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Things To Do This Weekend in Franklin & Williamson County, Tennessee (Nov. 23-26)

Things To Do This Weekend in Franklin & Williamson County, Tennessee (Nov. 23-26)

There are plenty of ways to celebrate the season this weekend in Franklin and Williamson County, Tennessee! With Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and the holiday season in full swing, you won’t run out of festive things to do! Run in a Turkey Trot, go shopping at a Holiday Market, or experience a Christmas movie at The Franklin Theatre – keep reading to find out more about local festivities happening this holiday weekend! 

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TurkeyTrot Franklin TN_GraceWorks


Turkey Trot (Nov. 23rd)

Franklin’s Annual Turkey Trot will take place Thanksgiving morning, with registration starting at 6:15am. Over 3,000 participants show up every year to run/walk through Cool Springs with the options of a $50 10k, a $45 5k, or a $15 Kids Turkey Chase 1k. This Thanksgiving tradition benefits GraceWorks and their mission to ensure that local families have food, shelter, and support.


Southall Farm & Inn, Luxury Spa Resort in Franklin, Tennessee, view of the exterior.


Thanksgiving at Southall (Nov. 22- 25th)

Southall Farm & Inn will be hosting a Thanksgiving weekend full of family fun! Their complimentary festivities on Thanksgiving Day include the Family Turkey Trot, a Morning Yoga + Sound Bath session, and a Christmas Movie Night on the Lake. There are plenty of other events and activities available for purchase, so spend some time with family at Southall this Thanksgiving weekend and don’t forget to RSVP!


FrankTown Festival of Lights in Franklin Tennessee is the longest drive through holiday lights spectacular in Williamson County!


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

You can find FrankTown Festival of Lights at the Williamson County Ag Expo Center every night from 5- 9pm until December 31st. Drive through 1.5 miles of over 200 light displays synchronized to Christmas music in support of FrankTown Open Hearts’ mission of enhancing the lives of at-risk youth through hands-on programming. 


Arrington Vineyards Arrington TN.


Black Friday at Arrington Vineyards (Nov. 24th)

Arrington Vineyards will be hosting live jazz with the 9 Volt Romeo Band this Friday from 12- 4pm for Black Friday. Referred to as “Nashville’s Wine Country”, this local vineyard offers wine by the bottle or flight on a beautiful, sprawling 95-acre property. Enjoy delicious wine, live jazz, and food from Mac Shack or Simply Living Life at Arrington Vineyards this Black Friday! 


Christmas Pop-Up Bar Downtown Franklin_Candy Cane Forrest, McGavock’s Coffee & Provisions - World’s Best Cup of Coffee Bar.


World’s Best Cup of Coffee: A Christmas Pop-Up Bar (Nov. 24- 25th)

World’s Best Cup of Coffee is a Christmas-Themed Pop-Up Bar at McGavock’s Coffee & Provisions in The Harpeth Hotel. This holiday pop-up features a themed bar of specialty cocktails, mocktails, and snacks, and Christmas decorations based on Elf. Celebrate the Christmas season with an immersive experience at World’s Best Cup of Coffee in downtown Franklin!




Farmers Markets (Nov. 25th)

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

  • The Franklin Farmers Market can be found behind The Factory at Franklin every Saturday morning, featuring vendors with fresh produce, baked goods, handcrafted items, and local art.
  • The Nolensville Farmers Market can be found at the Historic Nolensville School every Saturday morning, where farmers and artisans offer fresh, seasonal foods and unique crafts! 


Sweet Studio DIY- Gingerbread House Decorating in Franklin, TN.


Gingerbread House Decorating at Sugar Drop (Nov. 25th)

Sugar Drop Cafe & Dessert Boutique invites you to create your own gingerbread house this Saturday morning at 9am. Participants will receive a gingerbread house to decorate with buttercream, fondant, and candy decorations! Create a one-of-a-kind gingerbread house to take home this weekend with Sugar Drop Cafe & Dessert Boutique in Franklin! 


Marshmallow-Hikes-Brentwood-TN_Owls-Hill, Ready to roast marshmallow on wooden stick near camp fire.


Marshmallow Hikes at Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary (Nov. 25th)

Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary will host a Marshmallow Hike this Saturday, with options of 9:30am, 11am, and 1pm. These hikes last about 30 minutes to an hour and feature two difficulty options. Hike through the beautiful winter woods of Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary and enjoy some delicious hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows once you finish! 


Santa Brunch Downtown Franklin_1799 Kitchen & Cocktails Restaurant


Santa Brunch (Nov. 25th)

1799 Kitchen & Cocktails in The Harpeth Hotel will be having a special North Pole brunch this Saturday and Sunday from 10:30am- 2pm. Santa Claus will make an appearance to hear what you want for Christmas and take photos! The elves will also be serving spirited drinks for those on the naughty list, so check out this all-ages holiday event!


Holiday Market at The Blue Cardinal Franklin TN


Holiday Market at The Blue Cardinal (Nov. 25th)

The Blue Cardinal will be celebrating Small Business Saturday with a Holiday Market from 11am- 3pm. Featuring pop-ups from local artists, live music from local musicians, festive foods, and hot chocolate, this holiday market is the perfect place to support small businesses and shop for handmade Christmas gifts or holiday decorations!


Christmas in America Event Downtown Franklin


Christmas in America: 1928 (Nov. 26th)

Christmas in America: 1928 will take place this Sunday afternoon at 3pm in The Factory at Franklin’s Liberty Hall. Presented by The Public Square, this immersive, multimedia experience is a live radio show, where you are invited to join the studio audience. Enjoy Christmas music from the 1920s performed by award-winning musicians and get swept back in time at this variety show! 


The Franklin Theatre Movies Downtown Franklin


Holiday Movies at The Franklin Theatre 

The Franklin Theatre will be showing plenty of holiday movies this weekend! This Saturday, they will show The Muppet Christmas Carol at 10am, Scrooged at 5pm, and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation at 8:30pm. On Sunday, they will be showing The Polar Express at 10am, Jingle All The Way at 1:30pm, Elf at 5pm, and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation at 8:30pm again. 


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