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The holidays are here and there’s nothing more joyful than festive small town cheer. And charming Decatur has plenty to go around this holiday season. From a “tinsel stroll” to a Christmas color scavenger hunt at the natural science museum to a tour of historic tastefully decorated homes, experience the holidays like never before in Decatur.

Enchanted Forest of Decatur

The annual “tinsel stroll” through the Enchanted Forest of Decatur is a display of live cut trees sponsored and decorated for the holidays by individuals, groups, or businesses. The seasonal event is a fundraiser for the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society (LLS) and will be open for the public to view for free December 5 through January 1.

Historic Decatur Christmas Tour

An annual tradition for over 40 years, the Historic Decatur Christmas Tour is held on the second Saturday in December. The tour showcases a selection of historic homes curated by the Historic Decatur Association, a “nonprofit devoted to the preservation of the homes within and character of the two districts that comprise Historic Decatur.” The walk-through tour features exquisite homes and historic sites all decked out for the holiday season. Refreshments and music are provided in a festive atmosphere, sure to get visitors in the Christmas spirit.

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Colors of Christmas Scavenger Hunt

The Cook Museum of Natural Science hosts a Colors of Christmas Scavenger Hunt, free for members and with general admission. Explore the museum exhibits December 17–31 to search for the most merry natural occurrences of red and green in nature.

Forest of Lights at GOFAR USA Park

Enjoy a stroll or hayride through the holiday lights in the forest or on the farm, watch a Christmas movie or make s’mores by the campfire at GOFAR USA Park through December. Strolling nights are Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Hayride nights are on Sunday.

Plan your next adventure to Decatur / Morgan County by visiting VisitDecaturAL.org.