Friday, December 6, 2013

A Festive (and Foggy) Holiday Stroll

The Franklin Downtown Partnership's 5th annual Holiday Stroll got off to a foggy but celebratory start Thursday afternoon with the traditional Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Dean College campus. Although a bit damp, the weather was mild and families flocked to downtown Franklin to listen to music, shop for gifts, visit with Santa, sample treats, decorate holiday crafts and dine with friends and family. It was the largest Holiday Stroll crowd yet! 

Many thanks go to event organizers Gregg Chalk and Roberta Trahan for organizing a terrific evening! 

Thanks also to our sponsors, who generously make this night possible:

Platinum Sponsor Big Y World Class Market

Gold Sponsors Dean Bank, Dean College, DCU and Middlesex Savings Bank

Silver Sponsors D.G. Ranieri Real Estate, Local Town Pages Franklin and Franklin Ford

Bronze Sponsors The Franklin Girl Scouts of Southeastern MA and Simon's Furniture

Platinum Sponsor Big Y World Class Market

Santa and his Elves at Bronze Sponsor Simon's Furniture

The Mount St. Charles Hand Bell Choir performed at Gold Sponsor Dean Bank

The Franklin Girl Scouts of Southestern MA, a Bronze Sponsor, helped kids create holiday crafts
a Franklin High a cappella group performed at The Cake Bar

Kids decorated crafts at the Franklin Art Center

Made-to-order wreaths were created on Main Street

Jamie Barrett entertained kids of all ages at Jane's Frames

Shoppers browsed for gifts at the Holiday Bazaar inside the Depot Plaza

Carolers hit all the right notes at the Tree Lighting at Dean College