Although the fall season is just beginning in Middle Tennessee, thoughts are already turning toward the Christmas holiday season. And FrankTown Open Hearts is preparing to celebrate with its fifth annual
FrankTown Festival of Lights presented by Design Conveyor Systems (DCS).
The 2022 FrankTown Festival of Lights is the only drive-through holiday light display inWilliamson County. The fun will take place Friday, Nov. 18 through Saturday, Dec. 31, from 5-9p.m. nightly at the Williamson County Agricultural Center in Franklin. This year, the Festival of Lights is expanding its dates and its route offering 1.5-miles of holiday lights, with over 200 displays synchronized to Christmas classics that guests can listen to on the radio.
Highlights of this year’s FrankTown Festival of Lights include:
● Walkin’ Wednesdays (Nov. 23, 30; Dec. 7, 14, 28): with a special time for those who want
to get a little exercise and enjoy walking the lighted route from 5-6:30 p.m. followed by
regular car tours from 7-9 p.m.
● A variety of concessions are available including s’mores kits, funnel cakes, caramel apples,
hot dogs, nachos, hot chocolate and more!
● Guests can also take a picture with a 30-foot Christmas tree decorated with thousands of
● Other highlights include surprise visits from Buddy the Elf, the Grinch and more!
Tickets are $30 for a passenger vehicle (car, SUV, truck up to 8 passengers); $50 for a large
passenger vehicle (over 8 passengers); and $100 for a commercial or charter vehicle (van, bus,
limo). Tickets go on sale Oct. 18, 2022 and may be purchased at www.franktownlights.com.
This year’s sponsors include: Presenting Sponsor Designed Conveyor Systems (DCS), Williamson
Medical Center, First Bank, John and Becky Sharp, A. Marshall Hospitality, Nissan of Cool Springs, HCA, Solomon Builders, Irvin-Dyal Brown Insurance, 906 Architects, Wiremasters, Kroger, Beauchamp Animal Hospital, Beasley’s Yard, Kurt Conner and Sons and Street Tuxedo.
FrankTown Open Hearts is a nonprofit ministry in Franklin, Tennessee, that spiritually, emotionally,
and physically enhances the lives of at-risk youth through mentoring and equipping them with life
skills, offering spiritual development and academic tutoring services. Through hands-on
programming, the organization seeks to inspire confident, empowered young adults to lead fulfilled
lives. FrankTown Open Hearts meets six days a week throughout the school year, and supplies
transportation to and from its programs, as well as a hot meal each night. Last year, FrankTown gave
away about 10,500 meals to Williamson County youth and families this year. In addition to its
regular programming of weekly courses, it provides vocational training and college application
assistance, which is a key service within its organization.
In addition to the annual FrankTown Festival of Lights, the organization is known for supporting
families through its car giveaway program, annual Christmas Shopping Event, meal program and
more. Last year, approximately 15,000 cars viewed the display during the month-long event. It takes
nearly 300 volunteers to help with setup, taking tickets, parking and more to maintain the event
For more information about the 2022 FrankTown Festival of Lights events, visit
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