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Ryan’s Top 10: December 2021 Events in Auburn and Opelika

Posted by Hanna Selman on November 30, 2021
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December 2021 Events in Auburn and Opelika

There’s the cleaning. And the hosting. And the cooking. Sure, you love the holidays—but are you doing anything for yourself this year? Put a good time on the calendar with these December 2021 events in Auburn and Opelika.

50th Annual Christmas Market, Dec. 4

  • What: Need some frozen casseroles for an easy holiday dinner? Or some tasty desserts? What about crafty presents for all your friends and family? Find what you need at the 50th Annual Christmas Market. Admission is free for all!
  • Where: Auburn United Methodist Church, 137 Gay St.
  • When: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Website: Click here

Santa on the Corner, Dec. 4

  • What: Take adorable holiday pictures with Mr. Claus! This event is possible thanks to The United Way of Lee County, Auburn Downtown Merchants Association, and Santa of course. Though everyone can attend for free, you can also give a donation to the United Way if you feel moved.
  • Where: Toomer’s Corner
  • When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Website: Click here

The Opelika Christmas Parade, Dec. 4

  • What: Next up on our list of December 2021 events in Auburn and Opelika, we have the Opelika Christmas Parade. Watch as floats go by at this local favorite.
  • Where: Downtown Opelika
  • When: 10 a.m.
  • Website: Click here

The Auburn Christmas Parade, Dec. 5

  • What: Can’t get your fill of parades? Whether you watch in person or online here, get ready for fantastic floats and a visit from Santa.
  • Where: Downtown Auburn
  • When: 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Website: Click here

Christmas in a Railroad Town, Dec. 10

  • What: Welcome to Christmas in a Railroad Town. Next stop? Face painting, hot chocolate, shopping, crafting, and so much more.
  • Where: Downtown Opelika
  • When: 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Website: Click here

Rocky Brook Reindeer Express, Dec. 10 to 12

  • What: From train rides, to the holiday market, to live entertainment, you’ll enjoy the festivities at the Rocky Brook Reindeer Express. Not to mention, Santa will be there! Tickets cost $2. Pictures with Santa are free!
  • Where: Opelika Municipal Park (Monkey Park), N. 5th St.
  • When: 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Website: Click here

The Nutcracker, Dec. 10 to 12

  • What: Travel with Clara through fantastical lands in this beloved ballet. Whether you’ve never been before or you go every year, you’re in for a treat. Tickets are on sale now!
  • Where: Telfair B. Peet Theatre, 350 W. Samford Ave.
  • When: Multiple showings
  • Website: Click here

Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour, Dec. 10 to 14

  • What: You’ll pass by 60 classically-decorated homes on the Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour. It’s primarily a self-driving exploration, but on Dec. 10, you can ride wagons along the path instead. Or, go on the biking tour on Dec. 11 at 10 a.m. or the walking tour from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on the same day. There will also be carolers at this free event.
  • Where: Opelika Historic District, 8th & 9th Streets
  • When: 5 to 9 p.m.
  • Website: Click here

Ho Ho Ho Hike, Dec. 17 and 18

  • What: Children and adults alike will love this event! It features live entertainment, crafts, surprises, and more. Admission costs $5, but children 2 and younger can attend for free. So, buy your tickets soon!
  • Where: Kreher Preserve and Nature Center, 2222 N. College Street
  • When: 5 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 17 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 18
  • Website: Click here

New Year’s Eve Bash, Dec. 31

  • What: Who’s ready for 2022? Celebrate it at this exciting countdown party, complete with hors d’oeuvres, prizes, music, and more. It even includes a free glass of champagne at midnight! Tickets cost $30 and you can purchase yours online.
  • Where: Auburn Marriott Opelika at Grand National, 3700 Robert Trent Jones Trail
  • When: 9 p.m.
  • Website: Click here

Summary

The merriest month of the year is almost here. Fill it with food, fun, and festivities when you attend these December 2021 events in Auburn and Opelika. And of course, have a happy holiday season!

Still searching for your home for the holidays? Ryan Roberts can help you buy, sell, or both in the East Alabama area. Contact him to get started! Plus, for tips, advice, and more, check out his blog here