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 few 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 many events throughout December, putting citizens and visitors in the holiday spirit. From our Snow Much Fun Christmas Extravaganza, to our Victorian Front Porch Tour and Christmas in a Railroad Town, 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 2020

Holiday Open House
November 15 • 12 - 6 p.m.
Downtown
opelikamainstreet.org

Small Business Saturday
Start Your Christmas Shopping!
November 28
Normal shopping hours

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

Drive-Thru Nativity Story

Month of December
National Village - Spa Loop and Yards Lane
Presented by National Village Joint Venture

Decorations Swap & BIG BOOK SALE
December 5 • 10 a.m. - Noon
Lewis Cooper Jr. Memorial Library

Snow Much Fun Christmas Extravaganza
Featuring a Reverse Walking Parade,
Snowfall & Christmas Tree Lighting
December 5 • 4:30 - 6 p.m.
Courthouse Square
opelikachamber.com

Victorian Front Porch Tour
Driving Tour • December 9 - 13 • 5 - 10 p.m.
Bike Tour • December 10 • 6 p.m.
Walking Tour • December 12 • 6 - 9:30 p.m.
Pooch Tour • December 13 • Noon - 2 p.m.
(Pups are welcome to stroll the tour.)
victorianfrontporchtour.com

Victorian Front Porch Tour Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
December 9 • 5 - 8 p.m.
December 10 • 5 - 8 p.m.
December 13 • 2 - 5 p.m.
December 13 • 6 - 8 p.m.
Provided by Friends of the Library
Purchase tickets at opelikalibraryfriends.com

Christmas In A Railroad Town

December 11 • 5 - 8 p.m.
Sponsored by AUBURN OPELIKA Lifestyle Group
opelikamainstreet.org



Opelika Theatre Winter Showcase
December 13 • 3 - 4 p.m.
Sportsplex Amphitheater
Donations only
opelikatheatrecompany.com

Collinwood Luminaries
December 18 • 5 - 9 p.m.
53rd Anniversary
Off of 10th Street
Rain Date December 19 • 5 - 9 p.m.

Fa-la-la Festival To Go
December 19 • 10 a.m. - Noon
Lewis Cooper Jr. Memorial Library

Christmas Movie Marathon
December 23 • 10 a.m. - Close
Lewis Cooper Jr. Memorial Library
New movie 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 Theatre Company