‘Tis the season to make merry, in downtown Decatur on the historic Square.
There are so many festive and FREE events coming up for the holiday season on 2022.
The first is Carolin’ on the Square — a free and festive event taking place on Thursday, November 17, 2022 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Then, Santa on the Square takes place on Saturday, November 26, 2022.
Kids of all ages can meet with Santa and take a picture, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a bring-your-own-camera event.
There will also be take-home craft kits, holiday music, cocoa, cookies, and more fun.
Then, from 6 to 8 p.m., there will be a Holiday PJs Dance Party on the Square.
Wear your favorite holiday pajamas!
Tree lightings in Decatur
Come to the Decatur Square on Thursday, December 1, 2022 for the city’s official tree lighting celebration. The event is FREE to attend and designed with kids and families in mind.
At 7 p.m. sharp, Santa himself flips the switch to light the tree above the east entrance of the Decatur MARTA station (on the Church Street side). However, you’ll want to arrive earlier than that — to enjoy caroling, hot cocoa, and “snow” (that’s all we know!)
This year, there’s also a West Ponce Tree Lighting event in downtown Decatur.
It takes place the next day, on Friday, December 2, 2022 at the First Christian Church of Decatur, located at 601 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. The event starts at 6 p.m. and the lights go on at 7 p.m.
This is just down Ponce de Leon Avenue from the Square, where the shops and restaurants are.
Menorah Lighting on the Square
Thursday, December 22nd at 6 p.m.
Enjoy hot drinks, latkes, music, and photos with Mr. Dreidel.
Outdoor holiday celebrations in Decatur
On Thursday, December 8, 2022 come to Decatur for a FREE bonfire and marshmallow roast on the Square at 6 p.m. It is hosted by the Decatur Business Assoc. and supervised by the Dekalb Fire Dept.
SantaCon on the Square takes place on Saturday, December 10, 2022.
This is an adults-only event, starting at 6 p.m.
Wear your Christmas sweater, a Santa suit, reindeer antlers, or any other festive attire.
This will be a night of dancing, celebration, and prizes on the Decatur Square.
Holiday Market at the Chapel on Sycamore
Located at 318 Sycamore Street in Decatur.
The market hours:
* Thursday, Dec. 15th from 4 to 8 p.m.
* Friday, Dec. 16fth from 4 to 8 p.m.
* Saturday, Dec. 17th from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Holiday Movie on Sycamore
After the holiday market on Saturday, December 17th, stick around for an outdoor showing of the movie Elf.
The film starts at 6 p.m. but you can come early to set up your spot.
FREE to attend, and FREE POPCORN while supplies last.
The screen will be located outside the Chapel on Sycamore, located at 318 Sycamore St.
You may also be interested in:
- Lights of Life drive-thru holiday attraction in Marietta
- Discounts for Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Gardens
- Discounts for Stone Mountain Christmas
- Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at the Atlanta Botanical Garden