Dickens of a Christmas in Historic Downtown Franklin

In my mind the city of Franklin is the Tennessee capitol of celebrating holidays the right away. Be it Halloween or Christmas it seems like the city of Franklin is always doing something awesome.

This Saturday Franklin is having their bit Dickens of a Christmas celebration. In case you couldn’t tell from the pictures, people will be dressed up in Victorian garb all over the place. Or, more specifically, they’ll be dressed up as characters from different Dickens novels. You’ll probably even see the ghost of Marley walking around, possibly scaring young children into being good forever. It’s kind of like a Renaissance festival in that regard, only fancier clothes and no giant smoked turkey legs.

If actors dressed up and walking around isn’t enough to convince you to brave the drive to Franklin then you should know that there will also be $2 horse-drawn carriage rides, a holiday bazaar arts & crafts area, dancers and street musicians, Victorian food goods, and more.

The whole shebang starts at 10am and goes until 5pm this Saturday, December 10th.



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