Holiday festivites abound in Acworth, Kennesaw and Marietta – starting with this Friday and Saturday. Bring the family, enjoy the fun
SAT DEC 9 Breakfast with the Grinch He’s been on the naughty list but he’s trying to be nice. The Acworth Parks, Recreation, and Community Resource Department is excited to host Breakfast with the Grinch presented by Waffle House at the Acworth Community Center again on Saturday, December 9, 2023. Enjoy breakfast while the Grinch visits each table for photo opportunities and to share Christmas wishes. After breakfast, the Grinch will join us as we create Grinch-themed ornaments and crafts. Tickets are $20 each or $160 for a table of eight. Space is limited and you must register each person attending or reserve a table for the whole family! visit: www.acworthparksandrecreation.org.
SAT DEC 9,THE SOUTHERN MUSEUM IS hosting a holiday event,from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring activities for kids young and old, all of which are free with regular Museum admission.The highlight of the event will be the variety of antique toys on display throughout the day. The Atlanta Woodworkers Guild will display hand-lathed wooden toys, the Peachtree Doll Collectors will display antique and vintage dolls and toys, and the Atlanta Miniature Society will display a variety of dioramas. Performances of First Presbyterian Church of Marietta’s bell choir, the Big Chicken Chorus, plus pictures with Santa Claus from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. For more information visit www.southernmuseum.org.
SAT DEC 9 Christmas in Acworth Come see Santa in Historic Downtown Acworth! Santa will be celebrating the season at Depot Park on Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Families are welcome to stop by, visit, and take pictures. Pictures are free of charge. Make sure to bring your own camera to capture this special moment, as no photographer will be on-site. There will also be free horse & carriage rides downtown to enjoy for a wonderfully festive afternoon. We hope to see you this holiday season for Christmas in Acworth! Christmas in Acworth is proudly sponsored by the Acworth Downtown Development Authority. www.visitacworth.com.
SAT DEC 9 HOLIDAY CONCERT – MARIETTA POPS ORCHESTRA Marietta Pops Orchestra is gearing up to present their popular holiday concert on Saturday, December 9th at 7:00pm. This year, as every year, their holiday concert is held in the beautiful and festive-decorated sanctuary of First Baptist Church Marietta in downtown Marietta. With about 800 seats, there is plenty of room to bring all your friends and family to join in a fun night of holiday music. You’ll hear traditional holiday pieces along with singalongs and all of this will be in a concert of less than 90 minutes. The concert tickets are only $20 and children under ten years old are free at the holiday concert each year. Purchase tickets online at www.mariettapops.org or purchase tickets at the door.
FRI & SAT DEC 8 & 9 CHRISTMAS AT PIEDMONT Join us for a festive celebration; Christmas at Piedmont Church Arts & Craft Show will be buzzing with activity on Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9. We have a wide variety of unique arts and crafts exhibitors from all over the southeast that have created, arranged, painted, or built all the products themselves. A sample of products to be sold is jewelry, pottery, paintings, ornaments, apparel, and unique one of a kind gift items A perfect time to enjoy good family fun and finish up your Christmas shopping!! Hours will be Friday, December 10, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 11, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. FREE Admission and FREE Parking. There will be FREE parking and a free courtesy shuttle from the Old Time Pottery Parking lot. For more information call 770-423-1330 or www.piedmonthchurch.tv.
WED DEC 20 Acworth’s Light Up Main Parade Coming Wednesday, December 20, 2023: Join Acworth for its annual Light Up Main Golf Cart Parade! Participation is free, but registration is required to join the parade line-up. Register at www.acworthparksandrecreation.org. It’s time to bust out the garland, lights, and tinsel to make your golf cart as festive as it can get. The parade has a fantastic downtown route zooming through neighborhoods to spread holiday cheer! Tell your friends and neighbors to line the streets. This year is an evening event and will begin at 6:00 p.m., so make sure to grab some solar-powered string lights and make it merry!