Downtown Holiday Lighting

Saturday, December 3

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

Winter Market, 1 to 8 p.m.

Featuring handmade and hand-grown products from 2 to 8 p.m. 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.


Franklin Parks and Recreation

Presenting Sponsors

Festival Country Indiana

Fletcher Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram


Event Sponsors

Full Schedule of Events

8 a.m. to Noon
Breakfast with Santa

Compass Park
690 State Street
Proceeds go to Girls on the Run

10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Coloring Contest
Daily Journal
30 South Water Street

Activities and Snacks
Tabernacle Christian Church
198 North Water Street
10 a.m. to 4:30 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

Noon to 4 p.m.
Cookie Decorating

Gray Goat Bicycling Company
25 East Court Street

1 and 2 p.m.
Storytime with Mrs. Claus
Library Services Center
49 East Monroe Street
1 to 8 p.m.
Winter Market
Sponsored by
Discover Downtown Franklin

Inside The Elks Lodge
56 East Jefferson Street

Outside the Artcraft Theatre
57 North Main Street

Learn More
1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Kids Crafts/Pictures with Santa
Johnson County Museum of History
135 North Main Street
2 to 7 p.m.
Food Vendors
West Court Street
2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
"A Christmas Story" Movie
Artcraft Theatre
57 North Main Street
3 to 4 p.m.
Holiday Crafts

Drop in to make an ornament or paper snowflake

Library Services Center
49 East Monroe Street
3 to 7 p.m.
Cookie Contest

From kids to adults, make a goodie and win prizes

Mutual Savings Bank
80 East Jefferson Street

5:30 p.m.
Lighted Parade
Downtown Franklin
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Carriage/Wagon Rides Amphitheater
6 p.m.
"Frozen" Inspired Happy Snowman Meet and Greet
Library Services Center
49 East Monroe Street
6 to 7 p.m.
The Santa Shack
Toodleydoo Toys
1 West Jefferson Street
6 to 7:15 p.m.
Live Entertainment
Sponsored by
Franklin Symphonic Council
Stage on West Court Street
7 p.m.
Compass Park Lighting of Ground Display
Compass Park
690 State Street
7 p.m.
Lights of the Courthouse Holiday Display
Johnson County Courthouse Square
7:30 p.m.
Whiteland High School Shades of Blue Choir Concert Amphitheater

Come See Our 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.


Sponsor a Holiday Tree

You can help with the Holiday Lighting celebration by sponsoring one of our holiday trees. Click on the button, download the form, complete it and send it along with your contribution to Discover Downtown Franklin.