Downtown Holiday Lighting

December 7, 2024

Logo-Holiday-LightingEnjoy holiday activities all day, including :

Winter Market, 1 to 8 p.m.

Featuring handmade and hand-grown products on North Main Street.

Lighted Parade, 5:30 p.m.

Celebrating the holiday season along Jefferson Street.

Courthouse Lighting, 7 p.m.

Flipping the switch on festive lights on the Johnson County Courthouse and throughout the downtown.

A Partnership With

Franklin Parks and Recreation Department Discover Downtown Franklin  Franklin Chamber of Commerce

Video by Query Productions

Main Event Sponsor


Schedule of Events

Spend the day enjoying all the family-friendly activities across all of Downtown Franklin.

8 a.m. to Noon
Breakfast with Santa

Compass Park
690 State Street

10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Dec-A-Tree Display

Johnson County Museum of History
135 North Main Street

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Live Nativity

Center for Global Impact and BYTAVI Boutique
51 West Monroe Street

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Santa Letter Station, Wish Lists, Do-a-Dot Christmas Cards

Toodleydoo Toys
1 West Jefferson Street

11 a.m.  to 7 p.m.
Plinko for Prizes!

Festival Country Visitor Center
25 E Court Street 

Noon and 1 p.m.
“Frozen” Storytime with Queen Elsa

Library Services Center
49 East Monroe Street

Noon to 7 p.m.
Ornament Decorating for $1

Possibilities: Home Re-Imagined
100 East Jefferson Street

Noon to 10 p.m.
Ice Skating Rink

Sponsored by Festival Country Indiana Amphitheater
at Youngs Creek Park

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Friends of JCPL Holiday Pop-Up Sale

Holiday-themed books, DVDs, and CDs for $1 each
Library Services Center
49 East Monroe Street

1 to 4 p.m.
Cookie Decorating

Gray Goat Bicycle Company
40 East Madison Street

1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Food Vendors

East Court Street

1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Winter Market

Discover Downtown Franklin
Two locations: North Main Street and Elks Lodge, Second floor

1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Visit with Santa

Photos and Holiday Crafts
Johnson County Museum of History
135 North Main Street

2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
“Elf” Movie

Historic Artcraft Theatre
57 North Main Street

3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Make Your Own Tea Light Candle

Middle Davids Artisan Candles
100 South Jackson Street

3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Cookie Decorating with Mrs. Claus

Library Services Center
49 East Monroe Street

3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Feliz Navidad Party

Learn Latino dances and Spanish words centered around Christmas
Sweat Shop
229 South Main Street

3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Easy Yarn Ornament Craft

The Knitting Otter
111 East Monroe Street

3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Holiday Cookie Contest

Mutual Savings Bank
80 East Jefferson Street

3:30 p.m.
Holiday Concert

First Presbyterian Church
100 East Madison Street

5 p.m.
“Warm Up with Us” Storytime

Wild Geese Books
40 East Madison Street

5:30 p.m.
Lighted Parade

through Downtown Franklin
Route: Jackson Street, East on Jefferson Street, South on Home Avenue

6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sock Skating Rink

Library Services Center
49 East Monroe Street

6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Live Entertainment

Sponsored by the Franklin Symphonic Council
Stage on West Court Street

7 p.m.
Compass Park Ground Displays Lighting

Compass Park
690 State Street

7 p.m.
Lighting of the Courthouse Holiday Display

Courthouse Square, Downtown Franklin

Celebrate a Festive Downtown


Support the Lights

The beautiful lights are a favorite for everyone who visits Downtown Franklin during the holidays. We need your support to keep them shining bright. We offer an opportunity to make an online donation through our partner, the Johnson County Community Foundation.

For more information, contact us.