A youngster enjoys the candlelight service at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church in Marietta. (Joey Ivansco / AJC File)
Photo: Joey Ivansco
Photo: Joey Ivansco

Candlelight caroling: 4 ways to have the best weekend in Cobb

Enjoy a little fun and a lot of Christmas cheer this weekend in Cobb County.

Check out these events taking place around town.

Red Hare's Tacky Sweater Party. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16. $12 per person. Red Hare Brewing Company. 1998 Delk Industrial Blvd. SE, Marietta. 678-401-0600. www.redharebrewing.com.

Get your tackiest sweater ready because Red Hare Brewing will host a Tacky Sweater Party like no other this Friday evening. Ticket price includes souvenir limited edition glassware, beer tastings, a tour of the brewery, live music, tacky sweater contest and prizes.

An Atlanta Christmas. 8 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17 and 18. $17 to $20 per person. Good Acting Studio. 507 Roswell St., Marietta. 678-551-2782. www.artc.org.

Join the Atlanta Radio Theatre Company for their annual audio Christmas spectacular, An Atlanta Christmas. This Saturday and Sunday, the ARTC will perform this Southern-style holiday, originally envisioned by Thomas E. Fuller.

Cobb Christmas Gift Distribution Event. From 8:30 a.m. Saturday to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17 and 18. Free, pre-registration required. Jim R. Miller Park. 2245 Callaway Road SW, Marietta. 770-428-2601. www.cobbcounty.org.

Over 1000 families will have a bountiful, joy-filled Christmas this year, courtesy of gracious donations and selfless volunteers. This year's Annual Distribution event taking place on Saturday and Sunday and will deliver over 16,000 toys to deserving Cobb County families who might have trouble buying gifts for their children.

Volunteers in Cobb and beyond needed during holidays

Candlelight Caroling on the Square. 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18. Free. Historic Marietta Square. 50 North Park Square, Marietta. 770-428-5841. www.mariettacalendar.com.

Gather together with the St. James' Episcopal Church choir for festive community caroling this Sunday. Favorite songs will include Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Away in a Manger, and the church will hand out candles and songs sheets in case you don't know all the words.

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