than battling the chaotic Black Friday crowds at the mall, make it a “Brown Friday” in Brown County instead! Get in the holiday spirit in the peaceful, picturesque Village of Nashville, where enjoying time with friends and family and the real meaning of the season is what it is all about.

Just as the unique, eclectic stores fill the streets of Nashville, you can fill your bags with one-of-a-kind, locally handcrafted gifts. Be sure to head back to the History Center at 6 p.m. for the Village’s official tree lighting ceremony!4

Stick around for Small Business Saturday on November 26 and keep crossing those names off your Christmas list! You’ll even find Santa out and about on Saturday too. Make your way to the Village Pavilion at the corner of Main and Jefferson streets to see the big guy himself. Enjoy some snacks and hot chocolate while you’re there!

The holiday fun continues the following weekend during Brown County’s annual Weekend of Giving. Making sure that everyone is able to experience a happy holiday season is top priority during this weekend, where festive events are not only fun, but also benefit the less fortunate.

The Weekend of Giving begins on Friday, December 2 with the 39th Annual Children’s Christmas Fund Benefit Auction at Out of the Ordinary Restaurant. Proceeds from this special auction ensure that children in need in the Brown County community will receive a new item of clothing for Christmas.

1_2Give back to others and get in the mood for the holidays as the Weekend of Giving continues with the Holiday Lights Parade and Toy Drive on December 3! Enjoy brightly lit floats as they travel through the Village beginning at 6 p.m. Be sure to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the Lights Parade because what you contribute will be dropped off to the local Salvation Army to be distributed to less fortunate Brown County families.

Another fun and memorable Weekend of Giving event is Stuff a Stocking! From 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on December 3, kiddos will have the opportunity to follow a map to over 25 local merchants gathering treats, ornaments, toys, and more to stuff their Christmas stockings. All proceeds will benefit the Brown County Community Foundation, which is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Brown County area. Tickets sell out quickly to this festive and fun event so click here to ensure a spot!

As if this wasn’t enough, there are plenty of other holiday events going on December 3 as well! Take a lighted wagon ride at Shireman Homestead and enjoy Holiday at the Farm. Experience an enchanted village, visit with Santa, and check out his treat house and craft workshop at this original holiday attraction. Holiday at the Farm will be open November 26-27; December 3-4, 10-11, and 17-18. 12341584_1153819554647589_3386850650010772223_ndavidmajic-2

Children also can enjoy Breakfast with Santa on December 3 and 4 at the Brown County Inn, complete with drawings for gifts, a hot chocolate bar, and more!

Those looking to get active this holiday season can participate in the 17th Annual Reindeer Romp, an 8K run or a 5K run/walk, at the Brown County State Park. The Reindeer Romp will be held December 3 at 1 p.m., with proceeds from the event benefiting the Brown County YMCA. Register online today!

mochaYou need not look any further than the T.C. Steele State Historic Site for some old-fashioned holiday fun during Steele’s Country Christmas. On December 4, step back in time to the early 1920s when legendary painter T.C. Steele celebrated the holidays at the House of the Singing Winds. Visit with St. Nicholas, make ornaments and small hand-crafted gifts, and even enjoy live music and refreshments! Tickets can be purchased on site.

As far as holiday musical entertainment goes, Brown County has plenty of that too! Enjoy wonderful voices, colorful costumes, special effects lighting, and all your favorite holiday classics during Believe, a seasonal music show. Believe can be seen at the Brown County Playhouse on November 25-27; December 2-4, 9-11, and 16-18. Click here to find out show times and to order your tickets!

Another entertaining holiday show is the Brown County Christmas Sing-Along on December 10. A home-town show that pulls the audience right into the fun, the Christmas Sing-Along will showcase the talent of local musicians, as well as include some laughter, prizes, and more. This event will be held at the Brown County Inn and will begin at 7:30 p.m. Bring along your best singing voice and join in on the action! Tickets are available online or in-person at Weed Patch Music, The Wild Olive, the Brown County Inn, and the Visitors Center. 12347839_1123698517640260_799111061435362566_n

That’s not all…many other holiday events and activities are slated throughout the month of December in Brown County as well, such as Victorian Candlelight Christmas Dinners, the Santa Train, breakfast with Santa in the State Park, holiday open houses, Santa’s Zip N’ Sip, and Christmas Bird Count to name a few!

With its unique atmosphere, quaint charm, and endless holiday offerings, there is no better place to be this holiday season than in Brown County. Magical, memorable, and all around original, be sure to celebrate the holidays beautiful Brown County this year!

Visit christmasinbrowncounty.com or call 812-988-7303 for more holiday info!

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