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Date(s) - 12/01/2018
7:30 am - 10:00 pm

Franklin Courthouse Square


Come down and enjoy a day full of holiday fun with the 2018 Franklin Holiday Lighting.

Activities throughout the day include:

  • 8:30am Surfin’ Santa (Jingle Jog 5K Run/Walk & 1-Mile Family Fun Walk) at the Cultural Arts & Recreation Center
  • 8:00–11:00am Breakfast with Santa at Compass Park
  • 8:30am–6:00pm Gingerbread Baking Contest Display at Compass Park
  • 10:00am–4:30pm Dec-A-Tree Display at the Johnson County Museum
  • 10:30am–2:30pm Live Nativity Center for Global Impact and at BYTAVI Boutique
  • 12:30–4:30pm Kids Crafts at the Johnson County Museum
  • 1:30–4:30pm Visits with Santa at the Johnson County Museum
  • 2:00pm A Christmas Story at the Artcraft Theatre
  • 2:00pm FCSC Combined Elementary Choir Concert at Compass Park
  • 2:00–8:00pm Winter Market at the Elk’s Lodge
  • 2:00–8:00pm Bus Rides Provided by Access Johnson County
  • 4:00-5:00pm Melchior Marionettes at Tabernacle Christian Church
  • 3:00–4:30pm Cookie Contest Entries Accepted at Mutual Savings Bank
  • 4:00pm Organ Concert at First Presbyterian Church
  • 4:00-7:00pm Kids Games on Courthouse Square
  • 4:30pm–5:00pm Storytime with Mrs. Claus at Mutual Savings Bank
  • 5:30pm Lighted Holiday Parade
  • 6:00pm Compass Park Lighting of Ground Displays
  • 6:00–7:00pm Crafts with Mrs. Claus at Mutual Savings Bank
  • 6:00–7:00pm Cookie Contest Winners on Display at Mutual Savings Bank
  • 6:00–7:30pm Entertainment on Stage
  • 5:30–8:30pm Horse Carriage Rides Downtown
  • 6:15pm Lighting of Luminaries at the Johnson County Courthouse Steps (North Side)
  • 7:00–8:00pm Santa Shack Open
  • 7:30pm A Christmas Story at the Artcraft Theatre

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2018 Franklin Holiday Lighting

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