Oh I just LOVE Franklin during the holidays! It’s absolutely magical!
It’s never fun to say goodbye to fall, but somehow all the holiday festivities surrounding our sweet town, make it okay.
If you’re dreaming of a ‘Tender Tennessee Christmas’ complete with bells ringing…snow falling (I hope), carols being sung, chestnuts roasting, fires burning and all the joy that comes from spending time with friends and family…well Franklin has it all.
I want to give you the low down today, so you can PLAN ahead and not miss the events that are calling your name.
We kick off this weekend with City Farmhouse Holiday Pop-up Fair taking place at The Factory in Franklin all weekend long. Special guest, Sheryl Crow will be there on Saturday. This is a first for City Farmhouse and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for all of us.The following weekend…you can keep on shopping locally at Made South Holiday Market also at The Factory. You’ll find awesome artisans and makers all from the South. This promises to be another unique shopping experience.
We’ll take a little break for Thanksgiving. It’s a wonderful time to head to Downtown Franklin with your family and stroll along Main Street. Personally, I’ll do anything to avoid all that Black Friday stuff. Shop local…support our town. It matters more than you can imagine.
Studio Tenn is presenting It’s a Wonderful Life beginning on December 2 through December 20. I went to this last year and we all left feeling blessed for this incredible theater we have right here.
The Franklin Tree Lighting ceremony takes place on Thursday, December 3rd in the town circle. Bundle up…grab a bite to eat and head to the circle for music and festivities. Santa Claus will be on hand too.
Dickens of a Christmas is a must attend event. Main Street is decked out in all it’s holiday finery and you’ll be entertained with characters from Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol. It’s a free event and is beloved by everyone thanks to the Heritage Foundation. It runs from December 12 – December 13. Bundle up and join in the fun. It’s a treasure.
If you’ve never been to the Leiper’s Fork Christmas Parade…well…you just have to see it for yourself. It’s the one of the most unique parades in the United States. Pure fun, frolic and joy. You really have to see it to believe it. Saturday, December 12 beginning at 2:00pm. Come early to get a good viewing spot.
Want a peek inside some of Franklin’s homes and churches? Homes for the Holidays is your event. Candlelight Tours take place on Saturday and Sunday, December 12 & 13 from 5pm – 8:30pm. Talk about Decking the Halls.
Franklin is everything I hoped it would be when I made my move from Los Angeles…and really and truly…it’s just MAGICAL. Take it all in and celebrate this glorious time of year.
And let’s get social, shall we?
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