The Lights of Life are ablaze through Dec. 31, and it’s just one of many many holiday-themed events taking place in the coming week. For even more to do in and around East Cobb, check out our online calendar 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: 678-355-3413.


Feeding Time at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Join a naturalist for an in-depth look at one of their resident animals as they are being fed. 4pm. Admission: ) $10/Adult, $6/Child (3-12), $7/Senior 65+, $7/ Student (Ages 13 -18), Children 2 & under are free. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or


The Gritters Knitters. Do you knit, crochet, or work with yarn in anyway? If you would like to get together to craft, get inspired, and make new friends, then this group is for you. All skill levels are welcome the only requirement is your enthusiasm! Just bring your yarn and yourself. Fridays: 11am-1pm. Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road, Marietta. More info: 770-528-2524


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


Christmas Tree Lot. Featuring North Carolina fresh fraser firs. All proceeds benefit Lassiter Band Booster Association. Mon-Thurs: 4-8pm; Fri-Sat: 12-9pm; Sun: 12-8pm. Corner of the Highlands Plaza Publix shopping center on the corner of Sandy Plains and Shallowford Road, Marietta 30066. More info: Andrew Halloran at 770-490-9182.


Artist Attic Holiday Show & Sale. Unique handmade items by students, instructors and staff from The Art Place. 10am-5pm. The Art Place – Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-509-2700.


Lights of Life. Millions of holiday light displays throughout the Life University campus. Come see Santa and his sleigh (which stands over 65 feet high, making it the tallest in the Southeast.) Pictures with Santa, pony rides. Seasonal drinks and snacks. Friday-Sunday: 6-10pm. Monday-Thursday: 6-9pm. $5/car. $10/Friday-Sunday. $20/bus. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Life University, 1269 Barclay Circle, Marietta. More info: 678-331-4334 or


Back to Nature Holiday Market and Festival. Meet over forty fine arts artisans. The market contains local vendors selling their handmade, eco-friendly goods for your holiday gift giving. 10am. Free. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or


Bizarre Bazaar, presented by Roswell Fine Arts Alliance. A slightly wacky way to find wonderful holiday gifts at reasonable prices. Artisans will offer a variety of items along with beautiful seasonal paintings. Saturday: 10am-4pm. Sunday: 1-4pm. The Art Center, 9100 Fouts Road, Roswell. More info: 770-977-0238 or


St. Nicholas Charity Soccer Event hosted by YMCA Cobb Adult Soccer League. Candy canes, hot chocolate and water for everyone. Prizes for Ugliest Christmas Sweater, Best Christmas Hat and Best Team Costume. All donations go to MUST Ministries to fill their Toy Box for Cobb Families in Need. Entry fee: Toy (new & unwrapped), valued at $25 or greater – please include batteries if required. 9am-9pm. Custer Park, 600 Kenneth E. Marcus Way, Marietta. More info: Karon Beyer at or call 404-317-9245


Little Listeners. Through music, finger-plays, and the reading of one or two stories, preschoolers are introduced to pre-literacy skills and socialization at the library. This structured program lasts 30 minutes and is for children ages of 3-5 years of age and their parent or caregiver. 11am. Mountain View Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-509-2725.

DECEMBER 6, 8, & 13

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. $45/person. Reservations required. Bulloch Hall, 180 Bulloch Avenue, Roswell. More info: 770-992-1731, ext. 2 or


Artsy Smartsy: School Age Art Club. Fun for ages 5-10. Children are invited to use their imagination as they learn about art and explore paintings, sculpture, and architecture. Each class includes a story, analysis of works of art, and a hands-on art-making experience with a project to take home. 3:30-4:30pm. Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road, Marietta. More info: 770-528-2524 or


READing Paws. Come read with a therapy dog! This one-on-one program for children in grades K-5 is designed to promote self-confidence and to encourage independent reading skills. Registration is required. 3:30-4:30pm East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-509-2730 or


International Adoption Info Session presented by CCAI Adoption Services. A 501c(3) charitable, non-profit child placement agency. CCAI offers participants the opportunity to explore adopting a child from China, Bulgaria, Latvia, or Ukraine. This information session provides details including but not limited to: qualifications, fees, services, timelines, and travel requirements. Please e-mail to reserve space at their complimentary information meeting. 2-3:30pm. Panera Bread Company, 4475 Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 678-560-5863 or

Museum Mice Tours: Following Murray’s Treasure Map. Tours are geared towards children ages 3-5 and their parents to introduce them to history. 10:30-11:30am. $5/person. $15 max/family. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Suite 200, Marietta. More info: 770-794-5710 or