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(PHOTOS) 2017 Decatur Christmas Tree lighting

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(PHOTOS) 2017 Decatur Christmas Tree lighting

Four year old Naomi Lee excitedly spots a drone overhead filming Thursday's festivities
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By Greta Reynolds, contributor

Spectators gathered in the Decatur Square on Nov. 30 for the city’s annual Christmas Tree lighting in front of Little Shop of Stories.

The annual event always draws a crowd (and Santa Claus).

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Santa greets the excited crowd below from the rooftop of Little Shop of Stories on Thursday

The 4/5 Academy’s Voices of Fifth Avenue, led by Nick Brooks, sings for the large crowd gathered in the Decatur Square on Thursday.

Santa lights the Christmas tree on the Little Shop of Stories rooftop as the crowd below cheers him on.

Santa gets ready to light the Christmas tree on top of Little Shop of Stories in the Decatur Square on Thursday.

A crowd gathers outside Little Shop of Stories Thursday to see Santa and the annual lighting of the Christmas tree on the store’s rooftop.

The 4/5 Academy’s Voices of Fifth Avenue entertain the crowd with a few festive songs in the Decatur Square on Thursday.

Margo Everette wears a necklace of festive lights as she waits for Santa to appear on the rooftop of Little Shop of Stories on Thursday.

A crowd gathers to hear the 4/5 Academy’s Voices of Fifth Avenue sing carols at the annual Christmas tree lighting at Little Shop of Stories.

Maddox Matthews plays in a downpour of fake snow in the Decatur Square on Thursday at the annual Christmas tree lighting at Little Shop of Stories.

Four year old Naomi Lee excitedly spots a drone overhead filming Thursday’s festivities

Alex and Elise Weatherby enjoy hand-crafted, small batch ice cream with their daughters Sage (left) and Sybil at Butter and Cream for Terrific Thursday.

Little Shop of Stories employee Hannah Hyde rings up books at the busy store Thursday evening.

DJ Caribe spins 80s and 90s hits for shoppers as part of Terrific Thursday at boutique Sq/Ft in the Decatur Square

Friends (from left) Shelly Skarr, Lori Bergquist, and Maud Foldevi enjoy dinner at Iberian Pig in the Decatur Square on Thursday

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