Santa Claus is Coming to town….

santa arrives in a fire truck in Marietta

Santa In Marietta

Yes, indeed.  Santa Claus is coming to Marietta, Acworth and Kennesaw on December 4, 5, 6.  If you miss him one place you can catch him at another.


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. 4, 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.

Visit Santa in his Workshop

The workshop will be open to visitors Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20-24. Be sure to have your picture taken with Santa.  Santa’s hours: Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sundays, December 7: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Weekdays Dec. 22 & 23: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.;  Last day to see Santa on the Square!!!! – Wednesday, 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.


Santa arrives in a Jeep

Santa in Acworth

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 5th.  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 Mr. & Mrs. Claus, 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!

Arrive at the Depot at 5:15 p.m. to schedule your picture time with Santa and Mrs. Claus, pictures begin at 6:45 p.m.  Time slots for pictures are limited and only those who have reserved a time will be able to take pictures with Santa, so be sure to arrive early to schedule your picture time.  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.


Santa arrives in a sleigh pulled by reindeer (pretty traditional)

Santa in Kennesaw

The City of Kennesaw will kick off the holiday season with a parade followed by snow activities and a tree lighting program on Saturday, December 6 at the annual Day with Santa event.

Festivities begin at noon with a Main Street parade featuring costumed characters, designer floats, marching bands, and live reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh. The celebration continues near the Depot with a holiday host of activities and seasonal entertainment. Attractions will include FREE snow tubing courtesy of Wellstar, the event’s presenting sponsor; as well as inflatables and amusements, a kid’s craft station, visits with Santa, and a holiday market full of gift ideas and unique merchandise. Food vendors will be onsite.

Festivities will carry into the evening with a musical program and a tree lighting ceremony beginning at 6 p.m.  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.