This year, Santa will take a break from making toys, put on his Hawaiian shirt and flip-flops and catch a ride on the Historic Marietta Trolley to visit with the kids and hear their early Christmas wishes on the Square.
Get a jumpstart on your Christmas shopping this year and help needy children have a great Christmas during the 4th annual “Christmas in July” July 25 from 9 a.m.-noon on the Square.
- VIP Breakfast with Santa, Marlow House, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
- Marietta Square Farmers Market, 9am-Noon
- Kids activities, Marietta Square, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
- “Fill the Fur Bus” – donations benefit Cobb Christmas, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
- DJ in the bandstand, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Santa arrives, via trolley, to the Square, 10 a.m.
- Photos with Santa, 10 a.m.-Noon
- Kids’ Crafts, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Raffle for Gifts from Merchants on the Square, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Readings from Elf on the Shelf (on the half hour), 10:30 a.m.-12:30pm
- Historic Marietta Trolley Tour, 11 a.m.
- “Home Alone,” Earl Smith Strand Theatre, Noon
- Historic Marietta Trolley Tour, 12:30 p.m.
- Historic Marietta Trolley Tour, 2 p.m.
Participating merchants will offer special discounts, promotions and giveaways during the event.
Stuff a Bus toy drive
Again this year, you can help the Marietta Welcome Center, merchants on the Square and Cobb Christmas get a jump-start on this year’s holiday toy drive and help fill the Fur Bus by donating a new toy or making a cash donation. Organizers expect to help provide more than 3,000 Cobb children with food, toys and stockings.
Your generosity will brighten the holidays for thousands of low-income families. Donations will be collected at various venues around the county, including the Marietta Square July 25 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
About Cobb Christmas
Cobb Christmas is a non-profit, non-denominational organization, solely dedicated to helping the low-income and working-poor families of Cobb County during the holiday season. Between 2003 and 2007, Cobb Christmas served over 6,600 Cobb families. Gifts and toys were distributed to over 18,300 children with food assistance going to more than 27,400 children and adults in each qualifying household. Cobb Christmas has distributed between 80,000 to 90,000 gifts and toys in this time period.
- WellStar Health System
- Marietta Welcome Center & Visitors Bureau
- Harry’s Farmers Market
- Philip M. Goldstein and Herbert A Goldstein Family Limited Partnership
- Gabriel’s Desserts
- Marlow House
- Tom Browning & Associates
For more information, call the Marietta Welcome Center & Visitors Bureau at 770-429-1115.