Tree lightings and Christmas parades in Williamson County

Local Christmas tree lightings and parades begin this week. Here’s a rundown of where you can catch the action:
Franklin Tree Lighting

Dec. 1, 5:30 p.m.

The City of Franklin is teaming up with Spring Tree Media to light up the square to make the 2016 Christmas tree lighting spectacular.

Tree lightings and Christmas parades in Williamson County

Local Christmas tree lightings and parades begin this week. Here’s a rundown of where you can catch the action:
Franklin Tree Lighting

Dec. 1, 5:30 p.m.
The City of Franklin is teaming up with Spring Tree Media to light up the square to make the 2016 Christmas tree lighting spectacular.
Local professional theatre company Studio Tenn will perform songs from “A Studio Tenn Christmas.” Freedom Intermediate School Honors Choir and Centennial High School Chamber Choir will also sing before Mayor Ken Moore flips the switch on the tree.
This year, the event is sponsored by Spring Tree Media and Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation (MTEMC). Williamson Medical Center sponsors the free photos with Santa beginning at 5:30 p.m., one hour before the program starts. The Grinch himself — star of the hit Broadway show “Dr. Seuss’ ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas!’ The Musical” — will be on the Square too for free photo opportunities.
One lucky winner will walk away with a pair of free tickets to see the musical at the Grand Ole Opry House.
Franklin Christmas Parade

Dec. 3, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Streets lined with anxious children, waiting to catch a glimpse of Santa Clause. Bands playing Christmas carols. Floats decorated for Christmas. There is nothing like the beauty and magic of the Franklin Kiwanis Christmas Parade in Historic Downtown Franklin.
The Kiwanis Club of Franklin along with sponsors Monroe Carell Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital at Williamson Medical Center and Ruud Air Conditioning Products will host the 2016 Franklin Kiwanis Christmas Parade on Dec. 3 from 2 – 3:30 p.m.
New, unwrapped toys donated by parade-goers will be collected along the parade route by the wives of the Franklin Firefighters Association.
The parade will be led by Grand Marshal Ben Zobrist, a Franklin native and Chicago Cubs player and World Series MVP.
Leiper’s Fork Christmas Parade

Dec. 10, 2 p.m.
The Leiper’s Fork Christmas Parade is always a community favorite. You can expect to see tractors, old cars and trucks, beautiful floats, cute floats, wacky floats, people dressed in crazy costumes, pigs, dogs, horses, donkeys, mules, horse and buggies, chuck wagons, horse drawn wagons and, of course, Santa.
If you plan on attending, arrive early to avoid traffic congestion.
Brentwood Tree Lighting

Dec. 5, 5 p.m.-6 p.m.
The annual Brentwood Christmas tree lighting event will take place this year on Monday, Dec. 5 at the Brentwood Library.

The event includes readings of “The Polar Express” inside the library, and the event is free for anyone to attend.
The tree lighting will take place at 5:30 p.m., with the readings taking place at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
To join in the book readings, you must have a ticket. They are available starting today in the Brentwood Library at the Children’s Service Desk on a first-come, first-serve basis.The Brentwood Library is located at 8109 Concord Road.

Nolensville North Pole Experience/Tree Lighting

Dec. 5, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
The City of Nolensville’s annual Christmas event is taking place on Monday, Dec. 5 at Town Hall.

Come experience the North Pole with plenty of picture opportunities, snacks and goodies and even a visit with Santa. Live music will be playing in the North Pole and a reading of “The Christmas Story” will take place at 7:45 p.m.
Lighting the tree will take place at 8 p.m. Presenting sponsors are Mint Springs Farm and Snyder Entertainment.

Spring Hill Christmas Tree Lighting

Nov. 29, 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

Spring Hill Parks and Recreation invites all to the annual Spring Hill Christmas Tree Lighting at Port Royal Park, which will include hands-on activities, letters to Santa, a petting zoo, complimentary hot chocolate, a performance by Heritage Middle School Dance Team, live music performed by “Nothen Short” and the tree lighting.

Spring Hill Christmas Parade

Dec. 3, 5 p.m.

TThe annual Spring Hill Christmas Parade is set for Saturday, Dec. 3, following its traditional route through town.

The parade will travel down Main Street, turn left on Beechcroft Road and continue back to Town Center Parkway and will end where it started.
The theme for the parade this year is Hometown Christmas. Since the parade is in the evening, you are encouraged to use light if possible.
Fairview Christmas Parde
Dec. 10, 11 a.m.-noon

The most wonderful time of the year at the Fairview Christmas Parade. The theme this year is The 12 Days of Christmas.
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Posted by Andrea Hinds Date: November 27, 2016

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