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.

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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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