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Paulding County GA &
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Stargazer Hike
December 19th - Friday
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Sweetwater Creek State Park
Lithia Springs


This moderate two mile night hike will take us to the yellow trail bridge where we will search the night sky for wonders like planets, stars, constellations, and shooting stars(weather permitting). Binoculars are recommended. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes and a flashlight are required. Meet at the Visitor's Center. Reservations are required. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

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Breakfast with Santa
December 20th - Saturday
8:00am to 11:00am
Olive Tree Restaurant - Hiram


Enjoy Pancakes, Bacon, Scrambled Eggs, and a Drink. $10 each ( $5 for children 5 and younger. Pictures with Santa will also be available for $5.00 each.


Presented by Olde Town Hiram Business Association. For More Information, Call Debbie Lewallen at 404-425-8149.

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Annual Festival of Tables
December 20th - Saturday
Carroll County AG Center


This unique fund raiser features a vast array of creatively decorated tables by church auxiliaries, a delicious breakfast, delightful entertainment, fun and fellowship! Proceeds benefit The Breast of Times Cancer Foundation in the fight against Breast & Gynecologic cancers in the West Georgia area.


Please help to make the season bright for those fighting cancer this Christmas, by joining us at the 2014 "Festival of Tables". You won't want to miss it!


Tickets are $7 advance, $10 at the door. Purchase tickets online here.


If you would like to host a table, we would be honored. Please contact Kathi Paulson at 770-365-1751 or Visit Our Website Here.

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Holiday Movies
December 20th - Saturday
Dallas Theater Civic Center


  • 10:00am - Children’s Classics (Rudolph, Frosty, A Charlie Brown Christmas)
  • 4:00pm - Elf
  • 7:00pm - It’s a Wonderful Life


Sponsored by Jeff Eberhart Funeral Home. Limited concessions will be available for CASH purchase only.

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John Berry's 18th Annual Christmas Tour
December 20th - Saturday; 7:30pm
Mill Town Music Hall


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 17th consecutive Christmas concert series.


Additional Information Here

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"A Christmas Carol"
Presented by Marietta Players
December 5th - 21st
Thursday - Saturday, 8:00pm
Sunday, 3:00pm
Theatre in the Square


An original musical based off of the legendary Charles Dickens ghost story. The miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is visited on night by the ghost of a former business partner as well as three spirits that show him the true meaning of Christmas. This traditional telling of the story features even more songs and music than last year!


Additional Information Here

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Winter Wonderland Train Ride at Pine Mountain Gold Museum & Scenic Railroad
December 1st - 31st
6:00pm to 9:00pm Every Evening
Pine Mountain Gold Museum & Scenic Railroad at Stockmar Park
Villa Rica


Take a ride on the train as we will tour thousands of lights around the mountain! All lights are beautifully illuminated in a wonderful Christmas theme every night in December from 6 - 9 p.m. The cost is only $10 per person (children 2 and under ride free). We offer free hot chocolate and hot cider for riders! Take pictures with Santa on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights!


For More Information, Call 770-459-8455

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Felix Family Lights
224 Oliver Overlook - Dallas


  • From Dusk to 10:00pm on Weeknights
  • From Dusk to 11:00pm on Weekends


The Felix family is hosting a Christmas lights and music show for the month of December. The annual display of 70,000 lights is choreographed to music, and can be heard through your car’s radio at 100.9 FM


This is a Wonderful Show of Lights for the Paulding County Community! As a Courtesy, We Ask that everyone be respectful of nearby residents.



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Santa on the Square
Pictures With Santa
December 19th - 20th / Friday & Saturday
10:00am to 6:00pm
Marietta Square


Plan to visit the shops on the Square for unique gifts and holiday treats. Enjoy hot chocolate or a sandwich at one of the many restaurants.


The line to meet Santa closes one hour before his workshop closes.

It’s a Wonderful Life Movie Marathon
December 22nd - Monday
12:00pm; 3:00pm
6:00pm; 9:00pm
Earl Smith Strand Theatre
Historical 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.


Get here half an hour early for a holiday preshow and sing along on the Mighty Allen Theatre Organ. Tickets are general admission, $8 for adults and $7 for seniors, students, and military.

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Lights of LIFE 2014
Through December 31st
Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm to 10:30pm
Life University - Marietta


$5.00 per Car, Monday - Wednesday
$10.00 per Car, Friday - Sunday
Concession Stand Open Every Evening
Friday - Sunday: Petting Zoo, Train Rides, Pony Rides; Santa Claus


Additional Information Here

Noon Year's Eve with Radio Disney
December 31st - Wednesday
10:30am to 12:30pm
Smyrna Community Center
200 Village Green Circle, Smyrna


The tradition of ringing in the New Year can be done with your kids at this extra special dance party for kids with Radio Disney at the Smyrna Community Center. It starts at 10:30 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m. after a big balloon drop at noon and lots of cheers!

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New Year's Eve Celebration with Billy Dean
December 31st - Wednesday
Mill Town Music Hall


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."


This event features:


  • Live concert with Billy Dean and his band
  • Dessert and coffee bar following concert
  • Dance party featuring 60's, 70's, and 80's music
  • Showing of Atlanta's Peach Drop on the big screens
  • Sparkling cider toast at midnight
  • FUN for the whole family!!!


Additional Information and Tickets Here

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The Possum Drop
December 31st - Wednesday
7:30pm to 12:30am


Celebrate New Years Eve at The Possum Drop
Music - Fireworks Display - Food - Family Fun


At mid-night a stuffed possum named "Spencer" is lowered in a holiday lights covered ball from atop one of the cities oldest buildings. Its an evening filled with music, fireworks and fun activities for your entire family. In recent years the event has grown and attracted local media as well as national attention. We invite you and your family to join us this New Years Eve as we celebrate the New Year!


Additional Information Here

Gold Nugget Drop
December 31st - Wednesday
10:00pm to Midnight
The Mill - Villa Rica


The City of Villa Rica welcomes the community and tourists to its annual “Gold Nugget Drop” at THE MILL amphitheater on December 31. Bundle up and bring in the New Year with family, friends and neighbors in a safe environment close to home. Enjoy live entertainment followed by a “City of Gold” raffle drawing leading up to the gold nugget drop and grand fireworks finale.


Grab a cup of complimentary hot chocolate, purchase lighted novelties and enjoy regional entertainment from 10pm – 12:30am at this new event.

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Six Flags Over Geogia Presents
"Holiday in The Park"
Through January 4th


Six Flags Over Georgia – home of the all-new Hurricane Harbor water park – will extend its season with the addition of Six Flags Entertainment’s annual holiday festival - HOLIDAY IN THE PARK®. More than one million LED lights and dozens of Christmas trees will create the perfect magical atmosphere this holiday season from November 22 through January 4.


Six Flags Over Georgia will extend its season by 26 days with the inclusion of Holiday In The Park®. The holiday classic will include sparkling lights, festive shows, tasty culinary treats and of course, the Big Man: Santa Claus in all his glory.


Guests can enjoy the park’s most popular rides including Goliath, as well as rides for the entire family to enjoy. Holiday In the Park® will be topped off with its most iconic image at the historic 1910 Riverview Carousel, which will create a glowing light and walkthrough experience never before seen in Atlanta and the Southeast region.

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