I know we haven’t had Thanksgiving yet, however we are sharing this now so our families can plan ahead and decide which they want to do. From our traditional Sights and Sounds performance by Great Gig Dance Co. to the very creative Reverse Santa Parade, Kennesaw is making sure that we enjoy this Christmas Holiday.
14th ANNUAL SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF THE SEASON
Great Gig Dance Co. in Kennesaw presents Sights and Sounds of the Season, a musical Christmas variety show on Sunday, December 13 at NorthStar Church in Kennesaw. Shows are at 4:00pm and 7:00pm. Sights and Sounds of the Season will feature the talented dancers of Great Gig Dance Ensemble, and promises to get you and your family in the Christmas mood!
Tickets are $15 in advance, and may be purchased by calling Great Gig Dance Co. at 770-218-2112, or visit their website at www.greatgigdance.com or you can find them on Facebook. NorthStar Church is located at 3413 Blue Springs Road in Kennesaw. This is a family Christmas event you won’t want to miss!
Great Gig Dance Co. offers dance classes for everyone, ages 3 to 103! Classes are available in Hip-Hop, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, and Contemporary Dance. The studio is located in Kennesaw at 4200 Wade Green Road–in the Wade Green Crossing center, near Big Lots and LA Fitness. For more information, please visit www.greatgigdance.com.
HOLIDAY ART ON DISPLAY STARTING DECEMBER 4.
Kennesaw Parks & Recreation has invited area residents to help celebrate the holiday season by decorating a wooden ornament, tree, snowflake or snowman which will be displayed at the Depot Park Tunnel!
Kennesaw Parks & Rec supplied the wooden piece; contestants supplied the creativity! Contestants used paint, collage, mosaic and more to create a unique masterpiece to participate in this holiday art contest.
All items will be judged and prizes will be awarded to the winning entries in each of the following categories: Best Overall; Parks & Rec Director’s Choice; Most Creative. The decorations will be on display at the Depot Park Tunnel from December 4 – December 28.
KENNESAW FESTIVITIES PLANNED
Kennesaw ’s Contactless Photos with Santa
FREE Contactless photos with Santa will be available on a first come, first serve basis at the Ben Robertson Community Center on Saturday, December 5, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Parents will be asked to remain in their cars, unless their child is very young. A professional photographer will take the photo and upload to the internet for parents to access. There will be no charge for the photos. The Ben Robertson Community Center is located at Adams Park at 2753 Watts Dr.Kennesaw ’s
Virtual Tree Lighting Ceremony
On Saturday, December 5, at 5:00 p.m. the City of Kennesaw will instead host a virtual tree lighting on the City’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CityofKennesaw. The community is encouraged to tune in for Holiday carols from Bach to Rock, a message from Mayor Derek Easterling and the lighting of the 30 ft. tall Christmas tree on Main Street in Historic Downtown Kennesaw.
Kennesaw ’s Virtual Menorah Lighting
The City of Kennesaw will host a virtual Menorah Lighting on Sunday, December 13, at 6:00 p.m. The Menorah Lighting will also be broadcast to the City’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CityofKennesaw.
SOME FESTIVITIES CANCELLED
As always, the health and safety of our community, including visitors, vendors and staff, is our first priority. Based on this concern the City of Kennesaw & Kennesaw Parks & Recreation have decided to cancel both the A Day with Santa event and the Reverse Parade. A Day with Santa was scheduled to take
place on Saturday, December 5, and the Reverse Parade was scheduled for Saturday, December 12.
SMITH GILBERT GIFT SHOP AND ART GALLERY
The Gift Shop & Art Gallery has also become the perfect destination to visit this year! Shop small and unique for gifts you won’t find anywhere else. From jewelry to paint kits and planters, you will be sure to find items that will be a big hit with friends and family. Even give the gift of membership! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to purchase these limited items. Shop with us November 28th from 9 AM to 4 PM for Shop Small Saturday and all holiday season! Book your visit at smithgilbertgardens.com or give us a call at 770-919-0248 for more info.