The Dickens of a Christmas Festival takes place on December 12-13, 2015 on Main Street of Historic Downtown Franklin in Tennessee from 10 a.m. to to 5 p.m, announced the Franklin/Williamson County CVB. ¬†About 200 characters from Charles Dickens’ novels, entertainers and dancers will grace the streets for thousands of visitors to the holiday bedazzled town.


Dickens of a Christmas Festival in Franklin, TN

Dickens of a Christmas Festival in Franklin, TN, photo courtesy of Franklin/Williamson Count CVB

Some of the characters from beloved Charles Dickens novels, include Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and Jacob Marley from A Christmas Carol and Fagin from Oliver Twist.

The festival will also include a sing-along event in which everyone who wishes to participate, will sing Christmas carols on the town square. On the streets hungry visitors and town locals will find vendors with old-fashioned food. Speaking of food, visitors can try actual sugar plums and roasted chestnuts from the Victorian period. Of course, there’ll be horse drawn carriage rides, performances, and a crafts bazaar.


Dickens of a Christmas

Dickens of a Christmas, photo courtesy of the Franklin/Williamson CVB

The Dickens of a Christmas street festival is held by the Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County, a non-profit group.