The city of Decatur has some fantastic holiday events lined up this season.  Here’s some of what’s coming up:

Dec. 3, 10, 17: Terrific Thursdays

On “Terrific Thursdays” in Decatur, participating shops and restaurants stay open late and offer a variety of discounts, receptions, book signings, and much more.  The Pedicab will offer free rides on Thursdays from 5 until 9 p.m.  For more information, visit

Thursday, Dec. 17: Bonfire/Marshmallow Roast, 7-8 p.m.

On the evening of Dec. 17, Downtown Decatur will be all aglow with the light from a giant community bonfire on the town square.  Stop by the fire to roast some marshmallows with the family before heading to the Community Bandstand to visit Santa.

Saturday, Dec. 19: Breakfast With Santa, 8-10 a.m.

The Holiday Inn Decatur Conference Center will give children the opportunity to dine with Santa Claus after he makes a grand entrance on a Decatur fire truck.  $12 adult admission and $7 children’s admission includes a commemorative photo with Santa.  This event is sponsored by the Decatur Business Association and tickets are available online at

For more information about upcoming events in Decatur, visit

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.