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38th Annual Dickens of a Christmas 2023

December 9 @ 10:00 am - December 10 @ 5:00 pm

The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County TN’s 38th Annual Dickens of a Christmas, is Middle Tennessee’s largest outdoor Christmas festival returning this year on December 9 and 10, 2023

The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN’s 38th Annual Dickens of a Christmas is historic Downtown Franklin’s annual Victorian-themed outdoor street festival. Dickens of a Christmas recreates the time of Charles Dickens using historic downtown Franklin’s charming architecture as the backdrop. A variety of musicians, dancers and Dickens characters will fill the streets. Expect to see and interact with the nefarious Fagin from Oliver Twist; Jacob Marley, Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the rest of the Cratchit family from A Christmas Carol; and of course, a Victorian Father and Mother Christmas with treats for children.

The celebration typically attracts 100,000+ visitors over the course of the weekend.

The event is hosted by the Downtown Franklin Association – A Division of the Heritage Foundation. Dickens of a Christmas and our two other signature events (Main Street Festival and PumpkinFest), serve our mission and foster economic vitality for local businesses and visiting vendors, while creating beloved community events that enrich and preserve the historic charm and enduring spirit of our town.



December 9 @ 10:00 am
December 10 @ 5:00 pm
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Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN


Franklin’s Main Street
106 3rd Ave N
Franklin, TN 37064 United States
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