The Weekender: Santa Claus' Arrival, Holiday Shopping and Festivals

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.

Day of the Dead at Village Taqueria

When: 7 p.m. today

Where: Lime Taqueria & Tequila Bar, 4600 West Village Place SE, Smyrna | Get directions 

Why Go: Village Taqueria will celebrate a popular Mexican tradition, the Day of the Dead, with a night of great food, special cocktails and live mariachi music.

Price: Free.


Fall Festival and Yard Sale

When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

Where: Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, 3685 Nebo Rd., Dallas | Get directions 

Why Go: The festival will feature a cake walk, pie judging contest, live music and more.

Price: Free. Food available for purchase.

Cobb GOP Breakfast

When: 8 a.m. Saturday

Where: Cobb GOP Headquarters, 799 Roswell St. Northeast, Marietta | Get directions

Why Go: Whie you enjoy a southern breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, biscuits, gravy, juice, and coffee, hear from Gov. Nathan Deal, who will be the keynote speaker.  

Price: $10. Cash and checks will be accepted.

Fun Festival at Sacred Tapestry

When: 10 a.m. Saturday

Where: Sacred Tapestry UMC, 3000 Johnson Ferry Rd., Marietta | Get directions

Why Go: There will be a car show, food, crafts and more.

Price: Free.

Looking for more local events? Check out Kennesaw Patch's events page.

Kristi Vinson November 02, 2012 at 11:56 AM
Check out our local Craft-A-Palooza for a great weekender happening! We were on Fox 5 this morning. It's the place to be for good eats and creativity! http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/19976759/get-up-and-go-craft-a-palooza Palmer Middle School, 690 N. Booth Rd., Kennesaw, GA.
Rodney Thrash November 02, 2012 at 01:14 PM
Thanks, Kristi! It is on our calendar of events: http://kennesaw.patch.com/events/palmer-ptsa-holiday-craft-a-palooza. We have to cover three counties in the weekend planner: Cobb, Douglas and Paulding. That's a total of 10 sites. We can't include everything from every Patch community. We can only offer a few suggestions, typically about five or six events. We encourage readers to check out our calendar at the bottom of every "Weekender" for additional events. If you'd like, you're more than welcome to upload photos from the Craft-A-Palooza to our Kennesaw Patch Photo Gallery: http://kennesaw.patch.com/pics#photo-8073033


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