Big crowd celebrates big tree on Franklin Public Square


Big crowd celebrates big tree on Franklin Public Square

The third in a trifecta of events in downtown Franklin — the lighting of the community Christmas tree on the Public Square — drew the largest crowd by far of the weekend, owing to perfect weather and a program and decor second to none.

Friday night the events began with the 154th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin. Saturday the Kiwanis Christmas Parade attracted people downtown. On Sunday shops were busy and restaurants were filled, as was the public square.

Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation (MTEMC) is the presenting sponsor for the 2018 Franklin Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Freedom Intermediate School Honors Choir, singer/songwriter Holly Williams, and songwriter and recording artist JT Hodges entertained, and there was free hot chocolate, cider and cookies, as well as free photos.

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The Santa line wrapped around the historic courthouse.
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The Pilgrimage Festival provided free hot chocolate.
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Everyone on the square seemed to be posing for photos.
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A canine visitor howls on Main Street as visitors show up for the tree lighting.
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Folks lined up for free photos from Mars Petcare.
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A law office on the square is spruced up before the ceremony.
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It was a perfect evening for photos in front of the tree.
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Master of Ceremonies Neil Orne from News 2 showed up with family.
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Gray’s, also packed Sunday, is decorated with Nutcracker figures.
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The illuminated tree stands with the new 230 Public Square in the background, right.
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Peace on Earth … 154 years later.

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