My Little Brother, Emmanuel, and I spent a few hours this afternoon wandering around the streets of Franklin, TN enjoying the annual “Dickens of a Christmas” street festival! Music, horse drawn carriage ride, window shopping, and some food, of course! One of the first things on Emmanuel’s radar search was nachos – one of his favorite foods.
As you see in the photo we took a ride on a 12-passenger carriage drawn by 2 very large horses. It was a short ride, but fun. A first for Emmanuel.
The main street in downtown Franklin and a few side streets were blocked off for 2 days and hundreds of vendors set up shop for the street festival.
A large band stand at the square hosted several musical acts throughout the weekend. We actually sat down for 10 minutes to enjoy some music. I point this out because Emmanuel is constantly on the go, except when we’re watching a 3D movie. Today he was also occupied with eating his nachos while we were listening to the music.
We even found Santa wandering down Main Street to the delight of kids and their parents — and Emmanuel.
In keeping with the Christmas theme, one vendor was selling sugar plums, which we just had to try. They were tasty, but one was enough for me.
Did you have the opportunity to enjoy a similar street festival to take a break from your holiday shopping at the malls?