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32nd 'Dickens Of A Christmas' Held In Franklin

Posted at 10:25 PM, Dec 10, 2016

An annual holiday tradition in Franklin has been taking people back in time and getting everyone in the Christmas spirit.

Crowds filled downtown Franklin for the 32nd annual "Dickens of a Christmas" festival.

The Victorian-themed event featured costumed carolers, characters from Charles Dickens' stories, carriage rides, and arts and crafts.

Participants said it’s a special event that has kept people coming back year after year.

“This is such a magical city,” said Jean Hill. “They do such a wonderful job. It is the largest in the nation, and there is so much Christmas spirit here. We love to come up.”

The event was scheduled to continue Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The celebration has typically attracted about 60,000 visitors throughout the weekend.