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5 Things To Do on Winter Break in Franklin & Brentwood

5 Things To Do on Winter Break in Franklin & Brentwood

Happy winter break, Williamson County! Whether you are visiting on vacation or planning a staycation, we have some great suggestions for you to have some fun in Franklin and Brentwood!

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Farmers Market

You can find The Franklin Farmers Market every Saturday morning, behind The Factory, hosting numerous vendors selling not only fresh produce and baked goods, but also handcrafted items and local art! The Franklin Farmers Market proves the importance of contributing to your community and offers the perfect opportunity to support your local farmers, kitchens, and artisans. Find out what seasonal produce the Franklin Farmers Market has to offer! 


Festival of Lights

This awe-inspiring light show will be running nightly from 5 p.m.- 9 p.m. until December 31st! Located in Franklin at the Williamson County Ag Expo Center, this mile-and-a-half-long drive-thru light show features over 200 displays synchronized to Christmas classics on the radio. Make sure to plan a night at the FrankTown Festival of Lights before New Year’s! 


The Franklin Theatre

If you’re looking to get out while also staying in the warm indoors, The Franklin Theatre is showing a few Christmas movies throughout the week, leading up to the holiday! 

It’s a Wonderful Life (PG), showing on Dec. 22 at 7pm and Dec. 23 at 10am:

  • George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all – and it’s Christmas! As the angels discuss George, we see his life in flashback. As George is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence – who then shows George what his town would have looked like if it hadn’t been for all his good deeds over the years. 

The Polar Express (G), showing Dec. 21 at 10am and Dec. 22 at 2:30pm: 

  • When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

White Christmas (1954), showing Dec. 21 at 12:30pm and Dec. 22 at 10am: 

  • Singers Bob Wallace and Phil Davis join sister act Betty and Judy Haynes to perform a Christmas show in rural Vermont. There, they run into Gen. Waverly, the boys’ commander in World War II, who, they learn, is having financial difficulties; his quaint country inn is failing. So what’s the foursome to do but plan a yuletide miracle: a fun-filled musical extravaganza that’s sure to put Waverly and his business in the black!


Marshmallow Hikes

Owl’s Hill is hosting a series of hikes in the winter woods this season along with hot chocolate and marshmallows! These hikes take 30-45 minutes to complete and have two difficulty levels to choose from. Get outside and explore the beautiful December scenery this winter break! 


Winter Break Camps

Skill Samurai in Franklin is offering Coding Camps this winter break for children ages 7-14. Children will be learning to code games like Minecraft or Roblox or they can learn how to code robots! Children will improve upon skills like critical thinking, teamwork, and problem-solving while learning how to code with other kids. These day camps last from 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., so if you’re looking for something to keep the kids occupied, sign them up for some coding classes at this fun and educational winter break coding camp! 


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