Calendar listings for Dec 4-Dec 9 – Acworth, Kennesaw, Marietta

Polar_Express_Adventure_2013_126_-_Version_2So many things to chose from in Acworth, Kennesaw, and Marietta for this weekend.  See Listings below

THUR-SAT DEC 4-6 – DINNER THEATER “THE CHRISTMAS POST” – Burnt Hickory Baptist Church, 5145 Due West Road, Powder Springs, will present the musical. Dinner is at 6pm and the performance begins at 7pm. For more information or to purchase tickets for this fun family event, go to www.burnthickory.com.

THUR. DEC 4 – SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN 5:00 And he is coming on a firetruck. What could be more exciting for our children than to see Santa arrive with all the bells and whistles. Join Santa Claus for the kick off to the holiday season in Marietta, Thursday, Dec. 4, in Glover Park on the Marietta Square. Festivities will begin at 5 p.m. with performances by local school choruses. Santa will make his grand entrance at 5:20 p.m. and light the giant Christmas tree at 6 p.m. More entertainment will follow while Santa visits with children in the gazebo until 8 p.m.

THUR DEC 4 – HOLIDAY CANDLELIGHT SERVICE – 7pm at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home, 2950 North Cobb Parkway, Kennesaw. An uplifting and meaningful way for families who have suffered a loss to start the holiday season.

THUR. DEC 4 DINNER WITH SANTA. Pitner Elementary School invites you to ring in the holiday season with “Dinner with Santa and Basket Raffle” on Thursday, December 4 from 5-8pm at Pitner Elementary School. The school is located at 4575 Wade Green Rd NW in Acworth, near Wildwood Baptist Church. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and bring your own camera to have your picture taken with Santa — all for just $1! There will also be a basket raffle with tickets available for $1. You can also enter to win an Atlanta Braves jersey autographed by Marquis Grissom!

FRI DEC 5 – SANTA’S ARRIVAL IN ACWORTH – Festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. and Santa is scheduled to arrive at 6:30 p.m. There will be a host of live performances until 9:00 p.m. to help Santa kickoff the holiday season. For more information visit  www.acworthparksandrecreation.org or call the Parks and Recreation office at 770-917-1234.

SAT & SUN DEC. 6 & 7 MARIETTA PILGRIMAGE HOME TOUR The Marietta Pilgrimage Christmas Home Tour features six private historic homes in the Northwest Marietta/Kennesaw Avenue Historic District, lovingly restored, filled with antique collections and decorated for the season. For more information and to purchase tickets for the Marietta Pilgrimage Christmas Home Tour, call the Marietta Visitors Bureau at 770-429-1115, or 800-835-0445 or visit www.marietttapilgrimage.com

SAT DEC 6 – FREE PANCAKE BREAKFAST – Helping One Guy (H.O.G.) invites you to help us celebrate the Horizon League (Special Needs) Field! Join us for a FREE Pancake Breakfast at Fast Eddies (Butler Creek Shopping Center – 3300 Cobb Pkwy NW, Suite 100, Acworth, GA 30101) from 6:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Donations are welcome! For more information, contact Bob at 770-639-7694. or visit http://helponeguy.com and click on “Events”

SAT DEC 6 – KENNESAW’S DAY WITH SANTA – Festivities begin at noon with a Main Street parade featuring costumed characters, designer floats, marching bands, and live reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh. The celebration continues near the Depot with a holiday host of activities and seasonal entertainment. Attractions will include FREE snow tubing courtesy of Wellstar, the event’s presenting sponsor; as well as inflatables and amusements, a kid’s craft station, visits with Santa, and a holiday market full of gift ideas and unique merchandise. Food vendors will be onsite.  Festivities will carry into the evening with a musical program and a tree lighting ceremony beginning at 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.adaywithsanta.com, or call Kennesaw Parks & Recreation at (770) 422-9714.

SAT DEC 6 – POLAR EXPRESS ADVENTURE – The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History, located at 2829 Cherokee Street in downtown Kennesaw, is bringing back its popular Polar Express Adventure. The special holiday event is scheduled from 5-9 p.m. The museum is offering special pricing for the event. Tickets for adults and seniors are $5, children (4-12) are $3 and Infants (3 and under) are free. For more information, email events@southernmuseum.org or call 770-427-2117 ext. 3058. Additional details about Polar Express Adventure and other future Museum events are available at facebook.com/southernmuseum or southernmuseum.org.

SAT DEC 6 – CHRISTMAS IN ACWORTH – The Acworth Downtown Development Authority is excited to present, “Christmas in Acworth”! We have many wonderful festivities planned so that you can shop local, while enjoying the season of Christmas in a quaint downtown setting. For the complete schedule of events, visit www.acworthtourism.org Please join us for “Christmas in Acworth”and enjoy your holiday shopping without the crowds!

SAT DEC 6 – FOUR WOMEN’S PERSPECTIVES – Enjoy the art of Palma Rhoades, Kaye Mero, Ann Wallin & Rachel Bick as Gallery 4463 presents Four Women’s Perspectives for their December Show.  The show opens Dec 3 and runs through Jan 4. The public is invited to a reception and fashion show scheduled for December 6 – 6-9 pm.

SAT-SUN DEC 6-7 – BETHLEHEM WALK – Mountain View United Methodist Church of Marietta invites everyone to Experience the sights and sounds of the City of Bethlehem 2,000 years ago on the night Jesus was born from 7 – 9 p.m. Mountain View United Methodist Church is located at the corner of Jamerson Road and Trickum Road, Marietta. 30066. Visit www.mvumc.org for more information.

SUN DEC 7 – HOLIDAY BAZAAR – Join us from 9:00-2:00 at Kennesaw United Methodist Church on Ben King Rd in Kennesaw in our Christian Activity Center. There will be a variety of vendors including those with jewelry, home decor, pottery, kitchen products, food and gift items and many more. Start your holiday shopping here!

SUN DEC 7 – WELLSTAR’S LITE THE NIGHT TREE LIGHTING – 4:30-6 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand for photos. There will be festive children’s activities, holiday musical performances and delicious cookies and hot chocolate. Members of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra Chorus are our special musical guests. Lite the Night takes place on the rooftop level* of the WellStar Kennestone Hospital’s Blue Parking Deck. Free admission and parking.

SUN-MON DEC 7-8 – CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT – The Carols by Candlelight, 15th annual Concert is at 7:00pm, presented by First Baptist Church of Marietta’s choir and orchestra. This is a free concert and will feature traditional Christmas carols along with newly composed Christmas music. 148 Church Street, Marietta, GA 30060.  (770) 424-8326   www.mariettafbc.org

TUE DEC 9 – TOM + CHEE WELCOMES SANTA – Santa is coming to visit!!! From 5-8pm get free pictures with Santa and a .99 cent kids meal (with purchase of an adult sandwich and drink) Tom + Chee is located at 1200 Ernest Barrett Pkwy, Ste 208 in Kennesaw.