2012 BMW CCA HOD Dickens of a Christmas Fun Run
Registration closed December 7, 2012 11:59 PM on December 7, 2012 11:59 PM CST Registration ends December 7, 2012 11:59 PM on December 7, 2012 11:59 PM CST Registration opens November 6, 2012 12:00 AM on November 6, 2012 12:00 AM CST Registration runs from November 6, 2012 12:00 AM to December 7, 2012 11:59 PM
Saturday, December 8 - 9, 2012
Dickens of a Christmas Fun Run
Get in the Christmas Spirit! Join us for a scenic drive and a holiday tradition as we visit Historic Downtown Franklin for their Dickens of a Christmas free Street Festival! We have a block of hotel rooms if you want to spend the night. Please see all the information below!
Rooms with 1 king bed, or two queen beds
9150 Carothers Pkwy
Franklin, Tn 37067
Cutoff for folks to make their reservation is Nov 16. Cancel with 24 hr notice
You can use this link to make your reservation or contact the Hilton directly (say you are with the BMW Car Club)
Dickens of a Christmas brings entertaining weekend to Historic Downtown Franklin
It’s a 27-year holiday tradition in Historic Downtown Franklin on the second weekend in December to travel back in time about 150 years to a Main Street from the time of Charles Dickens, and the tradition continues this year Dec. 8-9, 2012, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Dickens of a Christmas is a free street festival, is open to the public, and is expected to attract some 50,000 visitors over the weekend.
More than 250 volunteers participate in the event as characters from Dickens’ stories, vendors or street performers. Show up any time over the course of the weekend, and you’re sure to meet Ebenezer Scrooge, his unfortunate partner Marley (the ghost in chains), little Tiny Tim Cratchit and his family, and many more, including Father Christmas.
Anyone is invited to join the fun by showing up in costume and engaging with the characters on the street, or just come as you are and enjoy a beautifully preserved Main Street with more than 70 unique shopping and dining destinations in the 15-block National Register Historic District.
•Horse-drawn carriage rides around the Public Square for $2 per person.
• A holiday bazaar arts & crafts area encircles Franklin’s charming Public Square.
•Dancers and street musicians on Main Street throughout the event. Violinists, hand bell choirs, harpists, carolers and even a water harmonica player all add to the entertaining street scene.
•Costumed characters from Dickens’ stories interacting with visitors on the street. Scrooge bellows his “Bah! Humbug” while the Cratchit Family parades the streets with Tiny Tim. Ghosts of Christmas Past and Future make regular appearances. Urchins under the direction of the nefarious Fagin from Dicken’s Oliver pester English Bobbies (who are actually Franklin Police Officers on duty in costume). Father and Mother Christmas delight children.
• Victorian treats abound, from authentic fish ‘n’ chips to turkey legs, roasted nuts, kettle corn, roasted corn, roasted pork, sausages and sugar plums.
• Everyone is invited to join the Town Sing starting at the Public Square at the town Christmas tree at 4:30 p.m. Sunday with candles ($1 donation requested) and song sheets.