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A full weekend of Victorian-encouraged holiday getaway pleasurable is on the docket in downtown Franklin this weekend at the Heritage Basis of Williamson County’s 36th yearly Dickens of a Xmas presented by Initially Citizens Countrywide Financial institution.
The competition recreates the time of Charles Dickens employing historic downtown Franklin’s charming architecture as the backdrop. It will operate Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Dickens of a Christmas originated as a usually means to entice friends to the outlets and atmosphere of downtown Franklin but has now turn out to be one particular of the area’s most cherished annual traditions. The function options getaway-encouraged food and consume, children’s actions, stay tunes and superb arts and crafts, that includes seasonal and specialty present products.
A selection of musicians, dancers and Dickens characters will fill the downtown Franklin streets. Anticipate to see and interact with the nefarious Fagin from “Oliver Twist,” Ebenezer Scrooge and much more.
The event is totally free and open to the general public. There will be a number of new additions as well as traditions from the previous, which includes the Victorian Village, KidZone offered by Grace Chapel, the Key Phase presented by The Church at West Franklin, Acoustic Stage presented by Lipscomb College, Whiskey Lounge presented by Leiper’s Fork Distillery, the Beer Yard presented by Bavarian Bierhaus, photo opportunities with Santa and Dickens figures, and a great deal much more.
As this year’s presenting sponsor, Very first Citizens National Bank’s economic assistance will aid with the creation of Dickens of a Xmas.
“Dickens of a Christmas has grow to be a holiday break staple in our community, and we are very pleased to support the Heritage Foundation all over again this 12 months as they build a special experience for the residents of Williamson County,” reported David Hopkins, regional president of Initial Citizens Countrywide Financial institution.
To study a lot more about this year’s Dickens of a Xmas presented by First Citizens Countrywide Financial institution, visit www.gatherings.williamsonheritage.org/dickens-of-a-xmas/.
Here’s the full entertainment program:
Saturday’s Principal Phase, presented by The Church at West Franklin
10 a.m. – Distinctive Guest Performance
10:30 a.m. – Franklin Very first United Methodist Church Handbells
11:10 a.m. – Grassland Elementary
11:50 a.m. – Overture
12:30 p.m. – Franklin’s Christmas Jazz Trio
1:10 p.m. – Pitch Best from Act As well Gamers
1:50 p.m. – Lipscomb
3:10 p.m. – Franklin Light Opera
3:50 p.m. – West Franklin Choir
4:30 p.m. – Janice Gaines
5:30 p.m. – Town Sing
Sunday’s Primary Stage, offered by The Church at West Franklin
11:10 a.m. – Southern Irish Dance
12:40 p.m. – The Church at West Franklin Choir
1:20 p.m. – Kendall Ray
2:30 p.m. – Bluegrass Band
3:10 p.m. – The Master’s Brass
3:40 p.m. – Xmas Tide Carolers
4 p.m. – Processional to Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church
4:15 p.m. – Town Sing at Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church
Saturday’s Lipscomb University Acoustic Stage:
Midday – Addison Gossage
12:20 p.m. – Radio Farm
1 p.m. – Radio Farm
1:30 p.m. – Storytime
2:30 p.m. – Ele Ivory
3 p.m. – Addison Gossage
3:30 p.m. – Lilly Kopp
4 p.m. – Storytime
5 p.m. – Lexi Gail
Sunday’s Lipscomb University Acoustic Stage:
1 p.m. – Storytime
2:30 p.m. – The Academy
3 p.m. – River & Rail
3:30 p.m. – Craig Hendricks