The City of Decatur, Decatur Area Arts Council, Decatur Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Limitless Decatur & Macon County, NowDecatur/WSOY and the Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce invite you to enjoy downtown Decatur this year with #DECtheTown! Visit our beautiful downtown and enjoy an entire season of family activities and entertainment.  


Be a part of the Decatur Christmas Parade! The Parade will take place Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 5:30 pm in downtown Decatur!  It had traditionally been held the Saturday before Thanksgiving by the Jaycees. This year the parade is being coordinated by Earthmover Credit Union!

Listen in as Neuhoff Media broadcasts LIVE from inside the parade, courtesy of Bob Brady Auto Mall!  Listen live at WSOY 1340AM/ 103.3FM or streaming online at NowDecatur.com



The Decatur Area Arts Council is hosting a new community art project for this holiday season, “Christmas Card Lane.” This is an outdoor exhibit/competition comprised of larger-than-life ‘cards’ created by local artists and groups based on the theme “Holiday Season Around the World.” The cards are displayed in downtown Decatur (across from ADM Center) from November 24 to December 30, 2018. The community is invited to vote for their favorite card design and prize money will be awarded to the top three designs! Click HERE to vote! 

Schedule of Events

#DECtheTown schedule of events in downtown Decatur. Check back often. The list is updated daily.

It’s your chance to win an over $3000 downtown shopping spree with #DECtheTown! Visit participating businesses between now and December 20th, look for the #DECtheTown sign with the code word specific to each business.  Enter the Code for that business by clicking on the business logo below to enter.  Each business code you enter is another chance to win! 

In addition, listen to Byers & Co each morning from 6-9am as they highlight a participating business each day with the Gift of the Day! And watch the NowDecatur Facebook Page for a post each day for a chance to win a $100 Gift Card to that business!  Check out the list of winner so far!


Merle Norman

Raupp's Shoes

Decatur Blue

The Brass Horn



Gallery 510

Teran Elaine


Coney McKane's

Brass Horn Too


The Decanter


Dec. Area Arts Council

Flora Gems

Shop on Main

Dali Bliss

Avon Theater

Anna Thai

Sol Bistro


Sloan's Calzones

R Bar

The Gin Mill

Board Knight

Art Farm

Embroidered Expressions

Wildflour Artisan Bakery & Cafe


Child's Play

#DECthetown Partners