Franklin Lights Up the Night with Holiday Spirit

| November 20, 2022

Photo credit: Richard Sayer, Eight & 322
FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) — The city of Franklin was dressed in holiday cheer on Saturday with the return of its annual Light Up Night.

(Photos courtesy of Richard Sayer, Eight & 322)

Crowds returned downtown on Saturday evening for family friendly fun and entertainment. The festivities started at 4:00 p.m. inside Bandstand Park where children lined up for their turn on Santa’s lap. Grown-ups and families gathered on the sidewalks along Liberty Street for a performance by Tammi Dahl Matthews before the parade, which began at 6:00 p.m.. The evening culminated in the lighting of the Christmas tree in front of the Venango County Courthouse, followed by a firework display above Fountain Park.

Photo credit: Richard Sayer, Eight & 322

Along with the main festivities, Light Up Night offered daytime activities all over town, including a craft show at Sandycreek Elementary School, an “open house” in Franklin’s Downtown shops, a Cookie Walk at teh Franklin Public Library, and children’s storytime at Amy’s Closet. There were even train rides in Bandstand Park courtesy of Jones Party Magic.

Photo credit: Richard Sayer, Eight & 322

An announcement of the winners of the Light Up Night parade is forthcoming.


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Gavin Fish is a reporter for EYT Media Group and YouTuber based in Venango County. In addition to his YouTube Channel, he has contributed to investigations and reports for ABC News, Investigation Discovery, and Fox Nation, and has collaborated on projects developed for Netflix, Oxygen, Discovery Channel, Amazon Prime, and Hulu.
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