'Christmas in Downtown Decatur’ Begins on Nov. 18

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It’s never too early to get in the holiday spirit, especially if you live here in Decatur! This Saturday marks the first day of “Christmas in Downtown Decatur,” and you won’t want to miss all the holly, jolly fun that’s coming to town.

Festivities start at 1 p.m. at the Decatur Area Arts Council with a free holiday ornament-making workshop. All ages are welcome to participate, so bring your family down and get a head start on this year’s decorations!

After you finish creating your ornaments, make your way to the Decatur Public Library for a free showing of “The Polar Express.” This heartwarming tale follows the journey of a young boy as he embarks on a magical train ride to the North Pole. The showing starts at 3 p.m. sharp, but you may want to arrive early to secure a good seat. Afterwards,
you’ll want to head straight to Central Park for the annual lighting ceremony.

Last, but not least, the annual Lighted Christmas Parade kicks off at 5:30 p.m. This joyous jamboree features everything from dazzling floats and light-strung cars to festive performances from local groups. Even good ol’ St. Nick joins in on the fun as he heads to the Santa House in Central Park.

For more information on this year’s holiday happenings, visit the Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce’s website now. Happy Holidays!