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2018  Fall & Christmas events in Franklin NC- NC Mountains


Let us entertain you! 

 

 Kick through the fallen leaves
 Visit a pumpkin-patch
 Cut down your own Christmas tree

 

 



PICKIN’ ON THE SQUARE

Saturday Evenings through October 13,2018
  

FREE ** Bring your family, Bring your friends, Bring a chair. ** FREE


Pickin' on the Square is just another one of Franklin's simple pleasures. Fun, free, weekly entertainment on just about every Saturday night throughout the summer.

 

PEANUTS PUMPKIN PATCH TRAIN RIDE   

 
 

 

October 5-28-18  Fridays- Sundays

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

225 GH Everett street, Bryson City, NC 28713

800-872-4681     www.gsmr.com

The leaves will be turning this October and the pumpkins will be ready to be carved! The PEANUTS gang returns to the GSMR Pumpkin Patch this October. Ready for some family fun? PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express returns to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad for 2018! The excursions, which are themed after Charles M. Schulz’s classic story “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” will be departing from the Bryson City Depot in October of 2018!

Guests will hear a narration of Schulz’s “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” as the train travels to the Pumpkin Patch. Upon arrival, passengers will be greeted and have a photo opportunity with Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy. During your 1 hour and 45 minute layover, your activities to enjoy at The Great Pumpkin Patch will include:

campfire marshmallows
coloring station
temporary tattoos
trick or treating
bouncy house
hayrides
And kids, don’t forget to wear your Halloween costumes! There will be plenty of PEANUTS™ merchandise at the GSMR Gift Store and Train Museum! Each child will also select their own pumpkin from The Great Pumpkin Patch to take home.

Times for the weekend are Friday at 4 pm, Saturday & Sunday at 12 pm and 4 pm.

To make a reservation visit us at gsmr.com or call 800-872-4681.





22ND ANNUAL PUMPKINFEST
Featuring the World Famous Pumpkin Roll!
OCTOBER 20, 2018  9AM

Spend a Fall weekend in Franklin and take in all the family fun of PumpkinFest! During this event you can take part in some traditional and some very non-traditional fall festivities.

 

 





FRANKLIN’S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE!

 November 25, 2018 - 3:00 p.m. - Through the streets of downtown Franklin.

A wonderful tradition falling on the Sunday after Thanksgiving is the procession of the Franklin Christmas Parade.  This year’s theme will be announced soon.

The Parade floats will line up on Church Street entering Main Street through Town Hall’s parking lot.  The parade will continue down Main Street, turning left onto Porter Street at the Lazy Hiker.  Turning left again onto Palmer Street at the red light continuing to the Depot Street Intersection.   Turn right on Depot Street to disband parade.

The parade will feature fire trucks, EMS, police cars, floats, trucks, cars and walkers.

WINTER WONDERLAND NIGHTS

November 24 and December 1, 2018
 

WINTER WONDERLAND (Night One) • Saturday, November 24th • 5pm to 8pm

tree lighting ceremony franklin north carolina winter wonderland

ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY

7:00 pm 
Join with the Town of Franklin for our Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Gazebo on the Square in Historic Dowtnown Franklin, NC. A favorite event of visitors and locals alike, we invite you to join with us in the celebration of the season.

merchant sponsored candlelight service winter wonderland franklin nc

MERCHANT SPONSORED CANDLELIGHT SERVICE

7:15 pm
The merchants of Downtown Franklin invite you to join in the Annual Candlelight Service that is a favorite of those attending Winter Wonderland.

free trackless train rides winter wonderland franklin nc

NEW! WINTER WONDERLAND HOLIDAY EXPRESS - 5:00PM TO 8:00PM

Adults and children can take a FREE ride on the Winter Wonderland Holiday Express! This trackless train resembles traditional locomotives of the 1800s, while providing the updated safety features of today. The train can carry 18-20 passengers (4 adults/car), blows real steam, has stylish leather seats, and will be playing your holiday favorites throughout each car!

free carriage rides winter wonderland franklin nc

NEW! FREE CARRIAGE RIDES - 5:00PM TO 8:00PM

Another new feature of this year's event will be FREE Carriage Rides! These will be offered only during the first night of Winter Wonderland. These rides are perfect for couples and will accommodate up to 4 people.

free wagon rides winter wonderland franklin nc

FREE WAGON RIDES - 5:00PM TO 8:00PM

Winter Wonderland features free wagon rides. It's an old-fashioned way to see Franklin from a new perspective and get in the holiday spirit. Better yet, get a cup of hot cider or hot chocolate to keep warm during the ride.

living window displays winter wonderland franklin nc

LIVING WINDOW DISPLAYS

Many Downtown Merchants feature "Living Window" displays both nights of Winter Wonderland. From Santa's helpers to live musicians, you'll never know what you'll discover during this special holiday celebration.

santa claus winter wonderland franklin north carolina

YOU KNOW WHO WILL BE THERE!

Yes indeed! Santa will be making an appearance at Winter Wonderland! His visit is always a special time as he takes to the streets to spread cheer and speak with the young ones about their holiday wishes. Santa will also be available to for a photo opportunity following the Tree Lighting Ceremony.

 

WINTER WONDERLAND (Night Two) • Saturday, December 1st • 5pm to 8pm

ice slide franklin north carolina winter wonderland

NEW FOR 2018! - WINTER WONDERLAND ICE SLIDE

5:00pm to 8:00 pm 
Kids of all ages can take a ride down this 27 foot slide made of real ice! Handmade by Masterpiece Ice Sculptures of Asheville, NC, using 2,100 pounds (one ton!) of ice, this slide will definitely bring smiles to the faces of all who take a ride! As with all Winter Wonderland attractions, there is no charge.

miniature train rides winter wonderland franklin nc

NEW! TAKE A RIDE ON THE WINTER WONDERLAND HOLIDAY EXPRESS

5:00pm to 8:00pm
The Winter Wonderland Holiday Express will be rolling again on night two of Winter Wonderland. This trackless train resembles traditional locomotives of the 1800s, while providing the updated safety features of today. The train can carry 18-20 passengers (4 adults/car), blows real steam, has stylish leather seats, and will be playing your holiday favorites throughout each car! The Winter Wonderland Holiday Express is absolutely free and is for both children and adults!

free wagon rides winter wonderland franklin nc

FREE WAGON RIDES - 5:00PM TO 8:00PM

Winter Wonderland features free wagon rides. It's an old-fashioned way to see Franklin from a new perspective and get in the holiday spirit. Better yet, get a cup of hot cider or hot chocolate to keep warm during the ride.

living window displays winter wonderland franklin nc

LIVING WINDOW DISPLAYS

Many Downtown Merchants feature "Living Window" displays both nights of Winter Wonderland. From Santa's helpers to live musicians, you'll never know what you'll discover during this special holiday celebration.

santa claus winter wonderland franklin north carolina

YOU KNOW WHO WILL BE BACK!

Yes indeed! Santa will be making another appearance during night two of Winter Wonderland! His visit is always a special time as he takes to the streets to spread cheer and speak with the young ones about their holiday wishes. Santa will also be available to for a photo opportunity following the Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Franklin’s holiday celebration is held two Saturday nights in downtown Franklin. November 24 and December 1 will feature living window displays, free wagon rides, tree lighting ceremony, music and more.

 



  

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