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Video: The Holiday Season Starts with a Bang

Local school choruses, Mayor Steve Tumlin and his family, hundreds of Marietta residents and children vying for Santa's attention filled the Square Thursday.

Hundreds came out to Square to join Santa and Mrs. Claus for the kick-off to the holiday season with the Thursday.

Local school choruses, including and performed Christmas carols as children visited with Santa in the gazebo.

The 35 foot Blue Spruce Christmas tree from North Carolina was donated by Big John’s Christmas Trees and had over 950 lights and ornaments. Over 5,000 lights decorated the tops of buildings in the Square and 1,200 luminaries scattered the grounds.

Melissa Kory (Editor) December 02, 2011 at 11:50 PM
Did you come out to the Square yesterday? Do you intend on visiting Santa at his workshop on the Square this season? What's your favorite holiday tradition?
B.N. Manuel December 05, 2011 at 02:27 AM
Santa on the Square is one of our family traditions. We've been going for more than 10 years. We see Santa then eat lunch at the Marietta Pizza Kitchen. We usually go about a week before Christmas, even though our kids are grown and as big as some of the adults. Before we see Santa, we love to go to Coker's Tree Farm on Macland Road, where we've been cutting down our tree during Thanksgiving weekend.

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