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  • Monday, December 4; 7:30pm City Hall
  • Monday, December 18; 7:30pm City Hall
  • Tuesday, January 2; 7:30pm City Hall
  • Tuesday, January 16; 7:30pm City Hall

Dec 1-2: Decatur Holiday Marketplace at Clairemont Elementary

Dec 2 : Winnona Park Jingle Jog and more

Dec 5: DBA Holiday Meeting, Hometown Heroes

Dec 8: West Ponce Holiday Movie Night

Dec 10: Lanterns, Lights and Carols

Dec 14: Bonfire on the Square

Dec 17: WPNA Luminary Event

Dec 18: Grand Menorah Lighting

Jan 13-15: Martin Luther King Jr Service Project

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Friday, Dec 1 and Saturday, Dec 2; Clairemont Elementary School

Decatur Holiday Marketplace

The 2017 Annual Decatur Holiday Marketplace and Cafe will be held Friday, December 1, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 2 2017, from 10 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

The marketplace is a long-standing Decatur tradition now in its 26th year featuring the work of more than 100 artists and craftspeople from all over the region. We will have scrumptious desserts from our dedicated team of volunteers as well as some of local food trucks for a bite to eat.

http://www.decaturholidaymarketplace.com/

Saturday, Dec 2 : Winnona Park Jingle Jog and more

Join your Winnona Park family and friends this Saturday, December 2nd for a special holiday event. Festive holiday attire is encouraged, so dig out those cherished reindeer antlers and Santa hats, bells, and have some morning fun with your fellow Wildcats, friends, and neighbors!

 

The Jingle Jog will begin at 8:30am with a warm-up, followed by a tot-trot, and then the “Jog-a-Thon” style Fun Run will begin for older kids and adults. The goal of the “Jog-a-Thon” is to see how many laps you can get in while the music plays. After the run is finished, the kiddos will be recognized for race participation and given hot chocolate and bananas!

 

Register here for the Jingle Jog: https://winnonaparkpta.org/jingle-jog-registration/

The cost is $8.00 per person or $20.00 per family. After Wednesday, November 29th, the price will increase to $10 per participant or $25 per family.

 

Registered joggers can pick up their race packets in front of the school on Friday after Community Circle or Saturday morning at 8am.

 

The tree and candle sale will follow the Jingle Jog from 9am – 3pm and Sunday, December 4 from 11 am-3 pm while 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. We will also be selling Hanukkah candles at a price of $10 a pack.

 

All proceeds benefit the Winnona Park PTA to support staff and students.

Tuesday, Dec 5; 5pm-7pm; Decatur Courtyard by Marriott

Decatur Business Association Holiday Meeting

Join us as we celebrate Decatur’s Hometown Heroes 2017, share proceeds from the 2017 Craft Beer Festival and elect 2018 DBA officers.

5pm: Networking reception at Taiyo Ramen (in hotel)                                                              

6pm: Program in the Decatur Conference Center

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. Pick up a Terrific Thursdays brochure at participating shops and restaurants. For participating locations:

http://www.visitdecaturgeorgia.com/see-do-play/special-events/terrific-thursdays

Submit a photo of yours or your neighbor’s best decorations to Shirley Baylis at Shirley.baylis@decaturga.com for judges to review by Friday Dec 8. Be sure to include name and address of the decorations in the email. The winner of the Commissioners Cup will be presented at the Dec 18 City Commission meeting.

Friday, Dec 8

West Ponce Holiday Movie Night

Complete with cartoons and a screening of “White Christmas” on an inflatable big screen. So bundle up, bring a blanket, watch the movie and get in the Holiday Spirit and visit the West Ponce retail/restaurant area!

Saturday, December 9; 7pm; First Baptist Church of Decatur

Decatur Civic Chorus presents: Annual Christmas Concert

Vivaldi’s Gloria and other Carols of the Season

Sunday, December 10; noon-6pm; Decatur Recreation Center

International Dessert Bazaar

Presented by the Atlanta Child Care Guild. Unique desserts and treats from different culture from around Decatur and the metro area will be available to sample and purchase. Admission is $5; 20% of proceeds go to organizations that educate and advocate stopping abuses in our communities.

Sunday, December 10; 5-8pm; Harmony Park

Lanterns, Lights and Carols

Join your friends and neighbors at the Oakhurst lantern parade and tree lighting on Sunday Dec 10th. Festivities start at 5pm at the Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool (830 W College) for lantern making. Around 6pm, the parade will head down Mead St. to Harmony Park to gather with neighbors for the Community Choir’s choral concert and lighting of the gorgeous tree provided by Oakhurst’s historic Scout Troop 107. Hot drinks will be provided by Ujoint. This is a great community effort and fun time to get into the holiday spirit.

Thursday, December 14 • 7-8 pm

Bonfire on the Square – hosted by Decatur Business Association

Join the community for marshmallow roasting around the popular 10′ x 20′ bonfire on the square. It’s a festive evening complete with student choral groups and holiday music. The event is free, but reservations are encouraged to ensure we have enough marshmallows and roasting sticks! Reservations will be open once the event nears.