Winter Wonderland

Categories: Events & Festivals, Winter Events & Festivals


  • Christmas comes alive in Franklin NC w/ Winter Wonderland!
  • Ice Sculpture Slide, Luminaries lining the streets, Wagon Rides
  • Hot Apple Cider and Refreshments for FREE 
  • 100% Kid-Friendly Activities!
  • Franklin Chamb. of Comm. "Ginger Bread House" Winners displayed


**Winter Wonderland Schedule of Events**
5:00p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 
(Free) Ice Slides Iotla Street
(Free) Pony rides lower level yard town hall
(Free) Wagon Rides (loading at the gazebo)
Gingerbread house display in the lower level board room at town hall sponsored by the Franklin Chamber of Commerce

Gazebo Stage (downtown on the Square)
5:00 p.m. - 6:30p.m. - Music
6:30 p.m. – South Macon Elementary School
7:00 p.m. - Drawing for Folk Heritage Association fundraiser
7:30 p.m. - B Naturals

The Local Scoop

Franklin's Christmas & Holiday Festival transforms downtown Franklin NC into a 'Winter Wonderland.' 
The event will be two nights only from approximately 5:00 to 8:00 PM, December 5th and the 12th.
Enjoy fun activities such as ice slides and live ice sculpture demonstrations, live music, luminaries, wagon rides, hot cider, refreshments and more!!  Bring the kids downtown and do some shopping with our locally owned businesses this Christmas!  A family-friendly atmosphere awaits!
Remember our local merchants as your stroll along the illuminated streets of downtown Franklin NC!
Shop Local! Shop Small!  We love our locally owned businesses! 

photo credit:  Timeless Moments Imaging (pic #2)

Winter Wonderland 2011 Video (3:41)

The Local Directions

From the South
Access downtown Franklin via U.S. Hwy-441 BUSINESS.  The four-lane highway turns into two lanes after crossing the bridge (find the right hand lane as you go over the bridge). From here, you are 1.6 miles from downtown Franklin.  Follow this road for 1.1 miles until you reach the 2nd red light (passing Franklin High School on your right).  At this light, take a right onto E. Palmer Street/U.S. Hwy-441 BUSINESS.  Go to top of hill to red light.  Go straight through 50 feet and Public Parking is on your left.  Park and head up one block to Main Street. You've arrived!

From the North/East
Access downtown Franklin via U.S. Hwy-441/23 South.  Take the first Franklin exit on your right and follow NE Main Street into town for 1.3 miles (going up "town hill" which is a fairly predominant hill) to Main Street. 

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Contact Info
(828) 524-2516
Main Street/Downtown Area
Macon County