It’s time to put away the Turkey garb and get ready for the December holidays. Enjoy the season with these local events! For even more ideas, click here.
Free Mulch. Cobb EMC offers free mulch from the clearance maintenance of Cobb EMC power lines. It is available throughout the year and can be delivered when crews are in your area. More info: cobbemc.com/content/request-wood-chips.
Marietta Square Farmers Market features products that are grown and produced in Georgia, including produce, plants, honey, breads, cheese and other items. 9am-12 noon. Rain or shine. Glover Park-Marietta Square. More info: 770-499-9393 or mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net.
EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY THROUGH DECEMBER 1
Good Mews Holiday Décor Market. Get started on your holiday shopping at the Good Mews annual Holiday Décor Market. Choose from festive fall décor, collectibles, ornaments and tree trimmings, knick-knacks and so much more! Proceeds go to Good Mews Animal Foundation, a cage free no-kill shelter for cats. Saturdays: 10am-5pm; Sundays: 12-5pm. Free admission. Sandy Plains Shopping Center, 1860 Sandy Plains Road, Suite 202, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: goodmews.org.
THROUGH DECEMBER 31
Lights of Life. Millions of holiday light displays throughout the Life University campus. Pictures with Santa, pony rides. Seasonal drinks and snacks. Friday-Sunday: 6-10pm. Monday-Thursday: 6-9pm. $5-$10/car depending on day. $20/bus. Life University, 1269 Barclay Circle, Marietta. More info: 678-331-4334 or life.edu/lights-of-life.
NOVEMBER 29- DECEMBER 1
The Nutcracker presented by The Georgia Ballet. This ballet features dancing snowflakes, giant toy soldiers, a growing Christmas tree, and a delectable land of sweets. Friday: 7:30pm; Saturday: 2pm & 7:30pm; Sunday: 2pm. $10-$30. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More Info/Tickets: georgiaballet.org.
6th Annual Run the Lights of Life 5K presented by Life University. The 5K starts before sunset and takes in the campus of Life University during their annual holiday light show. As the run progresses, the sun goes down and the lights come on! After the run, stay and enjoy the holiday festivities, with caroling, s’mores, hot cocoa, food and more. Dress in your favorite holiday costume to win prizes. 1K: 4:15pm. 5K: 4:30pm. 1K: $20; 5K: $20-$40 (includes Free entry to Lights of Life), bring an unwrapped toy for the 5K, and get $5 back. Life University Track, 1269 Barclay Circle, Marietta. More info: active.com/marietta-ga/running/distance-running-races/the-6th-annual-run-the-lights-oflife-5k-1k-presented-by-life-university-2019.
Museum Mice Tours: Exploring Jobs with Murray. Tours are geared towards children ages 3-5 and their parents to introduce them to history. Reservations required. 10:30am. $5/family (one adult and up to 3 children). Additional adults or children $5/each. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Suite 200, Marietta. More info/register: 770-794-5710 or mariettahistory.org.
Holiday Gift Books & Crafts. Participants will be sharing their favorite holiday books and complete a holiday based craft where they transform an old book into an object with new meaning. Perfect for an ornament or decoration. The library will provide the materials, but participants are welcome to bring additional items for their personal creation. 11am. Free. East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info/register: cobbcat.org or 770-509-2730.
Holiday Tree Lighting. Join Santa Claus to kick off the holiday season. Festivities begin at 4pm with performances by local school choruses. Santa will arrive at 5:20pm and light the giant Christmas tree at 6pm. More entertainment will follow while Santa visits with children in the gazebo until 8pm. Free. Historic Marietta Square, 50 N. Park Square, Marietta. More info: 770-794-5601 or mariettaga.gov.
High Tea. A delightful way to spend an afternoon in the 1839 childhood home of Mittie Bulloch. Visit includes a delicious 2-course tea served by ladies in period clothing and a tour of the house decorated for Christmas. 4pm. $50. Reservations required. Bulloch Hall, 180 Bulloch Avenue, Roswell. More info: 770-992-1731, ext. 2 or bullochhall.org.
Roswell United Methodist Christmas Gift & Craft Show. 70 unique vendors for exclusive shopping all in one place! Featuring custom jewelry, ladies & children’s clothing, toys, gourmet foods, home accessories, Christmas decor, sports memorabilia, men’s accessories, leather goods, one-of-a-kind art, bake sale, Christmas tree and poinsettia sale. Lunch offered through the café. Thursday: 6-8pm; Friday: 9:30am-6pm; Saturday: 9:30am-4pm. Free. Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Boulevard, Roswell. More info: rumc.com/christmasgcs.