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5 Holiday Events Happening This Weekend in Lee County

Posted by Hanna Selman on December 15, 2020
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Holiday Events Happening This Weekend in Lee County

The best part about winter? All the seasonal fun! If you don’t have plans for Friday and Saturday—and are seeking out some inspiration—we have some sweet suggestions! Read on to see if any of these holiday events happening this weekend in Lee County are calling out to you.

Collinwood Luminaries, Dec. 18

  • What: Collinwood Luminaries is illuminating the reason for the season. Visitors can drive along and take a journey through a nativity recreation. This event is free for all!
  • Where: 10th Street, Opelika
  • When: 5 to 9 p.m.
  • Website: Click here

Jingle Jog 5K, Dec. 19

  • What: The holiday season is filled with winter wonders—but it can also pack on the stress! Thankfully, a nice jog can go a long way in reducing our worries. Registration costs $25 per participant.
  • Where: Downtown Auburn, 122 West Magnolia Ave.
  • When: 7 to 9 a.m.
  • Website: Click here

Fa-La-La Festival (To Go), Dec. 19

  • What: This year, you can celebrate the annual Fa-La-La Festival at home! Grab your free kit, complete with snacks, crafts, and more, while supplies last!
  • Where: Lewis Cooper Jr. Memorial Library, 200 South Sixth St.
  • When: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Website: Click here

Gingerbread House Building at The Marriott, Dec. 19

  • What: Hungry? Next up on our list of holiday events happening this weekend in Lee County is an event that will satisfy your sweet tooth. Get all the supplies to make a gingerbread house for $25. Then, you can compete for prizes, with the three best houses winning something special.
  • Where: Auburn/Opelika Marriott Resort, 3700 Robert Trent Jones Trail
  • When: 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Website: Click here

‘Tis the Season to Discover Movies: Home Alone, Dec. 19

  • What: Watching themed movies has always been a holiday tradition! Come visit AO Discover! for a safe and exciting view of beloved winter movies. This weekend, they’ll be showing Home Alone. You can buy your tickets now!
  • Where: AO Discover, 1199 South Donahue Drive Suite A
  • When: 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Website: Click here

Safety Reminders

We all want to enjoy the season! Please, remember to look out for those in our community by following mask mandates. You should also stay six feet or further from those not in your household. Finally, if you’ve been feeling unwell, please create some holiday fun at home this weekend. Thank you for taking care of those around you!


Movies. Gingerbread houses. Free craft kits. The next few days sure are looking up! No matter which of these holiday events happening this weekend in Lee County you add to your calendar, you’re in for a great time.

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