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Ryan’s Top 10: December 2020 Events in Auburn and Opelika

Posted by Hanna Selman on December 1, 2020
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December 2020 Events in Auburn and Opelika

Eleven months down—and one more to go! Though 2020 is nearly over, you can celebrate the end of the year in style. Virtual races, holiday parades, and movie marathons—these December 2020 events in Auburn and Opelika will add some holly jolly happiness to the season.

Christmas in Camelot Guided Tour, Dec. 1 to 31

  • What: One of the most enduring holiday traditions is driving through local neighborhoods to see all the lovely lights! Put some cheer on the calendar this year with a visit. You’ll see crafty cards at each house too!
  • Where: Camelot Way, Opelika
  • When: 4:30 to 10 p.m.
  • Website: Click here

Eric Essix at the GPAC, Dec. 3

  • What: The last concert in the GPAC’s Virtual Alabama Artists Series is nearly here! Jazz artist Eric Essix will put on an incredible performance for all to see for free. This event is virtual too, so you can watch from anywhere.
  • Where: Virtual
  • When: 7:30 p.m.
  • Website: Click here

Track ‘Em Tigers Virtual 5K, Dec. 4 to 6

  • What: It also offers a fascinating twist! Attendees are welcome to walk, run, bike, or even swim to complete the event. It’s even free for everyone. So, pick your fave and get going!
  • Where: Virtual
  • When: All day
  • Website: Click here

Storytime with Mrs. Claus, Dec. 4, 11, and 18

  • What: Hear the cheer and the stories we hold dear! Mrs. Claus will read aloud a favorite tale to all. Not only is the event free to attend, but it also includes a tasty treat and a cool craft.
  • Where: Auburn/Opelika Marriott Resort at Grand National, 3700 Robert Trent Jones Trail
  • When: 6:30 p.m.
  • Website: Click here

Snow Much Fun Christmas Extravaganza, Dec. 5

  • What: This year, you’ll be doing the parading, not the floats! Afterwards, you can also see Santa and watch the Christmas tree lighting. Attendance is free for everyone.
  • Where: Courthouse Square and Railroad Avenue, Downtown Opelika
  • When: 4 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Website: Click here

Downtown Auburn Christmas Parade, Dec. 6

  • What: Marching up through our list of December 2020 events in Auburn and Opelika is the Downtown Auburn Christmas Parade. Wave hello to Santa at this fun local tradition!
  • Where: Downtown Auburn
  • When: 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Website: Click here

Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour, Dec. 9 to 13

  • What: See Yuletide how the Victorians did! You can choose from horse-drawn carriage rides on Dec. 9 and 10, driving tours from Dec. 9 to 13, or biking tours on Dec. 10.
  • Where: Opelika Historic District, Eighth and Ninth Street
  • When: 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Website: Click here

Christmas in a Railroad Town, Dec. 11

  • What: Hot chocolate. Train rides. A petting zoo. These are just a few of the things on board at this year’s Christmas in a Railroad Town!
  • Where: Downtown Opelika
  • When: 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Website: Click here

A Holiday Walk through the Woods, Dec. 18 and 19

  • What: What’s that coming from the trees? Why, it’s music! Share in all kinds of holiday traditions and creative crafts at this wonderful walk through the woods. Tickets cost $5 per person. Entries will be timed.
  • Where: Kreher Preserve and Nature Center, 2222 North College St.
  • When: 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 18, as well as 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 19
  • Website: Click here

Christmas Movie Marathon, Dec. 23

  • What: They’re not kidding when they say it’s a marathon! Holiday movies will run throughout the day at this marvelous movie session.
  • Where: Lewis Cooper Jr. Memorial Library, 200 South Sixth St.
  • When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Website: Click here

A Few Quick Safety Reminders

Before we adjourn, let’s go through a few quick safety reminders! Please, remember to follow all state mandates. You should wear a mask when out of the house and stay six feet or further from those not in your household. Everyone should also wash their hands thoroughly and consider carrying hand sanitizer. Thank you for keeping everyone happy and healthy this holiday season!


Get out your calendar—you’ll want to mark down these December 2020 events in Auburn and Opelika. They even include virtual offerings, so that you can still participate if you’re staying home this season. We hope you have a very delightful December!

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