Opelika's Very Merry Christmas

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The holiday season has always been a special time in our quaint railroad town. But over the past two years, the City of Opelika made it a priority to spruce up the holidays by investing in new Christmas decorations for the Downtown Historic District. Opelika added thousands of lights and decor to bring to life a magical Christmas destination for all to enjoy.

The decorations and spectacular lights aren’t all that make Opelika the Christmas destination of the South. The town offers some 15 events throughout December, putting citizens and visitors in the holiday spirit. From our newest Christmas kickoff event, Sno-pelika, to our Victorian Front Porch Tour and Christmas in a Railroad Town, Reindeer Express Train Rides, Fa-la-la Festival and horse-drawn carriage rides through the historic district, there is truly no place like Opelika.  

Come spend your holiday season along the railroad tracks of Opelika where Christmas is magical and memorable. In Opelika, it’s a Very Merry Christmas year after year. 

Opelika Christmas 2019

Holiday Open House
November 3 • 12 - 5 p.m.
Downtown
opelikamainstreet.org

Santa on the Square
November 17 • 2 - 5 p.m.
Courthouse Square
Provided by iHeart Radio

Small Business Saturday
Start Your Christmas Shopping!
November 30
Normal shopping hours
opelikamainstreet.org

Christmas In Camelot
Month of December • 4:30 - 10 p.m.
Off of Rocky Brook Road

Decorations Swap
December 2 • 5 - 7 p.m.
Lewis Cooper Jr. Memorial Library 
Know Before You Go

OHS/OMS Christmas Band Concert
December 3 • 6:30 p.m.
Opelika Center for Performing Arts
Opelika City Schools

SNO-PELIKA
Official Kickoff and Tree Lighting
Courthouse Square & Downtown
December 4 • 5 -8 p.m.
Sponsored by EAMC
opelikachamber.com
Know Before You Go

Opelika Christmas Parade
December 7 • 10 a.m.
Rain Date: December 8 • 3 p.m.
opelikachamber.com
Know Before You Go

OHS/OMS Christmas Choral Concert
December 12 • 6:30 p.m.
Opelika Center for Performing Arts
Opelika City Schools

Christmas In A Railroad Town
December 13 • 5 - 8 p.m.
Sponsored by Kia of Auburn
opelikamainstreet.org

Reindeer Express
December 13 - 15
5 -8 p.m. • Monkey Park
$2 train rides
Children 2nd grade and younger
Opelika Parks & Recreation


Victorian Front Porch Tour
Driving Tour
December 11 -15 • 5 - 10 p.m.
opelikavictorianfrontporchtour.com

Victorian Front Porch Tour
Bike Tour
December 12 • 6 p.m.
opelikavictorianfrontporchtour.com

Collinwood Luminaries
December 13 • 5 - 9 p.m.
51st Anniversary
Off of 10th Street

Victorian Front Porch Tour
Walking Tour
December 14 • 6 - 9:30 p.m.
opelikavictorianfrontporchtour.com

Victorian Front Porch Tour
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
December 15 • 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Get Tickets from Friends of the Library

Christmas Drop-In - Movie Night "ELF"
December 19 • 6 - 8 p.m.
Covington Rec Center
3rd - 5th graders • $5 per person
Come in  your pajama. Popcorn, games & snacks!

Fa-la-la festival
December 21 • 10 a.m. - Noon
Lewis Cooper Jr. Memorial Library

Christmas Movie Marathon
December 23 • 10 a.m. - Close
Lewis Cooper Jr. Memorial Library
New movies starts every 2 hours


The following groups have teamed up to bring you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS once again. 

  • City of Opelika
  • Opelika Parks & Recreation
  • Lewis Cooper Jr. Memorial Library
  • Opelika Chamber of Commerce
  • Opelika Main Street
  • Victorian Front Porch Tour
  • Auburn-Opelika Tourism 
  • Opelika City Schools
  • East Alabama Medical Center