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 2021

Holiday Open House
November 14 • 12 - 5 p.m.
Downtown
opelikamainstreet.org

Christmas Decorations 
November 26 - January 3
Please come visit, take photos and tag us.                        #MyOpelikaChristmas

Small Business Saturday
Start Your Christmas Shopping!
November 27
Normal shopping hours

Sno*Pelika  

Festival featuring Snowfall & Christmas Tree Lighting
November 30 • 4:30 - 7 p.m.
Courthouse Square
opelikachamber.com

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

Opelika's Very Merry Stroll
December 3 • 6 p.m. Tree Lighting
Stroll open December 3 - 31 • Dusk until 9 p.m.
Opelika Public Library  
opelikalibraryfriends.com

Christmas Parade
December 4 • 10 a.m.
Rain date December 5 • 3 p.m.                      opelikachamber.com

Christmas In A Railroad Town

December 10 •6-9 p.m.
Sponsored by AUBURN OPELIKA Lifestyle Group
opelikamainstreet.org

Victorian Front Porch Tour
Driving Tour • December 10 & 12 - 14 • 5 - 10 p.m.
Bike Tour • December 10 • 10 a.m.
Walking Tour • December 11 • 6 - 9:30 p.m.
victorianfrontporchtour.com

Victorian Front Porch Tour Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
December 10 • 5 - 8 p.m.
December 12 • 2 - 5 p.m.
December 12 • 6 - 8 p.m.                                    
December 13 • 5 - 8 p.m.                                   
December 14 • 5 - 8 p.m 
Provided by Friends of the Library
Purchase tickets at opelikalibraryfriends.com

REINDEER EXPRESS
December 10 - 12
5 - 8 p.m.
Featuring a Christmas Market
Monkey Park
$2 train rides

AO Discover's 2nd Annual 'Tis The Season to Discover
December 12
Noon - 5 p.m.
Marriott Opelika Resort & Spa at Grand National
Go to aodiscover.simpletix.com to purchase tickets.

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

OPELIKA CITY SCHOOLS
CHRISTMAS BAND CONCERT
OMS & OHS
December 13 • 6:30 p.m
OPAC

OPELIKA CITY SCHOOLS WINTER
CHORAL CONCERT
OMS & OHS
December 14 • 6 p.m.
OPAC

Collinwood Luminaries
December 17 • 5 - 9 p.m.
54th Anniversary
Off of 10th Street
Rain Date December 18 • 5 - 9 p.m.

Christmas Movie Marathon
December 23 • 9 a.m. - Close
Opelika Public Library
New movie starts every 2 hours

OPELIKA THEATRE COMPANY
CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL & PET PARADE

December 18 • Noon - 3 p.m.
Southside Center
1103 Glenn Street
Admission $25 per family
Includes all Carnival activities &
Santa pictures
$10 Pet Parade entry
opelikatheatrecompany.com

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 City Schools
  • Opelika Main Street
  • Victorian Front Porch Tour
  • Auburn-Opelika Tourism 
  • Opelika Theatre Company