Christmas Tree Lighting!
Thursday, December 4th | 7 p.m.
Thanks to everyone who came out for the lighting of the Christmas Tree on the square! Thanks to the choir from the 4/5 Academy. Thanks to Santa.
And thanks to all the local businesses who helped make this possible this year: 17 Steps, Appolinsky & Associates, Café Alsace, Cakes & Ale, The Cooks Warehouse/Sherlock's, Decatur Downtown Development Authority, Fabu Spa, Greene's Fine Foods, Harry Norman Realtors, Homegrown, Leon's Full Service, McCurdy & Candler, Mudhouse Design, My Own Bookkeeper, Private Bank of Decatur, Salon Red, Salon Red Kids, Squash Blossom, Starbucks, Steinbeck's Ale House, Universal Joint, Verisail Partners, Vivid Boutique, Wild Oats & Billy Goats, J.M. Wilkerson Construction, and Worthmore Jewelers.
Terrific Thursday: My Parents Basement Pop-Up Comic Shop
Thursday, December 11th | 5 to 9 p.m.
My Parents’ Basement is an up-and-coming comic book store and craft beer bar. Currently, they exist online (with the occasional pop-up shop) but aim to make a brick and mortar location in the heart of the Decatur Square in the future. Their speciality is new comics, though they also have some gems from yesteryear as well. We’re excited that they are setting up shop in our loft space during this Terrific Thursday! Come on by to meet the guys behind this fantastic idea, and buy some goodies. Comics make great stocking stuffers!
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 50th Anniversary Movie Screening
Friday, December 12th | 7 p.m.
It’s the 50th anniversary of a beloved holiday classic,Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and we are celebrating with a special screening of the movie at Little Shop! This event is FREE, but you must reserve a space for your child in advance. Sign-ups begin on December 1st at 10am, when you can call or come into the shop to reserve a space. We expect this event to fill up very quickly! Parents, you are welcome to stay and watch with us, OR spend time downstairs getting some holiday shopping done and enjoying a glass of wine or two.
Sunday, December 14th | 3 p.m.
Local author Laurel Snyder returns to help us celebrate the Festival of Lights with a special storytime and some dreidel playing!
Terrific Thursday: Decatur High School Chorus
Thursday, December 18th | 7 p.m.
Polar Express Party with Santa
Saturday, December 20th | 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a trip on the Polar Express! This is one of our favorite events of the year. Join us for a special event where we read The Polar Express , drink hot chocolate, get jingle bells, and best of all, meet Santa! Due to the popularity of this event, please note that this event costs $5 per child and you must RSVP and pay in advance to attend. Space is limited, so come in or call the shop on or after November 17th to sign up!
Sunday, December 21st | 3 p.m.
It's the longest night of the year, and we are reading stories to welcome the new season!
How the Grinch Stole Christmas Storytime
Monday, December 22nd | 7 p.m.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas is one of our favorite Christmas books and this year we are having a special storytime to grow our hearts three sizes! Join us for a reading of the classic story. We’ll even have a visit from the Grinch himself!
The Night Before the Night Before Christmas Storytime with Santa
Tuesday, December 23rd | 6 p.m.
In case you’ve missed Santa the other time he’s been around Decatur, here’s your last chance to give him your wish list and convince him you should be on the nice list. This is a very sweet and low key annual event -- one of our personal favorites -- with Santa himself reading The Night Before Christmas!