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The Christmas spirit is coming to Franklin County! Mikel Beck, executive director for Experience Franklin County, joined us today to fill us in on all of the fun and festive activities coming there this year.

Starts November 20th: Metamora Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Join us in the annual celebration of the start of the Holiday season. The tree lighting event will take place at the Gazebo at 6 PM. Gather around the fire barrels as you listen to live holiday music, sing-alongs, enjoy the Christmas Story and warm up with free hot chocolate, coffee, and cookies and at the right moment we will light up the tree.

Location: 19062 S Main Street Metamora, IN 47030

November 20th: November Noel & Cookie Trail in Brookville

November Noel will be Saturday, November 20.  Visit Santa and enjoy some crafts and reindeer games. Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride down Main Street.  1:00 – 3:00 pm.  Bring your own camera for your children’s pictures with Santa. Santa arrives in downtown Brookville. Come out for all the holiday fun! Location: Brookville, IN 47012.

Starts November 27th: Christmas Walk in Metamora

The prettiest time of the year in Indiana’s Canal Town. Holiday decorations everywhere, lanterns and luminaries, and Shopping. It doesn’t get any better. Four weekends beginning the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Starts November 27th: Lighting up the Whitewater Valley Tour

6 counties along with Whitewater Canal Byway light up homes, & Businesses to compete in best decoration.  This is outside only. Franklin, Wayne, Union, Fayette, Ripley & Dearborn Counties.

Starts November 27th: Winter Wonderland in Brookville Town Park

Local businesses and individuals adopt a tree or structure in our town park to decorate. Free to the public

Starts November 27th: Whitewater Valley Railroad and Polar Express

This is a sell-out every year as the Polar Express takes you on a journey to see Santa Clause.

Starts December 11th: Historic Home Tours

Amazing Historical Homes are decorated inside and out, and you have a chance to see inside these treasures. Located in Brookeville, IN.

All information can be obtained by calling 765-647-6522 or Texting the word “Explore” to 55433.

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