Monday, December 24, 2012
The North American Aerospace Defense Command has a website that now offers a Santa tracker mobile app to follow the jolly man's magical flight.
They sent him their wish lists, sat on his lap, and left cookies and milk for his arrival. Now the only thing left for children to do is track Santa's progress as he delivers gifts around the world on Christmas Eve. Thanks to the folks behind the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) website, families worldwide can now follow Santa's Christmas journey in real time. The tradition started in 1955 after an advertisement for Sears Roebuck & Co. misprinted a telephone number for a special "Santa hotline." Instead of reaching Kris Kringle, the number put kids through to the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) Commander-in-Chief’s operations, according to a description on the NORAD Tracks Santa Facebook page, which has more than …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Head to Acworth today for Santa's Arrival, and get an opportunity to write letters to service members overseas.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Angela Chao
Friday, December 7, 2012
This week's Cobb, Douglas and Paulding Weekend & Community Spotlight features Santa's Arrival in Acworth. The streets of Historic Downtown Acworth are expected to be filled with thousands of people tonight for Santa's Arrival, a tradition in the community for more than 10 years. Santa will arrive in a military vehicle this year, giving the children an opportunity to write letters to soldiers serving our country overseas. Bring the whole family to kick off the holiday season, and enjoy an evening of music and entertainment with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Have a great event coming up in your community? Upload it onto your Patch, then email Editor Angela Chao at email@example.com, and your event could be featured in the next Weekend Spotlight on…
Friday, November 2, 2012
Looking for something to do in Cobb and Paulding this weekend? Patch has a few suggestions.
Santa Arrives at Town Center at Cobb When: 6 p.m. today Where: Town Center at Cobb, 400 Ernest W. Barrett Pkwy. NW, Kennesaw | Get directions Why Go: There are so many reasons. There will be entertainment by Radio Disney and face painting. Live reindeer will escort Santa Claus to his holiday home at 7 p.m. The first 200 children who visit Santa will receive a special gift. And all guests will receive festive giveaways while supplies last. Price: Free. Bentwater's Annual Holiday Shopping Event When: 6:30 p.m. today and 10 a.m. Saturday Where: 3730 Cedarcrest Rd., Acworth | Get directions Why Go: More than 30 vendors will have an array of gifts and handcrafted items for sale. Price: Free, but be sure to bring money to support the vendors. …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
It will be held Dec. 1.
The sixth and final event in the Kennesaw Grand Prix Series of 5K races, the Faith Cline Elf Trot, will be held Sat., Dec. 1 at 4 p.m. in downtown Kennesaw. The race for adults and children, hosted by the Kennesaw Downtown Development Authority, benefits the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children. The race follows a fast, flat route through historic downtown Kennesaw and Swift-Cantrell Park and is fun for beginners and accomplished runners and walkers alike. The route is a Certified 5K Peachtree Road Race Qualifier course. The one Mile Fun Run starts at 4:30 p.m. and the 5K race begins at 5 p.m. Prizes will be given to the top male and female finisher; the top Masters Division male and female; the champions in each running division; and the …
Friday, October 26, 2012
The parade begins at 1 p.m. Dec. 1.
The City of Kennesaw will celebrate the start of the Christmas holiday season with a parade, entertainment and tree lighting downtown on Saturday, December 1. The festivities are highlighted by a parade in downtown Kennesaw featuring local marching bands and musical ensembles, costumed characters, designer floats and live reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh. The parade, which begins at 1 p.m., will last about one hour. The parade route begins near the intersection of Park Drive and Main Street, and will proceed south and east down Main Street past Cherokee Street toward Sardis Street. Parade-goers should arrive early to ensure a good viewing location, and dress in layers to keep warm. Additional attractions near the Depot until 6 p.m. include …