(PHOTOS) – ‘Tis the season in Decatur

Posted by Decaturish.com December 3, 2015

By Jonathan Phillips, contributor 

December is here and what better way to celebrate the end of the year and the beginning of the holiday
season than with the annual Decatur tree lighting. More than a thousand people filled the lot in front of
Brick Store and the Little Shop of Stories to see Santa and count down to the lighting of the tree.

More than a thousand people fill the lot in front of Brick Store and Little Shop of Stories in downtown Decatur for the annual tree lighting on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

More than a thousand people fill the lot in front of Brick Store and Little Shop of Stories in downtown Decatur for the annual tree lighting on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Amelia Gieraltowski sits on her father Matt's shoulders after the lighting of the tree in downtown Decatur on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Amelia Gieraltowski sits on her father Matt’s shoulders after the lighting of the tree in downtown Decatur on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Stella Esposito-Gooden glances towards the Christmas tree in downtown Decatur during the annual lighting of the tree celebration on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Stella Esposito-Gooden glances towards the Christmas tree in downtown Decatur during the annual lighting of the tree celebration on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Kathleen O'Shea (left) and Madelyn McElroy perform with the 4/5 Academy chorus during the annual tree lighting in downtown Decatur on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Kathleen O’Shea (left) and Madelyn McElroy perform with the 4/5 Academy chorus during the annual tree lighting in downtown Decatur on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Brejahnia Howell dances in downtown Decatur during the annual lighting of the tree celebration on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Brejahnia Howell dances in downtown Decatur during the annual lighting of the tree celebration on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Emily Thompson (left) and Elizabeth Root play in fake snow as it falls in downtown Decatur during the annual lighting of the tree celebration on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Emily Thompson (left) and Elizabeth Root play in fake snow as it falls in downtown Decatur during the annual lighting of the tree celebration on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Jeremiah Hartman plays in fake snow as it falls in downtown Decatur during the annual lighting of the tree celebration on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Jeremiah Hartman plays in fake snow as it falls in downtown Decatur during the annual lighting of the tree celebration on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

People look at Morgan Perkins' photographs inside the Decatur Visitors Center as part of the annual tree lighting celebration and Terrific Thursdays in downtown Decatur. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

People look at Morgan Perkins’ photographs inside the Decatur Visitors Center as part of the annual tree lighting celebration and Terrific Thursdays in downtown Decatur.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Elise Hitron (left) talks with Melissa Gallagher and Christy Hussain inside the Coco & Mischa holiday pop up shop off of Clairemont Ave. in Decatur on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Elise Hitron (left) talks with Melissa Gallagher and Christy Hussain inside the Coco & Mischa holiday pop up shop off of Clairemont Ave. in Decatur on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

The 4/5 Academy chorus performs during the annual tree lighting in downtown Decatur on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

The 4/5 Academy chorus performs during the annual tree lighting in downtown Decatur on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Santa Claus speaks to the crowd from the roof of Little Shop of Stories in downtown Decatur during the annual lighting of the tree on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Santa Claus speaks to the crowd from the roof of Little Shop of Stories in downtown Decatur during the annual lighting of the tree on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Santa Claus waves to the crowd below as the tree lights up on the roof of Little Shop of Stories in downtown Decatur on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Santa Claus waves to the crowd below as the tree lights up on the roof of Little Shop of Stories in downtown Decatur on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Santa Claus speaks to the crowd from the roof of Little Shop of Stories in downtown Decatur during the annual lighting of the tree on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Santa Claus speaks to the crowd from the roof of Little Shop of Stories in downtown Decatur during the annual lighting of the tree on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

About Decaturish.com

View all posts by Decaturish.com

Receive the Daily Email DIgest

* = required field