Travel back into the Victorian era, every second weekend in December. The Heritage Foundation’s 34th Annual Dickens of a Christmas, Presented by First Citizens National Bank is Middle Tennessee’s largest outdoor Christmas festival returning this year on December 8 & 9, 2018!
Saturday, December 8 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, December 9 | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Franklin’s Main Street–and its beautiful Victorian architecture–will be decked out for the holiday season. Some 200 characters, dancers and entertainers in the street, including several from Charles Dickens’s stories interacting with the public. Expect to see the nefarious Fagin from Oliver Twist; Jacob Marley, Ebenezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim Cratchit with his parents from A Christmas Carol; and of course, a Victorian Father and Mother Christmas with treats for children.
Getting there: From Interstate 65, take Exit 65 and head west toward Franklin for three miles on Highway 96 / Murfreesboro Road / Third Avenue South, which runs into the Public Square at the heart of the festival. Turn right or left at Church Street as you approach the Square to access either of the two free parking garages on Fourth Avenue South or Second Avenue South. Additional on-street free parking is available.