The question was “What are your favorite holiday things to do?” The moms made up a list and here are the top picks! (Updated for 2018!)

Christmas Lights

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Ride the Franklin Trolley to see area light displays. Sells out quick!

Limo tour
Google it. There are a lot of limousine companies that have special packages for light tours.

The Dancing Lights of Christmas
Middle Tennessee’s largest drive-thru Christmas light and music show.

FrankTown Festival of Lights
Williamson County’s own drive-thru list display at the Ag Center in Franklin

Lights on Old Charlotte (2613 Old Charlotte Pike, Franklin)
Watch and listen in your car as the lights dance perfectly to music. Donations are collected for Graceworks Ministries.

Cheekwood Holiday Lights
One million lights illuminating the gardens for the prettiest winter stroll of the season.

Opryland Hotel
Featuring more than two million lights and festive decor. Park at the mall and walk over to the hotel to avoid parking fees.

Luminaries in Brentwood
The second Saturday in December neighborhoods line their streets with luminaries

Holiday Events

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Approximately 260 merchants offer a variety of unique seasonal and gift items.

Vintage Market Days ‘The Spirit of Christmas’ Holiday Market
Vendors will feature vintage goods, antiques, original art, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and so much more. Plus a food truck pavilion.

Dickens of a Christmas
This free street festival recreates the time of Charles Dickens featuring 200 musicians, dancers and characters dressed in Victorian costume.

Music City Winterfest
A holiday market, live music, food trucks and more!

ICE! at Opryland
Experience some of your favorite holiday scenes brought to life in sculptures hand-carved from two million pounds of ice.

Lighting of the Green at Lipscomb University
Free concert, free photos with Santa and Mrs.Claus, free hot chocolate and cookies, Merry Marketplace shopping, and the lighting of a 30-foot tree in the Allen Arena mall.

The North Pole Experience
This free event includes face painting, ornament making, and photos with Santa.

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shop
Free photos with Santa, crafts, games, and activities.

Walk Thru Bethlehem
Live nativity includes costumed actors, live animals, and recreated scenes of Bethlehem at the time of Jesus’ birth.

Nativities at the Upper Room
The Upper Room Chapel and Christian Art Museum contains nativity scenes to view. Free to visit and donations are accepted.

Owl’s Hill Marshmallow Hikes
Join a winter nature hike followed by hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows.

Happy Noon Year at the Adventure Science Center
A celebration just for the kids – party blowers, resolutions and a streamer celebration to kick off the new year.