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Monday, November 15, 2021

Town of Franklin Welcomes Holiday Season with Winter Wonderland

PRESS RELEASE (11-15-2021)

Town of Franklin Welcomes Holiday Season with Winter Wonderland

(Franklin, NC) The Town of Franklin will officially welcome the holidays during Winter Wonderland a two-night event held in downtown Franklin on consecutive Saturdays, November 27 th and December 4 th from 5:00 to 8:00 each evening.

“This event is has become a favorite part of holiday traditions for both visitors and locals alike,” said Mayor Bob Scott. “Our staff has put together a great event that truly celebrates the spirit of the season.” The first night of Winter Wonderland will include the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at 7:00 p.m. followed by a merchant sponsored candlelight service.

Saturday, November 27 th is also Small Business Saturday. This initiative, headed by American Express, shifts the focus from Black Friday and Cyber Monday to supporting small, local businesses. The Town of Franklin is proud to again be a Neighborhood Champion of Small Business Saturday. “Much like last year, the downtown holiday décor will be enhanced this year with many different photo opportunities,” said Town Manager Amie Owens. “These holiday decorations are sure to brighten your holidays and can be enjoyed until a few days after the New Year.”

Both nights of Winter Wonderland will feature free carriage rides in elegant vis-a-vis carriages. Downtown merchants will also be open late offering great shopping and plenty of great gift ideas for the holidays.

Of course, no holiday celebration would be complete without a visit from the Jolly Ole Elf himself, Santa Claus! Santa will be out on the streets and visiting merchants spreading holiday cheer from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. both nights of Winter Wonderland.

As a reminder, Main Street will be closed to vehicular traffic both nights of Winter Wonderland with parking along Main Street closing at 4:30 p.m. The detour will be clearly marked. Plenty of free parking is located throughout the downtown area.

“The Town of Franklin has worked hard to create an event that celebrates not only the holidays but the spirit of our small town. This is a great family event, and we look forward to seeing familiar faces and visitors from all over the area here in Franklin, North Carolina for Winter Wonderland on Saturdays November 27 th and December 4 th ,” said Mayor Scott.

Winter Wonderland is sponsored by the Town of Franklin. For additional information, visit or call (828) 524-2516. You can also follow along on Facebook @FranklinNCEvents.