Holiday Stroll & Other Festivites

Franklin Christmas Stroll and Holiday Market Happening Saturday, December 10th

Great news — after a three-year hiatus, the traditional Christmas Stroll House Tour, Firehouse Holiday Market and other events of the season are back! Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 10th for the day-long festivities.

Christmas Stroll House Tour

The traditional Christmas Stroll House Tour is a wonderful opportunity to get to know your neighbors, see 8 homes in the historic village beautifully decorated for the holidays, learn about the history of the homes and get ideas for renovations and décor! The Stroll will take place on Saturday, December 10th from 1 pm to 5 pm. Tickets are $10 per person or $15 per couple. Tickets will be sold at Yokel Restaurant at 458 Main Street in Franklin from 11 am to 2 pm on Wednesday, December 7th; Thursday, December 8th; and Friday, December 9th. Tickets will also be sold at the Holiday Market from 12 noon to 4 pm on Saturday, December 10th.

Don’t Miss the Franklin Railroad and Community Museum

The popular Trees and Trains for Christmas exhibit at the museum is a must-see! Take a step back in time as you enjoy the beautifully decorated trees and The Warwick dining car at the museum. There is a wealth of history about Franklin and surrounding towns in the area, and much more! The museum will be open from 10 am to 5 pm.

Shop Local at the Firehouse Holiday Market

Ruth Snow, Jeneane Howard and Hanna Van Deusen are coordinating this year’s Holiday Market, which will happen at the Franklin Firehouse garage at 351 Main Street from 12 noon to 4 pm. Many vendors from the local area will be on hand with holiday wares, home décor, handmade clothing, food and much more! Enjoy holiday music and a live performance by Jason Starr from 2 pm to 4 pm, and a hot beverage bar with coffee, cocoa and mulled cider while you shop alongside family, friends and neighbors!

Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus

Bring your children to the Franklin Firehouse garage beginning at 6 pm for a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The jolly old elf and his better half will have a small gift for each child, and hot chocolate and cookies will be served. Kids can also make and decorate a holiday ornament to take home. Parents, grandparents and caregivers should bring their smartphones to take photos of the kids with Santa and make great memories!

Franklin Eateries and Businesses Are Open

Enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch at local restaurant Yokel or The Tulip and The Rose Café, both on Main Street. The Tulip and the Rose will be serving “build your own” hot chocolate outside during the day and will be open for dinner. Shop for designer clothing and antiques at Gary Graham 422 and Kabinett & Kammer. Head a couple of doors down Main Street for more great finds at Blue Farm Antiques. Mercantile on Main is the go-to place for unique home and holiday décor.

Other Happenings Around Town

Walk along Main Street and enjoy the festive lighted holiday trees decorated by Franklin Rotary Club members. The Franklin Free Library will have its traditional Holiday Story Time for kids at 11 am with a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will have seasonal music for your enjoyment from noon to 3 pm.

If you have questions about the Christmas Stroll House Tour or other festivities around town, contact Connie Martin, John Wilson or Meg Shivers. If you are a vendor and are interested in participating in the Holiday Market, contact Ruth Snow or Jeneane Howard. Watch Facebook for updates as more happenings take shape!

Trees and Trains for Christmas
Franklin Railroad and Community Museum
572 Main Street

10 am-5 pm

Build Your Own Hot Chocolate
The Tulip and The Rose Café
435 Main Street

10 am-5 pm

Holiday Story Time with Santa’s Visit
Franklin Free Library
334 Main Street

11 am

Seasonal Music
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
307 Main Street

12 pm-3 pm

Holiday Market
Fire Department Garage
351 Main Street

12 pm-4 pm

Christmas Stroll House Tour
Village and surrounding
$10 single, $15 per couple

1 pm-5 pm

Meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus
Fire Department Garage
351 Main Street

6 pm

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