Here's a look at a previous Festival of Trees display on Marietta Square.
Photo: Winter Wonderland Marietta
Photo: Winter Wonderland Marietta

Cheer on Santa’s arrival in Marietta today and watch the tree lighting

It’s about to get lit in Marietta Square this evening.

The city will be lighting its annual Festival of Trees display, and this bearded guy named Santa Claus will be coming to town.

Santa arrives at Marietta Square’s Glover Park about 5 p.m. He’ll be around until Dec. 24 (he’ll be a bit busy later that night) to take pictures.


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You can book times with the North Pole resident online.

About an hour after the jolly dude’s arrival, the trees will also be lit up and will stay that way as long as Santa’s in town.

Learn all about the Square’s holiday events, including the ice skating rink.


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