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Winter Wonderland in Franklin, North Carolina
Thanksgiving Weekend & the First Saturday in December 2014!

The holidays are a special time for us in Franklin, North Carolina and we invite you to join with us for this most wonderful time of year during Winter Wonderland!

Big changes are in store for this year's event. First, Winter Wonderland will be held on Saturday this year. The November 29th edition of Winter Wonderland will coincide with Small Business Saturday. The festivities will continue the first Saturday in December in Historic Downtown Franklin, NC.

You'll find there's no holiday quite like a mountain holiday in Franklin, so bring the family and enjoy all the music, lights and fun of Winter Wonderland in Historic Franklin, North Carolina.



Winter Wonderland Night 1 (and other events)!

Saturday, November 29, 2014 • 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Come to Historic Downtown Franklin, North Carolina where our merchants will be open late with free refreshments and great gift ideas as we kick-off the official start to the holiday shopping season on Small Business Saturday. The evenings activities include:

  • Free Wagon rides from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

  • Franklin's Tree Lighting Ceremony & Candlelight Service • 7:00pm
    Enjoy Historic Franklin's Tree Lighting Ceremony and a special candlelight service sponsored by downtown merchants.

Sunday, November 30, 2014 • 3:00pm• Franklin's Annual Christmas Parade

“A Winter Wonderland Christmas” is the theme for this year's Annual Franklin Christmas Parade. Lots of colorful floats and entries traverse the streets of Downtown Franklin. The event is sponosred by the Franklin Chamber of Commerce, Call (828)524-3161 for more information.

Create magical memories during the holidays in Historic Franklin, North Caorlina!


Winter Wonderland Night 2!

Saturday, December 6, 2014 • 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Franklin's Holiday Celebration continues with night two of Winter Wonderland. Both Saturday nights, Historic Downtown Franklin will be transformed into a "Winter Wonderland". This event features living window displays of Christmas & the Holidays, live sounds of the season outdoors at the downtown gazebo and inside stores, FREE wagon rides, refreshments, hot cider, great sales from downtown merchants and much more.

  • Annual Gingerbread House Competition hosted by the Franklin Chamber of Commerce
    Visit the lower level of Franklin Town Hall and be part of the judging process for this year's Gingerbread House Contest when you vote for the People's Choice award in one of three categories! Call the Franklin Chamber for information at (828) 524-3161. You may also download and entry form here in pdf format.
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* Schedule subject to change due to weather.winter wonderland holiday festival franklin north carolina

Contact the Franklin Main Street Program for additional information by calling (828) 524-2516.


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