Message From the Mayor

Hello Folks,

It’s hard to believe the holidays are upon us. We must first remember to be thankful this month for family, friends, traditions, co-workers and most importantly…cooler temperatures. November is not only the start of Fall and leaves changing beautiful colors, it’s the start of our Christmas celebrations throughout town. Yes, here in Opelika, we believe in holiday spirit and seasons greetings.

This year, I am really excited about the upcoming holidays. The city has decided to spruce up Opelika by investing in new Christmas decorations for the Downtown Historic District. This year, we are focusing on enhancing Courthouse Square, 8th/9th Streets, and North/South Railroads.  I invite you to watch for the spirit and lights to turn on Nov. 23.

New to the scene this year will be an increase in Christmas lights and pole wraps on 8th Street, 9th Street, South Railroad and North Railroad; oversized ornament settabouts at Courthouse Square, downtown and at Lewis Cooper Jr. Memorial Library; beautiful ornaments that will adorn the downtown Christmas tree; large stationary Season Greetings sign at the Opelika Chamber of Commerce and downtown; and skylines at Courthouse Square.

Opelika Main Street is kicking off the holidays on Nov. 4 for a Downtown Holiday Open House from Noon – 5 p.m. Then, we will have a Ribbon Cutting with the Alabama Retail Association downtown at the tree on Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. I’m thrilled that Opelika is being spotlighted as a Christmas Destination by the Alabama Retail Association this year.

There are many events throughout the season which will create ample opportunities for people to share their joy and holiday spirit. Check out all of our events here.

I sincerely wish you and yours a meaningful Thanksgiving and joyous holiday season.

Warmest Regards,

Mayor Gary Fuller's Signature

Gary Fuller