GET INTO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT! Please join the City of Franklin on Saturday, December 4th, for "A FRANKLIN CHRISTMAS" - a full afternoon and evening of Christmas cheer beginning with family fun and Santa at the Library from 1 to 3 p.m., the Franklin Historical Society's "Old-Fashioned Christmas Celebration" beginning at 3 p.m., see Santa and more at Franklin's First Annual Christmas Parade beginning at 4:15 p.m., and then complete the evening by joining in front of City Hall for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5 p.m. at Franklin City Hall. The parade will step off from Vernon Barg/Lions Legend II Park located at 8717 W. Drexel Avenue and go left onto Drexel Avenue to left onto Schlueter Parkway, travel down Schlueter Parkway to right onto S. Legend Drive, and then turn left into the front parking lot of City Hall up to the tree in front of City Hall (Map of Parade Route / Traffic-Road Closures & Parking Information). Parking will be available at the Franklin Library, the rear of Franklin City Hall, and Pyramax Bank. "We're sensitive to the tragedy in Waukesha and wish to honor the spirit of those who were killed or hurt by participating in the celebration of the Christmas holiday season with a parade, an activity they were participating in," said Mayor Steve Olson. "We are aware of the circumstances surrounding the Waukesha tragedy and are confident that we'll provide a safe and enjoyable event for families." See complete Press Release: Franklin to Hold First Christmas Parade.