MADE SOUTH Holiday Market is a two-day celebration of the best makers, food, drink, music and art in the South! A portion of proceeds from this event will benefit the Holiday Food Box Program at GraceWorks, Williamson County’s nonprofit community resource center. MadeSouth.com/holidaymarket
Battle of Franklin 5K & Kids’ Fun Run is a run or walk through historic Franklin, Tennessee. Participants will be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Franklin. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome. This event is pet-friendly and accepts day-of registrations. BOFT.org
Sponsored by Herban Market at the Factory at Franklin. Kids can meet the friendliest pet turkey from Earth Advocates Research Farm. A very special guest will preside over the pardoning of Danny the Turkey at this family-friendly event. All children are invited to write a letter to the market requesting the pardoning of Danny the Turkey. FranklinFarmersMarket.com/event/pardoning-turkey
To commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Franklin, 10,000 luminaries representing the casualties of the battle will be lit at dusk. This event is free to the public. BOFT.org
The downtown Franklin Christmas Tree Lighting on the Square is a fun way for the entire family to kick off the holiday season. A spectacular event featuring entertainment by local schoolchildren; musicians and performers; and Santa Claus. The square will be closed to traffic from 5:45-9:00 p.m. FranklinTN.gov
The Kiwanis Club of Historic Downtown Franklin sponsors this annual celebration of the sights and sounds of Christmas. Winding through the streets of historic downtown Franklin, the parade is a wonderful family event that kicks off the holiday season. The theme for the 2018 parade is "The Magic of Christmas!" VisitFranklin.com
Jars of Clay brings its "one night only" Winter World Tour to Franklin! A night filled with incredible musical performances, amazing stories and warm holiday cheer. Jars will be joined by the ever-talented Alt-Americana group SHEL along with other very special guests.
Runs through Dec. 9. Take advantage of extended holiday hours and expanded collections during this exclusive event. Discover limited edition exceptional pieces from brands like Fred Leighton, JB Star, Kwiat, Precision Set, Ashoka, Roberto Coin, Elizabeth Locke and more. A portion of the proceeds from all purchases made during this event will benefit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital. KingsJewelers.com
Snow will be falling on the 34th annual street festival Dickens of a Christmas, a recreation of the Charles Dickens era using historic downtown Franklin’s Victorian architecture as the backdrop. Some 200 musicians, dancers and characters will fill the streets, including several from Charles Dickens' stories. WillliamsonHeritage.com/events
Enjoy a good old-fashioned country Christmas parade in the heart of Leiper's Fork. Hailed as "almost famous," the event includes cows, goats, pigs, antique tractors, floats and more in this wacky but wonderful celebration! The 2018 grand marshal is John Schneider aka "Bo Duke."