Keep It Local - Support Franklin Businesses
Franklin Honey Company
The Franklin Honey Company offers special holiday gift bags. The bags come with an 8 oz jar of local, raw honey and two hand-crafted soaps of your choice.

Check out that gift bag and many other products on Franklin Honey Company's website.
Franklin Performing Arts Company
On Dec. 18 and 19, the Franklin Performing Arts Company is performing Humbug!, an original musical retelling of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. With musical hits of every genre and live accompaniment by a 10-piece band of professional musicians, Humbug! transports audiences from Dickensian England to contemporary America as the novel’s iconic characters and storyline are cleverly reimagined with modern setting and dialogue. Get more information and purchase tickets here.
AcuPUNKture’s Whimsical Wellness Boutique
AcuPUNKture’s Whimsical Wellness Boutique, located at 205 East Central St. on the second floor, has unique local products! It also offers gift cards for both the boutique and its acupuncture clinic. 

This holiday season the store is offering Christmas Gemstone Advent Calendars! This calendar is filled with over $75 worth of authentic tumbled gemstones for only $50. Supplies are limited!

The store also carries French lavender infused heatable Warmies stuffed animals - the perfect snuggly gift for your favorite kid! Many other items are available, including whimisical planters and plants! 
Peter Willis Photography
Peter Willis Photography has a great variety of holiday gifts! Select from New England and Franklin 2022 calendars ($20), packs of four coasters with Franklin and other photos ($20), packs of 10 notecards ($20) as well as Christmas cards! Contact Peter at to place your order.
Franklin Historical Museum
Come to the Franklin Historical Museum on Dec. 19 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for a visit with Mrs. Claus. Children can listen to her read a story, pose with her for a picture and enjoy making a holiday craft. Certainly, if you have a message for Santa, Mrs. Claus will be happy to help relay it. Enjoy this annual tradition with your family. Please bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Franklin Food Pantry.

Stop by the Museum's gift shop for fun Franklin-inspired gifts. From the beautiful ornaments of the Franklin Library and the Watering Trough, to mugs, pillows, note cards and more. Looking for stocking stuffers? Visit the Gift Shop’s Lady Bug corner and discover the Lady Bug’s connection to Franklin. Hosted by the Friends of the Franklin Historical Museum, the gift shop is open museum hours Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Shop local!
Franklin Food Pantry
The Franklin Food Pantry announces Food Elves 2021. This year the Franklin Food Elves “12 Days of Donating” Campaign marks 16 years of helping neighbors in need during the holiday season and beyond. Running through Dec. 12, the neighborhood collection by local middle and high school students serves as the largest fundraiser for The Franklin Food Pantry. In 2020, the Food Elves collected over $80,000!

The Elves collect monetary donations only. The Pantry uses monetary donations to purchase chicken, beef and other meats, dairy products, eggs, fresh vegetables and fruits at a deep discount from the Greater Boston Food Bank.

The Food Elves will distribute flyers and envelopes in their neighborhoods. Donations can be made in two ways: through a check donation that the Elves will pick up personally; or through each Elf’s own online personal campaign page. If an Elf doesn’t visit your neighborhood, you can donate to the general page here.
The Little Shop
Located at 5 Main St. in Franklin, The Little Shop is a specialty food store for extra virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegar, and much more! It's a great place to pick up unique gifts for foodies!
Keep It Local Jingle
Our local musician extraordinaire Jamie Barrett wrote this jingle for our Keep It Local - Support Franklin Businesses campaign. Thanks so much, Jamie!
BSA Troop 126
Boy Scouts of America Troop 126 is selling luminary kits for Light Up Franklin 2021. Beginning at 6 p.m. on Dec. 31, Franklin will transform into a beautiful winter community! Come together and join us in celebrating this (and hopefully every) New Year’s Eve by lining our neighborhoods with candle luminaries! Each $12 kit contains supplies for 10 luminaries: 10 white bags, 10 votive candles, sand, and instructions. Click here to order.
Fresh Start Market
Fresh Start Market, located at 369 W. Central St. in Franklin, is offering gift certificates, catering, gift baskets (all 100% local!) as well as new products coming in every day from all over New England. 

Fresh Start Market is hosting a popup holiday market on Dec. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The popup will feature Peter Willis Photography, a tasting event, a raffle, other local vendors, gift baskets, new town of Franklin mugs, and the local Girl Scout troupe will be outside selling cookies.
SELF Med Spa
SELF Med Spa, 323 W. Central St. in Franklin, is offering 20% off gift cards from Dec. 11 to Dec. 24. Call 508-541-7353. Give the gift of beauty and relaxation.
Expressions Enrichment
Expressions Enrichment has Open Studio Paint Your Own Pottery Hours - a great time to make holiday gifts. Costs range from $25 - $45. Hours are: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesdays 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays 1 p.m. to 4 p.m
Franklin Federated Church
Franklin Federated Church has a schedule of activities open to the public this holiday season! See the activities listed here.
I Have Coins and Collectibles
I Have Coins and Collectibles is now fully open in its new location at 15 Main St., Unit 1A in Franklin after moving from another smaller location within the same building. The new location is on the street and visible to people driving by. In addition to coins, the store now carries Pokémon cards, comic books, Star Wars and other collectible cards and toys. Holiday ideas include hobby supplies for collecting like boxes, bags and holders. Appraisals are available for no charge. The store is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Fridays and a few hours on the weekend.
Greco Design
Visit Greco Design at 2A Main Street in downtown Franklin before the holidays for truly unique gift ideas and home decor. The store has new items daily and the staff can even put a beautiful gift together for you as you shop. Handpainted wood signs, watercolor art and calendars, custom created centerpieces, along with chic clothing and accessories from Bleutral are just a few of the items you'll find at Greco Design. The store's pop-up grant expires at the end of this year but they are hoping to stay on permanently in the same space. Greco Design is offering a special Sip + Shop Event on Dec. 9 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Regular store hours are: Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays: noon - 6 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Stop by and visit!
Grove Street Auto Repair
Grove Street Auto Repair is helping support the mission of The Santa Foundation which provides gifts for families in need at the holidays. Bring a new, unwrapped toy or a gift card (Wal-Mart and Target cards are very welcome) to Grove Street Auto Repair Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Dec. 20. Grove Street will deliver the gifts to the Santa Foundation for distribution. See the SFJOY.ORG website for gift ideas. Also welcome are packages of infant and toddler diapers.

You will receive a $10 gift card from Grove Street Auto to thank you for your generosity. Please call 508-520-8697 with any questions.
Create Some Fun
Create Some Fun, located at 256 East Central St. in Franklin, has gift cards available, plenty of inventory, and unique gifts they create with 3D printers.
Berry Insurance
Team Berry Insurance wishes its friends, family, clients and community a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Fairmount Fruit Farm
Fairmount Fruit Farm is selling fresh cut trees, wreaths and customized decor! The Farm hosts a winter's farmers market every other Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The next market is Dec. 18.
Escape Into Fiction
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to Franklin and the Downtown Partnership, from the Escape Into Fiction family to yours!
Franklin Neighbor Brigade
Accept the Franklin Neighbor Brigade challenge and know your neighbors! You never know when you might need a little help from your friends and neighbors. The Franklin Neighbor Brigade is a group of neighborly volunteers helping a neighbor in need during an immediate short term crisis. Click here for more information.
Beaux Regards Photographic Art
The 2022 Beaux Regards Photographic Art wall calendar, containing twelve of Marjorie Sardella’s original photographs, is available for purchase. Each month’s image will evoke a feeling, a memory, or a sense of place, inviting you to enter a peaceful space whenever you look at the photo. Each photo is 8 1/2”x11,” printed on high quality glossy card stock in brilliant colors, and the calendar grid for each day provides ample space for appointments and notes. The price is only $15 each, plus postage. Place your order on the Beaux Regards Photographic Art website.
Enjoy an Evening Walk through our Beautiful Downtown
Thank you to Bob Wierling for taking these lovely photos!
Local Gift Certificates and Gift Cards
The following FDP members offer gift cards or gift certificates. Please buy local and support Franklin businesses this holiday season!
Think Franklin First Gift Card
With more than 35 participating businesses in town, shopping and dining small are made easy with a Think Franklin First gift card. You can purchase a card with cash in person at Dean Bank or online where you can have your card shipped or emailed to yourself or the recipient of the gift card. Learn more at
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