Posts tagged with "Christmas"

Avondale Estates, Decatur judge best Christmas and holiday decorations

Posted by Dena Mellick December 16, 2015

The city of Avondale Estates awarded seven homes and one business with the Christmas and Holiday Spirit Awards. A city email sent out Wednesday says, “Judges drove around the City last night looking for a variety of traits including attractive use of light and color; overall effect; originality and creativity; creative display of theme; animation; […]

Gift differently: two holiday markets this weekend

Posted by Dena Mellick December 1, 2015

Two unique holiday markets are happening this weekend in plenty of time to find a gift for that hard-to-please relative. The annual Decatur Holiday Marketplace and Cafe is happening Friday, Dec. 4 from 5:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The marketplace is in its 24th year and features […]

Christmas tree lighting ceremonies planned in Decatur, Avondale Estates

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 24, 2015

The traditional Christmas tree lighting in Decatur and Avondale Estates will take place next week. On Nov. 30, the city of Avondale Estates will host its annual tree lighting ceremony at the intersection of Clarendon Avenue and South Avondale Road. The event begins with caroling by the Avondale Estates First Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m. According to the […]

Keep DeKalb Beautiful sponsors Christmas tree pickup

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 26, 2014

Now that Christmas is past, the cleanup begins. Keep DeKalb Beautiful is sponsoring free curbside tree pickup for county residents starting today, Dec. 26, through Jan. 16. “To participate, residents must remove all decorations from trees and place them curbside on their regularly-scheduled recycling day,” the notice from the county says. “Trees lengths must be […]

In Soviet Russia, Christmas celebrates you

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 25, 2014

With a baby on the way, I’ve decided to savor my last childless Christmas. I imagine Christmas with a baby will look somewhat similar, except I’ll have to care more. I’ve wondered whether I’ll do the whole pretend-Santa-is-real shtick. It’ll be a little hard for me to pull off. I don’t have a chimney and that’s […]

Weather will clear up in time for Santa

Posted by December 24, 2014

There are numerous logistical hurdles facing Santa Claus each year as he makes his magical trek around the globe, shimmying down chimneys and leaving presents for the nice kids on his list. The reindeer have to be stabled and fed 364 days a year so they can be ready for the big day. The elves […]

Families bring Christmas cheer to Decatur Police

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 23, 2014

The tradition started a few years ago, Decatur Police Sgt. Jennifer Ross said. A small group of Decatur moms brought their children to the police department. They delivered treats and sang Christmas carols. It gets bigger every year. The tradition continued this morning, Dec. 23. “We want to thank our Decatur Community for thinking of […]

(VIDEO) – Santa drops by Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 4, 2014

Santa showed up for Decatur’s annual lighting of the sustainable holiday tree-shaped lighting structure in the city’s downtown on Thursday, Dec. 4. “Now to all the boys and girls, even the grown up boys and girls, you have to do me two favors on Christmas Eve, all right,” Santa said. “On Christmas Eve, you have to go […]

Photos – A very Avondale Estates Christmas

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 2, 2014

Avondale Estates officially rang in the Christmas season on Dec. 1 with its annual Christmas Tree Lighting at the corner of Clarendon Avenue and South Avondale Road.  Judging from the photos provided by the city, it was a very Dickensian affair with carolers wearing top hats and scarves. But the town is meant to mimic Stratford Upon […]

Christmasy things: Sip some fuzzy navel at the Holiday Marketplace

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 13, 2013

I reiterate: If you can’t get merry this weekend, you just plain suck at Christmas (or holidays,  if you’re a combatant in the ever-ending War on Christmas. Commie). One of our local merchants, Mama Bath + Body, invites everyone to the Handmade Holiday Marketplace this Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The […]

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