Holidays in Decatur

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Join in the Jolly!

The holiday decorations are up and 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.

Check out this handy guide for all the details. View it online here, or download it here



Terrific Thursdays
Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30
Dec. 7, 14, 21

Small Business Saturday
Santa on the Square

Nov. 25 • 10 am to 3 pm

Tree Lighting • Nov. 30, 7 pm

Holiday Movie Night
on West Ponce
 • Dec. 8

Bonfire and Marshmallow Roast on the Square
Dec. 14, 7-8 pm

Grand Menorah Lighting 
Dec. 18, 6 pm

They're Back! #Octopidecatur Free Holiday Art

Ten artsy octopi are placed for the taking in participating shops each Terrific Thursday #octopidecatur. Look for Holly Octopus posters on participating Terrific Thursdays shops.


What Are Terrific Thursdays?

Every Terrific Thursday through November and December in participating Decatur shops you can take advantage of special discounts and specials. While you shop, remember to keep an eye out for free octopus art!


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 2017 Decatur Holiday Ornament

Choose from four designs by artist Lisa Huggins, 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 sixth collection of handcrafted ornaments commissioned by the Decatur Tourism Bureau and the Decatur Arts Alliance. All proceeds go toward the 2018 ornament.


Small Business Saturday

Saturday, Nov. 25, 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 on Saturday.


Holiday Movie Night on West Ponce

Friday, Dec. 8
Warmups with Orange Theory Fitness, 5:30 pm
Movies begin at 7 pm

Why? Because we can! The fun starts at 5:30 p.m. with warmups led by the fitness experts at Orange Theory. Frosty's Winter Wonderland lights up the screen at 7 p.m., followed by the iconic, glamorous White Christmas (Ladies on the lam! Gents with feather fans! A rustic mountain lodge, true love and loyalty!) Come out early to snag your spot, do some shopping, or grab dinner before showtime. Bring chairs and blankets to keep it cozy.