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Calendar of Events

The cities and towns of Williamson and Maury Counties enjoy a good celebration and have lots to offer its residents and visitors. This is just a sampling of some of the many events you can find taking place. In case of changes or updates, please check the time, date and location before attending the event.

November Events
November 4, 2022

Columbia's First Friday

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Downtown Columbia

Experience shopping, dining, live music and more on the streets of downtown Columbia. Acces free public parking lots at 700 N. Garden St, 202 W. 6th St, and 119 E 7th St . A shuttle bus is available throughout the entirety of the event rotating between Columbia Plaza and Downtown every 15 minutes at 415 W 7th St. 

November 4, 2022

First Friday Family Zone

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Rolling Hills, 104 West 5th Street, Columbia

Bring the entire family for a night of fun with inflatables, games, and light snacks! 

November 5, 2022

Franklin Parks' Family Day

10:00am - 2:00pm

The Park at Harlinsdale Farm, 239 Franklin Road, Franklin


This free festival features miniature train rides, hay rides, pony rides, horse-related events, live music, a petting zoo, touch-a-tractor area, and cane pole fishing in the pond. Food will be offered for purchase by local food vendors. 

November 5, 2022

nolensville Veteran's Day Parade

11:00 Am

Nolensville Road through historic downtown Nolensville


Enjoy this special parade through historic Nolensville to celebrate and honor our veterans.

November 10, 2022

Jake Hoot Concert

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Cherry Theater, Columbia Campus, 1665 Hampshire Pike, Columbia 

Following his record-breaking win on NBC’s The Voice, Hoot has gone on to release several tracks including, “Tennessee Strong,” which reached Top 10 in the iTunes Country Singles chart. Call 931-540-2879 for tickets. 

November 11, 2022

Franklin Veteran's Day Parade 

11:00 AM

The parade route travels down Main Street, from Five Points to Second Avenue.

The City of Franklin will remember and honor all veterans at its Veterans’ Day Parade being held in Downtown Franklin

November 12, 2022

Nutcracker Ballet Preview

2:00pm - 2:45pm

Spring Hill Public Library, Multi-purpose Room, 144 Kedron Parkway, Spring Hill

All ages are invited to come and see this free ballet performance by a selection of the Children's Ballet Theater cast of The Nutcracker. You'll see Clara, Herr Droselmyer, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and several others.  Photo ops available after their performance

November 19, 2022

Columbia Cars and Coffee

7:00am - 10:00am

The corner of East 7th and Woodland Street in the heart of Columbia Motor Alley

Stroll the streets and check out the cars while you enjoy coffee and live music.

November 19, 2022

A Very Maury Christmas

9:00am - 4:00pm

The Factory at Columbia, 101 North James Campbell Boulevard, Columbia

Maury's 8th annual holiday market will have DOUBLE the amount of vendors as previous years, featuring over 60 curated vendors. A $5 entry fee will be accepted at the door with a portion of the proceeds benefitting aMuse’um Children’s Museum. The Preview Party on November 19th is a ticketed event hosted by aMuse’um. Tickets will go on sale in November. Please go to their website for more information.

November 24, 2022

The Turkey Trot Benefitting Graceworks

6:15am - 9:30am

108 Southeast Parkway, Franklin

On Thanksgiving Day over 3,000 participants run/walk the 10k, 5k, or 1k Kids Turkey Chase through the heart of Cool Springs. The proceeds help provide food, shelter and support to local families through Gracworks. 10k is $50, 5k is $45, and kids 1k Turkey Chase is $15. ($5 off each adult registration if you form a team!)

November 26, 2022

Columbia's Cowboy Christmas

9:00am - 6:00pm 

Maury County Park, 1018 Maury County Park Drive, Columbia

Come Shop Many Local Vendors! They will have western fashion, authentic turquoise, leather work, tumblers & so much more!

Monday - Friday through Nov. 18th

Tennessee Watercolor Society 2022 Biennial Juried Show

8:00am - 5:00pm 

Waymon L. Hickman Building, Columbia Campus, 1665 Hampshire Pike, Columbia

The gallery is a first-class artistic venue where appreciation for the visual arts is embraced. It is open to the public and free of charge

Upcoming December Events
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December 2, 2022

Franklin Christmas Tree Lighting on the Square

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The square in Historic Downtown Franklin

Enjoy the tree lighting ceremony, songs from the Freedom Intermediate School Honors Choir, and a special guest performance from five-time Grammy nominee and Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year winner Matthew West. 

December 2, 2022

Columbia's First Friday

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Downtown Columbia

Experience shopping, dining, live music, and more on the streets of downtown Columbia. Acces free public parking lots at 700 N. Garden St, 202 W. 6th St, and 119 E 7th St . A shuttle bus is available throughout the entirety of the event rotating between Columbia Plaza and Downtown every 15 minutes at 415 W 7th St. 

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December 2, 2022

Franklin Art Scene Art Crawl

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Franklin Main Street
103 Third Avenue North, Franklin

A free event, the Art Crawl celebrates Williamson County’s local craftsmanship, from blown glass and turned wood to paintings and sculptures in businesses and venues throughout downtown Franklin.

December 3, 2022

Morning with Santa

9:00 am - 11:00 am

John P. Holt Public Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood

Does your child have a letter to deliver to Santa this year?  If so, the library will be hosting the Morning with Santa Express.  For more information, please call the library at 615-371-0090 ext. 8380.

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December 3, 2022

Thompson's Station Holiday Market

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Homestead Manor
4683 Columbia Pike, Thompson's Station 

Holiday Market featuring local artisans, crafters, small businesses, and more! 

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December 3, 2022

Christmas in Columbia
Tree Lighting and Parade

Parade begins at 6:00 pm with
tree lighting at around 7:15 pm

Historic Downtown Columbia

Come and enjoy the 36th Annual Main Street Christmas Parade and tree lighting. 

December 4, 2022

Craft and Food Fair at Stoney Creek Farm

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Stoney Creek Farm
4700 Coe Lane, Franklin

Local artisans will display their handmade paintings, quilt crafts, notecards, Christmas cards, shelf blocks, candle making, and more. Homemade baked goods will also be available. Affordable prices and ‘one-of-a-kind’ gifts that will make your holidays extra special! Admission is free. 

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December 4, 2022

Nolensville Hometown Holiday Parade

4:00 pm

Parade through Historic Downtown Nolensville, with tree lighting and events happening at the Town Hall 7218 Nolensville Road

Following the parade, citizens are invited for a special evening of holiday cheer at Town Hall. Activities include lighting of the Menorah and Christmas tree, a station to write letters to Santa Claus, a hot chocolate and coffee station, as well as musical guests Corinne Chapman Morse and Mike Bauer singing popular holiday tunes.

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December 5, 2022

Brentwood Christmas Tree Lighting

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

John P. Holt Public Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood

Come and see the annual lighting of the Brentwood Christmas tree. 

December 7, 2022

Fairview Christmas Tree Lighting, Holiday Marketplace, and Tinsel Tree Trail

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm, with tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 pm
Fairview City Hall
7100 City Center Circle, Fairview

This will be a great afternoon to get in the holiday spirit at City Hall. Shop local vendors, visit The Tinsel Trail with decorated trees from local businesses and nonprofits, watch the tree lighting, and finish the evening off by going to Bowie Park to see the Holiday Wonders drive-thru light show.

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December 8, 2022

Jaimee Paul and Leif Shires Concert

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cherry Theater, Columbia Campus, 1665 Hampshire Pike, Columbia 

Jaimee and Leif are internationally-acclaimed artists who make old songs shine. Leif and Jaimee are reinventing the classics for a new generation of music enthusiasts.  Call 931-540-2879 for tickets. 

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December 10 and December 11, 2022

Dickens of a Christmas Festival

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Historic Downtown Franklin

This is Middle Tennessee’s largest outdoor Christmas festival. The festival will recreate the time of Charles Dickens using historic downtown Franklin’s charming architecture as the backdrop. A variety of musicians, dancers, and Dickens characters will fill the streets. Expect to see and interact with the nefarious Fagin from Oliver Twist; Jacob Marley, Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the rest of the Cratchit family from A Christmas Carol; and of course, a Victorian Father and Mother Christmas with treats for children. 

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December 10, 2022

Spring Hill Christmas Parade: Electric Boogaloo

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Tennessee Children's Home,
2225 Dr. Robertson Road, Spring Hill

Get out your tinsel, your leg warmers, the Aqua Net, and all the neon you can find for the Spring Hill Christmas 1980s themed Parade 2022: Electric Boogaloo.  

December 10, 2022

Fairview Christmas Parade

4:30 pm

Route runs Westwood Elementary School to SFEG

Get into the holiday spirit at the annual Fairview Christmas Parade.

December 15, 16 and 17, 2022

The Nutcracker

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Cherry Theater, Columbia Campus, 1665 Hampshire Pike, Columbia 

Check out these websites for additional listings of events and festivals happening in your community.