The City of Opelika has made it a priority to spruce up the holidays this year 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. Watch for the spirit and lights to turn on November 23.
“Opelika has always been a fun Christmas town. This year, we hope that the new decorations will liven up the downtown even more and create a holiday spirit like no other,” said Leigh Krehling, Community Relations Officer for the City of Opelika. “We created a holiday committee that took an inventory of what the city currently has in place for decorations and where we needed to improve. As we see it, nothing will go unused. We will share current holiday inventory around the city and downtown.”
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.
The city’s goal is to create a magical Christmas Destination in Opelika for every citizen to enjoy. The committee is asking the community to look for photo opportunities around town and share your favorite memories on social media using #MyOpelikaChristmas.
“Over the years, Opelika has added some really unique, high caliber events which is a true gift for our citizens and tourists alike. I’m excited for 2018 as we become a place that everyone wants to go to experience multiple holiday events and see the decorations at their leisure. I personally can’t wait to show off what we have to offer,” said Pam Powers-Smith, Opelika Chamber of Commerce President.
There are many events throughout the season which will create ample opportunities for people to share their joy and holiday spirit. A full listing of all Opelika Holiday Events.