Auburn University Christmas tree lighting 2016

Auburn students and residents take photos and mingle in front of the Auburn University Christmas Tree and Chanukah Menorah on Samford Lawn on Dec. 1, 2016 in Auburn, Ala.

Dec. 8

Auburn's annual Christmas parade at 5 p.m. More than 60 floats will parade through downtown Auburn beginning at the intersection of Thach Avenue and College Street. Members of Auburn University's equestrian team will serve as grand marshalls with Santa riding a firetruck to end the parade.

Auburn University Hotel Gingerbread Village unveiling after the Auburn Christmas parade. The 2016 Auburn Gingerbread Village will be on display in the hotel's lobby accompanied by hot chocolate, cookies and a bell choir. Gingerbread classes are also available for children for $35 on Dec. 10, 17, 23 and 24. For reservations, contact Anna Kent at 334-32-3175.

Dec. 9

Christmas in a Railroad Town will be held at 6-9 p.m. in Downtown Opelika. Trolley and Pony rides, and a petting zoo will be available. Crafts and do-it-yourself activities will also be a part of the event. Some activities will take place inside stores and businesses.. Participants can take a trolley or wagon ride to the Opelika Victorian Front Porch tour. The event is free.

Dec. 10

Opelika Christmas Parade will be held at 10 a.m. in Downtown Opelika. The theme of the parade is “A Magical Christmas.” Don Roberts will be the Grand Marshal of the parade. He is a former Opelika High School principal and Lee Scott Academy Headmaster. Seventy-five entries have been submitted for the parade. The Alabama National Guard, bands, horses, camels and more will be featured in the parade.

10th Annual Holiday Art Sale from 9 a.m. till 4 p.m. Local artists will sell paintings, pottery, stained glass, cars, jewelry and more at Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center, Frank Brown Recreation Center and Harris Center in Auburn. The annual Holiday Art Sale hosted by the Auburn Arts Association, Auburn Parks and Recreation and Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center.

10th annual Loveliest Village Christmas Tour on Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. and Dec. 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. The Auburn Preservation League is hosting the annual tour which gives the community a chance to peek into decorated homes in the area. Seven homes, the Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, Pebble Hill, the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities, and four cider stops are included in the tour. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at local businesses and each home.

Santa Claus on the Corner on Dec. 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Dec. 11 from noon to 4 p.m. Santa Claus will be stationed at the Auburn University side of Toomer's Corner to pose for photos. Donations will be accepted to go toward the United Way of Lee County.

Dec. 15

Collinwood luminaries will begin at 5-9 p.m. beginning on Collinwood street, at the intersection of North 10th Street and Oakbowery Road. The tour ends on Mclure Avenue. Over 1,500 sacks of candles are set along the neighborhood's streets to illuminate path to the manger where baby Jesus lay. Shepards, wise men and angels will also be along the path.

Dec. 17

Holiday Double Feature on Dec. 17 at 4 p.m. at Boykin Community Center. Auburn Parks and Recreation is hosting a double feature of holiday movies. "A Charlie Brown Christmas" will begin at 4 p.m. and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)" Will begin at 4:45 p.m. There will be a second showing of the same movies at 5:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.

Through Dec. 31

Christmas in Camelot begins at 4:30 p.m. and lasts till 10 p.m. in the Camelot Subdivision off of Rocky Brook Road. The neighborhood will be adorned with lights and wreaths. Christmas in Camelot is a drive-through event.

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