Winter Events in Acworth

Winter is a festive time of year in Acworth! It’s a season meant for spending time with family, celebrating with friends, and, of course, spoiling the ones you love. Come enjoy our winter events and while you’re here, check out our many unique shopping options. You’re welcome to spend the most wonderful time of the year in Acworth!

Winter Events

SantasArrival150SANTA’S ARRIVAL – It’s the biggest event of the winter season! Santa Claus arrives at the Depot in Downtown Acworth by a different means every year. Will it be a sleigh? A fire truck? A Harley Davidson? Come join us to find out and while in Acworth, enjoy the tree-lighting ceremony, get a picture with Santa, catch a puppet show, and stay warm with hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows. See the Event Page

menorah_logo150MENORAH LIGHTING CEREMONY – Come celebrate Festival of Lights in Acworth! Each year, a local Rabbi and our Mayor light the menorah at the corner of Cowan Road and Main Street. The celebration typically continues across Main Street to Dogwood Forest with a reception featuring many traditional Chanukah dishes.

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Christmas-in-Acworth-logoSATURDAY’S WITH SANTA – Throughout December, Acworth is the place to take the family! Santa is available at the Depot on select Saturday’s in December for pictures. After pictures, try one of our amazing downtown restaurants and then shop our festive Main Street shops. Breakfast with Santa is usually an option during the holiday season, as well as horse-drawn carriage rides! Check back for 2017 schedule.

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mlkdaylogoMARTIN LUTHER KING DAY OF SERVICE – The Acworth Parks, Recreation and Community Resource Department hosts an MLK Day Celebration and Day of Service on the holiday. Giving back is a great way to cap off a family weekend away in downtown Acworth. All volunteers are welcome!

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DDDlogoDADDY-DAUGHTER DANCE – A great idea for dad’s and their daughters, Acworth annually hosts a Daddy-Daughter Dance right around Valentine’s Day. Dining in historic downtown Acworth beforehand will make the evening a magical one neither Dad nor Daughter will ever forget. The dance is open to all girls up to 13 years of age with their dad (or uncle or grandfather!). See Event Page

POLAR PLUNGE – The Acworth Parks, Recreation and Community Resource Department will host the Polar Plunge at Acworth Beach at Cauble Park. The purpose behind the Polar Plunge is to support and spread awareness for the 27,110 Special Olympics Georgia athletes. Anyone with a little guts and a warm heart wanting to support the athletes of Special Olympics Georgia is welcome to participate!

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Looking for more ideas for some family fun around the holidays? Check out some of Acworth’s holiday traditions that are fun for the whole family!

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