December 1, 2020
CONTACT: Lindsey Wiles
MARIETTA – The City of Marietta is pleased to announce that in conjunction with the Downtown Marietta Development Authority (DMDA) citizens and visitors alike will see more Christmas lights on the Marietta Square this holiday season.
The City received a $45,000 donation from the DMDA to purchase additional lighted garland for all the pedestrian light poles within the downtown district on the Square. These additional lights will be used for years to come as well.
“The partnership the City maintains with the DMDA is invaluable to the downtown area and the City as a whole,” said Mayor Steve Tumlin. “COVID has necessitated the cancelation of basically every large event on the Square this year, including, my favorite, the Christmas tree lighting. I’m grateful that our Parks and Rec and BLW departments are still giving us the tree, but we knew we needed to expand our normal Christmas cheer this year. Thankfully, the DMDA saw the same need and has helped us provide more holiday lights for our community this year.”
“The addition of the lighted garlands will add additional charm to the already magical Christmas ambience of Marietta Square,” said DMDA chair Tom Browning. “It's great to work with the Mayor, City Council and the BLW in making downtown Marietta the ‘go to place’ in Metro Atlanta to enjoy the excitement of the Christmas season.”