Most of y’all know that I grew up in Marietta, GA. I moved down here when I was 14, so the entirety of my high school years, returns from college, and my married life have been near the historic square. It’s full of civil war history, reconstruction and modern shops. The square has such life in it, with theatres, movies, concerts, eateries, local boutiques and antique shops. It’s one of my favorite places to be. And leave it to the square committees to make it even more spectacular this winter with Marietta’s Winter Wonderland.
For 2015, the Square is presenting Marietta’s Winter Wonderland and New Year’s Eve Celebration on The Historic Marietta Square from November 20, 2015 to January 4, 2016. The Square is transforming tonight into a nostalgic Winter Wonderland, featuring an open-air ice skating rink, Santa’s Workshop, multi-story Christmas Tree and the inaugural New Year’s Eve Celebration. Jenny King, a local artist, owner of Red Door Art Gallery & Studio and a member of the team facilitating this tells us, “The Square often resembles a Hallmark movie on a regular day…to see it transform into a winter wonderland and to be able to share that feeling with everyone is truly amazing.”
Marietta’s Winter Wonderland Skate Rink Hours:
Monday - Thursday 4:30pm to 10pm
Saturday 10am – 11pm
Sundays Noon – 10pm. (There will be extended hours during school breaks and open Thanksgiving and Christmas.)
$12 includes entrance and skate rental. Thursday, December 3rd Santa Claus is coming to town at 5pm with a 6pm lighting of the tree, and performances by local choirs. Santa will be back each Saturday and Sunday.
Marietta’s Winter Wonderland New Year’s Eve:
Family activities 2:00pm - 7:00pm
7:00pm Children’s Ball Drop
8:30-11:30 Whiskey Gentry performs on the Bandstand in Glover Park
11:30pm – 1:00am Late Night Party and Midnight Ball Drop
About Marietta Square: The Historic Marietta Square is an easily accessible, unique urban destination located just 5 minutes from I-75 with an abundance of FREE parking. For metroAtlanta residents or tourists who want a place to gather and enjoy Intown Culture with Small Town Charm, the Marietta Square is the place to be. Nineteenth century buildings serve as the backdrop to an intriguing blend of contemporary dining, arts, culture, and entertainment. The heart of the Square, Glover Park, hosts a neverending calendar of events and markets. An eclectic mix of cultures has given rise to an array of chef-owned restaurants as well as a thriving art and theater community. For more information about Marietta’s Winter Wonderland & New Year’s Eve Celebration, visit: www.WinterWonderlandMariettaSquare.com