Join Santa Claus for the kick off to the holiday season in Marietta, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, 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.
The workshop will be open to visitors Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16 and 22-24. Be sure to have your picture taken with Santa.
Also, plan to visit the shops on the Square for unique gifts and holiday treats. Enjoy hot chocolate or a sandwich at one of the many restaurants.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sundays: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Marietta Parks and Recreation and the Marietta Business Association sponsor this event each year.