Winter Wonderland

The Town of Franklin presents ... WINTER WONDERLAND 2018
Saturdays • November 24th and December 1st - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

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 as Historic Downtown Franklin is transformed into a "Winter Wonderland" featuring: living window displays of Christmas & the Holidays, live sounds of the season outdoors at the downtown gazebo and inside stores, FREE wagon rides (weather permitting), refreshments, hot cider, great sales from downtown merchants and much more.

Winter Wonderland is held on the consecutive Saturdays after Thanksgiving. Dates for 2018 are Saturday, November 24th and Saturday, December 1st.

The November 24th edition of Winter Wonderland coincides with Small Business Saturday® founded by American Express®. Plus, that night we hold our Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Square! Remember, our Downtown Merchants are open late both nights of Winter Wonderland with great gift ideas for everyone on your shopping list!

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 is held rain or shine. Schedule subject to change.

WINTER WONDERLAND - Schedule of Events - More to come!

tree lighting ceremony franklin north carolina winter wonderland

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

7:00 pm - Saturday, November 24, 2018
Join with the Town of Franklin for our Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Gazebo on the Square in Historic Dowtnown Franklin, NC. A favorite event of visitors and locals alike, we invite you to join with us in the celebration of the season.

merchant sponsored candlelight service winter wonderland franklin nc

Merchant Sponsored Candlelight Service

7:15 pm - Saturday, November 24, 2018
The merchants of Downtown Franklin invite you to join in the Annual Candlelight Service that is a favorite of those attending Winter Wonderland.

free wagon rides winter wonderland franklin nc

Free Wagon Rides - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Winter Wonderland features free wagon rides. It's an old-fashioned way to see Franklin from a new perspective and get in the holiday spirit. Better yet, get a cup of hot cider or hot chocolate to keep warm during the ride.

living window displays winter wonderland franklin nc

Living Window Displays

Many Downtown Merchants feature "Living Window" displays both nights of Winter Wonderland. From Santa's helpers to live musicians, you'll never know what you'll discover during this special holiday celebration.

santa claus winter wonderland franklin north carolina

You Know Who Will Be There!

Yes indeed! Santa will be making an appearance at Winter Wonderland! His visit is always a special time as he takes to the streets to spread cheer and speak with the young ones about their holiday wishes. Santa will also be available to for a photo opportunity following the Tree Lighting Ceremony.