On Thursdays in December, Downtown Decatur, GA turns into something magical. During what is called Terrific Thursdays, the town’s shops, restaurants and services go the extra mile to make the season special. From tree lightings, Santa sightings and carols to special in-store events, discounts, and treats, the town feels like something out of a Gilmore Girls episode.

1. It’s Like a Four-Day Week.
The kids only have to make it through one more day of school. You can linger a little longer, mom. Stop and smell the shopping.

Smelling Candles
Wild Oats & Billy Goats

2. Did We Mention, It’s Like a Four-Day Week?
Adults only have to make it through one more day of work. There’s a happy hour somewhere…if not on every corner.
Thursday nights in Downtown Decatur
Raging Burrito

3. Tis’ the Season for Savings.
Terrific Thursdays are all about the deals. This year, take it offline and make Thursdays your shopping go-to while socializing and sipping on something delicious.
4. Come in and Stay Awhile.
During the holiday season, shops stay open late. So brush off the cold and take in the season.
Shopping inside the store SQ/FT in Decatur, Ga

5. You Can’t Find this on Amazon.
Find gifts as unique as they are …
Uncommon Scents Candles

6. When You Don’t Know What to Give.
These places know what your niece wants so you don’t have to. Hallelujah.
Little Shop of Stories

7. Kids Love It!
There is always something for everyone on a Terrific Thursday.
Wild Oats & Billy Goats

8. Sip & Shop [Repeat].
Cocktails are encouraged during shopping.

9. Lighten Up, It’s Almost Friday.
Walk around and take in the crisp night air with glimmering lights dangling all around you. It just feels right, you know?
10. SNOW…in the South!!!
And snow falls on one special Thursday in the South…
…Which makes the day oh-so terrific.

Have fun getting your shopping done at Terrific Thursdays in Downtown Decatur. A must-do every year!

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