Get ready, get set, go — It’s that time of year when Santa stops in, setting his feet down in each of our communities – three days in a row.  First stop – the City of Marietta.

Marietta to Host Santa’s Arrival & Christmas Tree Lighting November 30

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 30, 2023 in Glover Park on the Marietta Square.
The Christmas Cheer begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, November 30th with performances by local school choruses. Santa makes his grand entrance via a City of Marietta firetruck at 5:150pm followed by the lighting of the City’s Christmas Tree at 6pm. Important information – Santa must leave the Square promptly 8pm that evening to make his way back to the North Pole! AND don’t forget the Ugly Holiday Sweater Walking Parade that starts at 4:45 approximately — see you there.

Write a Letter to Santa!!

Meet some of Santa’s elves and watch as your letter gets put straight in to the hands of the Big Man himself! Letter writing stations will be up throughout the park for individuals who want to send their wishes to Santa.

Pictures with Santa

A Visit with SantaSanta and his elves are so excited to see you! This year, you’ll find Santa in front of a beautiful Christmas backdrop at the Marietta History Center this season, with the beloved Hadley’s Photography team ready to capture your family’s memories. Santa and his elves have spent all year carefully planning an extra special Christmas this holiday season. We’ve taken every step to make sure your photos with Santa will fit right in with the years’ past. We are unable to take walk-ups, so we’ve made it simple to schedule your visit with Santa. Book your appointment on Facebook at Reservations are limited, so book your spot as soon as possible.  For more holiday fun visit Marietta Square Winter Wonderland website.

Don’t forget to visit the Square and see the amazing trees decorated by local schools and organizations to celebrate the Holiday Season!

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