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:

Marietta Square Farmers Market features products that are grown and produced in Georgia, including produce, plants, honey, breads, cheese and other items. Saturday 9am-12 Noon. Rain or shine. Now open all year. Glover Park-Marietta Square. More info: 770-499-9393 or

Good Mews Décor Market. Get started on your holiday. 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. Friday, 12/7: 12 noon-5pm; Saturday: 10am-5pm; Sunday: 12 noon-5pm. Free. Sandy Plains Shopping Center, 1860 Sandy Plains Road, Suite 202, Marietta. More info:

Lights of Life. Millions of holiday light displays throughout the Life University campus. Come see Santa on the weekends. Pictures with Santa, pony rides: $5; train rides: $3; and a petting zoo: $3. Seasonal drinks and snacks available for purchase. Monday-Thursday: dark-9pm; Friday-Sunday: dark-10pm. Monday-Thursday: $5/car; Friday-Sunday: $10/ car; Everyday: $20/bus. Life University, 1269 Barclay Circle, Marietta. More info: 678-331-4334 or

NOVEMBER 23 & 24
The Sound of Music Musical. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s beloved classic comes to life on stage in this performance. $49-$129. Friday: 7:30pm; Saturday: 2pm & 7:30pm. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/Tickets:

Honest-1 Anniversary Celebration. Celebrate Honest-1’s five-year anniversary. Prize drawings every hour, free food, kid’s activities. 8am-4pm. Open to the public. Honest-1 Auto Club, 1391 East Cobb Drive, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-648-0808.

Human Services Award Luncheon. The Jack Vaughan, Jr. Human Services award was established in 1994 in memory of his unselfish dedication to public service. Jack Vaughan, Jr. was a state representative and member of the Cobb Community Collaborative who strongly advocated for those less fortunate in our community. In memory of Jack’s service, the Cobb Collaborative honors a volunteer and a professional who have gone above and beyond to serve those in need. Sponsorships available. 11:30am-2pm. Mansour Center, 955 Roswell Street NE, Marietta. More info:

Free Falling Opening Reception. The latest collection of original oil and mixed media paintings by highly accomplished artists Debra Nadelhoffer, Kim Gibbs and Janine Medlin. Also presenting oil paintings by emerging artist Lynn Tolleson. Featured artists will be present. Show runs through December 15. Reception: 6:30-8:30pm. Free. Frameworks Gallery, 12-5 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-973-6701 or

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. Historic Marietta Square. More info: 770-794-5601 or

Mt. Bethel Christian Academy Upper School Open House for prospective families for the 2019-20 school year. 9am. Mt. Bethel Christian Academy Upper School, 2509 Post Oak Tritt Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info:

The Nutcracker presented by The Georgia Ballet. This play features dancing snowflakes, giant toy soldiers, a growing Christmas tree, and a delectable land of sweets. Thursday: 7:30pm; Friday: 7pm (sensory friendly); Saturday: 2pm & 7:30pm; Sunday: 2pm & 5:30pm. $10-$48. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: