Festival of Trees in Marietta, Georgia
The Festival of Trees is an annual tradition in Marietta, Georgia. Area organizations decorate several Christmas trees that cover a corner of Glover Park on the Historic Marietta Square. The decor themes are eclectic and sometimes odd but always creative. I enjoyed this tree in the foreground with its Disney-influenced ornaments (although they didn’t mention the entertainment giant by name, of course).
While the park is always charming in winter — ice skaters, in particular, will love the seasonal rink — it’s especially photo-worthy laced with snow. The recent snowfall, so rare in Georgia before Christmas, turned the square into the stuff of postcards.
There’s free parking on the square for a set time limit that is strictly enforced but convenient if you’re just stopping by for a quick peek. Parking is completely free on Sundays. Don’t miss the cute shops and eateries, worth a visit in any weather.