Light Up Your Holidays
in Brown County

Make the holidays extra special for the entire family by planning a trip to beautiful Brown County. Rolling hills, gorgeous views, and a charming village make for a relaxing and stress-free scene. The Village of Nashville turns into a festive winter delight with many colorful lights and the kids will have a chance to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus. We also have fun offers and activities for everyone. Begin the tradition.
Here are a just few reasons why you should come to Brown County this holiday season:

Holiday Passport

Friday, November 12 kicks off the Holiday Passport. Complete a Passport(s) and you become eligible to win gift certificates and the Grand Prize of $500 cash and a Brown County Getaway.


Fill your entire shopping list this season in the Village of Nashville hustling and bustling in and out of 150 shops, art studios and galleries. Find that perfect, one-of-kind, handmade gift.


Grab your family or your honey and celebrate the holidays in one of Brown County’s unique overnight accommodations.



Carolers in traditional Dickens-era outfits will stroll into restaurants and shops and serenade revelers throughout the season. Coachlight Musical Theatre will provide the talent this year.

For more information, call (800) 753-3255 or visit <>.
Also check out the Our Brown County list of events in our calendar.

Below are some special highlights of upcoming events:

Humane Society Chocolate Walk

November 13, 2010

Brown County Humane Society’s Chocolate Walk is on Saturday, November 13, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Nashville, Indiana. “Chocolate Walkers” will be able to sample different chocolates by visiting 31 participating retailers. Local chocolate-makers and premier Indiana chocolatiers will be giving away chocolate to each Chocolate Walker. For the price of a ticket, a person can stop at as many shops as they wish, sample the delectable creations, all while seeing the beautiful town of Nashville at the start of the holiday season. All proceeds go directly to the animals.

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased through the Brown County Humane Society’s website <>.

If you purchase tickets online, by phone, or by mail, please pick up the tickets the day of the event at headquarters, the Brown County Art Gallery, located at Main Street and Artist Drive in Nashville.

Create it with Gingerbread
Log Cabin Competition

November 21-28, 2010

The first annual Create it with Gingerbread Log Cabin Competition is taking place at the Traditional Arts Building, 46 East Gould Street, Nashville.

The Competition will have three categories: Adult (18 years and older), Teen (12–17 years old), Child (11 and under). Over $2,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded, with Best of Show receiving $1,000.

The exhibit opens on Sunday, November 21 at noon with an awards ceremony at 2 pm and remains on display until Sunday, November 28. Entries, with the exception of Best of Show, will be available for purchase by silent auction with proceeds benefiting the Brown County Historical Society. Best of Show winner will be auctioned at the Brown County Children’s Auction, Friday, December 3.

Art in the Round Ornament Exhibit

December 3-19, 2010

Ornaments created by Brown County artists and residents will be available for purchase by silent auction with proceeds benefitting the Art Scholarship Fund. The ornaments will be on display at the Brown County Art Guild at 48 South Van Buren Street in Nashville. A reception and awards presentation will be held on Sunday, December 19 from 2 to 4 pm. The auction concludes at 4:00.
For more information call (812) 988-6185 or 800-753-3255 and visit <>.

Chili Fest for Charity

December 11, 2010

Downtown Nashville

Nashville Dance Studio presents Cinderella

December 11, 2010

Nashville Dance Studio will usher in the winter season on Saturday evening, December 11, with a presentation of “Cinderella” at the Brown County High School Auditorium. A cast of nearly 50 student dancers will bring this timeless fairytale to life. Tickets are available at Nashville Dance Studio or at Spears Gallery. Ticket prices are $10 for general admission and $8 for students and seniors. (Tickets purchased the evening of the performance will be an additional $1).

For additional information please call Jan at (812) 988-1287 or e-mail <>.

Coachlight Theatre presents
Our Brown County Christmas

Our Brown County Christmas presented by Coachlight Musical Theatre tells the story of a family that gathers every year at Brown County State Park for the holidays.

This year, the father, Major Jim Beck, is late and has not been heard from. As his wife Jean, his brother Travis, and Jim’s son Scott, and his wife, Anne, arrive at the cabin on Christmas Eve they try not to worry by remembering past Christmases in Nashville. Through dialogue, song, and dance they celebrate the memories of snowy and cold holidays, relive childhood memories of toys and presents, and reminisce about never forgotten TV specials and holiday movies. As they recall special foods and cooking mishaps during the holidays they come to realize the importance of family in their celebrations. Will Jim make it home in time to celebrate with his family? Come see Our Brown County Christmas to find out.

Featuring holiday favorites such as “Let it Snow,” “Nuttin’ for Christmas,” “Sleigh Ride,” “White Christmas,” “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” and many more, the show is a holiday treat for all ages.

The show runs November 26 and 27, December 3,4,10,11,17, and 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Coachlight Musical Theatre. Tickets may be purchased online at <> or by calling (812) 988-2101 or 800-304-8588.