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Historic Decatur Christmas Tour

Festival Event

Brad Wiegmann

Ages Festival is Appropriate For

Adults and children

The Historic Decatur Christmas Tour is always held the second Saturday in December. Historic properties located in the Albany and Old Decatur Historic Districts around the downtown area of Decatur are trimmed in traditional decorations and open for viewing as part of the self-guided tour from 3 to 8 p.m. Along with the tour, the annual event offers holiday decorating tips, refreshments and live holiday music.

This year’s tour features seven beautiful homes each beautifully decorated with luminaries, fruit, greenery, and thousands of lights, five churches and three historic buildings. Residences in the Albany and Old Decatur Historic Districts are not normally open for public viewing except when a select number of homes open their doors during the annual holiday tour.

Along with the self-guided tour, this year’s schedule includes a holiday market and a bells choir concert at Westminster Presbyterian Church. First United Methodist Church will serve as tour headquarters and light refreshments will be available for tour ticket holders. Carillon Christmas music can be heard throughout the afternoon and evening at First Presbyterian and Westminster Presbyterian churches. Downtown merchants and restaurants will be open for dining and holiday shopping before and during the tour.

For a schedule of events and more information on each property, visit