I'll be taking the day off from blogging, except for this piece.
Friday, Nov 27
Tomorrow night at 7pm, the Christmas Season gets kicked off with the Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Clock Tower. There will be free cider, cookies and music at the Gazebo. A community sing-a-long will also take place. A candlelight service next to the Macon County Courthouse will also take place, candles will be provided.
Saturday, Nov 28
In downtown Franklin from 10 am to noon, the children can enjoy Cookies with Santa, deliver their letter to him or deposit it in his special mailbox in front of Townhall, or bend his ear in person.
4th Annual Mistletoe Magic Art and Craft Show, Nov. 27 & 28 beginning at 10am at the Macon County Community Bldg. on 441 S. in Franklin, NC. This very festive show features 70 of the finest juried Artisans available! You will be greeted by Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus and their elves, so bring your camera and your children for a picture! The building will be beautifully decorated and the atmosphere alive with the sounds of carolers and strolling musicians. 70 Free handcrafted door prizes will be given away and Main Street Pizzeria will be offering a full menu.
Sunday Nov 29
The annual Franklin Christmas Parade will take place Sunday beginning at 3 pm. The route will be same as usual, starting at the East Franklin Shopping Center, turning left onto Main Street, continuing up Town Hill to parade down the center of town, then turning left onto Porter Street and continuing to Franklin High School where it will disband.
The theme for this year's parade is "Christmas in the Mountains". I've included a behind the scenes video I took of last year's parade...
The first two Fridays following Thanksgiving, Franklin, North Carolina will again be transformed into an old-fashioned holiday atmosphere during Window Wonderland. On December 4th and December 11th from 5-8pm Window Wonderland will take Franklin back in time as "windows come alive" with living scenes from Franklin’s past.
Franklin businesses will be open to warmly greet visitors with hot chocolate, hot cider, cookies, or other refreshments reminiscent of the season. Strolling carolers will entertain shoppers with seasonal music and contribute to the holiday atmosphere as well as other entertainment throughout town.
Luminaries will line Main Street, creating the soft glow which makes the evening so magical. There will be vintage horse-drawn carriage rides and children of all ages can meet Santa Claus at the Macon County Historical Museum on Main Street.