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We’re adding another enchanting moment to the community’s holiday season by inviting them to take part in its Second Annual “Merriest Main Street” Reveal on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 that includes an exclusive Studio Tenn performance at The Franklin Theatre and a grand Main Street window reveal!

We’re kicking off the holiday magic in Franklin, as well as put guests in the spirit to get a jump on spending money with downtown’s independently owned merchants and restaurants this season.

The free program, presented by Franklin Synergy Bank, will start at The Franklin Theatre at 3:30 p.m. on November 23 with Christmas characters in costume greeting guests–presenting the perfect photo opportunity for families. Inside the theatre, participants will enjoy an event coordinated by Tony McAlister, chairman of the Nashville Shakespeare Festival, that includes entertainment by Studio Tenn, live Christmas music, special guests, and other holiday-themed agenda items. City of Franklin Mayor Ken Moore will also speak.

Following the excitement, the public will spill onto “America’s Favorite Main Street” as darkness falls to enjoy the decorated holiday storefronts and newly lit Public Square greenery. Many of the downtown Franklin businesses will also leave their doors open later for extended shopping hours following the reveal.

Over the past couple years, Travel + Leisure and its readers have listed Franklin on a host of popular lists, from “Best Place to View Fall Colors” to “Most Romantic Town.” Shortly before Garden & Gun’s recognition of “Greatest Southern Town,” the historic downtown district was also ranked by Travel + Leisure as the third-best area in the country to view Christmas lights.

The “Merriest Main Street” reveal takes place just days before Small Business Saturday, a national holiday on November 28 that celebrates independently owned businesses across the country.

The “Merriest Main Street” Reveal at The Franklin Theatre is free and open to the public.UPDATE, this event is already sold out. However, you are invited to join us on Main Street at 4:45 p.m. to watch the window unveiling happen!!