Dickens of a Christmas

38th Annual Dickens of a Christmas - Presented by Wilson Bank & Trust

December 9-10

The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County’s 38th Annual Dickens of a Christmas is Middle Tennessee’s largest outdoor Christmas festival, returning this year from Saturday, December 9, 2023 – Sunday, December 10, 2023.

The festival will recreate 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 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.

Applications for art and craft vendors are currently open for all three events. (Click below.)

If you’re interested in other opportunities, click below to receive information on the following:

Food Vendor | Entertainment | Sponsorship Opportunities | Volunteer

Presenting Sponsor:

Wilson Bank & Trust