November 28, 2013 Atlanta - Fireworks explode in the air above the 56 foot tree during the 66th annual Macy's Great Tree Lighting at Lenox Square Mall in Atlanta on Thursday, November 28, 2013. Thousands of people came out to watch performances by Brett Eldredge, Judith Hill, Megan Hilty and others as well as drink hot chocolate, see Santa and of course watch the lighting of the 56 foot tree. JONATHAN PHILLIPS / SPECIAL
Photo: Jonathan Phillips
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Christmas tree lighting ceremony, ice rink coming to Marietta Square

Mark your calendars: The city of Marietta has announced the line-up for its Winter Wonderland festivities.

The inaugural Winter Wonderland in the Marietta Square will run from Nov. 20 to Jan. 4, with a Christmas tree lighting ceremony happening on December 3.

Children will get to meet Santa Claus starting at 5:20 p.m. and the Christmas tree will be lit at 6 p.m., according to the city.

There will be rolling lane closures in the area for Santa's arrival.

The Winter Wonderland will also have Marietta's first ice-skating rink in Glover Park, which will open Nov. 20.

The ice rink will be open on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day, according to the city.

A menorah lighting ceremony will be hosted by Congregation Ner Tamid on Dec. 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the city square, according to a press release.

There is a New Year's Eve party in Marietta Square, including a ball drop, scheduled for Dec. 31.

The two Cobb County parking decks and Marietta's parking deck are free after 5 p.m. and on weekends.  There are many paid parking lots around Marietta Square.

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