On Saturday, December 12th at noon, Santa Claus will visit Kennesaw, Georgia. Be there to extend a jolly welcome!
Kennesaw's Santa Parade always inspires delight and wonder for the young and young at heart. The Santa Parade will feature festive holiday characters, musical ensembles, designer floats, live reindeer and the jolly old elf himself, Santa Claus. The parade will last approximately one hour. Arrive early for a good viewing location and dress appropriately for the weather.
Thousands of Kennesaw-area residents turn out every year for the parade, which starts near the intersection of Park Drive and Main Street, and proceeds down Main Street toward Sardis Street. Almost 60 units are expected to participate.
Bring your camera and take holiday pictures with Santa after the parade. Festivities will continue near the Depot, 2828 Cherokee Street, until 4 p.m., with caroling Dickens characters, stage entertainment, inflatables, craft and food vendors.
Emmy nominated puppeteer Lee Bryan, known as "That Puppet Guy," will perform six FREE shows of The North Pole Fa-La-La-La Follies near the Depot every half-hour, beginning at 1 p.m. The zany and colorful cast of characters includes a wisecracking fruitcake, a musical goose, tumbling teddy bears, a duo of dancing deer, and the "not-so-abominable" snowman.
Be sure to stop by the Kennesaw WiFi tent and register to compete in the Guitar Hero® and Wii Sports Bowling contests for a chance to win great prizes! Also, dog owners can dress up their pets for Kennesaw WiFi's "Howliday Dog Costume Contest", beginning at 2:30 p.m. (registration opens at 1:30 p.m.). Judging categories include: Dog/Owner Look-a-Like, King & Queen of the Holiday, Most Unusual, Judges Choice, Ugliest Costume and Best Costume. The entry fee is $5 per pet. Contest details will be available online at www.kennesawwifi.net.