Sunday, December 9, 2007

A Dickens Christmas



This weekend, Franklin, which I featured a few weeks ago, held its annual Dickens Christmas on Main Street through downtown. Some vendors dress in period costumes, and one can take an
old-fashioned carriage ride (above) around the square. The dog, Cage, is a big hit as are the two horses that pull the carriage (right).

In addition to the carriage ride, the festival features artisan booths as well as a variety of foods, and there are a number of street performers. The shop owners on Main Street also decorate and participate in the festivities. While it was rainy and quite warm (70 degrees today!), the crowd did seem to be in the holiday spirit.

8 comments:

Jim said...

How neat. I bet kids loved the ride.

Annie said...

We had the same temperatures today - and the Christmas spirit shone through here as well. Snow would be nice but I don't think we'd be much cheerier than we already are.

Isadora said...

Well, sure. In 70 degrees you don't mind the rain. :)

It looks like great fun for young and old.

quintarantino said...

Noe that's what I call a ride in style. Remembered my look around trip this year in Blois (France) on one like that.

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oldmanlincoln said...

Wow. That is a nice photo. And I really like that dog sitting up there.

NorthBayPhoto said...

Nice shot. Looks like a lot of fun.

lv2scpbk said...

Cute photo with the dog up there riding.

Me said...

Love the picture of the carriage/wagon, the driver... but hey, the dog steals this one, doesn't he? Yes, we love dogs, don't we... I miss my Buddy. Nuff said.
Thanks,
Wayne