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Photos with Santa in Franklin & Williamson County

Photos with Santa in Franklin & Williamson County

It’s time for family photos with Santa! Mr. Claus will be making plenty of visits to Franklin and Williamson County this month, so make sure to stop by and confirm your spot on his nice list! Seeing Santa is a top priority on everyone’s list. Whether you’re interested in seeing Santa at a cocktail festival, the mall, or the library, remember to bring a camera and your best smile! Below are the places your family can get a picture with Santa this Christmas season!

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Holiday Spirits Cocktail Festival

Enjoy some festive cocktails and holiday music at Franklin’s Holiday Spirits Cocktail Festival on Dec. 2 from 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.! Tickets will provide guests with 12 sample-sized yuletide cocktails and a visit with Santa. The Factory at Franklin will be hosting this Christmas event supporting TennGreen in conserving Tennessee’s beautiful land and wildlife. Reserve your spot on the nice list at this festive cocktail festival benefiting our state’s conservation efforts! 


Magnolia’s Merry Hideaway

Magnolia & Vine will be hosting their first annual Christmas pop-up bar, Magnolia’s Merry Hideaway, on the first two weekends of December. With decorations of scenes from classic Christmas movies, games, themed cocktails, and an assortment of food and desserts, Magnolia’s Merry Hideaway is the perfect place to celebrate the holiday season! Sundays are family days which include cookie decorating, a hot cocoa bar, and a visit with Santa! Throw on your favorite ugly Christmas sweater and check out this festive pop-up bar. 


Brentwood Library

Morning with Santa: The Brentwood Library’s annual Morning with Santa will take place on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 9 a.m.! This free event includes refreshments and giveaways as well as a visit with Santa! Magician Bruce Amato will be performing magic shows at 9:30 and 10:15 for those who get tickets. 

Deaf Santa: The Brentwood Library is partnering with the Brentwood Deaf Camp to hold their first ever deaf holiday event! Santa and his elves will be communicating using American Sign Language in order to provide the deaf community with an inclusive holiday experience.


Harpeth Hotel

The Harpeth Hotel will be holding Brunch with Santa in Franklin on Dec. 4, 11, and 18 from 10:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.! You and your family are invited to enjoy a North Pole inspired brunch menu and spend some time with Santa! If you’re feeling mischievous, some elves at Harpeth Hotel’s bar, 1799, will be crafting some spirited drinks. 


Brentwood Academy 

Brentwood Academy is having Christmas in Brentwood this Sunday, Dec. 4 from 3 p.m.- 7 p.m. to kick off the holiday season! This free event will include an array of Christmas activities including a nativity scene with live animals, a trackless train, bounce houses, arts and crafts, and the lighting of the Great Brentwood Academy Christmas Tree! There will also be live music from Point of Grace and visits from Santa and his elves. Complete with food trucks and a coffee bar, Christmas in Brentwood provides a fun time for the whole family! Brentwood Academy has partnered with the Nashville Rescue Mission for this event, so make sure to bring new undergarments to donate this holiday season!


The Factory at Franklin

The first annual White Cane Day Christmas celebration will be held in downtown Franklin on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at The Factory at Franklin! This free family event is presented by the Nashville Predators Foundation and hosted by Blind Early Services TN to bring some holiday cheer while exploring braille, fun games, and photos with Mr. and Mrs. Claus!


Hattie Jane’s Creamery

Hattie Jane’s Creamery will be hosting Sundaes with Santa on Dec. 11 from 1 p.m.- 2:30 p.m., and families will be invited to take photos with Santa to celebrate the season! Children will even receive some special presents, decorate a Christmas ornament, and create a festive ice cream parfait. Reserve your spot for this fun holiday experience in Franklin! 


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