Special Events + Trips
Downtown Decatur Christmas Walk 2023

Downtown Decatur Christmas Walk 2023

December 6th, 2023
Location: Downtown Decatur
Wednesday, 5-8 pm

Download a printable version (link at bottom of the page) of this information whcih includes a map of the event.

Bring the family to welcome the holiday season and enjoy holiday treats, music, activities, and SHOPPING!

  • Shop the downtown stores to find that perfect gift.
  • Ride the free trolley throughout downtown.
  • Listen to festive music at several locations.
  • Visit Santa Claus in the Transfer House.
  • Stroll along Christmas Card Lane in Preston Jackson Park.
  • Bask in the glow of the Christmas tree at the Decatur Civic Center.
  • Sample holiday treats wherever you find them.
  • Pick up a snack at the food trucks at Central Park and Merchant Street.

(Merchant St. will be closed to traffic.)

Scavenger Hunt Stops
(Visit these locations and return your completed list to Thinkwell Makerspace, 120 N. Franklin for a prize)

  • All Things Beautiful
  • ArtFarm
  • Back Home Boutique
  • Dali Bliss Salon & Boutique
  • Linwood Boutique/Let’s Paint with Liz
  • Sugafix


Throughout downtown
   - Debbie’s Dance Studio Dancers

Central Park
   - Santa Claus in the Tranfer House
   - 5:30-6pm – Decatur Youth Chorale
   - 6:45-7:30 pm – Unity Christian School Choir
   - Mexican food truck

All Things Beautiful / I Meditate Crystals N Candles by Kia
   - DJ Bennie Smith on the sidewalk
   - Holiday treats

Decatur Area Arts Council
   - 5-7 pm – Johns Hill and Eisenhower Choirs
   - Holiday treats

Decatur Brew Works
   - 7-9 pm – Broken Brogue

Decatur Public Library
   - 4:30-6 pm – Games and crafts for kids

GK9 Wine & Spirits
   - Live music

Hickory Point Bank
   - 5-6 pm – French Horn Group
   - 6-7 pm – Second Wind Flute Choir
   - Costumed characters
   - Holiday treats

Lincoln Square Theater
   - Live holiday music

Merchant Street / Giggles / Cass Concepts
   - Live music
   - Giant snow globe photo-op
   - Costumed charcters
   - Pretzel food truck
   - Holiday treats

Merle Norman Cosmetics
   - In-store specials
   - Spinning wheel for prizes
   - Prize drawing
   - Holiday treats

Shop On Main (Starting at 4 pm)
   - Free gift to first 50 people that stop in.
   - Holiday treats

Thinkwell Makerspace (120 N. Franklin)
   - Scavenger Hunt sponsor/destination
   - Drawing for Illini basketball tickets
   - Family activities

• Tournesol
   - Holiday treats


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