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Daylight View of the Downtown Christmas Tree

Wow- last night’s Terrific Thursday was extra terrific! Santa and his “entourage” were out and about visiting the shops around the square and will be visiting the rest of downtown Decatur’s shops in weeks to come. We were thrilled to be visited by carolers from Agnes Scott College – they stopped to have a picture made with Santa too.

Santa and His Entourage!

Santa poses with carolers from Agnes Scott.

The tree lighting on the Square brought hundreds of folks to downtown Decatur Thanks so much to Krista of Little Shop of Stories for getting the tree and making this event happen. Check out her blog  to find out where the tree came from. Cute story and pictures.

Krista Watched the Crowd Gather

Waiting for the Tree Lighting


Hope to see lots of folks out tonight for the Decatur Holiday Candlelight Tour of Homes. I wish I had Santa to hang out with again tonight, but he is busy making toys for good little boys and girls. I asked for a new BMW, but he said it was too big for my stocking. Guess I need a bigger stocking!

Santa and Children at Greene's

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Sometimes people get ideas and realize they take more work than they anticipated. Other times these idea people make them happen. That’s the result in the case of the the new Decatur Christmas Tree! Krista Gilliam, who works at The Little Shop of Stories, envisioned a tree lighting in downtown Decatur and brought that vision to reality. Krista asked their landlord for permission to place a tree on top of the “Shop”, collected money and support from the businesses, ordered the tree, hired the company to install it, got lights ………you get the picture. Now Decatur will have a “Tree Lighting”!

The “Tree Lighting” will be held on Thursday, December 3rd from 7 until 8 pm. The Glennwood Choral Group will be entertaining with carols, and “sweet treats” will be provided. The tree will be lit at approximately 7:15 pm. Join the community on East Court Square as we gather for the lighting. Then stay in downtown Decatur for some holiday shopping and dining. Remember- it is one of the last three Terrific Thursdays, so a great opportunity to get in some holiday shopping while supporting our local businesses.

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terrific thursday sign in window

Look for this sign in the window of participating Decatur businesses.

Terrific Thursdays continue tonight in Decatur! Not only can you find bargains and refreshments while shopping locally, but you can enjoy the new lights around the Square while riding the Pedicab. Wow- was there enough information in that sentence?

Seriously, tonight (and every Thursday through December 17) is the night you will want to shop Decatur. Businesses and restaurants are staying open late and offering discounts or refreshments, or both. We have also hired the Pedicab to transport you and your packages from place to place. Look for their lights and “Free Rides” signs.

pedicab guy

The Pedicab is waiting to take you for a ride!

pedicab sign

Look for the "Free Rides" sign.

lit up bandstand

The Bandstand Glows at Night

Hope to see you shopping and dining in Decatur!

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Tomorrow evening will be the first Terrific Thursday in December, which means two things:

1.) Santa will be out and about, visiting the shops and handing out candy canes! and…
2.) Two Terrific Thursday shuttles (Cliff buses) will be circling Decatur to take shoppers around town. The route and all ten stops can be found on the map here.


Each stop is marked with one of these fancy Shuttle Stop signs. Special Events Coordinator, Cheryl Burnette, is an expert at getting the signs in the ground – in heels no less!

We’re also excited about our brand new Terrific Thursday signs featuring a festive flamingo and penguin (we figured reindeers and polar bears were overused this time of year). Five of these signs will appear around the city every Thursday night until Christmas. Take a picture of you and your family standing by one of these signs, send it to us and we’ll include it on this blog!

Jeff, owner of Whit’s End, is kindly helping us out by taking care of the West Ponce Terrific Thursday sign for the next few weeks. He’ll be placing it outside on his end of the street each Thursday. Can you find the other four? *Hint: check out where Juan and I are standing in the photo above.*

A couple of highlights for this week’s Terrific Thursdays:

Dresscodes is throwing a two year anniversary party with a great art show opening. These events are always a lot of fun and the best part is you can still do some holiday shopping while you’re mingling with the crowd.



greensfinefoodsThis Thursday at Greene’s make your own gingerbread house from 3 to 8 p.m. The folks over at Greene’s will help you get in the holiday spirit and entertain your kids while you shop in the store at 10% off. The cost is $15 per house and is first come, first serve.

Visit the City’s Terrific Thursday page for a listing of the participating shops and restaurants.

>Terrific Thursdays 2008

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Decatur eLife will be highlighting Terrific Thursdays this holiday season. Below are just two videos to get you into the shopping mood for this evening. Remember, tonight is the last Terrific Thursday before Thanksgiving (and Black Friday). So, go out there and save money while you shop locally!

More Terrific Thursday videos to come…

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Over forty shops and restaurants have signed on to participate in Terrific Thursdays. In this post, I’ve just highlighted a few of the specials that are being offered this week. To see a complete list of participating shops and deals visit the Terrific Thursday webpage at Decaturga.com.


Melrose on Ponce invites everyone to their Holiday Open House. Stop by and enjoy discounts, yummy treats, complimentary beverages and live music on the front porch. 

Dresscodes is offering 25 percent of purchases of $100 or more (see flyer to the right). In addition to the cute sweaters and chic jeans, Dresscodes has a great selection of locally designed jewelry and other fun accessories like cute reusable hand warmers.

Worthmore Jewelers and Gallery is featuring an artist every Thursday. This week’s artist is photographer Bobi Diamond. Also, make sure to bring some canned food with you. Worthmore is collecting food for Hands On Atlanta. Every time you donate, you can enter in a chance to win a $100 gift card.

Decatur Travel Agency is hosting a Barbados Night this Thursday. Enjoy Barbados music, snacks and refreshments and learn about the January Barbados Jazz Festival.

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Halloween has come and gone (as well as an historical presidential election), which can only mean one thing…the holiday shopping season is upon us! I know most of you dread holiday shopping – the crowded malls, rows of aisles filled with the same old stuff, fighting for this season’s “it” toy, endless evenings of gift wrapping…

Luckily for us there’s Decatur’s Terrific Thursdays. Every Thursday in November and December (except for Thanksgiving) participating shops and restaurants stay open late, offer discounts, complimentary beverages and other holiday treats. It all starts this Thursday, Nov. 6. So, good-bye hectic, impersonal mall shopping and hello leisurely shopping for unique gifts while sipping wine and hot chocolate.

For a list of this year’s participants and discount details, visit the city’s Terrific Thursday webpage.

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