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Find Out Why Cobb County is Atlanta’s Home for the Holidays

by Aoife O'Riordan

Dec 11, 2023

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Located just 15 minutes from Atlanta, Cobb County offers family travelers an easy escape from the city but with all the exciting holiday festivities expected. From Christmas lights to festive dining to visits with Santa, Cobb County is the perfect getaway for Atlanta locals and travelers to the big city.


Here’s what’s in store in Cobb County this season:



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Holiday in the Park

Through Jan. 3, 2024, more than 1 million LED lights and dozens of Christmas trees adorn Six Flags Over Georgia. Experience the thrills of popular rides, sparkling lights, festive shows and tasty trips. Families can also take part in the historic Riverview carousel and Six Flags railroad decorated for the holidays.


Lights of Life

Drive around this 1.5-mile path on Life University’s campus in Marietta to see more than 1 million lights. Open through New Year’s Eve, families can anticipate pony rides, train rides, a petting zoo and cold-weather concessions.



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Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland

Debuting at Jim R. Miller Park, this award-winning drive-through light show will showcase a 300-foot RGB tunnel surrounding the guests in a kaleidoscope of color, towering walls of trees and lights. Look for Santa’s helpers along the way.


Pie Bar

Located off Marietta Square, Pie Bar serves pies in all flavors and, this season, offers classic holiday flavors. Anyone with a sweet tooth must stop by.


Marietta Diner

For that nostalgic diner feel, head to Marietta Diner, open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The diner features a special Christmas menu reminiscent of a holiday feast. The diner was even featured on Food Network’s Diner, Drive-ins and Dives.



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Experience Extravagance this Mother’s Day at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa

If family travel is on the itinerary for Mother’s Day this year, consider Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa and its over-the-top Mother’s Day offering, for up to four people. No detail will be overlooked for mom this year.

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Treat Mom to Tea at The St. Regis Atlanta

Are you planning family travel to Atlanta for Mother’s Day this year? For those in the area on May 11 and 12, celebrate mom with a Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea at The St. Regis Atlanta. Afternoon tea is a hallmark at the property and this year’s Mother’s Day version will honor Audrey Hepburn and her iconic role in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.