Find One-of-a-Kind Gifts at These Holiday Markets

Photo by Lee Rennick
Photo by Lee Rennick

What better way to kick off holiday shopping than to support local artisans, makers and small businesses at one of these events featuring vendors offering one-of-a-kind items .

1Franklin Makers Market: Holiday Edition

November 19, 2022
Front Street
Franklin, Tennessee
Timings: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Cost: Free

Enjoy an afternoon of free, family-friendly festivities at the Franklin Makers Market Holiday Market with more than 50 craft artisans, delicious food and photos with Santa. There is also a cocktail bar for adults. It’s a great way to start the holiday! The Franklin Makers Market is the best place to find unique holiday treasures while supporting local makers and small businesses.

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2Centennial Holiday Show

November 19 and 20, 2022

Centennial High School Parent/Teacher Organization
5050 Mallory Lane
Franklin, Tennessee
Timings: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Cost: $5.00 two-day pass and $4.00 one-day pass

An annual fundraiser for the school’s Parent Teacher Student Organization, there are more than 95 booths displaying handmade items from artisans from 12 states. This is the MAJOR fundraiser for the school every year. For more information call 615-472-4271 or email [email protected]

3Thompson Station Holiday Market

December 3, 2022
Homestead Manor
4683 Columbia Pike
Thompson’s Station, Tennessee
Timings: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Cost: Free

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The Holiday Market features local artisans, crafters, small businesses, and more set up on the front lawn of Homestead Manor, a beautiful 1809 Georgian house turned event space and 1899 coffee shop. Santa will make an appearance.

4Dickens at Christmas

December 10 and 11, 2022
Downtown Franklin Association
City Square
Franklin, Tennessee
Timings: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Cost: Free

The 37th Annual Dickens of a Christmas will tour the historic downtown area, with musicians, dancers and characters from “A Christmas Carol” strolling among the crowds. They will have a Victorian Father and Mother Christmas together. There are also a variety of booths with artisanal goods, food and other items. It’s one of three major Downtown Franklin Association events, including the Main Street Festival and PumpkinFest.

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Lee has an extensive background in marketing, advertising, public relations, and workforce and community development. An information omnivore, she has written articles on everything from ballet shoes to interior design, some of the latest local scientific research, two plays, and copy for an Addy Award which won the hot sauce label.


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