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Cedartown Christmas Parade
December 3rd - Thursday; 6:00pm
Main St - Cedartown


"Christmas Lights on Parade" is the theme for this year's Annual Christmas Parade. Join us as people line the streets to watch the floats decorated in Christmas lights parade through town. Prize money is offered for winning floats in each division, and as always Santa will conclude the parade.


For Additional Information, Call 770-748-3220.

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Hiram's Christmas Tree Lighting
December 4th - Friday; 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Olde Town Hiram / Downtown

2015 "Winter Wonderland" Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting
December 4th - Friday
Church Street
Downtown Douglasville


Parade begins at 6:30pm with the tree lighting at 8:15pm. Kids can have their picture made with Santa at the Conference Center, and enjoy a holiday concert on O'Neal plaza.


For More Information, Call 770-947-5920

Santa's Arrival in Acworth
December 4th - Friday
5:30pm - 9:00pm
4415 Senator Russell Avenue


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 arrive in downtown Acworth on Friday, December 4. 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 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. Enoy 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 view the beautiful Festival of Trees!


For More Information, Call 770-917-1234

Rockmart Christmas Parade
December 4th - Friday; 6:00pm
S. Marble St - Rockmart


Join the City of Rockmart for a parade fit for a king! The theme for the parade is "The Gift of Christmas." Watch children's faces light up with joy as they watch the lighted floats go by and make way for Santa and Mrs. Claus.


For Additional Information, Call 770-684-5454.

Holiday Wishes Christmas Parade
December 4th - Friday; 5:30pm
304 Adamson Square

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Christmas on the Lawn
December 4th - Friday
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Town Square Powder Springs


The City of Powder Springs would like to invite you to an Old Fashioned Christmas Tree Lighting on the town square lawn in downtown Powder Springs. Join us for Christmas carols, hot chocolate and cookies, and pictures with Santa.

The Sock Hops Holiday Concert
December 4th - Friday; 7:30pm
Dallas Theatre


Join the Sock Hops, as they Doo-Wop through our favorite holiday songs from the 50's on. Their perfect harmonies and electric personalities will have you up and dancing!!


Tickets: Regular $17.00 // Discount $15.00.  Tickets May Be Purchased Online Here.  For Discount Tickets, Contact the Theatre's Box Office at 678-363-0813.

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23rd Annual Invitational Christmas Parade
Be a Gift to the World!
December 5th - Saturday; 1:00pm
Main Street - Downtown Dallas


Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Paulding County, Inc.

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Marietta Pilgrimage Christmas Home Tour
December 5th and 6th
Saturday; 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday; 10:00am - 6:00pm
Historic Districts around Marietta Square
4 Depot Street - Marietta


This award-winning historic home tour, allows visitors to peek into some of Marietta's heritage treasures. The tour showcases six private homes and eight public buildings decorated for the season. Shuttle service is provided. The 2015 tour will take place in the gorgeous Church/Cherokee Historic District.


The tour has been featured in "Southern Living" and was named a Top 100 Event in North America. This year marks the 29th year of the tour, organized by the Marietta Visitors Bureau and Cobb Landmarks and Historical Society. Tickets can be purchased for day tours, candlelight tours, or as a combination ticket.


For Additional Information, Call 770-429-1115

A Day with Santa
December 5th - Saturday
12:00pm to 6:00pm
Downtown Kennesaw


Santa's arrival begins at noon with a Main Street parade featuring marching bands, decorated floats, vintage cars, and colorfully-costumed characters. The celebration continues 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. Food vendors will be onsite.


For More Information, Call 770-422-9714

Villa Rica Christmas Tree Lighting
December 5th - Saturday
6:00pm to 8:00pm
The Mill Amphitheater


Come enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas at the annual Villa Rica Christmas Tree Lighting. The event features the arrival of Santa and live performances of festive Christmas carols and dance performances. Children can enjoy photos and visits with Santa. Hot chocolate and cookies are also so available at this holiday-fun celebration. The event will close out with the grand finale lighting of the City of Villa’s Christmas tree.


For More Information, Call 678-840-1160.

Breakfast With Santa
December 12th - Saturday
Seatings at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Ben Robertson Community Center


Guess who's coming to breakfast? The Kennesaw-Acworth Optimist Club is hosting an "all-you-care- to-eat" breakfast complete with pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee and table-to-table visits with the jolly old elf himself.


Two seating options are available: 8 to 9:15 a.m.; and 10 to 11:15 a.m. Advance tickets are only $6 per person, and can be purchased online at or at the Ben Robertson Community Center beginning October 15. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $8 per person (based on availability, space is limited). Children two (2) years of age and under do not need a ticket; however they must sit on an adult's lap.


For More Information, Call 770-422-9714

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Breakfast with Santa
December 12th - Saturday
9:00am to 11:00am
Villa Rica Civic Center (V-Plex)


Children ages 10 and under can visit with Santa and enjoy a breakfast. You must pre-register at Gold Dust Park by December 4th. Limited to the first 200 registrants. Fee includes breakfast, a gift and activities. Registration begins October 5th. The cost is $20/adult & child (+ $10 for each additional person).


For Additional Information & Registration, Call 770-459-7011

Winter Wonderland Train Ride
Pine Mountain Scenic Railroad
Pine Mountain Gold Museum & Scenic Railroad
Villa Rica


  • December 3rd - Thursday, 6:00 pm
  • December 4th - Friday 6:00 pm
  • December 5th - Saturday 6:00 pm
  • December 10th - Thursday 6:00 pm
  • December 11th - Friday 6:00 pm
  • December 12th - Saturday 6:00 pm
  • December 17th - Thursday 6:00 pm
  • December 18th - Friday 6:00 pm
  • December 19th - Saturday 6:00 pm


Take a ride on the train as we will tour thousands of lights around the mountain! All beautifully illuminated in a traditional Christmas theme. Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Nights from 6pm – 9pm through December 20th. Only $13 per person (Children 2 & under ride free). Free Hot Beverage for riders! Pictures with Santa!

Ice Skating on the Marietta Square
Through January 3rd
Historic Marietta Square


This holiday season, The Marietta Square transforms into a nostalgic Winter Wonderland featuring open-air ice skating, Santa's Workshop, multi-story Christmas tree and more!


On November 20, The Marietta Square will present its first open-air ice skating rink located in the charming center of Glover Park. Children aged one to ninety-two will make new memories as they skate among the twinkling lights and holiday music.


The ice skating rink is open daily: Monday - Thursday 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday 4:30- 11 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sundays Noon to 10 p.m. There will be extended hours during school breaks, and open Thanksgiving and Christmas. $12 includes entrance and skate rental.


For Additional Information, Call 678-485-0361

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A Visit with Santa
December 12th - Saturday
11:00am to 1:00pm
Registration: October 12 – December 2
Burnt Hickory Park (Kirby Community Center)
8650 Cartersville Hwy - Dallas


Children and their families will have an opportunity to sit on Santa’s lap, tell him what they want for Christmas, and have their picture taken with him; snacks; special gift.


For Additional Information and Registration, Call 770-443-7540

Atlanta Pops Holiday Concert
December 12th - Saturday; 7:00pm
The Grand Theatre


The Century Bank Entertainment Series continues with a seasonal tradition, The Atlanta Pops, as they return for their eleventh holiday concert in Cartersville. Performing this year is Cartersville resident Ryan Brideau, a third-year student at The Julliard School.


Orchestra $25, Balcony $20. For More Information, Call 770-386-7343

The Nutcracker
December 11th - Friday; 7:00pm

December 12th - Saturday; 7:00pm
December 13th - Sunday; 3:00pm
Dallas Theater


Performed by Studio 4 the Arts Performing Company.


Tickets: Regular $12.00 // Discount $10.00. Tickets May Be Purchased at the Theater's Box Office, or Call Box Office at 678-363-0813.

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Mark Lowry, The Martins, and Stan Whitmire
December 12th - Saturday; 7:30pm
Mill Town Music Hall - Bremen


Mark Lowry has been making people laugh, cry and think for nearly 40 years. Singing publicly and recording albums and videos since age eleven, you could say that Mark has done this most of his life.


Mark attended Liberty College (now Liberty University) in Lynchburg, VA, from 1975 to 1980 where he first intended to gain a Business degree. In 1976, Mark felt God was calling him to a music ministry and, when he graduated in 1980 with a Youth degree, he began performing at independent Baptist churches around the country.


Additional Information Here

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Big Chicken Chorus Holiday Concert
December 12th - Saturday; 7:30pm
December 13th - Sunday; 3:00pm
Marietta Performing Arts Center


Have Yourself a Merry-etta Christmas, with the Big Chicken Chorus, members of the Barbershop Harmony Society! Additional Information and Tickets Here

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!
Hardy Family Automotive Group
December 15th - Tuesday; 5:00pm - 7:30pm
1249 Charles Hardy Pkwy - Dallas


We will have cookies and hot chocolate and crafts for the kids to enjoy! Bring your family and your camera to capture memories with Santa! We look forward to seeing you! Please share with your family and friends and help us get the word out!

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John Berry's 19th Annual Christmas Concert
December 19th - Saturday; 7:30pm
Mill Town Music Hall - Bremen


Mention his name to just about any country music lover and the response will likely be, "What an awesome vocalist!" Between 1979 and 1990, John recorded and marketed six albums on his own Clear Sky Records label. Those early discs and John Berry's strong regional popularity attracted him attention on Music Row.


Capitol Records signed him in 1992, and it was there that he had a string of hits, including "Your Love Amazes Me", "Standing on the Edge of Goodbye", "I Think About It All The Time", "Change My Mind", "If I Had Any Pride Left At All", "Kiss Me In The Car", 'What's In It For Me", and "You and Only You". But it was his stunning performance of the title track of the 1995 CD O Holy Night that led to his most enduring legacy. John Berry began performing a Christmas tour in 1996, and this year will mark his 19th consecutive Christmas concert series.


Additional Information Here

It's a Wonderful Life Movie Marathon
December 21st - Monday
12pm, 3pm, 6pm, & 9pm
Earl Smith Strand Theatre
Historic Marietta Square


Take a break from your last minute holiday shopping and remember the importance of family and compassion with It’s a Wonderful Life. In this true holiday classic, an angel (Henry Travers) helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman (James Stewart) by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.


For Additional Information, Call 770-293-0080

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Holiday in the Park
Six Flags Over Georgia
November 21st - January 3rd


Tis’ the season to be jolly with thrill rides, holiday festivities and more than one million LED lights shining bright as Six Flags Over Georgia brings you Holiday In The Park®.


The new holiday classic will include twinkling lights, festive shows, tasty culinary treats and of course, Santa Claus himself. Take a ride on the North Pole Express to visit Santa Claus at his merry workshop, and be sure to warm up around the fire for some delicious S’mores at S’mores Village.


Each night, guests can gather around our 25-foot Christmas tree and witness the ceremonial lighting as our honorary military members light the tree and bring the entire park to life with holiday spirit! Holiday in the Park runs select nights from November 21 – January 3.


More information and tickets can be found on our website

Possum Drop New Year's Eve
December 31st - Thursday
6:00pm to 1:00am
Downtown Tallapoosa


Forget Times Square and Atlanta's Ball Drop, come to downtown Tallapoosa for the Possum Drop on New Year's Eve! Enjoy live entertainment and a spectacular fireworks display


Additional Information Here or Call 770-574-2345

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Billy Dean and the Steel Horses
New Year's Eve Celebration
December 31st - Thursday; 8:00pm
Mill Town Music Hall - Bremen


Billy Dean first gained national attention after appearing on "Star Search" and has recorded 8 studio albums since 1990, of which 4 have been certified "Gold." He has generated more than 20 hit singles on the Billboard Country charts including 11 Top Ten hits. His biggest hits include "Only Here For A Little While," "Somewhere In My Broken Heart," "You Don’t Count The Cost," "Only The Wind," "Billy The Kid," "It’s What I Do," "Buy Me A Rose," and "Let Them Be Little."


Additional Information - Tickets Here

A Stones New Year's Eve
December 31st - Thursday; 8:30pm
Earl Smith Strand Theatre
Marietta Square


Who better to kick of your new year than Atlanta’s favorite Rolling Stones tribute band? Stephen Skipper and his Rolling Stones Tribute are back for New Year’s Eve! Ring in 2016 with one of the best rock shows in Atlanta and all of your Stones favorites.


Skipper puts on a show that teems with the same unbridled spirit and raw energy that made The Rolling Stones the iconic act it is today. Fans will be satisfied with the pout, preen and raunchy riff they’d expect, bringing the entertainment level of an over-the-top arena show up close and personal in The Strand’s 500-seat theatre.


Get a VIP ticket for a rooftop view of the New Year's Eve balldrop after the concert!


For Additional Information, Call 770-293-0080

Villa Rica Gold Nugget Drop & Concert
December 31st - Thursday // 10:00pm - 12:00am
The Mill Amphitheater // Downtown Villa Rica