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.