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A Christmas Stroll in Franklin
December 9, 2017
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Trees and Trains – several decorated trees and new exhibits including the Merrickville pass and station. No charge, handicapped accessible, refreshments. The Franklin Railroad and Community Museum, 572 Main St.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Decorated trees – Cookies, cider, and hot chocolate. Rich Farmhouse Community Center, 574 Main St.
11 a.m. to noon – Christmas Story Hour with visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Franklin Free Library
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Grandma’s Pantry Bazaar – featuring homemade items, rummage sale, and baked goods. United Methodist Church
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Stroll Luncheon – soup and sandwich. United Methodist Church
Noon to 4 p.m. – Holiday Market – offering many items from local farmers and crafters. Music by Jason Starr. Fire House
1 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Holiday House Tour – self-guided format. Maps for sale at the Fire House starting 12:45 p.m., $7.00 each, $10 per couple. Village and surrounding town
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – A Christmas Carol – the 1951 classic film. Refreshments. Admission free, donations welcomed. Franklin Stage Company Chapel Hall
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – “Christmas in a Nutshell” Open House – short Christmas videos, decorate your own cookie. Community Bible Church, 89 Center St.
4 p.m to 7 p.m. – Senior Class Dinner and Auction of Gift Baskets – $8/Adult, $5/Child Franklin Central School
Other dining in the village: The Tulip and The Rose Cafe, 435 Main St.
6:00 p.m. – Cookies, Crafts, and Clause – including pictures with Santa and Mrs. Clause. Fire House
All venues are handicapped accessible except for some homes on tour.