Franklin’s Second Holiday Stroll Offers Lots of Holiday Fun

Friday, December 2; 3:30  to 8 PM

Press release

The City of Franklin and Franklin Falls Business Group are excited to announce the Second Annual Franklin Falls Holiday Stroll on Friday, December 2 from 3:30  – 8 PM in Downtown Franklin. Many community organizations are joining together to bring this event to Franklin Falls. Please join us for this very festive event featuring the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, Parade, Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, a Craft Village, the opening of Festival of Trees, Christmas Caroling and much, much more. Event timeline follows:

Time – Activity – Location – Community –  Partner
3:30 – 6 PM Santa’s Workshop Bessie Rowell Community Center
(City of Franklin Recreation Department)
Share Christmas wishes and have your picture taken with Santa for a donation to Mix 94.1 Cash and Cans, face painting, crafts, cookie decorating, and holiday music. (Children must be accompanied by an adult).

3 – 8 PM Craft Village Franklin Public Library
(City of Franklin Public Library and it’s Trustees)
Holiday crafters, bakery goods, holiday treats

4:30 – 6 PM Christmas Carols Episcopal Mission Church of Franklin
Join in or just enjoy traditional Christmas Carols

4 – 7 PM  Horse drawn Wagon Rides Location: Franklin Police Department
5 Hancock Terrace
Heisler Hay and Horse will offer horse drawn wagon rides.  Come and meet Bud and Sonny Boy, Suffolk Punch Draft Horses who will take you for a wagon ride through downtown Franklin. Meet the Wagon and the horses at the Franklin Police Department.

6 PM  Christmas Parade.  Bessie Rowell Community Center to Marceau Park
Gather along Central Street to view the vehicle parade escorting Santa Claus to Marceau Park.

6:30 PM  Christmas Tree Lighting.  Marceau Park
(City of Franklin)
Greet Santa Claus as he arrives in a Franklin Fire Truck, sing carols, enjoy the wonder of the tree lighting

5 – 8 PM  Festival of Trees.  Franklin Opera House
City of Franklin
Downtown Crepes, The Thrift Clothes Basket, Waterhorse Irish Pub, and Franklin Savings Bank will be offering special holiday treats.

Additional Holiday Events the First Weekend in December
Lights of Memory, December 4 at 4 PM, Episcopal Mission Church, 206 Central Street
Place a snowflake on the Christmas Tree in memory of a loved one. For more information email Christine Dzujna at

Franklin Opera House Festival of Trees,  December 2, 3, and 4,

Franklin Parks and Rec Letters from Santa – register online at

Choose Franklin Christmas Tree Sales Special Event December 3 – Enjoy hot cocoa, photos with Santa and pony rides. Christmas Tree Sales begin November 25