Whether you live a couple hours or a couple layovers from the mountains, this is the place to come when the holidays roll around. So what makes it worth the trek? Why pack up the family and meet in Franklin, North Carolina for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s?
Views that stop you in your tracks
Just like first-time stargazing or watching a meteor shoot across the sky, the stunning views remind us just how small our problems are. Everywhere you look, the sheer enormity of the mountains calls you to stop and take a deep breath.
And after all, isn’t that what the holidays are about? It’s a time of memory and reflection before the start of a fresh new year. As you look back on the past twelve months or twelve years, the mountains help hush the come and go of everyday life.
Festivals that ring in the season
Not everything is somber here in the valley, though! The holidays are also about celebrating, and Franklin knows how to throw a party. Whether you drop in for Winter Wonderland, PumpkinFest, or the Ruby Drop at New Year’s, you’ll be right in the heartbeat of the town.
Join us for live music, art shows, and some great food and drinks whenever you jump in the fun!
Postcard-perfect photo ops
Scenic overlooks are scattered all over the area, and you’ll have the perfect family memory with a fantastic backdrop for your Christmas cards. Come get pictures during October and November for those incredible autumn leaves, or pick any number of our local scenic parkways for a breathtaking portrait.
Plenty for everyone to explore
If you get a little cabin fever, why not do a little wandering? Adventure awaits around every corner, whether you try hiking in the forests or exploring our wild and mysterious town history. There’s something here for the whole family, no matter how old you are.
Our little town may seem quiet, but there’s still plenty to do if you know where to look!
It’s always homecoming, even on your first time
Have you ever looked at a picture of rolling green hills or mountains of richly colored leaves and felt homesick? A part of you feels like it’s been here before and desperately wants to come back, even if you’ve never visited.
That mysterious feeling makes the holidays even richer when you share it with family and friends. As you gather around good food and old stories, you can look out in wonder at this place that feels just as much like home as the people you love.