FrankTown Open Hearts, a nonprofit that serves inner-city at-risk youth and their families in Franklin, will host FrankTown Festival of Lights, presented by Franklin Synergy Bank, from Nov. 22–Dec. 28 at Williamson County Ag Expo Center.
The Festival of Lights includes over a mile-long, Christmas-spirited experience with thousands of sparkling holiday lights.
There will be a preview night on Thursday, Nov. 21 for media and VIPs, beginning at 6 p.m. sharp, at the Williamson County Ag Expo Center grounds at Santa’s Village. VIPs will get to take pictures with Santa; receive holiday goodies and hot drinks from vendors; visit a petting zoo, Ferris wheel and carousel; and much more.
“We are so thankful for so many partnerships and good folks that help make the Festival of Lights possible, now in its second year,” Franktown Open Hearts Executive Director Chris Barnhill said. “Before we open the gates for everyone, we wanted to stop and take time to thank everyone that made this year possible. Without their support, FrankTown wouldn’t be able to serve at-risk youth in Williamson County like we’re able to.”
FrankTown Festival of Lights is Williamson County’s only drive-thru light spectacular. Attendees can relax in the comfort of their own car and wind their way through more than 200 light displays while listening to Christmas classics on the radio, some of which will be synchronized with the displays.
Tickets are $25 per car and can be purchased at the gate or in advance at franktownfestivaloflights.com. In addition, a $5 discount will be extended to veterans, active duty military and first responders, with the code HEROES, along with all students, faculty and staff of Williamson County Schools, Franklin Special School District, Metro Nashville, Rutherford County Schools, Wilson County Schools, Dickson County Schools, Cheatham County Schools, Sumner County Schools, Robertson County Schools, Hickman County Schools, Maury County Schools, Marshall County Schools and Bedford County Schools with the online discount code PENCIL.
New to this year’s route is Lee Company’s Santa’s Village, where families can get their photo with Santa, enjoy hot drinks and delectable goodies along with petting zoo, camel rides for the kids, a Ferris wheel and carousel, and holiday activities. For more information, visit franktownfestivaloflights.com.
Conveniently located at the Williamson County Ag Center, the affordable $25-per-car donation will help Franktown Open Hearts continue 28 after-school programs, nightly dinners and summer camp experiences for over 120 kids. Because of their life skills teaching program that incorporates “work-reward principles,” Franktown Open Hearts recently gave away their 30th car to a deserving teen.
Make this a family Christmas tradition, and feel good about your donation to deserving at-risk families. The Williamson County Ag Center in Franklin is located just off Interstate 65 and Peytonsville Road, at Exit 61.