Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour Scheduled for 2017 Holiday Season
Opelika’s celebrated Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour is gearing up for another wonderful year! The Driving Tour is scheduled for Wednesday, December 6 through Friday, December 8 and Sunday, December 10 from 5-10 p.m. The Walking Tour is scheduled for Saturday, December 10 from 6-9 p.m. There is also a tree lighting ceremony with Mayor Gary Fuller and his wife on Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. at The Heritage House (the corner of North 8th Street and 2nd Avenue). Admission is free.
For five days in early December, 60 Victorian and historic homes near downtown Opelika are transformed into colorful, nostalgic reminders of Christmas from a simpler, slower-paced era. The tour begins at North 8th Street and 2nd Avenue and includes over 10 city blocks. The homes are adorned with life-sized Santas, angels, toys, carousel horses, as well as Christmas lights, bows, and greenery.
The tour has been featured in Southern Living, Better Homes and Gardens, Southern Lady, and has also been voted one of the Southeast’s top tourism events. Now in its 24th year, the event is a self-directed driving tour. However, on Saturday night, December 9, North 8th and 9th Streets will be closed to traffic to encourage visitors, friends, and neighbors to stroll through the neighborhood. This enables everyone to leisurely enjoy the homes up close, listen to the carolers, and talk with residents dressed in Victorian costumes.
Lighted Driving Tour: Wednesday, December 6 – Friday, December 8 and Sunday, December 10 from 5-10 p.m.
Walking Tour: Saturday, December 9 from 6-9 p.m.
*Tree lighting ceremony with the Mayor begins at 6 p.m. at The Heritage House.
For more information please visit opelikavictorianfrontporchtour.com