In case your calendar isn't quite full for the Holiday Season, here are some great events worth attending in Marietta, Mableton and Kennesaw, Georgia.
Dinner with Santa
A fun evening for the children that includes a visit and picture with Santa, arts and crafts, a kid-friendly dinner, and many more fun activities! Don't miss this great community tradition for the holidays! This event will be held at the Ward Recreation Center on Thursday, December 3rd from 5:30pm-8:00pm. There is a $7 per person fee with children under 2 years free of charge. Register online with bar code #26908. For questions, call (770) 528-8885 or email Wendy Collins at Wendy.Collins@cobbcounty.org.
Candy Cane Hunt
Come and join the Cobb County Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department as we celebrate our Annual Candy Cane Hunt at the Mable House Art Center on Saturday, December 5th from 10:00am-12:00 noon. The event allows boys and girls 12 and under an opportunity to participate in many holiday activities such as cookie decorating, marshmallow roasting, and arts and crafts. There wlll also be live entertainment for the entire family. Santa is scheduled to arrive and will be available for pictures with the children. For more information, please call (770) 528-8454. Admission and parking are free.
Holiday Lights at East Cobb Park
Join us on Saturday December 5th at 5:00 pm for an annual holiday tradition: an evening at the park featuring a children's choir, brass quartet, special guest appearances by Santa and Rudolph, award-winning bell ringers and the lighting of our live 40 foot tall East Cobb Park tree. Come join us and share in the holiday spirit by giving back to our community. The proceeds from this event will go towards refurbishing and enhancing the park, as well as offering you and your neighbors a classic holiday celebration. For more information, see http://www.eastcobbpark.org.
St. Nick's Cafe
'Frosty the Snowman', presented by the Mountain View Arts Alliance, will be performed December 5th at The Art Place. Show times include breakfast shows at 8:30am and 10:30am and a lunch show at 12:30pm. Visit www.theartplace.us for more information and to purchase tickets or call (770) 509-2700.
Lighting of the Hanukkah Menorah
This special event will be held at East Cobb Park on Sunday December 13th at 7:00 pm. It is free and open to the public. Refreshments and fun! Sponsored by Shalom Cobb and Friends for the East Cobb Park.
Now through December 18th, The Art Place's gallery featuring Artist's Attic. Purchase affordable handmade holiday gifts created by The Art Place instructors and students.
Holly Jolly Art House
The Art Station - Big Shanty's annual Holly Jolly Art House is on December 19th from 11:00am-2:00pm for children ages 4 - 12. Activities include make-n-take art projects, entertainment and a visit from Santa around noon. This is a free activity and registration is not required. Call (770) 514-5930 for more information. Ho-Ho-Hope to see you there!
Christmas House Arts and Crafts Show
There's something for everyone! Handmade items by 63 artists. The Christmas House Arts and Crafts Show will be held at the Mable House Arts Center December 4th-13th. Hours are 10:00am-6:00pm, Monday-Friday and 10:00am-8:00pm, Saturday and Sunday.
The North Cobb Art League's Christmas Shoppe is back again this year at the Art Station - Big Shanty! The Christmas Shoppe offers a variety of arts and crafts for that perfect one-of-a-kind gift or decoration for your home. Open from 10am - 5pm on December 3rd, 4th, 7th-11th, and 14th-16th. On Saturdays, December 5th and 12th, the Christmas Shoppe is open from 10:00am-2:00pm. Call (770) 514-5930 for more information.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Held at The Art Place December 11th-13th and 17th-19th, Centerstage North presents 'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever'. Visit www.centerstagenorth.org for tickets and more information or call (770) 516-3330.
Santa's Art Studio
Students will create seasonal artwork, being exposed to different teachers, ideas, processes and media. Your child's experience will be complete with festive entertainment. Held December 12th at The Art Place. For children ages 4-10 years and the fee is $30. Classes held from 9:30am-1:00pm and 1:30pm-5:00pm. Register online at prca.cobbcountyga.gov.
Home for the Holidays
A fun, fast-paced show, a package deal complete with beautiful costumes, creative choreography and outstanding music! Performing at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre December 18th-19th at 8:00pm and December 20th at 3:00pm.
Don't miss out on the festivities! Attending even one of these events will make your holiday even more cheerful!