We’ve just packed away the turkey in the fridge. Now, it’s time to turn our eyes to the next holiday: Christmas! Take on an old tradition in the modern day: Opelika, AL’s Victorian Front Porch Driving and Bike Tours. They start on Dec. 9 and run through Dec. 13 this year.
More on the Victorian Front Porch Driving and Bike Tours
Each year, the Historic District of Opelika hosts the Victorian Front Porch Driving and Bike Tours to support Friends of the Cooper Library, so that the Lewis Cooper Jr. Memorial Library can continue to thrive. During this winter wonderland event, you can take a page out of the Victorian age. The vintage houses on the tour will be decked out in period-appropriate decorations, so you can imagine yourself way back when on a little self-led tour.
What can I do at this event?
There are several ways to experience this local tradition—and lots to see and do too! You can:
- Go on a biking, walking, or driving door;
- Hop on a horse-drawn carriage for your visit; and
- Listen to happy holiday carols.
Ready to add this event to your schedule? Here’s what you need to know!
It takes place in the Opelika Historic District on Eighth and Ninth Streets from Dec. 9 to 13. Admission is completely free for every tour except for carriage rides, which you can book here.
Deciding which tour to take? You can do the driving tour Dec. 9 through 11 and on Dec. 13 from 5 to 9 p.m. Carriage tours take place on Dec. 9 through 10 and Dec. 13—so remember to get your tickets soon. Next up is the biking tour, which will occur on Dec. 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. Finally, the walking tour is open on Dec. 12, from 6 to 9:30 p.m.
Everyone deserves a happy holiday season! Please help us look out for our community by following these safety details. All attendees should follow state mandates, such as proper mask-wearing and social distancing. You can also bring hand sanitizer with you! Thank you so much for keeping our community healthy this year.
The past helps us see the present in a new light. In this case, the Victorian Front Porch Driving and Bike Tours help us find another way to enjoy the magic of the holiday. Whether you’re walking, driving, or riding in a carriage, we hope you have a wonderful winter visit.
Finding the right apartment doesn’t require magic! You just have to head on over to our website and send in your online application! You can also learn more about Opelika and its fun events all year long by reading our blog here.