Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Yes, Santa Claus will be in our community of Acworth, Kennesaw and Marietta, for three days this week.  He will make his first appearance Thursday evening in Marietta, arriving by firetruck.

A Visit with SantaSanta Claus Is Coming To Marietta – December 3

And he is coming on a firetruck.  What could be more exciting for our children than to see Santa arrive with all the bells and whistles. Join Santa Claus for the kick off to the holiday season in Marietta, Thursday, Dec. 3, in Glover Park on the Marietta Square. Festivities will begin at 5 p.m. with performances by local school choruses. Santa will make his grand entrance at 5:20 p.m. and light the giant Christmas tree at 6 p.m. More entertainment will follow while Santa visits with children in the gazebo until 8 p.m.

Santa’s Workshop
The workshop will be open to visitors Dec. 5, 6, 12, 13, 20-24. Be sure to have your picture taken with Santa.  Santa’s hours: Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sundays, December 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Weekdays Dec.21, 22 & 23: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.;  Last day to see Santa on the Square!!!! – Thursday, December 24: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The line to meet Santa closes one hour before his workshop closes. Marietta Parks and Recreation and the Marietta Business Association sponsor this event each year.  More information about activities on the Square is available at


Santa’s Arrives in Acworth – December 4

It’s that special time again! The City of Acworth is excited to be partnering with NorthStar Church to make this year’s Santa’s Arrival the best yet!  Santa will be reaching the Depot in downtown Acworth on Friday, December 4th.  Festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. and Santa is scheduled to arrive at 6:30 p.m. There will be a host of live performances until 9:00 p.m. to help Santa kickoff the holiday season.

Bring the entire family to hear Mayor Tommy Allegood read The Night Before Christmas and watch the lighting of the tree on Main Street.

Enjoy pictures with Santa, eating candy canes with all his elves, and filling the streets with the holiday spirit. There will be puppet shows, face painting, train rides, marshmallow roasting, hot chocolate and a live nativity.  Don’t forget to visit Frana Brown Park, where you can peruse the beautiful Festival of Trees!

Be sure to check our website for details on how to get your picture taken with Santa.  This year we will not have a photographer onsite, so plan on bringing your camera to capture the special moment.

For more information visit or call the Parks and Recreation office at 770-917-1234.


Kennesaw’s Santa Parade and Festivities December 5

The City of Kennesaw will usher in the holiday season on Saturday, December 5 with a Main Street parade featuring marching bands, decorated floats, vintage cars, colorfully-costumed characters, and Santa Claus himself.

The parade will begin at noon near the intersection of Park Drive and Main Street, and proceed south and east down Main Street, marching past Cherokee Street toward Sardis Street.

Festivities will continue near the Depot, 2828 Cherokee Street, until 6 p.m. with a holiday host of activities including free snow tubing and snow playground, inflatables and amusements, kid’s crafts, visits with Santa, stage entertainment, and a holiday market full of gift ideas and unique merchandise. Food vendors will be onsite.
Event organizers are accepting entries for the parade at Entries will be judged and prizes will be awarded in several categories. Participation is free.

For more information, visit, or call Kennesaw Parks & Recreation at (770) 422-9714.