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, December 1st 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

**Santa's Arrival: 5:15pm**

Tree Lighting Ceremony: 6:00pm 

Festival of Trees: Winners will be announced at approximately 6:05pm



Ugly Sweater Walking Parade!!

*New This Year*

Don your ugliest of Holiday sweater (family appropriate) and join Santa in his parade to the Square! Applications will be available online HERE  starting September 1st, 2022.

Downloadable Application available. Please mail to:                 

City of Marietta Parks and Recreation 

Attention: Special Events

PO Box 609

Marietta GA 30060

Or email to Specialevents@mariettaga.gov 

This is a no-motorized vehicle parade. Please review the rules and regulations. Deadline for applications will be November 11, 2022 at 5:00PM


Ugly Sweater Walking Parade Flyer
Letters to Santa Photo

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!

Christmas Tree Silver