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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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