Let the Celebration Begin – Santa is arriving, Breakfast is ready

Many thanks to the Parks and Recreation Dept who can change direction at a moments notice.

Our community has dozens of events planned for celebrating our Holidays, Tree lightings, parades, Breakfasts with Santa, Concerts, and we have gathered them here for your to choose.  The following is for November 27 through Dec 4 and we will follow up with a second posting for Dec 5 through Dec. 15.  Enjoy.

NOW- SAT DEC 15 HOLIDAY MARKET AT THE ART STATION – The Holiday Market offers unique, handcrafted items from over forty local artists.Guests can locally shop for a wide variety of items, including jewelry, ornaments, jams, pottery, and more. Monday-Thursday: 10:00AM-7:00PM and Friday-Saturday: 10:00AM-5:00PM

THURS NOV 29 MARIETTA WELCOMED SANTA – The City of Marietta’s Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to host its annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in conjunction with the arrival of Santa Claus on Thursday, November 29, 2018 in Glover Park on the Marietta Square. The Christmas Cheer begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, November 29th with performances by local school choruses. Santa makes his grand entrance via a City of Marietta firetruck at 5:20pm followed by the lighting of the City’s Christmas Tree at 6pm.

THURS NOV 29-SUN DEC 2 THE NUTCRACKER BY GEORGIA BALLET at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre and includes a sensory friendly performance. The Georgia Ballet’s The Nutcracker is a timeless ballet the whole family can enjoy. To purchase tickets and find more information, visit www.georgiaballet.org/nutcracker or call 770-528-0881.


SAT DEC 1 – HOG HOSTS BREAKFAST WITH SANTA. HOG Hosts their 6th Annual Photos with Santa Breakfast at O’Charley’s in Acworth on December 1st for a Photo-shoot with Santa Claus from 7:30-10:00 AM. Donations for Horizon Special Needs Field at Kenworth Park in Acworth will be honored. O’Charley’s Restaurant & Bar, 3285 Cobb Parkway Northwest, Acworth, GA 30101. Breakfast is complimentary.


SAT DEC 1 – Day with Santa

Parade CANCELLED,  Day with Santa has been moved to Ben Robertson Community Center

The City of Kennesaw has cancelled the Parade due to inclement weather – however the City is moving as many Day With Santa activities to the Ben Robertson Community Center on Sat Dec 1.  The fun begins at noon and will run until four.  Bring the kids for Christmas Crafts, Holiday Entertainment and of course a visit with Santa with FREE PHOTOS.  Many thanks to the Parks and Recreation Dept who can change direction at a moment’s notice. No storm will shut down the Holiday Spirit at the City of Kennesaw. For more information, visit adaywithsanta.com or call Kennesaw Parks & Recreation at (770) 422-9714.

SAT DEC 1 ACWORTH ARTS ALLIANCE CHRISTMAS PARTY. The public is invited to attend from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Come create your own Christmas Ornament. 4425 Cherokee Street, Acworth, GA 30101, at the corner of Taylor St.

SAT DEC 1 GSO HOLIDAY POPS CONCERT: 3 AND 8 PM. The Georgia Symphony Orchestra, the GSO Chorus, and the Georgia Youth Symphony Chorus present a merry collection of traditional holiday tunes and cherished classical music. A delightful new addition this year will be the winner of the first ever GSO Holiday Pops Star singing competition in a performance sure to fill your heart with joy. This is a family-friendly concert ideal for all ages. The concert features Santa, Special Guests, and a Sing-along. At the Marietta Performing Arts Center, 1171 Whitlock Ave., Marietta, GA Purchase tickets online at https//georgiasymphony.org/all-events.

SUN DEC 2 HOLIDAY MARKET sponsored by Bravo Dance Center, GA. Hours:1:00 – 4:00 pm. Unique local gifts at the Holiday Market. Don’t forget your camera! You will want to capture Santa’s Workshop come to life! This is a Free event! Bring the kids! Bravo Dance Center is located at 5340 Brookstone Dr NW, Acworth, Georgia 30101

SUN & MON DEC 2 & 3 CAROL’S BY CANDLELIGHT Presented by the First Baptist Church Marietta, the Worship Arts Ministry (Worship Choir and First Orchestra) has annually helped start the Christmas season with beautiful and inspirational music. This is a free concert and is a gift from First Baptist to our community. First Baptist Church of Marietta is located at 148 Church St., Marietta, 30060.

TUES DEC 4 – MENORAH LIGHTING CEREMONY ACWORTH – The City of Acworth invites everyone to our annual Menorah Lighting Ceremony on Tuesday, December 4 at 6:00 p.m.  This will be the third night of Hanukkah.  The Menorah is located at the corner of Cowan Road and Main Street in Downtown Acworth. Rabbi Zalman Charytan from the Chabad Jewish Center will officiate the lighting with Mayor Tommy Allegood assisting. For more information visit www.acworthparksandrecreation.org or call the Parks and Recreation office at 770-917-1234