The City of Kennesaw will celebrate the start of the Christmas holiday season with a parade, entertainment and tree lighting in downtown at Depot Park, 2828 Cherokee Street, on Saturday, Dec. 7.
The festivities begin at noon with a parade on Main Street featuring costumed characters, designer floats, marching bands and live reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh.
The entertainment will continue with live music and dance performances, a seasonal variety of food vendors, crafts, gift and general merchandise.
Festivities will conclude with a Christmas tree lighting program at 5 p.m.
Children’s activities include free snow tubing down “Depot Hill”, a snow playground, free and pay-to-play inflatables, trackless train rides, a petting zoo and pony rides.
Organizers are accepting parade entries online at www.adaywithsanta.com. Participation is free. Entry forms will be evaluated and accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis until the maximum number of participants is reached or until Nov. 17.
Parade entries will be judged and prizes will be awarded in
- Most Humorous,
- Most Colorful,
- Most Unusual,
- Most Spirited,
- Most Musical,
- Best Entry with Animals, and
- Best Overall.
All judging takes place from a reviewing stand located in front of the city’s Commemorative Park. Winners will be announced during the Christmas tree lighting program.
For more information, visit www.adaywithsanta.com.