Can you imagine taking a three year-old out for dinner and a movie? Can we say "not fun!"? Little ones tend to be morning people, for better or worse. So here's a great alternative:
The newly refurbished Franklin Theatre (www.franklintheatre.com) in downtown Franklin, TN, will be showing "Elf" this Saturday morning (Dec. 3) at 10am (as well as Thursday Dec. 1 at 2:00 and 4:30). What better way to start your weekend and get you in the mood to be merry than a Christmas comedy with your family.
You could head over early for cinnamon rolls at Merridee's (www.merridees.com), or hang around afterwards for lunch at Franklin Mercantile (http://franklinmercantile.com).
Or just burn off that popcorn walking around downtown.
If you are still working on that Christmas wish list, a trip to Main Street Toy Company (http://www.shopmainstreets.com/tn/franklin/main_street_toy_company/main_street_toy_company.html) should offer plenty of inspiration.
Either way you can take in all the decorations and festive charm that seeps up through the sidewalks in this charming downtown.
If you are not local, go to a theater near you,
and just make it a day of family fun at the movies! Or rent a favorite
holiday movie of yours, pop some popcorn, and enjoy some snuggle time
with your little ones. Making memories!