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Reindeer Express takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5:00-8:00 p.m. each night.
Train rides are $2 per person. Train rides are cash only. All passengers must have a ticket to ride the train.
Yes, even infants must have a ticket to ride the train.
Train rides and concessions are cash only. Christmas market payment options vary from vendor to vendor. We recommend bringing cash.
This year we are trying something new. Santa pictures are FREE. We will NOT have a professional photographer for Santa pictures. Parents are welcome to being a camera or their phone to photograph their children with Santa.
The Opelika Band Boosters will run concessions this year. Items will include hamburgers, hotdogs, popcorn, hot chocolate, chips, candy and more. Concessions are CASH ONLY.
The Christmas Market will feature local artisans selling handmade items. It is a great opportunity to buy locally made Christmas gifts for your loved ones.
Please email LChesser@opelika-al.gov with information about your business.
During peak hours the train line can increase to 45-60 minutes. For the shortest wait we recommend coming between 5:00-6:00 p.m. or 7:30-8:00 p.m. Please remember to dress in accordance with the temperature and wear comfortable shoes.
Limited parking is available at the top parking lot within Monkey Park. Additional parking is available at Northside Intermediate School, Miles Thomas Field, Denson Drive Recreation Center, Opelika Middle School, along Park Road and along 5thStreet.
This is not a rain or shine event. Inclement weather can cause postponement or cancelation of activities.
Park visitors are NOT allowed to cross the barricades and flagging to access the Christmas decorations at back of the park. Unsecure extension cords and electrical wiring are abundant. They pose a great danger to pedestrians. Please keep a close watch on children and respect all boundaries within the park.