Downtown Franklin will open the Christmas season with its annual holiday lighting celebration Saturday. A lighted parade, visits with Santa and a gingerbread house contest will make for a daylong event surrounding the lighting itself.
Local artisans and producers will sell their goods in a special one-day winter market downtown.
Organists Mike Powell and David Lamb will give an organ concert at 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 100 E. Madison St. The musicians will play Christmas carols on the church’s historic organ, and refreshments will be provided.