Friday, December 6, 2019.
Franklin—The City of Franklin is excited to light up the square Friday, December 6th, for the 2019 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, the best tree lighting event in Middle Tennessee!
Freedom Intermediate School Honors Choir will sing. We’ll also have special guest performances from Jars of Clay, led by local Franklin resident Dan Haseltine. Former Today Show cohost and new Franklin resident, Kathie Lee Gifford, will emcee the event.
“Cinderella” from the Studio Tenn presentation of “Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella” will give a pre-show performance with a couple songs from the upcoming musical. “Rudolph” and “Hermie” from Gaylord Opryland’s “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer” will be available for photo opportunities as well.
Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation (MTEMC) is the presenting sponsor for the 2019 Franklin Tree Lighting Ceremony. Free photos with Santa will be provided by Williamson Medical Center beginning at 6:00 p.m. Mars Petcare is offering a pet friendly photo opportunity on the square!
The Downtown Franklin Association is participating with fun happenings in the downtown stores. The will stay open a little later that night, so shoppers can get an early start on their Christmas shopping. The Franklin Art Scene will also have the Art Crawl that night happening in many stores. The Franklin Noon Rotary and the Downtown Franklin Rotary will hand out free refreshments.
“We thank our sponsors and partners who help us give this special gift to our community,” said Mayor Ken Moore. “We are happy to welcome Jars of Clay and Kathie Lee to celebrate with us this year. It’s so nice to have families of Franklin join us to light our spectacular tree and help spread Christmas cheer.
The festivities begin at 6 p.m. with the main program beginning at 6:45 p.m. The lighting of the tree is expected to happen at 7:15 p.m.
Schedule of Events:
- 6:15-Pre-show with Studio Tenn's Cinderella
- 6:45-Main program begins featuring Freedom Intermediate School Honors Choir and Jars of Clay
- 7:15-Tree will be lit!
- 7:20-After show with Jars of Clay with special guest Kathie Lee Gifford
See photos and video from previous years below.