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A Grand City on a Charming Scale

Vol. 1 Issue 1 December 2008

Visit the Arts

The Princess Theatre has been a North Alabama landmark for more than a century. Built in 1887 as a hotel's horse stable, the theatre was later renovated and became a playhouse attracting comedians. The current theatre seats up to 670 guests and hosts theatrical and musical performances on its Broadway size stage. The Princess Theatre is open weekdays for backstage and historical tours (call (256) 350 1745 to schedule).

The Carnegie Visual Arts Center is one of Decatur's most significant historical buildings, the former Carnegie Library. The arts center hosts local, regional, national, and international art exhibits and offers art classes for all ages. The Carnegie Library was built in 1904. The Carnegie Visual Arts Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is free.

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Delano Park is the oldest park in Decatur, Ala. The park features the historic WPA Rose Garden. There is also a Splash Pad for the children, Trail of History, tennis courts, playground and picnic shelter.

Adventure park includes a playground, lighted shelter, six tennis courts, picnic area and a 1 1/2 mile lighted walking trail. The kids can go run and play, while the parents sit back and relax.


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It is listed as one of the top tourist destinations by the Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel. The 750-acre park includes a water theme park, award-winning championship golf course, ice complex, trails, prayer chapel and picnic areas.

December Events 1 Annual Christmas Parade 10:00 a.m. Downtown 5 Cabaret Night- Carnegie Visual Arts 6 Annual Parade of Lights 6:30 p.m. Riverwalk Marina (by Tennessee River Bridge) 8 "Blind Boys of Alabama"- Princess Theatre 9-13 The Backstage Theatre Company Presents: "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever"- Church of Performing Arts 13 Annual Christmas Tour of Homes Albany and Old Decatur Historic Districts


Information about Decatur, Ala.