Decatur Holiday Marketplace and Cafe at Clairemont Elementary Starts Tomorrow!

Get thee to the market!  Susanna sends along this release…

DECATUR – If your holiday gift list has you feeling stressed, look no further than the Decatur Holiday Marketplace + Cafe, slated for Friday, November 30 from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm and Saturday, December 1 from 10 am to 8 pm at Clairemont Elementary School, located at 155 Erie Avenue, less than a mile from downtown Decatur.

Now in its 21st year, the Decatur Holiday Marketplace + Cafe offers a local alternative to crowded shopping malls and big box stores as Clairemont Elementary School transforms into a festive market, boasting nearly 100 local and national artisans. Featuring handmade jewelry, paintings, photography, pottery and more, this holiday market offers unique gifts for everyone on your list.

The event also hosts a well-stocked cafe, featuring homemade soups and decadent desserts from local eateries. Local musicians and carolers will be on hand to add holiday cheer. If you’re shopping with children in tow, kindergarteners and older can join in the fun on Saturday afternoon  from 1pm to 5 pm with art activities provided by Color Wheel Studios.  Parents can  pre-register online for the art activities at and enter through school’s side entrance by cafeteria the day of the event.

The Decatur Holiday Marketplace + Cafe is more than just an ordinary craft market, but also a way for the community to support local students. Proceeds from the Decatur Holiday Marketplace + Cafe go directly to support learning for the students of Clairemont Elementary School.

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2 thoughts on “Decatur Holiday Marketplace and Cafe at Clairemont Elementary Starts Tomorrow!”

  1. Great event. Supper, fun, unique arts and crafts, non-mall shopping all in one!

    One other event to mention for this weekend: On Sunday, 1-3 PM, there’s a Holiday Marketplace at Oakhurst Presbyterian Church, corner of 2nd and East Lake. There’s local artists selling affordable unique holiday gifts and chili lunch available.

  2. Clairemont Marketplace will have a Spiritwear Room again this year. Most City of Decatur Schools, Decatur Visitor’s Center, and Decatur Education Foundation will be there, as well as Animal Crackers and Wiz Kids with art made by and sold by the kids. This room is a lot of fun, frequented by Decatur Alumni. Come join the conversation!

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