Dec 9: – Re-Imagine West Howard Avenue + RR Crossing at Atlanta Ave

Thursday, December 9  –  4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Atlanta Friends Meeting

701 West Howard Avenue


Re-Imagine West Howard Avenue – The SEQUEL! and RR Crossing @ Atlanta Ave – Wrap-Up

Join the planning team of Landis Evans & Partners and Atkins North America for Re-Imagine West Howard – The SEQUEL!, an open house and workshop to help plan the replacement of the colorful planters on West Howard Avenue, take the next steps in the Re-Imagine West Howard plan with permanent bicycle/pedestrian safety and landscape improvements, and complete the plans for the Railroad Crossing Improvements @ Atlanta Avenue.

Terrific Thursdays continue in December

December 2, 9, 16, & 23 • All Around Decatur

Details here

Twinkling lights, holiday music, festive window displays, and family-friendly events — Decatur is filled with surprise and delight throughout the season. Enjoy holiday shopping, algorithm-free at Terrific Thursdays, extra special shopping days in  December. 

You’ll find standout shopportunities (deals, discounts and more) and warm welcomes at our independent and local shops. Participating businesses will stay open late and offer beverages and snacks while you get gifty. Look out for in-store pop-ups, too.

Commission Meetings

Monday, 12/6/2021; 7:30pm in person at City Hall (masks required) and on Zoom
Monday, 12/20/2021; 7:30pm in person at City Hall (masks required) and on Zoom
Tuesday, 1/4/2022; 7:30pm in person at City Hall (masks TBD) and on Zoom
Tuesday, 1/18/2022; 7:30pm in person at City Hall (masks TBD) and on Zoom

Dec 2: Tree Lighting

Thursday, Dec 2; 7pm – Tree lighting, carols, cocoa and “snow”

Two trees this year – one at Decatur Square; one at W Ponce on lawn of First Christian Church!

Dec 7: DBA Virtual Holiday Meeting

Tuesday, December 7 – Decatur Business Association Virtual Holiday Meeting
Held virtually again this year. We will be celebrating our 2021 Hometown Heroes. Don’t miss it!Registration required. After you register you’ll receive information on how to access the meeting.

Dec 11: Trees Atlanta/Decatur Legacy Park Invasive Plant Removal

Saturday, December 11; 9am-12 noon

Trees Atlanta/Decatur Legacy Park Invasive Plant Removal

Invasive Removal Project – Legacy Park

Saturday December 11, 9:00AM-12:00PM
And every 2nd Saturday of every month

Project description:  Manual removal of invasive vines and plants from the park.
Meeting location: Parking lot to the side of the big administration building, 500 South Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA, 30030. For exact directions, see our events page at

For our forest restoration projects we are out in densely vegetated areas. There will be bugs and there will be dirt, so plan accordingly. We recommend wearing long sleeves, long pants, and closed-toe shoes. Our projects include removal of exotic invasive plants and replanting of native species.  Tools, gloves, and instruction for these projects will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own if you have a preference.  

Trees Atlanta will need all the help and community support we can get here at Legacy Park. Attending one of our volunteer events is a great place to start. However, we need people to get the word out about our efforts. Do you know someone who might be interested in volunteering? Are you part of an organization that may want to partner and collaborate with Trees Atlanta? We would love to hear from you.