Christmas Tree Lighting & Santa on the Square

The City of Marietta's Annual Christmas Tree Lighting returns!! Let's kick off this holiday season with Santa's arrival to the square. The fun begins at 4PM with performances by local school and church choirs, then Santa makes his Grand Entrance to help the Mayor and the City of Marietta light the tree!

Thursday, November 30th from 4 to 8PM

In Glover Park at the Historic Marietta Square

Schedule of Events:

Local Choir Performances: Throughout the night

Santa Letter Writing Stations : Throughout the night.

Ugly Holiday Sweater Walking Parade : 4:45pm (approx.)

**Santa's Arrival: 5:15pm** (approx.)

Tree Lighting Ceremony: 6:00pm 

Ugly Sweater Parade!!

Don your ugliest of Holiday sweater (family appropriate) and join Santa in his parade to the Square! Applications will be available online HERE  starting August 28th, 2023.

Downloadable Application available. Please mail to:              

City of Marietta Parks and Recreation 

Attention: Special Events

PO Box 609

Marietta GA 30060

Or email to 

Please review the rules and regulations. Deadline for applications will be November 10, 2023 at 5:00PM

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Sponsor our Annual Christmas Tree!

Christmas Tree Sponsor Ad 

Now is your chance to help us bring the Square to life for the Holiday Season with the installation of our Annual Christmas tree. we are looking for jolly individuals to donate to our tree fund. Multiple partnership opportunities available. Please contact for more information!

This year's PREMIER SPONSOR... 

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Write a Letter to Santa!!

Meet some of Santa's elves and watch as your letter gets put straight in to the hands of the Big Man himself! Letter writing stations will be up throughout the park for individuals who want to send their wishes to Santa. 

Winter Wonderland's Festival of Trees/Santa on the Square

Come and see the amazing trees decorated by local schools and organizations to celebrate the Holiday Season! Check out Winter Wonderland's website for more information about meeting Santa Clause!

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The City of Marietta is grateful to any group, club, organization, business or individual that wishes to volunteer their time to help the Special Events division put on the best events possible. If you are interested in volunteering for our events, please fill out our volunteer form. A representative of the team will contact you with more information! 

*All individuals who directly interact with minors (under age 18) are required to consent to a criminal bakcground check prior to working their first event*