Tree lightings, Christmas carols and more: 6 things to do in Williamson County this weekend, Dec. 6-8

Franklin Christmas tree
The Franklin Christmas Tree will be lit during a Dec. 6 ceremony. (Lindsay Scott/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Franklin Christmas Tree will be lit during a Dec. 6 ceremony. (Lindsay Scott/Community Impact Newspaper)

Drink Cocktails and sing Christmas carols



Dec. 6



The Holy Family Catholic Church of Brentwood will host the second annual Carols & Cocktails, a sing-along event filled with Christmas classics and alcoholic beverages. Attendees are encouraged to wear their ugliest Christmas sweaters to the event for the chance to win a prize. 7-9:30 p.m. $10. 9100 Crockett Road, Brentwood. 615-373-4696. www.holyfamilycc.com



Watch The Franklin Christmas tree lighting



Dec. 6



The city of Franklin will light a Christmas tree in downtown Franklin for the holiday season. Families can take photos with Santa and Rudolph and see performances from the Freedom Intermediate School choir and Christian rock band Jars of Clay. The evening will be led by former Today Show host Kathie Lee Gifford, who will serve as the mistress of ceremonies. Free. 6-8 p.m. 109 Third Ave. S., Franklin. 615-791-3217. www.franklintn.gov



Tour the Southgate Studio



Dec. 6-7



The Southgate Studio at The Factory will open its doors to the public to meet artists Pat and Jody Thompson, view new paintings and see the teaching studio at its holiday open house. Refreshments will be served at the event. 5:30- 9 p.m. (Fri.), 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sat.). Free. 230 Franklin Road, Franklin. 615-599-3360. www.southgatestudio.com



See the story of the Nativity



Dec. 6-8



The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosts an exhibit featuring displays of the nativity from around the world as well as a live-action, indoor nativity scene; a children’s activity room and a canned food drive benefiting Nolensville residents in need. Free. 5-9 p.m. (Fri.), 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sat.), 4-8 p.m. (Sun.) 1646 Sunset Road, Brentwood. www.festivalofnativitiestn.org



Visit Santa in Brentwood



Dec. 7



Families are invited to bring their children to meet with Santa Claus who will be visiting the Brentwood Library for the city’s 30th edition of Morning with Santa. Games for children will also bee present at the event. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. 615-371-0090. www.brentwoodtn.gov



Listen to live musical performances of holiday classics



Dec. 7-8



The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department will host performances of holiday favorites by the Community Band and Community Chorus at the Williamson County Enrichment Center in Franklin. The band will perform on Saturday and the chorus will sing on Sunday. Refreshments will be provided at both events. 3-4:30 p.m. (Sat.), 3-5 p.m. (Sun.). Free. 110 Everbright Ave., Franklin. 615-786-0186. www.wcparksandrec.com



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