Parades, candy canes, Dickens and more: 5 things to do in Williamson County this weekend, Dec. 13-15

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The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County will host the 35th annual Dickens of a Christmas outdoor holiday festival on Dec. 14 and 15. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County will host the 35th annual Dickens of a Christmas outdoor holiday festival on Dec. 14 and 15. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

Dec. 13


Hunt for candy canes

Bring flashlights to the Eastern Flank Battlefield Park to hunt for candy canes that have been scattered throughout the field at the Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt put on by the city of Franklin. Children will be able to decorate their candy cane bags before the hunt. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. Free. 6-8 p.m.1368 Eastern Flank Circle, Franklin. 615-794-2103. www.franklintn.gov

Dec. 14


Eat donuts at the tiny little winter event

The Airstream-based donut shop tiny little donuts will host its second annual tiny little winter event where visitors can enjoy live music, shopping and craft-making along with hot or cold brew coffee and small donuts. Free. 9 a.m. 328 Fifth Ave. N., Franklin. 615-679-9422. www.tinylittledonuts.com

Dec. 14


Watch a wacky holiday parade

The annual Leiper’s Fork Christmas Parade features classic cars and trucks, costumes, floats, animals and an appearance from Santa Claus. Free. 2-4 p.m. Parade route begins along Old Hillsboro Road. www.facebook.com/leipersforkchristmasparade

Dec. 14-15


Visit a Dickensian Christmas Festival

The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County will host the 35th annual Dickens of a Christmas outdoor holiday festival. Musicians, characters and dancers will fill the streets of downtown Franklin at this Charles Dickens-themed event, which will also include food, vendors, live music and more. Free (admission). 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. (Sat.-Sun.) Downtown Franklin, 103 3rd Ave. N., Franklin. 615-591-8500. www.williamsonheritage.org

Dec. 15


See a Christmas play at the Franklin Theatre


The Franklin Theatre will host two showings of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” a live comedic theatrical production performed by the youth of the Act Too Players. First showing at 4 p.m., second at 7:30 p.m. The theater will also host showings of holiday movies throughout December. $13-25. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin. 615-538-2076. www.franklintheatre.com
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