Enjoy downtown Decatur this year with DECtheTown! Visit our beautiful downtown and enjoy an entire season of family activities and entertainment.  

This Week’s Highlighted Events

  • 12/23

    • Gingerbread Workshop- 10 AM – Children’s Museum of Illinois – Join the CMofIL version of this holiday tradition – without the gingerbread baking! $15 for Museum members, $20 for non-members (3 people per house) Cost includes admission to Museum. CLICK HERE for details.


    • Happy Noon Year – 10 AM – 2 PM – Children’s Museum of Illinois – Perfect for those who don’t stay up late, the confetti will fly for our balloon drop at noon! Enjoy music and dancing with DJ Tat, a craft, and festive fun! Space is limited. Call, stop by, or register online.  CLICK HERE for details. 

Downtown Merchant Hours: SHOP LOCAL! 

  • The Brass Horn and Brass Horn Too- M-F 9:30am- 6pm, Saturday 9:30am-4pm, Sunday 12pm-4pm
  • Tournesol- M-Sat 10am-5pm
  • Embroidered Expressions- M-F 10a-6pm, Sat 10am-2pm, Sun 12pm-4pm 
  • Giggles – M-F 10am-5:30pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12pm-4pm
  • Decanter- M-F 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun (12/8-12/22) 12pm-4pm
  • Del’s Popcorn Shop – M-F 9:30am-8pm, Sat 10am-6pm, (until 12/22)Sun 12pm-5pm
  • Shop on Main – M-F 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun December 8 12pm-4pm
  • Merle Norman Cosmetics – M 10am-5pm T-F 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12pm-4pm

The Decatur Area Arts Council is hosting a 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 29 to December 30, 2019. 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! 

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Check out the Christmas Parade, Presented by Earthmover Credit Union! NowDecatur’s broadcast of the Christmas Parade was presented by Bob Brady Auto Group!

Brinkoetter Realtors and Neuhoff Media congratulate the winners of this year’s Bright Bulbs contest for the best outdoor Holiday decorations!