One thing we know for sure is that the folks in Cobb know how to kick off the holidays in style. The majority of holiday parades and Santa Claus visits are scheduled during the last week in November and the first week in December. So often we find ourselves scrambling after Thanksgiving to see what our options are or if we missed the boat entirely. Here’s a comprehensive list of events so you and your family can get your “ho ho ho” holiday planning on!
The Village Green in Smyrna December 3rd from 5- 8 pm COMING HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS ANNUAL HOLIDAY CELEBRATION & TREE LIGHTING
Holiday activities will begin at 5pm and the parade starts at 7pm, followed by the big Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony with Santa. Festivities will include concerts by local church and school choral groups. This annual event marks the beginning of the season of lights in downtown Smyrna at the Smyrna Community Center, 200 Village Green Circle.
VININGS JUBILEE CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING December 5th from 6-8 pm
Get those Santa hats ready for the Annual Vinings Jubilee Christmas Tree Lighting! The oldest tradition in historic Vinings is a can’t-miss this holiday season. Gather the whole family together to be merry and bright with live holiday music, cookie and ornament decorating, train rides, pictures with Santa, and more!
MARIETTA CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING & SANTA IN THE SQUARE December 5th 4 pm
Kick off the holiday season with The City of Marietta’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in conjunction with the arrival of Santa Claus in Glover Park on the Marietta Square. The fun begins at 4:00PM with performances by local school choruses. Santa makes his grand entrance via a City of Marietta fire truck at 5:20PM followed by the lighting of the City’s Christmas Tree at 6:00pm. Additionally, children can meet Santa until 8:00PM that evening.
Santa’s Arrival in Downtown Acworth December 6th 5:30 pm
The City of Acworth is excited to partner with NorthStar Church to make Santa’s Arrival the best yet! Santa will be reaching downtown Acworth on Friday, December 6. Festivities will begin around 5:30 p.m. and Santa will arrive around 6:30 p.m. There will be a host of live performances into the evening to help Santa kickoff the holiday season. Enjoy pictures with Santa, eating candy canes with all his elves, and filling the streets with the holiday spirit.
Downtown Kennesaw Santa parade december 7th at 2:00 pm
Santa’s arrival begins at 2 pm with a Main Street parade featuring marching bands, decorated floats, vintage cars, and colorfully-costumed characters. The celebration continues from 3 – 7 pm on Main Street with a holiday host of activities including FREE snow tubing, inflatables and amusements, kid’s crafts, visits with Santa, stage entertainment, and a holiday market full of gift ideas and unique merchandise. The lighting of the tree will occur at 6:00 pm.