While Nashville Guru typically focuses on events within a few miles of downtown Nashville, there are a few festivals in downtown Franklin that must be mentioned. Dickens of a Christmas festival is completely worth the 20-minute drive.
This is the 34th year that Dickens of a Christmas has taken place in downtown Franklin. In mid-December, the town square and side streets will transform into a scene out of a Charles Dickens’ novel. Over 50,000 people attend this free, family-friendly holiday festival. Attendees can expect horse-drawn carriage rides, street performers, Dickens characters, and many great vendors. Even neighbors get in the spirit and dress up for the Victorian-era event.
Dickens of a Christmas – Dates & Times:
- Saturday, December 8, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
- Sunday, December 9, 2018 – 11:00am to 4:00pm