The City of Franklin is “lighting up” the square on Friday, December 1 for the 2023 Christmas Tree Lighting on the Square. The family-friendly event fratures live music, as well as free photos with Santa provided by Williamson Health and a pet friendly photo opportunity provided by Mars Petcare.
The event’s music headliner, Matthew West, is a five-time Grammy nominee, ASCAP’s 2023 Golden Note Award recipient and NSAI’s 2022 Songwriter-Artist of the Year. Opening acts include gospel singer Quintavious Johnson, who appeared on America’s Got Talent at just 12 years old (where he placed fifth!), as well as Freedom Intermediate School choir singing holiday favorites.
The festivities begin at 6 p.m., with performances starting at 6:40 p.m. and the tree lighting at 7:15 p.m. The Franklin Art Scene will also have the Art Crawl that night happening in many stores.
“We thank our partners who help us give this special gift to our community. This is one of our wonderful events that makes Franklin one of the best towns in the country, especially during the Christmas season,” said Mayor Ken Moore.
About Matthew West
Matthew West has received an American Music Award, a Billboard Music Award, K-LOVE Fan Awards, GMA Dove Awards and was named Billboard’s Hot Christian Songwriter of the Year.
Dubbed “one of Christian music’s most prolific singer-songwriters” by Billboard, he recently released his original Christmas song “Because of Bethlehem” following last year’s tune “Come Home for Christmas.”
For more details, visit franklintn.gov/treelighting.