10 Holiday Events Happening in Opelika in 2019

holiday events happening in Opelika in 2019

The time to be holly and jolly is here! Delight friends and loved ones by taking them to these holiday events happening in Opelika in 2019. You’re all sure to make marvelous memories together as you celebrate the season in our wonderful town.

Holiday Decoration Swap, Dec. 2

  • What: When you give, you will also receive! That’s just how the holiday decoration swap works. All you have to do is give the group some old decorations, get a voucher, and pick out something new at the sale! Just make sure you drop off your decorations by 4 p.m. on the day of the event.
  • Where: Cooper Library Meeting Room, 200 South Sixth St.
  • When: 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Website: Click here

Sno*Pelika Christmas Festival and Tree Lighting Event, Dec. 4

  • What: Treats, inflatables, and tree lighting—these are just a few of the many things you can find at Sno*Pelika! Add this free event to your calendar!
  • Where: Courthouse Square and Railroad Avenue
  • When: 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Website: Click here

2019 Opelika Christmas Parade, Dec. 7

  • What: Whether you’re marching or marveling at the floats, you’ll love attending the parade. This year, there’s a “Christmas Showcase” theme!
  • Where: Downtown Opelika
  • When: 10 a.m.
  • Website: Click here

Holiday Movie at the Plex, Dec. 8

  • What: Bring the family to this fantastic free event! You can gather around, sipping hot chocolate and nibbling on cookies, as you watch “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Rumor has it that Santa will be making an appearance too!
  • Where: Opelika SportsPlex, 1001 Andrews Road
  • When: 6 p.m.
  • Website: Click here

The Ten Tenors: Home for the Holidays, Dec. 10

  • What: Our list of holiday events happening in Opelika in 2019 would be incomplete without sweet music. Come see—and listen to—the Ten Tenors perform seasonal songs. Don’t forget to buy your tickets!
  • Where: Opelika Center for the Performing Arts, 1700 Lafayette Parkway
  • When: 7:30 p.m.
  • Website: Click here

Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour, Dec. 11-15

  • What: Get a glimpse of a Victorian Christmas at this free tour! Whether you walk or drive, you can take in the beautiful sights and listen to carolers.
  • Where: Opelika Historic District, Eighth and Ninth Streets
  • When: All day
  • Website: Click here

Rocky Brook Rocket Reindeer Express, Dec. 12-14

  • What: Choo-choo! All aboard the Rocky Brook Rocket Reindeer Express! Not only can kids ride the train, but there will be hot chocolate to drink and cool activities like face-painting!
  • Where: Monkey Park, 700 Fifth Ave.
  • When: 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Website: Click here

Christmas in a Railroad Town, Dec. 13

  • What: Go on pony rides, make reindeer food, walk through a petting zoo, and much more at this festivity-filled event! Who doesn’t love options?
  • Where: Downtown Opelika
  • When: 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Website: Click here

Collinwood Luminaries, Dec. 13

  • What: Want to celebrate the reason behind the season? See the Nativity scene as you drive through this traditional re-enactment.
  • Where: Collinwood Street
  • When: 5 to 9 p.m.
  • Website: Click here

Christmas in Camelot Lighted Tour, Dec. 1-31

  • What: Opelika students get to showcase their art on this driving tour! Along the way, you’ll see wreaths and enormous Christmas cards!
  • Where: Camelot Way
  • When: 4:30 to 10 p.m.
  • Website: Click here


December will be here in just a few days! That means that you won’t have to wait much longer to celebrate these incredible holiday events happening in Opelika in 2019. Train rides, concerts, and festive films—you have endless options!

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