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Holiday Cheer Making a Difference

Community gathers for annual tradition to celebrate the season and shop for a cause

‘Tis the season to check off your holiday shopping list, and the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta’s (JLCM) annual Mistletoe Market is a perfect place to start. The merchant market merges fellowship, charity and community to encapsulate everything the holidays are about. So grab some friends, write your list and get tickets to partake in these festivities for a cause.

The event kicks off at the Cobb County Civic Center with Premiere Night on November 9, where shoppers get a first look at the merchants that have set up shop this year and browse collections of handmade and locally sourced treasures. Then, the rest of the community is invited to “Market Days” November 10-11, which have historically raised funds to support JLCM’s mission.

“This is an event that truly makes a difference in our community. Your support of the market allows our league of incredible women to help meet the needs of our most vulnerable citizens,” says Tammy Thorpe, 2023-24 JLCM President. 

JLCM will continue celebrating 90 years in the Cobb/Marietta community at the Mistletoe Market this year. Their efforts, which have not gone unnoticed, have paved the way for monumental achievements like founding the Center for Children and Young Adults and the Cobb County Youth Museum, serving at the Cobb County Safety Village and fundraising for programs like Cobb Diaper Day. 

Cristin Kennedy, who has been a part of JLCM for over four years and serves as the VP of Fund Development, says it best:

“We get to highlight small businesses from the Cobb and Metro area, continue a beloved tradition of almost 30 years, watch performances by Cobb County School District and Marietta City School students, and kick off the 2023 holiday season with a Santa visit, and much more.”