Well, it’s the officially the BEST time of the year.

I just love Christmas time, there are so many festive things to do which is all family time, bonus!  Its so cold this time of year and is beneficial if the events are indoors or during the day but sometimes you just have to wrap up warm and take it all in.  Let’s start the Christmas festivities now with this article, put on a Hallmark film, grab a cup of cocoa, a calendar and let’s plan your holiday period.

Elf (The Film)

Date: December 1, 2019
When: 2pm & 4pm
Where: Historic Artcraft Theatre
Address: 57 N Main Street, Franklin, Indiana, 46131

Ticket information: Tickets can be bought online on Facebook and also on the door.  Adults $6, children (12 and under) $4 and seniors/College student/Military with ID $5

Songs of the Season and Christmas Classics concert

Date: December 1, 2019
When: 2pm
Where: The Commons
Address: 300 Washington Street, Columbus Indiana, 47201

Ticket information: FREE

Meet Sami Reindeer

Date: December 2, 2019
When: 6pm-7pm
Where: Bartholomew Public Library
Address: 536 5th St, Columbus, 47201

Ticket information: FREE but pre-registration is required on library Facebook page

A Christmas Story (film)

Date: December 6, 2019
When: 2pm & 7.30pm
Where: Historic Artcraft Theatre
Address: 57 N Main Street, Franklin, Indiana, 46131

Ticket information: Tickets can be bought on line on Facebook and also on the door.  Adults $6, children (12 and under) $4 and seniors/College student/Military with ID $5

Believe the Magic of Christmas

Date: December 6, 2019
When: 7.30-9.30pm and other dates (7th-22nd December at varying dates 2pm-4pm & 7.30-9.30pm)
Where: Brown County Playhouse
Address: 70 S Van Buren St, Nashville, 47448
Ticket information: Box office 812-988-6555 or online at browncountyplayhouse.org

This annual holiday live stage show is filled with music, songs and characters to entertain the entire family.

First Fridays for Families: The Velveteen Rabbit (Theatre)

Date: December 6, 2019
When: Doors open at 5.30pm show starts at 6pm
Where: The Commons
Address: 300 Washington Street, Columbus Indiana, 47201
Ticket information: FREE.  More information on Facebook

A Christmas Story (film)

Date: December 7, 2019
When: 2pm & 7.30pm
Where: Historic Artcraft Theatre
Address: 57 N Main Street, Franklin, Indiana, 46131

Ticket information: Tickets can be bought on line on Facebook and also on the door.  Adults $6, children (12 and under) $4 and seniors/College student/Military with ID $5

Santa and Mrs. Claus come to Chick-fil-A

December 7, 2019
When: 8am-10am
Where: Chick-Fil-
1250 N National Road, Columbus, 47201
Ticket information: FREE event (doesn’t include food-purchase separately)

Breakfast with Santa

Date: December 7, 2019
When 8am-10am
Where: Compass Park-Indiana Masonic Home
Address:690 S State Street, Franklin, 46131

Ticket information: Adults $8 Children $5

Purchase tickets here

2019 Stuff a Stocking

Date: December 7, 2019
When: 11am-5pm
Where: Brown County Community Foundation
Address: 209 Van Buren Street North, Nashville, 47448
Ticket information: $20 presale and $25 day of event.  Purchase tickets here or call 812 988 4882

Children will have the opportunity to follow a map to over 25 different merchants gathering treats, ornaments, toys and more to stuff their Christmas stocking.

Cookies with Santa

Date: December 7, 2019
When: sign up for 30 minute segments 1pm-2.30
Where: 1109 16th Street, Columbus, 47201
Ticket information: $8 per child
To purchase tickets: Visit Ashlynn Leigh Cakes

Paint your own cookie with Santa!

QMIX Christmas Musical Fireworks

Date: December 7, 2019
When: 4pm
Where: Downtown Columbus
Ticket information: FREE

NOT JUST FIREWORKS! Fun begins downtown at 4pm with a magic show in the Commons, the Festival of Lights Parade at 6pm followed with free pictures with Santa, hot chocolate and cookies whilst you watch the fireworks synchronized to your favorite holiday music.

Holiday Café at the library

Date: December 8, 2019
When: 1pm-5pm
Where: Brown County Public Library
Address: 206 Locust Ln, Nashville, 47448
Ticket information: FREE

Cookies, hot chocolate and music by students from IU Jacobs School of Music

Kidscommons Polar Express

Date: December 8, 2019
When: 4pm-6pm
Where Kidcommons
Address: 309 Washington Street, Columbus, 47203
Ticket information: General admission tickets- $20 child/$10 adult, Member: $15 child/$5 adult.

Registration deadline is November 26th.  To purchase tickets: 812 378 3046

A 2 hour event with various stations including holiday crafts, reindeer games, snacks, a special reading of Polar Express by the conductor and a visit from a special guest!  Children collect gold coins from Santa’s helpers and turn them at various stations or at Santa’s Candy Shop where they can turn in their earned coins for toys or candy.

 A Christmas Story (film)

Date: December 8, 2019
When: 2pm & 5.30pm
Where: Historic Artcraft Theatre
57 N Main Street, Franklin, Indiana, 46131

Ticket information: Tickets can be bought on line on Facebook and also on the door.  Adults $6, children (12 and under) $4 and seniors/College student/Military with ID $5

A Christmas Story (Film)

Date: December 12, 2019
When: 7pm
Where: Brown County Playhouse
Address: 70 S Van Buren St, Nashville, 47448
Ticket information: $5/$6

White Christmas (film)

Date: December 12, 2019
When: 2pm & 7.30pm
Where: Historic Artcraft Theatre,
57 N Main Street, Franklin, Indiana, 46131

Ticket information: Tickets can be bought on line on Facebook and also on the door.  Adults $6, children (12 and under) $4 and seniors/College student/Military with ID $5

Christmas Sing-along

December 13, 2019
When: 7pm-9pm
Where: Trinity Reformed Church
Address: 2401 S Endwright Rd, Bloomington, 47403

Ticket information: FREE but if you would like to contribute, the church will be collecting new pairs of men’s and women’s socks.  Join the Good Shepard Band, adult and children’s choirs, local musicians and alumni from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music to sing-along with Christmas carols.

Afterwards, enjoy free cookies and hot chocolate..

Santa Dash 5K

December 14, 2019
When: 8am-10am
Where: Hotel Indigo
Address: 400 Brown Street, Columbus, 47201

Ticket information: adults $20 & children 16 and under $15

To purchase tickets: Visit 2019 Santa Dash 5k Facebook page

Stories with Santa

Date: December 19, 2019
When: 6pm-7pm
Where: The Ballroom, Third Level, Fountain Square Bloomington
Address: 101 W Kirkwood, Bloomington, 47404
Ticket information: FREE

Enjoy cookies and milk whilst Santa reads and tells enchanting stories