Santa Claus is Coming to Town
DEC. 3, 9, 10: DICKENS OF A CHRISTMAS in historic downtown Acworth. Christmas Caroling at the Depot, Strolling Dickens Characters, Photos with Father Christmas, and much more! For more information and detailed schedule, visit www.facebook.com/Dickens.
DEC. 3: ANNUAL SANTA PARADE AND EVENTS. The City of Kennesaw will celebrate the start of the Christmas holiday season with a parade, entertainment and tree lighting downtown on Saturday, December 3. The day begins with a festive parade in downtown Kennesaw featuring local marching bands and musical ensembles, costumed characters, designer floats and Santa Claus. The parade, which begins at 1:00 pm, will last about one hour. The parade route begins near the intersection of Park Drive and Main Street, and will proceed south and east down Main Street, marching past Cherokee Street toward Sardis Street. Parade-goers should arrive early to ensure a good viewing location, and dress in layers to keep warm (Kennesaw can be quite chilly in December). Additional attractions near the Depot until 6:00 pm include visits with Santa, live stage entertainment featuring Kennesaw Parks & Recreation programs, puppet shows, unique vendor and sponsor exhibits, a petting zoo and pony rides, inflatable slides, bounces, games and other fun activities. A Christmas tree lighting program with live music and sing-a-long will begin at 5:30 p.m. in front of the Depot. The Depot is located at 2828 Cherokee Street across the street from the Southern Museum. For more information, or if you are interested in entering a float or walking group in the parade, visit www.kennesaw-ga.gov/pkrec.
DEC. 10: BREAKFAST WITH SANTA & SANTA’S SECRET SHOPPE. The Heavenly Hearts Circle of Kennesaw United Methodist Church is hosting Breakfast with Santa & Santa’s Secret Shoppe on Saturday, December 10, 2011, from 8am to 11am. For $5 per person or $20 per family, you will receive a pancake breakfast, your photo with Santa on a CD, and access to Santa’s Secret Shoppe. (Santa’s Secret Shoppe is where kids can shop “on their own” with Santa’s helpers to buy gifts ranging from $1 to $5 each for their family members.) Proceeds will benefit various circle charities that focus on women, children and youth. The event will be held at Kennesaw UMC in the Christian Activities Center (CAC) at 1801 Ben King Road, Kennesaw 30144. Reservations are required: kennesawumc.org or 770-428-1543