Due to uncertain weather conditions tomorrow afternoon, Movie Night on West Ponce is canceled. The next West Ponce Movie Night will take place in the spring. Stay tuned to the Decatur Focus and City of Decatur’s Facebook page early next year for more details.

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Give the gift of fit! Solidcore offers a new take on high-intensity for you and your workout buddy — because it’s always better with a buddy, right? Sign yourself and your victim, I mean loved one, up for some serious sweat sessions at this state-of-the-art fitness facility right in downtown Decatur. Solidcore takes a low-and-slow approach — low-impact and slow full-body movements, that is — but they don’t hold back on power, performance, or perspiration! Their 50-minute comprehensive workout uses specialty resistance machinery… and every muscle you’ve got. Shake off some seasonal stress or feel the burn in the New Year with drop-in specials, class passes, and gift cards, too.


150 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Suite 190


Tomorrow is the first Wednesday of December so we’ll be testing the tornado outdoor warning sirens at 5:00 p.m. The test should last approximately one minute. Should the weather become inclement, the test will be postponed until Thursday, 7 December 2017.

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If you have questions or want more information about the siren system, check out the Siren page on the City’s website or contact Police Lt. Barry Woodward at 404-373-6551.

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Got an audiophile on your gift list? Decatur CD & Vinyl has just the thing! — Music you can hold in your hand. This long-standing music store on West Ponce offers a laid-back throw-back experience, with curated staff picks, listening stations, and record recommendations from a real-life human. Shop wall-to-wall (and floor-to-ceiling) all-things music from fresh releases, vintage vinyl, new and used CDs, and DVDs to commemorative box sets, books, posters, and even coveted cassingles. Stumble upon your new favorite band (or your tricky-gifting brother’s…) when you peruse their racks. And stacks of vinyl make great hiding places for holiday octopi on Terrific Thursdays — just saying.


Decatur CD & Vinyl
356 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.



When: December 8, 2017 (this Friday!)

Time: Fun starts at 5:30 p.m., movies start at 6:30 p.m.

Where: The 300 block of West Ponce de Leon Avenue (around Mellow Mushroom)

What: Watch a holiday double feature, Frosty’s Winter Wonderland and White Christmas, with your neighbors and family. Bundle up, bring blankets and chairs, pick up dinner at a nearby restaurant, and snuggle down to watch two holiday favorites.

Cost: It’s free, but make sure to RSVP on FreshTix.

What else?: The Visitors Center tent will be on West Ponce offering free gift wrap for any items purchased at a local Decatur shop, Decatur Fire will be collecting can goods, Orange Theory Fitness will lead the crowd in a warm-up at 5:30 p.m., we’ll have a short White Christmas trivia contest with prizes from local shops, Farmburger will have holiday specials, a Bier Garden featuring Sweetwater’s Festive Ale and cookie decorating for the kiddos, Mellow Mushroom will be serving slices of pizza from its patio, and Highland Bakery is it extending its hours to serve hot chocolate . The street will be closed at 3 p.m., so plan accordingly if you usually take West Ponce de Leon Avenue home in the evening.

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1903433716337802/



On 12/9 members of the ColorATL team will be in the shop, there will be giveaways and a virtual reality experience.

5% of Root City’s sales on 12/9 & 12/10 will go to supporting their mission: http://www.coloratl.com/info

Join us to support the amazing work being done by ColorATL and knock out a little more holiday shopping.



This is a weekly blog post that lists all of the events and sales going on around town. It will be updated daily. If you would like to add an event, email renae.madison@decaturga.com.

Sunday, Dec. 3

Tuesday, Dec. 5

Thursday, Dec. 7

Friday, Dec. 8

 Saturday, Dec. 9



Thank you to everyone who made Small Business Saturday such a success this year! We couldn’t have done it without the help of multiple city departments, our amazing cookie baking and gift wrapping volunteers, the Decatur Business Associate, photographer Hector Amador, DJ Quasi, and Santa. Also, thank you to everyone who came out to take photos with Santa, snack on milk and cookies, and shop at Decatur’s local businesses. We wanted to try something new this year and combine Small Business Saturday and Breakfast With Santa – and it turned out better than we could have hoped.


For those of you who had your photo taken with Santa, you can get a link to your photos by emailing info@studioprimetime.com.


The sandwich cookies from Jimella’s Bakery, a local bakery based in Decatur, were a big hit on Saturday. If you want to purchase some for yourself or as a gift, Jimella’s offers decorative gift boxes full of individually wrapped cookie sandwiches in a variety of flavors. National shipping and Atlanta area delivery are available – and Decatur delivery is always free! Also, keep a platter of cookie sandwiches in mind for any upcoming holiday event. Visit www.jimellasbakery.com for the full menu and gift options. You can order by emailing info@jimellasbakery.com or calling 404-290-8725.


The massage therapists from Natural Body that gave 10 minute chair massages provided the perfect break for weary parents and holiday shoppers. If you want to book a full-length massage for yourself or get a gift certificate for a friend, head over to Decatur’s Natural Body at 225 East Ponce de Leon Avenue. If you purchase a Natural Body gift card this holiday season, you’ll receive a free $25 voucher.

If you didn’t get a chance to get your locally-purchased gift wrapped at the tent on Saturday, you can bring your items to the Visitors Center tent on December 8 at the West Ponce Holiday Movie Night. We’ll have volunteers and wrapping supplies. Just make sure you bring your receipt with you so we can double check that the item was purchased locally.

If you were out of town for Small Business Saturday, there are still three Terrific Thursdays left for you to enjoy discounts and deals at Decatur’s shops. For a full list of participating businesses click here.


Remember to Keep it Indiecatur for the holidays!

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Pick up gifts that glisten at Worthmore Jewelers in Decatur. Make the season VERY merry and bright for your special someone! This gem of a jewelry store stocks a wide variety of styles for men and women from playful pendants and jaw-dropping gemstones to unexpected leatherwork, watches, and cufflinks. The folks at Worthmore have an expert eye for adventurous and eclectic embellishments. They offer show-stopping statement pieces alongside understated everyday treasures, all from featured designers on the cutting edge of fine jewelry. Each piece is a work of art you can wear. Spring for some sparkle this season! Hand-set diamonds sure beat a lump of coal.


Worthmore Jewelers
117 E. Court Sq.


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Celebrate a HO, HO, HOmetown holiday at Wild Oats & Billy Goats! This gallery and artisan market is all aglow with locally handcrafted ornaments, cards, gifts, and good cheer. Shop one-of-a-kind fine and folk art, paintings, sculptures, metalwork, and ceramics as well as smaller, more stocking-stuffable items. They’ve got gobs of goodies for your gift listers! Browse their booths for creatively crafted jewelry, hand-dipped (and inspiringly scented) candles, decadent soaps, lotions, and body-product potions, quirky-cute plush dolls, hand-printed tea towels and pillows, wallets and wristlets, and laugh-out-loud holiday wishes. It just keeps going! Shop the city of Decatur’s official holiday ornament(s), too. Hang your hometown symbol on your own tree. Choose a home, school, place of worship, or all three!

Wild Oats & Billy Goats
112 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.