December First Friday Round Up

Our last First Friday of 2017 is bound to be the biggest yet. Shops will be open EXTRA late, staying open until 11 p.m. and midnight, hot chocolate stops will be featured, refreshments will be enjoyed, carolers will be singing, and every single shopper will receive surprise discounts at the registers anywhere from 10% to 50% off a total purchase!

Grab your friends and family members, make your holiday shopping lists, check them twice, and join us downtown to celebrate the holiday season and small business together!

December First Friday

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+ Moonlight Madness

Where: Downtown Marietta

Time: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

What: Over 20 downtown businesses will be offering surprise savings at the register for every single shopper who makes a purchase! Savings are anywhere from 10% to 50% off, so grab your shopping lists and head downtown to enjoy hot chocolate, treats, carolers, and more! Click here to learn more.

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+ Hot Chocolate Stops

Where: Downtown Marietta

Time: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

What: Six different locations downtown will be featuring surprise flavors of hot chocolate for just $2 a cup all night long. Stop by Baker & Baker Jewelers (featuring The Sweet Stop), Jeremiah's Coffee House, Tonya's Country Kitchen, All Pro Nutrition, The Original Pizza Place, and the Marietta Wine Cellars to taste the unique spins on this classic holiday drink by our downtown businesses.

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+ Downtown Caroling

Where: Downtown Marietta

Time: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

What: Three different groups will be singing holiday carols on different streets downtown to help our shoppers get in the holiday spirit! Featured groups are Veritas Classical Academy, MHS Vocal Point, and Marietta Dance Academy! 

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+ Free Horse & Carriage Rides Downtown

Where: Baker & Baker Jewelers and Schafer Leather Store

Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

What: Enjoy a free carriage ride thanks to the small businesses hosting the carriages! 


+ First Friday Book Signing

Where: Twisted Sisters Boutique

Time: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

What: Rudolph's Plight Before Christmas by local author Louise Holmes is a great stocking stuffer for the kids. Meet the author during First Friday! Click here to learn more.

+ The Hopewell

Where: Jeremiah's Coffee House

Time: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

What: Grab a cup of coffee or some hot chocolate while enjoying the music of local duo The Hopewell! Click here to learn more.

+ First Friday at Putnam Street Commons

Where: Putnam Street Commons

Time: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

What: If you're out and about enjoying the First Friday festivities, stop by the Putnam Street Commons to get a complimentary cup of hot apple cider. Click here to learn more.

+ Levi Westfall Acoustic Dinner Show

Where: Marietta Brewing Co.

Time: 5:15 p.m. to 9 p.m.

What: Join MBC for dinner and enjoy the acoustic tunes of Levi Westfall from the local group Newfeather! Music will begin shortly after 5 p.m.. Click here to learn more.

+ The Hipp-sters Jazz Quartet with Melissa Brobeck

Where: Marietta Wine Cellars

Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

What: Melissa Brobeck has performed in venues both big and small across the U.S. and in Europe. Most recently, Melissa was seen as Dusty Springfield in “A Night with the Legends” at Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville, Ohio. Join MWC for this free show on First Friday. Kitchen is open until 8 p.m.. Click here to learn more.

+ 2nd Annual Hometown Holiday Spectacular

Where: Peoples Bank Theatre

Time: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

What: Join PBT for a special hometown holiday celebration featuring heartwarming music and dance performances by Marietta area youth ensembles including Stacey’s Dance Studio, PACE, High Schools that Rock, MHS Cantabile, MHS Vocal Point, MMS choirs, Marietta Ukelele Choir, MHS band ensembles, and the MHS Marquettes. Click here to learn more.

+ John Walsh and Friends

Where: The Adelphia Music Hall

Time: 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.

What: Enjoy a mellow evening of laid back music from the 70's singer/songwriter era. Relax, socialize, and listen to music at The Adelphia Music Hall! Some seating will be available, but no reservations will be taken — first come first served! Click here to learn more.