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Driving through neighborhoods to see Christmas lights and décor is a tradition enjoyed by many families. In addition, Life University puts on a spectacular display at their Marietta campus. The display features millions of lights and includes a 65-foot Santa and sleigh, which is the tallest in the Southeast. Lights of Life also has children’s activities available for a fee. Information: Every night until Dec. 31 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. $5/car weekdays; $10/car Friday to Sunday and Dec. 20 to 25; $10/passenger van; $20/bus. Life University Treehouse, 1269 Barclay Circle, Marietta. 678-331-4334.
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Take a stroll back in time through the streets of Acworth’s historic downtown with this unique event. Costumed characters from A Christmas Carol will be at various posts, musicians will perform at the depot, strolling carolers will spread cheer, horse and carriage rides will be available, as will photos with Father Christmas. At the event you can also take a caroling stroll with the Ghost of Christmas Present, and visit a living nativity at Acworth Presbyterian Church. Information: Dec. 14. www.acworthdickensofachristmasyall.com
If you are up for traveling a bit, “North Georgia’s Santa Claus” in neighboring Canton hosts a phenomenal display every year. Santa’s home is decked out with tons of lights and holiday scenes and most evenings Santa takes a seat on his red velvet chair to visit with kids. Information: Located at 6951 Vaughn Road, Canton, Georgia, 30188. Call Santa’s helpers, Ronnie and Betty Page at 770.345.6314.
December 2013 Cobb Life
Published on Dec 9, 2013