‘Tis officially the season for fun and merriment! Make the most of your week with these East Cobb area 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. Saturday 9am-12 Noon. Rain or shine. Now open all year. Glover Park-Marietta Square. More info: 770-499-9393 or mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net.
THROUGH DECEMBER 9
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: goodmews.org.
THROUGH DECEMBER 31
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 www.life.edu.
NOVEMBER 30 & DECEMBER 1
38th Annual Apple Annie Crafts and Arts Show. Over 120 of the Southeast’s finest artisans and crafters. One of the largest non-profit shows with a high quality and large assortment of crafts and arts in a festive setting. Proceeds support local charities. No strollers. Friday: 9am-7pm; Saturday: 9am-2pm. $3; Under 12: Free. Catholic Church of St. Ann, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: st-ann. org or www.facebook.com/appleanniecraftshow.
Roswell United Methodist Christmas Gift & Craft Show. 60 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. All proceeds go to support Youth Missions. 9am-5pm. Free. Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Boulevard, Roswell. More info: www.rumc.com/christmasgcs.
NOVEMBER 30-DECEMBER 2
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: georgiaballet.org.
A 1940’s Radio Christmas Carol presented by Act 3 Productions. It’s Christmas Eve, 1943, and the Feddington Players are now broadcasting from a hole-in-¬the-wall studio in Newark, NJ, and set to present their contemporary “take” on Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. Whether it’s the noisy plumbing, missed cues, electrical blackouts, or the over ¬the ¬top theatrics of veteran actor, but radio novice, William St. Claire, this radio show is an entertaining excursion into the mayhem and madness of a live radio show. Thursday-Saturday: 8pm; Sunday: 3pm. Tickets: $1632. Act3 Playhouse, 6285-R Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. More Info/Tickets: www.act3productions.org.
5th 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. After the run, stay and enjoy the holiday festivities, 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: $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: www.active.com/marietta-ga/running/distance-running-races/the-5th-annual-runthe-lights-of-life-5k-1k-presented-by-lifeuniversity-2018.
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-5pm. Free. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or chattnaturecenter.org.
Holiday Pops! Georgia Symphony Orchestra (GSO) Chorus presents a collection of traditional holiday tunes and cherished classical music to enhance the festive season! Join the fun with the GSO chorus and celebrate the holidays! 3pm & 8pm. $10-$30. Marietta Performing Arts Center, 1171 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. More info/ tickets: 770-429-2390 or georgiasymphony.org.
St. Nicks Café. See the play North Pole’s Got Talent, it’s just days before Christmas at Santa’s Workshop, and there’s still lots of work to be done — like getting the elves and reindeer in the proper holiday spirit with song, dance, and big belly laughs! Santa arrives after the show. 9am & 11am breakfast provided; 1pm & 3pm lunch provided. Tickets: $15. The Art Place – Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-509-2700 or tapmarietta.com.
DECEMBER 1 & 2
32nd Annual Marietta Pilgrimage Christmas Home Tour of six private historic homes all lovingly restored and decorated for the season. Saturday: 9am-6pm. Candlelight tour: 7-9:30pm. Sunday: 10am-6pm. Day tour: $25/advance, $30/at event; Candlelight tour: $20/ advance, $25/at event; Combination: $30/advance, $35/at event. Marietta Welcome Center, No. 4 Depot Street, Marietta. More info: 770-429-1115 or 770-426-4982 or mariettapilgrimage.com.
Low-Cost Pet Vaccination Clinic. Save an average of 50% off retail pricing. Vaccines and flea/tick supplies available. 100% of the fees from this clinic will be donated to the Homeless Pets Foundation. Making this a tax deduction for you. This clinic is open to the public and no appointment is required. 12-3pm. Janice Overbeck Real Estate Team Office, 2249 Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 404-585-8881.
Christmas Packages. Check out over twenty venues featuring timeless Christmas traditions including carriage rides, music, face painting, freeze tag, puppets, trains, reindeer, food trucks and crafts. 4-7:30pm. Free. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-795-3256 or www.johnsonferry.org.
Holiday Lights Celebration. A formal tree lighting, featuring musical performances. Also, a magical visit by Santa for the kids after the performance. 5-7pm. Free. Hot chocolate and light snacks will be sold. All proceeds go to Friends of East Cobb Park. East Cobb Park, 3322 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: email@example.com or eastcobbpark.org.
Santa Visit at Nia Pediatric Dentistry. Get your photo taken with Santa and enjoy hot cocoa. 4-6pm. Free. Nia Pediatric Dentistry, 1111 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 200, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-479-9999 or www.niadentistry.com.
Annual Holiday Party & Network Social. Sponsored by Marietta Business Association, East Cobb Business Association, and Northeast Cobb Business Association for their members. Please bring a new unwrapped toy. 5:30-7:30pm. WellStar East Cobb Health Park, 3747 Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: www.EastCobbBA.com.
DECEMBER 4 & 6
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.
Cobb Young Professionals Holiday Social. Enjoy the holiday social with catered food and drinks, including a champagne toast, and a DJ. 6-8pm. Members: $5; Nonmembers: $20. Glover Park Brewery, 65 Atlanta Street, Marietta. More info/tickets: cobbchamber.org.