Holidays in Decatur

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Join in the Jolly!

When the holiday decorations are up, downtown Decatur sparkles with endless twinkly lights and dozens of glittering storefronts. You are invited to enjoy the Indie-catur holiday experience with festivities on the square, and local cheer throughout the season.


Terrific Thursdays
Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29
Dec. 6, 13, 20

Small Business Saturday
Santa on the Square

Nov. 24 • 10 am to 3 pm

Tree Lighting • Dec. 6, 7 pm

Bonfire and Marshmallow Roast on the Square
Dec. 13, 7-8 pm

Grand Menorah Lighting 
Date TBD, 6 pm


What Are Terrific Thursdays?

Every Terrific Thursday through November and December in participating Decatur shops you can take advantage of special discounts and specials.


November Shopping Promo

Spend $200 in any city of Decatur shop in November (excludes restaurants) and bring your receipt(s) to the Visitors Center throughout the month, or to the tent on the square during Small Business Saturday and Sunday to receive a $20 local restaurant gift card. Limited to three gift cards per person. Offer ends Nov. 30.


25 Days of Shopping

Gear up your gift list with shopping updates about what's new and notable in Decatur's boutiques and galleries. We'll be posting throughout the month of November on


Social Media Frames

Do some holiday selfie-snapping with festive photo frames in participating shops.



The 2018 Decatur Holiday Ornament

This year's ornament, created by artist Natty Michelle Paperie, is perfect for your holiday décor – or to give! They are available for purchase at the Decatur Visitors Center and local shops including Wild Oats and Billy Goats, HomeGrown, Little Shop of Stories, Worthmore Jewelers, Found Co., and Trinity Mercantile and Design. This is the seventh collection of handcrafted ornaments commissioned by the Decatur Tourism Bureau and the Decatur Arts Alliance. All proceeds go toward the 2019 ornament.


Small Business Saturday

Saturday, Nov. 24, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Visit the tent on the square for free gift wrapping, hot cocoa, snacks, and a visit with Santa.