Join us for the City of Franklin’s Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 1st!


America’s Favorite Main Street is gearing up for the holidays! Join us on Thursday, December 1 for the City of Franklin’s Tree Lighting Ceremony. Complete with carolers, lights and Santa (of course!), attendees will be transported into a live Christmas village! In honor of the festivities, many of our Downtown Franklin Association merchants will be hosting Open Houses and staying open late for holiday shoppers:

    • Anthropologie is open until 7 p.m. and will provide Christmas cookies in the evening hours.
    • Avec Moi will stay open late for the lighting festivities.  
    • Boudreaux Brother’s will be serving Beignet samples, as well as offering a coupon for all meals between 5 to 9 p.m.
    • The Cellar on Main is hosting their Open House until 9 p.m.
    • Danita’s Children / Hope for Haiti Children’s Center is hosting their Open House from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and will be doing their Ribbon Cutting at 11:30 a.m.
    • Finnleys Good Findings will be having a “Shopping, Sipping & Wishing Night,” where customers can shop from 6 to 9 p.m. They will be doing giveaways each hour, and offering customers 15 percent off items in-store (excluding sale items) and the opportunity to add to a holiday wish list for a 10 percent discount. They will also have wine and other refreshments.
    • Handy Hardware will be open until 9 p.m. and offering free MoonPies and hot chai tea made from a BrightStone mix from 5 to 9 p.m. 
    • Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church will be decorated and open for visitors
    • Heart and Hands is hosting their Open House from 5 to 9 p.m. They will serve refreshments and will be offering 15 percent off any purchase. They never offer sales on their handmade items, so this is special! 
    • Imago Dei & House of Belonging will stay open late.
    • JONDIE and Mimi and Dottie will both host their Open Houses. They will offer wine, in addition to gift ideas and personalized styling services. 
    • Kelly Spalding will host their Holiday Open House from 3 to 7 p.m., and offer cocktails, food and 15% off the entire store (except for custom orders and local artists work), along with door prizes and giveaways. They will also give a special gift with purchases of $50 or more.
    • Pieology will host their Open House and hold a contest in-store for a free pizza party, valued at $300, for 23 of the winner’s closest friends in the upstairs private room. Visit in-store during their Open House and enter their Pie-Life eclub to win! 
    • The Registry will be open late that night and will be serving wine and light refreshments.
    • Savory Spice will be open until 8 p.m., offering complimentary mulled cider.
    • Shannon Eye Care will be open until 7:30, offering festive drinks and a sneak peak of their “Holiday Eyewear Trunk Show.”
    • The Shoppes on Main will host an Open House with refreshments and  giveaways.
    • Taziki’s will be giving a free appetizer with the purchase of two entrees. They will have normal hours, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • The Visitor Center will be open until 8 p.m.
    • Vue Optique will be open until 6 p.m. and will serve champagne from 4 to 6 p.m.
    • Walton’s Jewelry will be hosting their Holiday Open House from 5 to 9 p.m.  They will have live music in the store with champagne and 20% off all purchases! (Psst..they are calling for snow!)