Movies, plays and holiday lights: 5 things to do in Williamson County this weekend, Dec. 20-22

Cinderella
Multiple showings of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" will take place at The Factory in Franklin this weekend. (Courtesy Studio Tenn, MA2LA)

Multiple showings of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" will take place at The Factory in Franklin this weekend. (Courtesy Studio Tenn, MA2LA)

Dec. 20-22



Go see the Franktown Christmas lights



Explore a mile-long drive of Christmas lights, take a trip to Santa’s Village and enjoy hot drinks and cookies at Franktown’s second annual Festival of Lights. All proceeds benefit Franktown Open Hearts, a nonprofit organization committed to promoting the success of Franklin’s youth. 6-10 p.m. $25-100. 4215 Long Lane, Franklin. www.franktownfestivaloflights.com



Dec. 20-22



See a live retelling of "Cinderella"



Studio Tenn will present multiple showings of the Tony-award-winning musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” a contemporary take on the classic fairytale, complete with music from a live orchestra. Showings will take place at the Jamison Theatre at The Factory at Franklin. 7-9:30 p.m. (Fri.-Sun.), 2-4:30 p.m. (Sat.-Sun.). $35-90. 230 Franklin Road, Franklin. 615-541-8200. www.studiotenn.com



Dec. 20



Make your own candle out of beeswax



Timberland Park will host a candle making class that will cover the life history of bees and provide parents and children with the opportunity to make their own honeycomb candles to take home with them. 2-5 p.m. $2. Timberland Park off of Natchez Trace Parkway, Franklin. 615-232-4154. www.wcparksandrec.com



Dec. 21



Show children the joy of gardening



Riverbend Nurseries in Franklin will host its monthly Kids Club event, where children are invited to learn about the joys of gardening and playing outdoors. The Kids Club is geared towards children ages 4-7, but all ages are welcome to participate. 10-10:30 a.m. $5. 2008 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin. 615-468-2008. www.riverbendnurseries.com



Dec. 22



See a classic Christmas movie



Watch a film about the value of giving for the holiday season as the Franklin Theatre hosts a screening of the 1946 Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” this Sunday. 4-6:30 p.m. $7 (adults), $6 (youth, seniors and military). Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin. 615-538-2076. www.franklintheatre.com

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