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December 11 @ 10:00 am - December 12 @ 5:00 pm

Historic downtown Franklin, Tennessee event, Dickens of a Christmas, family activities, kids events, shopping, live entertainment and more!

Middle Tennessee’s Largest Outdoor Christmas Festival

The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County TN’s 36th Annual Dickens of a Christmas, is Middle Tennessee’s largest outdoor Christmas festival returning this year on December 11 and 12, 2021

The festival will recreate the time of Charles Dickens using historic downtown Franklin’s charming architecture as the backdrop. A variety of musicians, dancers and Dickens characters will fill the streets. Expect to see and interact with the nefarious Fagin from Oliver Twist; Jacob Marley, Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the rest of the Cratchit family from A Christmas Carol; and of course, a Victorian Father and Mother Christmas with treats for children.

The event is hosted by the Downtown Franklin Association – A Division of the Heritage Foundation. Dickens of a Christmas and our two other signature events (Main Street Festival and Pumpkinfest), serve our mission and foster economic vitality for local businesses and visiting vendors, while creating beloved community events that enrich and preserve the historic charm and enduring spirit of our town.