MARTA Holiday Experience Features Live Music, Dance, Giveaways, & Visit From Santa
Season’s Greetings Shared Systemwide Through Month of December
MARTA and public art program Artbound are providing a holiday experience for customers through the month of December. There will be events at 8 rail stations and the Clayton County Transit Hub featuring carolers, live dance and musical performances, holiday photos, MARTA goodies, prizes, and a visit from Santa Claus. Additionally, holiday messages will be shared throughout the system in rail stations and on buses.
The season kicks off with a new holiday tradition from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA); Colony Square’s “Season on the Square” celebration on Saturday, Dec. 4. The full-day event replaces the annual parade and features food, bands, dance groups, reindeer, face painting, an ice-skating rink with a holiday DJ, and concludes with a tree lighting and fireworks. MARTA continues its partnership with CHOA and will have a holiday-themed bus at the celebration from 10 a.m. until noon for children to enjoy.
MARTA public art program Artbound presents a performance from Ballethnic on Thursday, Dec. 9 from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Five Points Station. Ballethnic blends ballet with African dance concepts and has created visibility for dancers of color for over 30 years. The performance will be captured by dancer and photographer Shoccara Marcus.
MARTA will turn the west concourse of Five Points Station into a winter wonderland on Monday, Dec. 13 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Join Santa and holiday carolers as they take photos, hand out MARTA goodies, and give away prizes, including 7-day Breeze cards. On Thursday, Dec. 16 from 4:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Five Points, True Colors Theatre will bring Atlanta vocalist, songwriter, composer, and actor Brenda Nicole Moorer to perform holiday favorites.
Carolers will be singing and passing out candy from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the following places:
Monday, Dec. 6
North Springs Station
Tuesday, Dec. 7
College Park Station
Wednesday, Dec. 8
Thursday, Dec. 9
H.E. Holmes Station
Friday, Dec. 10 & 17
Indian Creek Station
Monday, Dec. 13
Five Points Station
Tuesday, Dec. 14
H.E. Holmes Station
Wednesday, Dec. 15
2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Clayton County Transit Hub
*Hot chocolate available from Refuge Coffee Truck
Thursday, Dec. 16
Lindbergh Center Station
Monday, Dec. 20 – Wednesday, Dec. 22
To view MARTA’s holiday service schedule visit MARTA (itsmarta.com).