There are lots of fun events happening in Franklin this holiday season. The Franklin Downtown Partnership has put together this list of our members' events during the holidays.

You can also view the events in calendar form here .
Anglican Church of the Redeemer , 31 Hayward Street, Franklin
  • Dec. 14, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Music of the Promise - evening of fellowship, music, and message reminding us of the true meaning of Christmas. Dessert reception at 5:30 p.m. precedes the program at 6:30 p.m. Free admission.
  • Dec. 24, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Christmas Eve Candlelight Service.
Bernon Family Branch - Franklin YMCA , 45 Forge Hill Rd, Franklin
  • Dec. 7, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., Breakfast with Santa - Cost is $6 for family-type memberships and $8 for all others per person. Children under 1-free. Register at the YMCA Member Service Desk or at www.hockymca.org.
Chestnut Dental , 38 Pond Street, Suite 204, Franklin
  • Now through Dec. 13, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Toys for Tots Collection Drop Off - drop off a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots.
Dean College , 99 Main St., Franklin
  • Dec. 5, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m., Holiday Tree Lighting with special appearances by Santa and Boomer, free hot chocolate. Free.
Destination Dog , 7 Forge Pkwy, Franklin
  • Dec. 1, noon to 4 p.m., Santa Paws at Destination Dog - Photos with Santa for your pets and family members. $25 for photo package - proceeds support Dog Orphans Rescue. 
First Universalist Society in Franklin , 262 Chestnut Street, Franklin 
  • Dec. 24, 5 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. & 8 p.m. - 8:45 p.m., Christmas Eve Candlelight Services - The 5 p.m. service invites children and adults to feel the inspiration of the season in song, story and verse including a Nativity pageant. The 8 p.m. service of Carols and Lessons includes music and inspirational stories. Free. 
  • Dec. 31, 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., New Year's Eve Labyrinth Walk. Free.
Franklin Historical Museum , 80 W. Central St, Franklin
  • Dec. 1, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Storytime with Mrs. Claus - Visit with Mrs. Claus and enjoy her reading of the Night Before Christmas and other holiday favorites. Free. 
  • Ongoing, during Museum hours Saturdays 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., Christmas Ornament Sale - Town Common Gazebo ornaments and Cat’s Meow collectables of the New Library, the Franklin Train Station and the Red Brick School are available while they last, $16 - $18, proceeds benefit Friends of the Franklin Historical Museum. 
  • Dec. 8, 1:10 p.m. - 2:15 p.m., The History of Christmas - Ken Turino of Historic New England brings his popular illustrated presentation of Christmas from the 1600s to 1900 for a look at the origins of holiday traditions. Free.
Franklin Performing Arts Company , www.fpaconline.com
  • Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 8 at 2 p.m., The Nutcracker ballet at Franklin High School. Tickets $32/$34/$36.
  • Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. at Franklin High School, 'Tis the Season! - large cast musical featuring members of the Kenny Hadley Big Band, with contemporary arrangements of favorite holiday classics in a variety of musical styles. Tickets $32/$34/$36.
  • Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Dec. 22 at 2 p.m. at THE BLACK BOX, Christopher Rice's The Tappy Christmas Special: LIVE! - be a part of the live studio audience of a tap-dance infused, holiday special as its being filmed. Tickets $36/$48.
Franklin Public Library , 118 Main St., Franklin
  • Dec. 1, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m., Al Testa's Renaissance V Holiday Brass Concert - the band will play a selection of holiday favorites for all to enjoy. Free.
Hilltop Canine , 507 E Central St Unit B, Franklin
  • Dec. 7, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Grand Opening/Photos with Santa. $25 photos with Santa delivered via email.
Mint Dental of Franklin , 150 Emmons St., Franklin
  • Dec. 2 - Dec. 21, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Letters to Santa - decorate and write a letter to Santa and send in our Magical North Pole Mail Box. Santa will write back with a personalized message. Free. 
Nerds To Go and Edward Jones Financial Investments , 205 E. Central St., Franklin
  • Dec. 14, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Holiday Customer Appreciation Open House - celebrate the holidays with us as we share holiday refreshments and snacks.
Pete's Nerd Emporium , 10 Main St., Franklin
  • Dec. 21, Noon - 7 p.m., Cookies at Pete’s - swing by Pete's for homemade Christmas cookies and gift recommendations. Free.
Pour Richard's Wine & Spirits , 14 Grove St, Franklin
  • Dec. 5, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Repeal Day with Privateer Rum - celebrating the repeal of prohibition with Privateer Spirits, and introducing our second private cask Privateer Rum, 'Calypso's Garden.’ Free.
  • Dec. 7, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m., Bubbles & Bark - annual fundraiser for Forever Home Rescue, which has rescued and re-homed thousands of dogs. Bubbly, of course, but also big holiday-worthy reds, cocktails, and spirits. A percentage of all sales will be donated to FHR.
  • Dec. 13, 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., The Candy Man & The Candy Drawer - in the wine world, the 'candy drawer' is all the limited edition goodies you'd love to try, but never get to, and the 'candy man' is the gatekeeper. Once a year, Candy Man Simon Baitian visits with tiny estates, limited edition goodies, and superb wine. Free.
  • Dec. 20, 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., Celebrate the winter holidays Sicilian style with Nero d'Avola, Etna Rosso and Bianco, Grillo, and more, plus Sicilian foods and traditional music. Free.
Rockland Trust , 58 Main St., Franklin
  • Dec. 7, 10 a.m. - noon, Visit with Santa. Free.
St John's Episcopal Church , 237 Pleasant St., Franklin
  • Dec. 7, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Christmas Fair - cookie walk, crafts, gift baskets, teacher gifts, silent auction, baked goods. Free admission.
  • Dec. 24, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m., Christmas Pageant with Communion - The Christmas story will be enacted by children from the congregation. Free.
  • Dec. 24, 9 p.m. - 10 p.m., Festive Christmas Eucharist - Holy Eucharist with Christmas music. Free.
Teddy Gallaghers Pub LLC , 30 Main St., Franklin
  • Dec. 14, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Afternoon with Santa, cookie decorating, Irish step dancers in Christmas costumes. Free.
The Little Shop of Olive Oils , 5 Main St, Franklin
  • Nov. 29 - Dec. 23, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tastings will be offered daily throughout the holiday season. Visit www.shopevoo.com for more info. Free.