The 32nd annual Dickens of a Christmas returns this weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 10, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 11, celebrating an old Victorian Christmas in the heart of downtown Franklin. Throughout the two-day event, there will be three main stages to enjoy free entertainment.

Taking to the stage on Saturday afternoon is well-known worship leader Aaron Shust from Pennsylvania.  The 2007 Gospel Music Association songwriter of the Year will lead the Town Sing at 4:30 pm on Saturday at the Public Square stage.

Just before the Town Sing, 2016 “American Idol” contestant Thomas Stringfellow will take to the stage. The 17-year- old Arkansas native made it to the top 14 contestants on “American Idol.” 13729017_1034413413280533_7172992490195725298_n

Entertainment begins at 10 am on Saturday and ends at 4:30 pm with athe Town Sing. On Sunday, entertainment begins at 11am with the Lucky Scruff Whisker Revue taking place at 2:15 on the Public Square Stage. See the complete entertainment listing and stages below.

XFINITY Public Square Stage

Saturday 12/10

10:00 a.m. Southern Academy of Irish Dance

10:35 a.m. Rocky Top Revue

11:05 a.m. Act Too: Pitch Perfect

11:35 a.m. HisTown

12:00 p.m. Dreams Do Come True Princesses

12:40 p.m. Rocky Top Revue

2:10 p.m. Renaissance High School

2:50 p.m. Thomas Stringfellow

4:00 p.m. Aaron Shust

4:30 p.m. Town Sing — Aaron Shust

Sunday 12/11

11:00 a.m. Rolling Hills Community Church Worship Band

12:00 p.m. Justin Owens

12:30 p.m. Aberdeen

1:05 p.m. Alexis Taylor

1:45 p.m. Wild Honey

2:15 p.m. Lucky Scruff Wintery Whisker Revue (Beard Contest)

2:55 p.m. Carly Moffa

3:25 p.m. Joseph Shackelford

4:00 p.m. Rob Higginbotham

4th & Main Street

Saturday 12/10

10:00 a.m. Franklin High School Clarinet and Flute Choir

11:00 a.m. Flat Creek Dancers

12:00 p.m. Radio Farm

1:00 p.m. Flat Creek Dancers

2:00 p.m. Jillian Parker

3:00 p.m. Ava Davis

4:00 p.m. Thistledown Strings

Sunday 12/11

12:00 p.m. Radio Farm

1:00 p.m. Moonshine Rhythm Club

2:00 p.m. Brave Holiday

3:00 p.m. Flat Creek Dancers

4:00 p.m. TBD

1st and Main Street

Saturday 12/10

10:00 a.m. Nicole Coley

11:00 a.m. Sydney St. George

12:00 p.m. Alissa Lindemann

1:00 p.m. Morgan Alexander

2:00 p.m. 96 West

3:00 p.m. Josh Cotrell

Sunday 12/11

11:00 a.m. Nicole Coley

12:00 p.m. Mike Rodgers

1:00 p.m. Hanna & Madge Ross

2:00 p.m. Cullen Wade and the Waters

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