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Things To Do This Weekend in Franklin & Williamson County, Tennessee (Dec. 15-17)

Things To Do This Weekend in Franklin & Williamson County, Tennessee (Dec. 15-17)

This weekend in Franklin and Williamson County, Tennessee is full of seasonal delights! From celebrating the holidays with festive performances and visits from Santa to spending time with the community at The Factory at Franklin’s Christmas Celebration and Southall Farm & Inn’s AGLOW Candlelit Dinners, there are so many exciting events to enjoy this weekend! Keep reading to find some fun and festive weekend activities in Franklin and Williamson County, Tennessee! 

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FrankTown Festival of Lights event in Franklin, T, a 1.5-mile light show with over 200 light displays synchronized to Christmas music.


FrankTown Festival of Lights (Nov. 17- Dec. 31st)

FrankTown Open Hearts’ Annual FrankTown Festival of Lights can be found nightly from 5- 9 pm until December 31st at the Williamson County Ag Expo Center. The FrankTown Festival of Lights is a 1.5-mile light show with over 200 light displays synchronized to Christmas music. This light show supports FrankTown Open Hearts’ mission to enhance the lives of at-risk youth through hands-on programming, so check out this fun local tradition!


Town of Nolensville Holiday Photo Stops, festive photo stops throughout Nolensville for the community to enjoy.


Nolensville Holiday Photo Stops (Nov. 18- Jan. 1st)

The Town of Nolensville and the Economic Development Advisory Committee will be partnering with local businesses, organizations, churches, and subdivisions to bring the community festive photo stops throughout Nolensville! Explore the town and capture Christmas memories with more than 20 photo locations until January 1st. Check out their website for more information on where you can find these Holiday Photo Stops! 


BEST Fest benefit concert in downtown Franklin is Blind Early Services’ annual fundraising gala that includes dinner, drinks, an incredible silent auction, entertaining live auction and live music by artists connected in some way to the community of individuals living with blindness.


BEST Fest (Dec. 15th)

Blind Early Services’ 3rd Annual BEST Fest Benefit Concert will take place in downtown Franklin at The Factory at Franklin’s Liberty Hall this Friday from 6-9 pm. This fundraising gala includes dinner, drinks, a silent auction, a live auction, and live music! Seating is limited to 300 people, so secure your tickets now for this evening of entertainment and philanthropy in support of Blind Early Services’ mission to help those living with blindness. 


Southall Franklin, TN AGLOW Candlelit Dinners, a candlelit dinner party in their Orchard Event Center.


AGLOW Candlelit Dinner (Dec. 15-16)

Southall Farm & Inn will be hosting a candlelit dinner party in their Orchard Event Center this Friday at 6:30 pm and Saturday at 9:30 pm. The farm has entered the winter season, and so has the harvest – enjoy a multi-course meal of winter produce through the Southall culinary team’s preservation techniques this weekend at Southall Farm & Inn’s AGLOW candlelit dinner series! 


Royally Fun- Elfs Favorite Foods Cookie Class in Franklin, TN at Sugar Drop, a holiday activity that's fun for all ages!


Cookie Class: An Elf’s Favorite Foods (Dec. 16th)

Sugar Drop Cafe & Dessert Boutique in Franklin will be hosting a Royally Fun Cookie Class this Saturday morning at 9 am, where students are invited to work on a set of cookies inspired by an elf’s favorite food! All supplies are included and beginners are encouraged to attend, so stop by this holiday cookie class and get creative at Sugar Drop Cafe!


Christmas at The Factory at Franklin - Events


Santa & Carolers at The Factory at Franklin (Dec. 16th)

Carolers from local schools will gather in The Factory at Franklin this Saturday from 10 am- 3:30 pm to sing holiday classics for the community! Santa will also be stopping by, so you can catch him in the huge rocking chair next to the giant Christmas tree in The Factory at Franklin’s Grand Hall. Spread some holiday cheer and enjoy a festive afternoon in The Factory at Franklin this weekend!




Farmers Markets (Dec. 16th)

These weekly farmers markets provide the perfect opportunity to support local farmers, kitchens, and artisans! 

  • You can find The Franklin Farmers Market behind The Factory at Franklin every Saturday morning, featuring vendors with fresh produce, baked goods, handcrafted items, local art, and more.
  • You can find the Nolensville Winter Farmers Market at Mill Creek Church of Christ every Saturday afternoon, where farmers and artisans offer fresh, seasonal foods, unique crafts, and more! 


Cross-stitch event in Brentwood, Tennessee.


Cross Stitch & Talk (Dec. 16th)

The John P. Holt Brentwood Library’s monthly Cross-Stitch & Talk session will take place this Saturday from 10 am- 4 pm, led by cross-stitch pattern designer Ryann Mack. Spend this Saturday afternoon working on your current cross-stitch project while learning new techniques and making new friends – there will be a raffle at 1 pm! 


Lipman Lounge Holiday Pop-Up Nashville


The Lipman Lounge

The Lipman Lounge in The Mall at Green Hills will be hosting Paddywax Candles this Saturday from 11am- 3pm. This holiday pop-up shop invites guests to stop by for last-minute gifts and stocking stuffers from their holiday collection! You can even create a custom candle at their interactive candle bar with reservations!




Made Market: Franklin Holiday Market (Dec. 16th)

The Made Market Franklin Holiday Market will take place in The Factory at Franklin’s Liberty Hall this Saturday from 10 am- 5 pm. Shop for highly curated handmade goods from some of the most talented makers in the region! While you shop, you can enjoy food and drinks from local vendors and enjoy being with the Franklin community – kids 15 and under get free admission!


Santa Brunch in downtown Franklin at 1799 Kitchen & Cocktails restaurant, enjoy Santa photos, delicious food, spirited drinks and more!


Santa Brunch (Dec. 16-17)

The Harpeth Hotel’s 1799 Kitchen & Cocktails invites you to enjoy a Santa Brunch this Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 am- 2 pm. Meet Santa Claus at this special holiday event and take festive pictures! Santa’s elves will also be there, crafting spirited drinks for those who found themselves on the naughty list, so spend a weekend afternoon at this all-ages holiday brunch!


Christmas With The King event in downtown Franklin, TN, A Holiday Tribute to Elvis at The Franklin Theatre.


Live Performances and Movies

It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (Dec. 14-17): Studio Tenn Theatre Company will be continuing their holiday tradition of performing It’s a Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play from December 7-24th!

A Tuna Christmas (Dec. 13-16): Pull-Tight Players Theatre will be performing A Tuna Christmas this weekend!

Paul Aldrich & Friends: Christmas Show (Dec. 15th): Paul Aldrich & Friends will be performing their 7th Annual Christmas Show at Generations Church this Friday at 7:30 pm!

The Isaacs Christmas (Dec. 15th): The Isaacs will be performing The Isaacs Christmas at The Franklin Theatre this Friday at 8 pm! 

The Muppet Christmas Carol (Dec. 16th): The Franklin Theatre will be showing The Muppet Christmas Carol this Saturday at 10 am! 

Christmas With The King (Dec. 16-17): The Nashville Elvis Festival will present their 6th Annual Christmas With The King: A Holiday Tribute to Elvis at The Franklin Theatre this Saturday and Sunday! 


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