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Christmas Film Fest and World-Class Live Music Featured

FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE – From Celtic to Country and Big Band to Bluegrass, the Franklin Theatre presents a variety of award-winning musical experiences this Holiday season with something for the entire family. In addition, the 75 year tradition of movies on Main Street is in high gear with a Christmas Film Festival.

Among the musical giants slated for Christmas themed shows are Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Phil Vassar, Christmas with the Celts, Sarah Darling, The Street Corner Symphony and Mark Schultz.  The season caps off with two shows on New Year’s Eve with the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra.

“Each of these acts represents the finest in their genre and promises an evening to lift the spirit during the holiday season,” says Programming Director Dolly Chandler.  “Pairing a show with a visit to the shops and great eateries or just to see the Christmas lights in historic downtown Franklin is a magical experience.”

Everyone familiar with the Franklin Theatre will also enjoy favorite movie classics during the five-week Christmas Film Festival.  Partnering with print media partner Nashville Scene, classics and favorites like It’s A Wonderful Life, Christmas Vacation, Miracle on 34th Street and Polar Express take on a different hue in the recently restored theater.


12/6            Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Christmas Concert
12/10 & 11 Christmas With The Celts
12/13          Sarah Darling & Friends Acoustic Christmas
12/14          Street Corner Symphony Christmas Show
12/19          Mark Schultz
12/21          Phil Vassar
12/31          Glenn Miller Orchestra – Two shows


12/3-4          A Christmas Story
12/7             Home Alone
12/7-9          Miracle On 34th Street
12/7             Love Actually
12/14-16      The Polar Express
12/15-18      White Christmas
12/17-23      Elf
12/22-23      It’s A Wonderful Life



Tickets for all shows are available by calling the box office at 615-538-2076 or online at  Many of these shows will sell out and advance reservations are encouraged.



Available in any denomination and usable for any event or concessions at the theater, Franklin Theatre has gift cards make a perfect present for the “hard to shop for.”  To purchase, please stop by the box office or call 615-538-2076.


Franklin Theatre also provides the opportunity to rent the balcony (44 seats) for private groups for movies or events when space is available. Balcony rentals include a private bar.  Make holiday plans now for a special event for social groups or your company party by calling: 615-538-2083.