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Monday, November 14, 2022

Town of Franklin Releases Information About Winter Wonderland 2022

Photo of Christmas tree and crowd provided by the Town of Franklin
Photo of Christmas tree and crowd provided by the Town of Franklin

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 26th and December 3rd 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 Amie Owens, Town Manager. “Winter Wonderland truly celebrates the spirit of the season and will be enjoyed by all ages.”

The first night of Winter Wonderland will include music from the White Sisters beginning at 6:30 at the Gazebo on the Square. Following will be the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at 7:00 and a merchant-sponsored candlelight service.

Saturday, November 26th 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 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 and a visit from the Jolly Ole Elf himself, Santa Claus, who will be out on the streets spreading holiday cheer. Hours for both will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

As a reminder, Main Street will be closed to vehicular traffic on 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.

“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,” said Owens. 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.


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Published at 6:24pm on Monday, November 14, 2022
Author: Bobby Coggins