Thursday, December 13, 2012

25 Days of Christmas (13) - Dickens of a Christmas in Franklin, TN

This last weekend, since I'm ALL OBSESSED with Christmas this year, we ventured out to "Dickens of a Christmas"  in historic downtown Franklin, TN. It’s a "27-year holiday tradition to travel back in time about 150 years to a Main Street from the time of Charles Dickens". It was so much fun!! And the weather was so great and it was a perfect little couple of hours of Christmas Fun.

From their website on all that was there:

  • Horse-drawn carriage rides around the Public Square for $2 per person.
  • A holiday bazaar arts & crafts area encircles Franklin’s charming Public Square.
  • Dancers and street musicians on Main Street throughout the event. Violinists, hand bell choirs, harpists, carolers and even a water harmonica player all add to the entertaining street scene.
  • Costumed characters from Dickens’ stories interacting with visitors on the street. Scrooge bellows his “Bah! Humbug” while the Cratchit Family parades the streets with Tiny Tim. Ghosts of Christmas Past and Future make regular appearances. Urchins under the direction of the nefarious Fagin from Dicken’s Oliver pester English Bobbies (who are actually Franklin Police Officers on duty in costume). Father and Mother Christmas delight children.
  • Victorian treats abound, from authentic fish ‘n’ chips to turkey legs, roasted nuts, kettle corn, roasted corn, roasted pork, sausages and sugar plums.

  • ***Warning - picture overload ahead, and I only took a million of them on the pony!!***
    They were obsessed with these ducks!

    We had to work while we were there.

    Such a pretty curly-headed girl

    Its fun how you can get great pics of them when they are having silly fun.

    Isn't he just the most precious thing?

    Me and Jules

    Pony Ride!


    Family pic that they neither wanted to be a part of, clearly.

    shoulder rides!!

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    1. What a fun day! I love the pic of Jules with the duck...and the ones of them on the pony...and the family pic. Whatever, all of them are great =)

    2. These are gorgeous pictures! So many big smiles!! Looks like it was a very fun day! They are getting so big!

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