By Wendy Hodge
For the Opelika
Nothing says Christmas like stately southern homes draped in white lights and luxurious wreaths on the windows.
For more than 10 years, Camelot in Opelika has been a favorite of locals ready to feast their eyes on holiday delights. Located off Rocky Brook Road, Camelot boasts dozens of houses on its rolling hills. Starting on Dec. 1 and lasting through Dec. 31, the subdivision will be open from 4:30-10 p.m. for a drive-through experience which includes large Christmas cards, luminaries, lights and inflatables.
Residents begin decorating in November, and many families make it a holiday tradition of their own.
Longtime Camelot resident John Walker described it as “a family tradition. We get all the kids and grandkids together and make a day of it.”
Opelika High School art students volunteer and participate in the painting of many of the decorations used.
Each year, the number of visitors increases, which reflects the enduring charm of this local experience. When you visit, plan to spend at least 45 minutes driving through the neighborhood. Be sure to put your lights on dim and be watchful for pedestrians.
Most of all, enjoy the peace and beauty that is Christmas in O Town.