City Commission Meetings 

  • Monday, Dec 15, 7:30 pm City Hall
  • Monday, Jan 5, 7:30 pm City Hall
  • Tuesday, Jan 20, 7:30 pm City Hall

Don’t forget! The City Commission meetings are now streaming live. To access the streaming video option, visit and click on City Government, City Commission, Streaming Video.

Dec 5-6: Decatur Holiday Marketplace

Dec 7: Decatur Annexation Forum

Dec 7: Oakhurst Neighborhood Association Tree Lighting

Dec 14: Winnona Park Luminaria and Cocoa Crawl

Jan 17-19: Volunteer for the 13th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project

Thursday, Dec 4, 11, 18

Need to buy holiday gifts? Or a gift for yourself? Try to keep your holiday shopping Indie-Catur this year! Terrific Thursdays are held every Thursday (except Thanksgiving!) through December 18. Don’t go to the mall when you can shop local at one of Decatur’s small businesses – and have a great lunch or brunch first and a wonderful dinner afterwards! If you spent $200 at Decatur’s local shops during the month of November, you can turn in your receipts at the Visitors Center to get a $20 gift card to a local restaurant. For a full list of participating shops and restaurants and more information, visit

 The City Commission adopted the Unified Development Ordinance on Monday, November 17, 2014. It will become effective on February 1, 2015. The final draft included new high performance building requirements, eliminated minimum floor area requirements for residential housing, allowed for administrative adjustments and adopted a 15 day demolition delay process. For more information and to view the final ordinance please visit or contact Amanda Thompson


Christmas Tree Lighting

Thursday, Dec 4; 7pm

Little Shop of Stories and other local businesses partner to light the tree. Hot chocolate, treats, carols and Santa are all in store.


The City of Decatur and Dekalb County have 2,100 homeless school age children and their families who are in need this winter. We are asking for your help to assist individuals in need this season. Please donate non-expired food items or a winter coat. The City of Decatur Fire Department will be collecting items until December 19.  All items will go to Decatur Cooperative Ministries as they help families who face homelessness settle into safe, stable homes.

DCM offers comprehensive services helping to prevent, endure, and overcome homelessness. Drop off items at either of the City of Decatur Fire Stations (230 East Trinity Place or 356 West Hill St.), the Decatur Recreation Center (231 Sycamore St.), or City Hall (509 N. McDonough St.).

For more information you may call Captain Violante at 678-553-6583 or Decatur Cooperative Ministries at 404-377-5365.

Decatur Holiday Marketplace

Friday, Dec 5, 5:30-9:30pm

Saturday, Dec 6, 10am-5pm

Clairemont Elementary School

Now in its 22nd year, the Decatur Holiday Marketplace and Cafe brings more than 100 local and national artists and artisans in one place to sell their wares.

Kick off your holiday season by shopping for unique handmade gifts, paintings, glass art, jewelry, pottery and much more. Be sure to stop by the café for mouthwatering homemade soups and decadent desserts.

Decatur Holiday Marketplace is more than just an ordinary craft market, it’s a way for the community to support the students of Clairemont Elementary School! Proceeds from Holiday Marketplace go directly to support learning initiatives for the Clairemont students.

Winnona Park PTA Christmas Tree Sale

Saturday, Dec 6, 9am-3pm; Sunday, Dec 7, 11am-3pm

Winnona Park Elementary School parking lot, 510 Avery St

Fraser Fir trees and wreaths are delivered freshly cut from a farm in North Carolina. There are several sizes to choose from, with tree prices ranging from $65-$85. 

Checks and credit cards are accepted. A portion of the purchase is tax deductible and a contribution receipt will be provided with each sale. 


Decatur Annexation Forum

Sunday, Dec 7, 4pm

Community Listening Session: City of Decatur Annexation


Decatur City Commission &

City Schools of Decatur Board Members


When: Sunday, Dec. 7, 4:00 P.M.

Where: The Church at Decatur Heights, 735 Sycamore Dr., Decatur, Georgia 30030

Confirmed Attendees:

Decatur City Commission

  • Fred Boykin
  • Scott Drake
  • Patti Garrett


City Schools of Decatur Board

  • Annie Caiola
  • Garrett Goebel
  • Lewis Jones
  • Julie Rhame

**Come hear their views on the potential annexation of new areas into the City of Decatur.**

This community listening session is organized by City of Decatur residents, for City of Decatur residents. Please join us!


Oakhurst Neighborhood Association Tree Lighting

Sunday, Dec 7; 6:30pm

Harmony Park

Featuring the Oakhurst Neighborhood Choir

The Oakhurst Community Choir invites you to join us this Sunday, December 7th, at 6.30pm in Harmony Park, for a performance of carols and holiday songs with hot drinks provided by Kavarna, fresh-baked cookies, a craft activity for the kids, and – of course – the ceremonial lighting of the neighborhood tree, organized by the ONA.

Winnona Park Luminaria and Cocoa Crawl

Sunday, Dec. 14, 5-7pm

Luminarias will be on sale from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm on Sunday, Dec. 14th in the parking lot off Poplar Street behind Winnona Park Elementary school. 

While you’re picking up your luminaria, please join or renew your membership in the WP Neighborhood Association or join online prior to the event at:  The membership rate for 2015 is $15 per voting member or $20 for all voting adults in one household.  Luminarias are priced at $1 each for WPNA members, and $1.50 each for non-WPNA members.  If paying by credit card they are priced at $1.10 and $1.60 respectively to cover fees associated with this convenience.

In the evening, light your luminaries, grab your favorite mug and take a walk around our wonderful neighborhood to enjoy a cup of cocoa and some treats at neighbors’ houses. The crawl will be from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The location of the Cocoa Crawl hosts are being finalized. 


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