Where to find me:

City Commission Meetings:

Monday, Nov 21; 7:30pm

Monday, Dec 5; 7:30pm

Monday, Dec 19; 7:30pm

Monday, Jan 2; 7:30pm

Tuesday, Jan 17; 2:30pm

Nov 26-27: Small Business Saturday and Sunday

Dec 1: Holiday Tree Lighting

Dec 2: Clairemont Elementary Holiday Marketplace

Dec 6: DBA

Dec 10: Winnona Park Luminaries

Dec 11: Oakhurst Tree Lighting in Harmony Park

Jan 14-16: Martin Luther King Jr Service Project

Jan 24: State of the City Address


Saturday, Nov. 26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 27, noon-4 p.m.
Visit the tent on the square for free gift wrapping, hot cocoa, snacks, and a visit with Santa on Saturday.

Dec. 1, 8, 15
It’s time to get gifty! – Shop in Decatur on Thursdays in November and December. Terrific Thursdays are back with special in-store events, discounts, and treats at more than 20 shops, restaurants, and services. Participating businesses will stay open late, offering beverages, snacks and special offers. Learn about other holiday promotions and events:


What is Octopidecatur?

Shop downtown and find out. #octopidecatur

Tuesday, Dec 6; 5:15pm

Decatur Business Association meeting

Decatur Courtyard by Marriott

5:15 p.m. Networking Reception
6 p.m.Hometown Heroes, Beer Festival Grant Awards

Thursday, Dec 1

Holiday Tree Lighting in front of Little Shop of Stories

6pm: choirs

7pm: tree lighting

Friday, Dec 2; 5:30-9:30pm Saturday, 3; 10am-6:30pm

Holiday Marketplace and Café

Clairemont Elementary School

December 10* • 8-10 am

Decatur Courtyard Marriott Hotel
130 Clairemont Ave.

*This date has changed from previously printed materials.

Santa makes his grand entrance, arriving on a City of Decatur fire truck, and then the fun begins. Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet and fill out those wish lists to share with Santa. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children under 12. Only 300 tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.

Tickets go on sale Dec. 1, available for purchase online only:


Saturday Dec 10

Winnona Park luminaries

Luminary bags will be sold at WPES from 12-5pm.

WP Luminaries and Cocoa Crawl to follow

Sunday, Dec 11

5pm: Line up for Lantern Parade at Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool

6pm: Parade to Harmony Park

The annual Oakhurst Lanterns, Lights and Carols celebration is a collaborative even of the Oakhurst Neighborhood Association, Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool, Oakhurst Community choir and Boy Scout troop 107. Oakhurst Community Choir will provide a selection of holiday songs as the tree is lit. Refreshments provided by Kavarna and other local businesses.

9th Annual Friend and Fund Raiser Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale

Decatur First Christian Church (across from Decatur Post Office on Ponce de Leon)

Friday, Nov 25-Saturday, Dec 10


M-F: 4:30-8:30pm

Sat: 9am-8:30pm

Sun: 1pm-8:30pm

Historic Boy Scout Troop 107

Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale!

Historic Boy Scout Troop 107 is selling Christmas trees again. Find us at the scout hut behind Oakhurst Presbyterian Church 118 Second Avenue at East Lake Drive, Decatur, GA.

We open for business on Friday, November 25 at 6:00 pm. Come out with the entire family to see our selection of freshly cut Frasier Firs, wreaths and garland.

Hours of Operation:

Fridays: 6 pm – 8 pm:   Nov 25, Dec 2, Dec 9 and Dec 16   
Saturdays: 10 am – 8 pm: Nov 26, Dec 3, Dec 10 and Dec 17       
Sundays: 1 pm-6 pm:     Nov 27, Dec 4, Dec 11 and Dec 18

Winnona Park Jingle Jog and Tree & Holiday Candle Sale on Saturday, Dec. 3rd

Start this holiday season off right by joining your fellow Winnona Park family and friends on Saturday morning, December 3rd for a special holiday event. The Jingle Jog will begin at 8:30am with a “Jog-a-thon” style Fun Run for kids and adults. Cost: $5.00 per person or $15.00 per family. Register online now or download registration form here and send in with payment. Contact Genia Cayce (gtcayce@gmail.com) if you have any questions or to volunteer.

The tree and candle sale will follow the Jingle Jog at 9 AM and end at 3 PM. It will also be open on Sunday (12/4) from 11 AM to 3 PM, until supplies last. Fraser Fir trees and wreaths are delivered freshly cut from a farm in North Carolina. There are several sizes to choose from, with prices ranging from $65-$85. This year we will also be selling Hannukah candles at a price of $10 a pack. Checks and credit cards are accepted. Contact Charles Sterne (csterne@gmail.com) if you want to help, and /or have a chainsaw to loan the folks who will trim your tree and tie it to your car.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Where: Oakhurst Baptist Church, 222 East Lake Dr., Decatur, GA 30030

Doors 6:45 PM, Showtime 7:30 PM

Frank Hamilton School Presents The Hamilton Hoopla

~ A Gala Celebrating the Grand Opening of the Frank Hamilton School ~

$10 Adv/$15 Door

Advance Tickets Available Online at Brown Paper Tickets

Press Contact: Thomas Helland, email: thelland7@gmail.com, cell: (678) 637-7377

The Hamilton Hoopla celebrates the Frank Hamilton School’s (FHS) Grand Opening in its home in Decatur at Oakhurst Baptist Church, with world-renowned performer and educator Joe Craven (David Grisman Quintet, Garcia/Grisman) leading an evening of unique musical collaborations. FHS Director Shelley Satonin-Hershkovits elaborates, “Joe Craven was the obvious choice to head up this concert, having devoted his career to nurturing musical creativity in students of all ages and taking his exciting performances all over the world.”