Christmas Festivities and Celebrations Dec 7-12. 2017

THU DEC 7 – HOLIDAY CANDLELIGHT SERVICE – Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home and Kennesaw Memorial Park invite the public to attend their Holiday Candlelight Service – an uplifting and meaningful way for families who have suffered a loss to start the holiday season. Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home will hold their service on Thursday, December 7 at 7:00 pm. Kennesaw Memorial Park will hold their service on Friday, December 8 at 7:00 pm.



FRI-SAT DEC 8-9 – CHRISTMAS AT PIEDMONT – This arts and crafts show will be buzzing with activity! Unique arts and crafts exhibitors will display their products. There will be delicious festival food to warm your insides, local entertainment, FREE rides on the 50-foot Snow Tube ride Friday and Saturday and FREE Petting Zoo on Saturday. All weekend there will be FREE photos with Santa, FREE children’s activities, roasting marshmallows & smores and much, much more. Piedmont Church is located at 570 Piedmont Road in Marietta.

FRI DEC 8 – THE SOUND OF CHRISTMAS – Join the Symphony on the Square back at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre for our 8th Annual Holiday Concert at 8:00 PM. Get your tickets early as this will be a sell out event. Bring the whole family for this wonderful Christmas performance and meet Santa Claus, who will be attending the concert and will be available for pictures and selfies before the show! Don’t miss this concert, get your tickets now, ONLY $15. Tickets online at

FRI-SUN DEC 8-10 – A NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM – A Hands-on Holy Land Experience! Come and experience Bethlehem during the census! Visit shopkeepers in the marketplace and learn about their trades. Sample breads and sweets on your journey through the streets of Bethlehem. Follow your guide to the stables and meet Joseph, Mary and newborn baby Jesus. Hear the singing shepherds and pet the animals. Enjoy a Night in Bethlehem with us from 6:00 PM- 8:00PM. Alternate weekend in case of bad weather Dec. 15,16,17. Mt. Calvary Baptist Church is located on 287 Mt.Calvary Rd., Marietta, Ga. 30064. Visit for more information.

SAT DEC 9 – BREAKFAST WITH SANTA – KENNESAW – Kennesaw Parks & Recreation is partnering with the Kennesaw-Acworth Optimist Club to host an “all-you-care-to-eat” pancake breakfast with Santa at the Community Center, 2753 Watts Drive. Attendees are encouraged to bring a camera. Two seating options are available: 8 to 9:15 a.m.; and 10 to 11:15 a.m. Advance tickets are only $6 per person, and can be purchased online at or at the Ben Robertson Community Center. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $8 per person (based on availability, space is limited). Children two (2) years of age and under do not need a ticket; however, they must sit on an adult’s lap. For additional information, call (770) 422-9714.

SAT DEC 9 – BREAKFAST WITH SANTA – The Northwest Family YMCA is hosting Breakfast with Santa from 10 am until 12 PM at the Northwest YMCA. This is a FREE community event for all ages. Register in person at the Y or online at (use class ID 438484) Everyone is welcome. The YMCA is located at 1700 Dennis Kemp Lane, Kennesaw, 30152.

SAT DEC 9 – PICTURES WITH SANTA IN ACWORTH – Saturday, December 9 there will be pictures with Santa, as well as horse and carriage rides on December 9 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Plaza on Senator Russell Avenue. Visit for more information.

SAT DEC 9 – POLAR EXPRESS ADVENTURE – Explore the magical world of The Polar Express at the Southern Museum’s Polar Express Adventure event from 2:30pm to 7:00pm. Immerse yourself in the classic story retold throughout the Museum, with vignettes highlighting the plot and performers bringing the story to life. Pre-sale tickets are available online at, beginning November 9. Regular admission tickets purchased at the event are $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors (60+), $5.50 for children (4-12), and FREE for children 3 and under. This event is FREE for Museum members. Call 770-427-2117 ext. 3058 for more information, and visit for event details.

SAT-SUN DEC 9 – 10 – BRAVO DANCE PRESENTS “HOLIDAY EXPRESS” – Bravo Dance Center will perform its 4th annual holiday production, Holiday Express, at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta. Join us on a journey from Georgia to New York City to deliver the prized Christmas tree to Rockefeller Center! Holiday Express stars Bravo Dance Company with performances by Bravo’s Ensemble and Advanced Hip Hop Team. There are two shows on Saturday, December 9, at 3pm & 7pm and two shows on Sunday, December 10, at 2pm & 6pm! Tickets are available online at

SUN DEC 10 – GREAT GIG presents Sights and Sounds of the Season at North Star Church. The show will feature the talented dancers of Great Gig Dance Ensemble, professional singers, musicians and more. “Sights and Sounds of the Season” promises to get you and your family in the Christmas mood! This is a fundraiser for the Great Gig Dance Ensemble, to help offset their expenses as they perform through out the Southeast. A catered reception featuring appetizers, holiday desserts, coffee, and hot chocolate, begins at 5:00pm and includes a holiday-themed silent auction, followed by the show in the theater at 6:00. Tickets are $15 in advance, and may be pre-purchased by calling Great Gig Dance Co. at 770-218-2112 or online at You may also purchase tickets at the door for $20. NorthStar Church is located at 3413 Blue Springs Road in Kennesaw. This is a family Christmas event you won’t want to miss!