Opelika's Very Merry Christmas


Opelika, AL

When: Starts November 16th (dates vary by event)

OPELIKA, Ala. – The City of Opelika, in partnership with AO Tourism, Opelika Parks & Recreation, the Lewis Cooper Jr. Memorial Library, the Opelika Chamber of Commerce, Opelika Main Street, Victorian Front Porch Tour and Opelika Theatre Company, is excited to announce the Opelika 2020 holiday event lineup, now officially known as Opelika’s Very Merry Christmas.

“Each year, we turn Opelika into a magical Christmas destination. With thousands of lights, amazing decorations and more activities than you can imagine, we invite you to come see for yourself. We want residents and visitors to create memories with family and friends. We do ask that you take personal responsibility when attending events by wearing masks and practicing social distancing. The city and our partners wish you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS,” said Leigh Krehling, Community Relations Officer for the City of Opelika.

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 below:

• HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE • November 15 • Noon – 5 p.m.

• SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY • November 28 • Normal shopping hours

• CHRISTMAS IN CAMELOT • Month of December • 4:30 - 10 p.m.

• DRIVE THRU NATIVITY STORY • Month of December • Grand National Parkway: 100 Spa Loop in Opelika (created by www.VideoBible.me)

• 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. • victorianfrontporchtour.com

• VICTORIAN FRONT PORCH TOUR: HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES • Provided by Friends of the Library • Purchase tickets at opelikalibraryfriends.com • December 9 • 5 - 8 p.m. • December 10 • 5 - 8 p.m. • December 13 • 2 - 5 p.m. December 13 • 6 - 8 p.m. (MORE)

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

• CHRISTMAS IN A RAILROAD TOWN • December 11 • 5 - 8 p.m. • Sponsored by AUBURN OPELIKA Lifestyle Group • opelikamainstreet.org

• OPELIKA THEATRE BREAKFAST WITH SANTA • December 12 • 9 - 11 a.m. • Southside Center for the Arts (1103 Glenn) • opelikatheatrecompany.com

• OPELIKA THEATRE WINTER SHOWCASE • December 13 • 3 - 4 p.m. • Sportsplex Amphitheater • Donations only

• OPELIKA THEATRE SANTA’S O’TOWN CHRISTMAS BALL • December 17 • 6:30 - 8 p.m. • Southside Center for the Arts • Mothers & Sons (ages 4-8) • Fathers & Daughters (ages 4-8) • December 18 • 6:30 - 8 p.m. • Southside Center for the Arts • Mothers & Sons (ages 9-13) • Fathers & Daughters (ages 9-13)

• 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

• OPELIKA THEATRE NEW YEAR’S EVENT: RAISING THE CURTAIN CABERET FUNDRAISER • December 31 • 7 - 9 p.m. & 11 p.m. - 1 a.m. • Southside Center for the Arts (1103 Glenn) • Reservations 334-663-4480 or 334-663- 2593 • Presented by Opelika Theatre w/ the Auburn Knights

The city would love to share your memories on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Please use the hashtag #myopelikachristmas and tag the City of Opelika. For more details on each event, please visit www.OpelikaChristmas.com. For more information, please contact Leigh Krehling, Community Relations Officer at lkrehling@opelika-al.gov or 334.705.5136.