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New events a welcome addition to the holiday season

It’s a question we’ve heard more than a couple of times. A few years back, a committee in Marietta was even formed to address it.

Why can’t Marietta do something more for the Christmas season, that would bring people to town, like they do in Cambridge?

Cambridge, an even smaller city than Marietta, brings in tour buses full of people each year for its Dickens Victorian Village and courthouse light show. Marietta has had its long-time staples–a tree lighting, a Christmas parade and the beautiful windows alongside Peoples Bank featuring holiday scenes. But it seems to have long been a struggle to do more.

That’s why we’re so happy to see some new holiday events added to the schedule this year.

Each weekend in December, Santa Claus will be available in the gazebo in Muskingum Park from 1 to 4 p.m. Also in the park, there will be a tree walk, featuring 50 decorated trees. Each tree has a different sponsor and theme.

These events will give residents and visitors in Marietta during the holiday season something new to see and experience.

We’re glad those with Marietta Main Street are working on bringing some extra magic to the season, and we hope this is just the beginning of the special offerings in our city.

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