Santa has been busy visiting Marietta, Acworth and Kennesaw to kick off our Christmas Season.  A big thanks to the hard workers at all Cities and all the Parks and Recreation Departments for making this season merry and bright!


Kennesaw-Acworth-Optimists is hosting an “all-you-care-to-eat” pancake breakfast with Santa at the Community Center, 2753 Watts Drive, on Saturday, December 3. Attendees are encouraged to bring a camera. Two seating options are available: 8 to 9:15 a.m.; and 10 to 11:15 a.m. The “all you care to eat” breakfast comes complete with pancakes, sausage juice, coffee and table to table visits with the jolly old Elf himself. Tickets are only $6 per person and may be purchased online at or at the door based on availability. Better yet visit, click on special events, click on Breakfast with Santa.

PARADE, DAY with SANTA Let the Holiday Season Begin

The City of Kennesaw will usher in the holiday season on Saturday, December 3, with the annual Day with Santa parade and festival, presented by Whataburger.

Santa’s arrival begins at 2:00 p.m. with a Main Street parade featuring marching bands, decorated floats, vintage cars and colorfully costumed characters. The celebration will continue from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Main Street with a holiday host of activities including stage performances, a vendor market, and free photos with Santa. The evening will conclude with the lighting of the tree at 6:00 p.m.

The parade route will start at Adams Park; leaving from Park Drive, right on Main Street (headed south), right on Watts Drive and right on Park Dr. (back into Adams Park). Road closures are as followed: Park Dr., Dallas St., Whitfield Pl., Moon Station Rd., J.O. Stephenson Ave., and Watts Dr.

Parade entries will be judged and prizes will be awarded in several categories. Parade participation is free.
For more information, visit or call Kennesaw Parks & Recreation at (770) 422-9714.


Bring the kids to see Santa and shop for Christmas presents at the same time.  The market will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2022, from Noon to 6 PM. Merchandise will be handmade/crafted, locally produced, and suitable for holiday gifts (no commercially produced items or direct sales items will be accepted). Examples of item categories include Original artwork, Crocheted/Knitted goods, Candles, Glassware/Ceramics, Jewelry, Wood crafts, Bath Goods, Food items (with appropriate cottage licensing), and Children’s Gifts.