Dickens of a Christmas Festival

Dickens of a Christmas Festival
Saturday, Dec 9, 2023 from 10:00am to 6:00pm

A Holiday Tradition: Dickens of a Christmas!

Dickens of a Christmas presented by Wilson Bank and Trust recreates the time of Charles Dickens using historic downtown Franklin's charming architecture as the backdrop. A variety of musicians, dancers and Dickens characters will fill the streets. Expect to see and interact with the nefarious Fagin from Oliver Twist; Jacob Marley, Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the rest of the Cratchit family from A Christmas Carol; and of course, a Victorian Father and Mother Christmas with treats for children. The festival is produced by the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County.

Arts and Crafts Vendors
Food and Beverage Vendors
Main Stage Entertainment
Victorian Village with Holiday Dancers, Characters and Carolers
Acoustic Stage presented by Lipscomb University
Whiskey Lounge
Video Player

Arts and Crafts
Artisans and craftspeople will showcase their work giving festival goers access to shop and experience unique local, regional, national and even international crafts, products, foods and giftables.

Fun Activities
Victorian Village is back with a full block of holiday fun on Main Street filled with holiday dancers, characters and entertainers! Festival fans will also enjoy the ever-popular KidsZone presented by Grace Chapel featuring children’s activities, games, arts and crafts.

Food and Drink
An enhanced food menu awaits with more cold snacks and beverages. Be on the lookout for festival favorites and newcomers that will delight a cozy, fall appetite!

Live Entertainment
Don’t miss live entertainment on the Main Street Festival Main Stage and Lipscomb University Acoustic Stage!

Downtown Shopping
All Downtown Franklin merchants will be open and celebrating with specials, features and promotions for enhanced shopping, dining and entertainment throughout the historic district.