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Wednesday: The rescheduled Menorah lighting on the Square starts at 6 p.m.

Thursday: Santa will be in town for Terrific Thursdays and The Bonfire and Marshmallow Roast

Saturday: Breakfast with Santa – as of posting this there are still a few more tickets available

Sunday: The Decorate Decatur judges will drive around in the evening and choose the most festive houses in city.



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Rain, rain go away

Tonight’s Menorah lighting has been rescheduled for this Wednesday, Dec. 12th at 6:00pm due to rain.  We look forward to seeing everyone out on the Square on Wednesday.

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Fa la la la

decatur-holiday-ornament-2012webTis the season in Decatur once again. Decorate your home or business in the spirit of the holidays in time for the annual Decorate Decatur contest. Judges will ride by the nominated locations on Sunday, Dec. 16th in order to pick their favorites. Winners will include homes, a business, a neighborhood, and an overall winner who will receive the coveted Commissioners Cup from the City Commission on Monday, Dec. 17th.

Send a photo of your favorite decorations to specialevents@decaturga.com or call 678-553-6573 to nominate your favorite homes or businesses. All of the winners will be announced on the City’s blog, www.thedecaturminute.com on Monday, Dec. 17th

Breakfast with Santa tickets are on sale now for the annual family event that takes place next Saturday, Dec. 15th at the downtown Decatur Courtyard by Marriott. Details are tickets are on sale here

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Menorah Lighting on the Square

blue christmas-lights-backgroundPlease join us on Monday, December 10th at 6:00pm

Grand Menorah Lighting and Chanukah Celebration

Take the joy, light and warmth to the streets with a grand Menorah Lighting and Chanukah Celebration for the first time ever in Decatur Square

Donut Decorating | Latkes | Sufganiyot
Raffles & Prizes | Judah the Macabee photo ops | Hot Drinks
Special Chanukah Gift for those that RSVP in advance. RSVP @ www.chabadintown.org/decatur


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A Night at the Museum

old courthouse

What could be better that spending Terrific Thursday in downtown Decatur?  How about having a really cool event to take your kids to while you doing some shopping and dining on the Square? Our friends at the DeKalb History Center have brought back their Night at the Museum event and you don’t want to miss it!

What: A night of craft, entertainment, and holiday treats for children ages 7-12.
Where: The Historic DeKalb Courthouse, 101 East Court Square
When: December 20th, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $5 for DHC members, $10 for nonmembers
For more information or to register: borger@dekalbhistory.org or 404-373-1088 ext. 20
This is a drop off event so parents can enjoy food and shopping in downtown Decatur.

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There’s so much holiday cheer in Decatur and it’s not even December yet! Of course there’s the tree lighting at Little Shop of Stories (with a special surprise), Terrific Thursdays and a visit from Santa tonight. Then there’s the Candlelight Tour of Homes this Friday and Saturday. Now add the Decatur Holiday Marketplace to the weekend happenings and you’ve got yourself some very festive couple of days.

Here are the details on the Marketplace:

Decatur Holiday Marketplace and Cafe
Friday, Nov. 30 • 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 1 • 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

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Tonight is the night! The big man himself, Santa Claus, helps us welcome the holiday season by lighting the tree atop the Little Shop of Stories on the Square.
Festivities begin at 7pm with caroling, hot chocolate, snacks and a magical surprise-you don’t want to miss it.
Come out early to stop by the Keep It Indie-Catur tent for free gift wrapping and remember to bring us your receipts from local Decatur shops-we’ll give you a $20 restaurant gift card for every $200 you’ve spent in November.

See you on the Square tonight…


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Small Business Saturday was a rousing success last weekend.  We gave out over 75 gift cards to Decatur restaurants, folks got their gifts wrapped free, and enjoyed the music playing from the bandstand.  It was so successful that we decided to keep the tent and open it on this week’s Terrific Thursday, Nov. 29 from 5 – 9 p.m.

If you spend $200 in a Decatur shop in November and bring us your receipts, we will give you a $20 gift card to a Decatur restaurant.  Hurry, though, because Friday is the last November shopping day!

See you Thursday at the tent!

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This Friday and Saturday you have the opportunity to tour seven of Decatur’s most beautiful and unique homes on the 30th annual Holiday Candlelight Tour of Homes.

Catch the complimentary shuttle at the Courtyard by Marriott downtown Decatur and spend the evening touring homes all around the City. Hop on and off at your leisure, tour all seven homes in one night or spread it out over the two nights.  Be sure to come inside the hotel and tour the newly renovated Marriott and enjoy a snack and beverage at the bar.

Proceeds from the Tour benefit four outstanding Decatur non-profit organizations: the Mary Miller Decatur Youth Fund, the Decatur Education Foundation, the DeKalb History Center and the Wylde Center.

Purchase tickets online here or at Seventeen Steps, Oakhurst Market, and Intown Ace Hardware.

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Remember to come to the square for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24, 11 am-5 pm. Shop and eat at a local business then stop by our tent:

We’ll have free gift wrapping, snacks, Keep It Indie-Catur gift basket raffles and five minute massages.

And don’t forget, if you’re in the Oakhurst area on Saturday from 1-4pm stop by with your dog or cat and get a holiday pet portrait made!

For more info, check out this post.

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