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Enjoy music, food, and other traditions in Decatur this holiday season


Enjoy music, food, and other traditions in Decatur this holiday season

Kathleen O'Shea (left) and Madelyn McElroy perform with the 4/5 Academy chorus during the annual tree lighting in downtown Decatur on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

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Kathleen O’Shea (left) and Madelyn McElroy perform with the 4/5 Academy chorus.
File photo: Jonathan Phillips

Around Decatur, different groups are gearing up for some holiday music, food, and traditions.

On Sunday, Dec. 9, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., the Oakhurst Neighborhood Association is hosting their annual lantern parade and tree lighting.

This kid-friendly event with include performances by the Oakhurst Community Choir at Kavarna from 5 to 5:30 p.m., and Harmony Park at 6 p.m.

The event schedule will go as follows, according to a recent press release:

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4:30 p.m. – Lantern making starts at Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool, on Mead Road

5:30 p.m. – Lantern parade heads down Mead Road to Harmony Park

6 p.m. – Gathering at Harmony Park, refreshment

6:15 p.m. – Oakhurst Neighborhood Association welcome, tree lighting and Oakhurst Community Choir concert. Hot chocolate and coffee from Kavarna, and cookie sandwiches from Jimella’s Bakery will be provided.

For more information, go to the Facebook event by clicking here.

The following Sunday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m., the third annual Christmas on Clairemont Concert by Daniel Solberg will take place at First Baptist Church of Decatur, located at 308 Clairemont Ave, Decatur, GA 30030.

The concert is free and open to the public, with a piano, organ, full orchestra, and 100 local chorus singers.

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In addition, the concert will feature performances by the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus as well as Kamryn Loy, a former Broadway lead.

For some more food and festivities, all young families are invited to Breakfast with Santa in Oakhurst on Friday, Dec. 22, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Sponsored by the board of the Community Center of South Decatur, this will include “a light breakfast, crafts and a photo-op with Santa,” according to a recent press release.

The breakfast is free and will be held at the Solarium, located at 321 W. Hill Street in Oakhurst.

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