CARTERSVILLE, GA-NOVEMBER 6, 2014: Santa Claus is coming to town and he will be here sooner than you think.   In less than a month, on December 4th, Santa will usher in the Christmas season in Cartersville during the Annual Cartersville Exchange Club Christmas Parade.  Members of the Cartersville Bartow County Exchange Club are already as busy as elves planning the event that will begin at 6:00 PM from the parking lot of Tabernacle Baptist Church and will wind its way through the streets of Cartersville.


The parade is the largest in Northwest Georgia with over 100 floats entered annually.  It is led off by members of the Exchange Club in the “Bucket Brigade” collecting donations from the crowd.  Following closely behind will be Santa and Mrs. Claus who have already told us how much they are looking forward to our parade.


Money raised from entry fees and the Bucket Brigade goes directly to three children-related charities here in Bartow County.   Last year, the Exchange Club was able to donate almost $20,000.00 to Advocates for Children, the Boys and Girls Club of Bartow County and Bartow Christmas Coalition.


Entry applications and information about the logistics of the parade are available at the Exchange Club Website: or by calling 678.773.2439


The Cartersville Bartow County Exchange Club’s mission is to create greater public awareness of the seriousness of Child Abuse and what can be done to prevent it by partnering with like-minded organizations and to make our community a better place to live.  We meet every Thursday at noon at Stonewall Manor and we welcome visitors interested in joining.