Festivals & Events

Always Festive

There are always great festivals and events happening in Festival Country Indiana, just south of Indy. We are your destination for music festivals, craft brew and wine festivals, and weekend festivals that check the box for “plenty of things to do with kids.”

So, if you’re looking for things to do this weekend, come to the place of festivals. Once you experience Festival Country Indiana, you'll want to return time and time again.

Skip below the red buttons to see the complete list of events! Or, you can click on the red buttons below to submit an event or see the recurring events.

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Santa at Greenwood Park Mall

Santa at Greenwood Park Mall

Nov 12 - Dec 24, 2021

Come to Greenwood Park Mall daily from Nov. 12 to Dec. 24 for pictures with Santa. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made using the website link.

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Santa Visits

Santa Visits

Nov 18 - Dec 21, 2021

Come visit Santa and get family photos.

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Christmas Acres

Christmas Acres

Nov 23 - Dec 31, 2021

See a Christmas lights display featuring more than 50,000 lights.

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Christmas at the Farm

Christmas at the Farm

Nov 25 - Jan 6, 2022

Enjoy a drive-thru light exhibit. On December 11, there will also be hot chocolate, a petting zoo, family fun and Christmas tree sales.

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Christmas at the Park

Christmas at the Park

Nov 26 - Dec 26, 2021

Experience an interactive light show with 500,000 LED lights, Santa visits and more on select nights.

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The Holiday Stroll

The Holiday Stroll

Nov 26 - Dec 23, 2021

Enjoy a magical holiday experience with larger-than-life decorations, lights, hot cocoa and a campfire.

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Dec-a-Trees at the museum

Dec-a-Trees at the museum

Dec 1 - 31, 2021

Come to Johnson County Museum to see all the decorated Christmas trees.

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Southside Art League Super Christmas Sale

Southside Art League Super Christmas Sale

Dec 1 - 22, 2021

Come view and purchase a variety of art in every price range, plus greeting cards.

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Franklin College Choral Concert

Franklin College Choral Concert

Dec 3 - 4, 2021

Three choirs perform

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Gutty's presents: Jeff Jena

Gutty's presents: Jeff Jena

Dec 3 - 4, 2021

Gutty’s presents the comedy of Jeff Jena.

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Franklin Holiday Lighting and Winter Market

Franklin Holiday Lighting and Winter Market

Dec 4, 2021

Enjoy a winter market, a lighted parade at 5:30 p.m., and the lighting at the courthouse at 7 p.m.

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Edinburgh Community Christmas Bazaar

Edinburgh Community Christmas Bazaar

Dec 4, 2021

Browse booths selling crafts, food, jewelry and decor.

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Drive-Thru Santa Visit

Drive-Thru Santa Visit

Dec 4, 2021

Meet Santa from the safety of your car during this event.

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Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Dec 4, 2021

Come to Old Town Atrium for food, drinks, treats, games and a Santa photo opportunity. Please bring a new, unopened toy to donate.

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Santa at the Museum

Santa at the Museum

Dec 4, 2021

Santa will be at the museum for free pictures. Kids can enjoy a craft activity and viewing the Dec-a-Trees while waiting.

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Meet and greet with Frozen princesses

Meet and greet with Frozen princesses

Dec 4, 2021

Johnson County Public Library is offering several fun events, including a meet and greet with Frozen princesses Anna and Elsa.

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Christmas Concert

Christmas Concert

Dec 4, 2021

First Presbyterian Church of Franklin will offer a free Christmas Concert in conjunction with the Franklin Holiday Lighting.

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KiD CiTY Christmas

KiD CiTY Christmas

Dec 4, 2021

Enjoy a unique photo opportunity and enjoy other holiday fun.

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Lighted Trail

Lighted Trail

Dec 4 - 31, 2021

Come to the Greenwood Amphitheater to enjoy a lighted trail powered by Duke energy.

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Live Nativity

Live Nativity

Dec 4, 2021

Everyone is invited to drive by and enjoy the portrayal of the birth of Christ.

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Sedona Station performance

Sedona Station performance

Dec 4, 2021

Come to Richard’s Brick Oven Pizza to enjoy pizza and the music of Sedona Station as they perform.

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Holiday Craft & Gift Show

Holiday Craft & Gift Show

Dec 5, 2021

Shop for homemade gifts, home décor, baked goods and more.

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Tea with Mrs. Claus

Tea with Mrs. Claus

Dec 5, 2021

Enjoy tea with Mrs. Claus at either noon or 2 p.m.

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Christmas Celebration of the Arts

Christmas Celebration of the Arts

Dec 5, 2021

Enjoy vendors, live music, photos with Santa, character visits, crafts and more.

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50-foot MegaTree Viewing

50-foot MegaTree Viewing

Dec 5 - Jan 3, 2022

The town of New Whiteland is displaying its unique 50-foot MegaTree, which is a giant, electronically lighted light show experience.

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Meet the Grinch

Meet the Grinch

Dec 7 - 9, 2021

Families will enjoy a special character visit with the Grinch and story time.

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Silly Safaris live reindeer and other animals

Silly Safaris live reindeer and other animals

Dec 7 - 10, 2021

See a live baby reindeer and other animals.

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Live Musical Tribute to Charlie Brown

Live Musical Tribute to Charlie Brown

Dec 7, 2021

Come enjoy an evening of live Christmas music favorites with Jerry Navarro and Friends performing Charlie Brown Christmas on stage.

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Franklin College Instrumental Concert

Franklin College Instrumental Concert

Dec 9, 2021

The instrumental chamber concerts will showcase Franklin College instrumental students.

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Six Thinking Hats Workshop

Six Thinking Hats Workshop

Dec 10, 2021

At this workshop, you’ll learn a process to streamline decision making and ensure you’re looking at all angles.

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Merry Prairie

Merry Prairie

Dec 10, 2021

Celebrate the spirit of the season with friends, family and neighbors.

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Live Nativity at Honey Creek

Live Nativity at Honey Creek

Dec 10 - 11, 2021

Enjoy a live nativity at Honey Creek United Methodist Church.

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Gutty's presents: Kevin White

Gutty's presents: Kevin White

Dec 10 - 11, 2021

Gutty’s presents the comedy of Kevin White.

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Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

Dec 11, 2021

Enjoy a Breakfast with Santa event at O’Charley’s Restaurant & Bar, complete with a hot breakfast, visits with Santa, and a backdrop for photo opportunities.

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Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

Dec 11, 2021

A breakfast and photo event.

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