December 1, 2021
MARTA HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE
FEATURES LIVE MUSIC, DANCE, GIVEAWAYS, & VISIT FROM SANTA
Season’s Greetings Shared
Systemwide Through Month of December
ATLANTA – The
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (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
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
Tuesday, Dec. 7
Friday, Dec. 10
Monday, Dec. 13
2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
available from Refuge Coffee Truck
Monday, Dec. 20
– Wednesday, Dec. 22
To view MARTA’s
holiday service schedule visit MARTA (itsmarta.com).