The 26th annual Marietta Pilgrimage Christmas Home Tour will feature six historic homes in the Church-Cherokee Street National Register Historic District. Get a peek at Marietta history and some ideas for decorating your home this holiday season.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Melissa Kory
Friday, November 23, 2012
It’s an old-fashioned Christmas with the 26th annual Marietta Pilgrimage Christmas Home Tour, Dec. 1 and Dec. 2. The tour will include six historic homes ranging from a Victorian Mansion to a 1920’s cottage, all located in the Church-Cherokee Street National Register Historic District, along with a series of historic public buildings. More than 3,000 ornaments, thousands of magnolia leaves, 500-plus strands of lights and over 100 poinsettias are used in decorating the houses. A half a dozen or more hotel rooms are booked for homeowners for the event weekend to clear the way for the 5,000 or so visitors who will ooh and ah over vintage, traditional and highly artistic holiday schemes. Dozens of plastic mats are stashed in closets in case …
Kick of the holiday season with a variety of family fun events in Marietta from the annual Christmas Home Tour, to the Georgia Ballet's presentation of "The Nutcracker," to a night of carols or tea with Santa and Cinderella.
1. Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for the kick-off to the holiday season with the Christmas Tree Lighting, Thursday, Dec. 1. Festivities start at 5 p.m. in Glover Park in Marietta Square. Local school choruses will perform Christmas carols as children visit with Santa in the gazebo until 8 p.m. Santa will light the giant Christmas tree, donated by Big John’s Christmas Trees, at 6 p.m. Festivities: 2. The Safe Path's Annual Community Holiday Open House takes place on Dec. 2 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at 736 Whitlock Ave. The event will include an awards ceremony recognizing individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to preventing child abuse and neglect in our community. Call 770-801-3465 for more information. 3. On Friday…