Holidays in Decatur | 2023

Holidays in DecaturFor the holidays, you can’t beat hometown. Shop and celebrate locally in November and December at Holidays in Decatur!

November – December, 2023

Knock out your holiday shopping with special in-store events, discounts, and treats at local shops, restaurants, and services. Participating shops will also stay open late, offering a variety of festive fun! With twinkling lights, cheery music, festive window displays, and family-friendly events — Decatur is your family-friendly destination throughout the holiday season. 


Santa on the Square 
Saturday, November 25th
Santa Claus is comin’ to town!  Snap a picture with Ol’ Nick and enjoy make-and-take crafts, holiday music, hot cocoa, warm cookies, and other fun surprises!

Shop “Small” Saturday
Saturday, November 25th
Get your holiday shopping done early and support Decatur’s local businesses on Small Business Saturday!

Tree Lighting
December 7th

Santa himself comes to light the tree at this classic Decatur holiday tradition! Throughout the festivities, enjoy holiday carols, hot cocoa and “snow.”Decatur Holidays

Bonfire + Marshmallow Roast on the Square
December 14th
Free for all ages: Join the community and roast marshmallows around the giant bonfire on the Square in Downtown Decatur!

Grand Menorah Lighting 
December 10th
The Chanukah celebration on the Square brings hot drinks, latkes, music, and photos with Mr. Dreidel! 

December 10th
New this year, dress up as your best version of Santa, an elf, a reindeer, or a dreidel. Join along for a night of dancing, fun, and prizes on the square in Decatur at the adults-only celebration! 

Holiday Market & “Elf” Outdoor Screening 
December 17th
Cozy up for an outdoor screening of “Elf” after shopping the Holiday Market at the Chapel on Sycamore Dec. 17.  (You never know where Santa might pop up!)

Feast and Make Merry
Celebrate and unwind at Decatur’s notable restaurants with seasonal, chef-driven menus. 

In December, also treat yourself to a tropical holiday at SOS Tiki Bar with naughty, nice, and classic cocktails.

Everyday Holiday Magic

Walk through giant light displays on the square and in Oakhurst – perfect for selfies!

Join the hunt for free art! Look for a Decatur “D” or an octopus shape hidden away in Decatur shops. They’ll be hiding all season long!

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