12 Can’t-Miss Greenfield Holiday Events | Christmas Charm in Hancock County

Is anything cuter than Christmas in a small town? Quaint shops, street lights, Santa on the town square…I mean it is pretty much the setting of every Hallmark movie. So I have rounded up a list of Greenfield holiday events and activities to check out this Christmas.

Greenfield Holiday Events You Don’t Want to Miss

Make your plans now to soak in all the holiday magic in Greenfield. If you’ve just got one day to spend in the area this year, make it December 16. The day is packed full of reindeer, music, special shopping opportunities, and even breakfast with Santa!

Festival of the Trees a the Hancock County Arts Gallery

November 24-December 16

Visit the Hancock County Arts Gallery to view a twinkling display of 12 Christmas trees, all decorated by local businesses and organizations. Don’t forget to cast your vote for your favorite tree!

Small Business Saturday

November 25, 9 am-4 pm

First up, Small Business Saturday is done up right in Greenfield on November 25. The downtown merchants will have a variety of sales going on. Head to Bradley Hall Event Center for an Artisan Market full of handcrafted gifts and goodies, as well as a chance to pick up some Downtown Dollars to be spent at local merchants. For every $25 gift certificate purchased, you’ll receive an additional $10 valid at 16 Greenfield shops and restaurants through the end of December.

Letter to Santa

November 27-December 15

If your kid needs to drop a letter to Santa, then you can find his Mailbox at the Patricia Elmore Center at 208 N. Apple Street. Beginning Monday, November 27 to Friday, December 15, children 9 years and younger can mail their letters to Santa and he will reply! Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with each letter. This is sponsored by the Greenfield Parks Department.

Greenfield Central High School Holiday Bazaar

December 2, 9 am-2 pm

Visit the Greenfield Central H.S. holiday bazaar on Saturday, December 2 from 9 am-2 pm. This event offers crafts and local handmade décor from 100 vendors as well as a chance to visit with Santa. There are also food options for those who would like to grab breakfast or lunch while they shop.

Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

December 2, 5:30 pm

The Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting will be held on Saturday, December 2 at 5:30 pm. Santa arrives in town in this parade. The floats all contain lights, the city shop windows are decked out for the holidays, the street lamps are decorated and lighted, and it’s just the perfect winter evening to enjoy as a family. The parade starts at 6:30 pm and travels a route between American Legion Place and The Depot Park. Santa will be in his house on the plaza for visits and the downtown shops stay open a little later than usual for business.

The Christmas parade and tree lighting are can't-miss Greenfield holiday events.

Cookie Decorating with Santa

December 15 & 16; Timeslots available between 9 am and 2 pm

Enjoy cookie Decorating with Santa at Tuttle Orchards on December 15 and 16. Tickets are $15 and are required, but a variety of one-hour time slots are available on these two days. Spectators pay a discounted rate of $5. Drop in as a family and visit Santa as you decorate a cookie.

Ho Ho Ho Holiday Breakfast

December 16; Seatings at 8 am, 9:30 am, and 11 am

Families love the holiday tradition of savoring a meal in the company of one the season’s biggest celebrities: Santa! Join Santa and Mrs. Clause at Bradley Hall Events for a breakfast buffet, cocoa, crafts, music, and more. You may even meet a few reindeer. Tickets are $20 each and must be purchased in advance.

Reindeer on Main

December 16, 8 am-2 pm

Saturday, December 16, is going to be a particularly magical one on Greenfield’s Main Street. Head downtown for a free meet-and-greet with Santa’s hard-working reindeer. Find them in the alley area next to Griggsby Station. You can also pop into the Penny Lane vintage VW photo bus for a free family photo, play some reindeer games, or purchase cocoa and treats. Escape the cold in the Bradley Hall Events building, where you can shop the BOHO Holiday Artisan Market.

Greenfield holiday events: Reindeer on Main

Christmas at the Ricks

December 16, 7-8 pm

On December 16, The HJ Ricks Center in downtown Greenfield will open its doors at 6 pm with a cash bar and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The show starts at 7pm and features local talent and performing arts acts competing for cash prizes. Tickets can be purchased at the door, but purchasing in advance saves $3.

Jingle John at the Library

December 19; 4-5 pm and 6:30-7:30 pm

If your kids want to see reindeer, be sure to check out Jingle John at the Hancock County Public Library in Greenfield on December 19. He is doing two shows, so you can choose the time that’s best for your family. While the event is free, reservations are required. The library has some other fun and free holiday events going on this month, including a jazz concert, a holiday gift craft time, and ugly sweater decorating.  Check out the library website for all the details. It’s always a good time.

Sledding Hill

If there is snow, then make sure to swing by the sledding hill at Riley Park. This is just a couple blocks from downtown and always a fun time.

Greenfield holiday events: Local Tree Farms like Sambols Tree Farm will be open after Thanksgiving.

Christmas Tree Farms

If you are looking to get a real Christmas Tree, then check out these locally-owned farms near Greenfield. Some have other holiday events going on as well, so check out their websites for more information.

Try one of these local restaurants during your holiday visit to Greenfield.

Find out where Santa will be spending his time this holiday season.

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