Opelika Chamber of Commerce to Host Upcoming Snopelika Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting

2021-12-4 Opelika Christmas Parade



On Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, the Opelika Chamber of Commerce is kicking off the Christmas season in Opelika with a plethora of Christmas events all occurring on one magical night.

The night will begin at 5 p.m. with Opelika’s annual Christmas Parade, sponsored by Jackson Services. The theme this year is “Winter Wonderland.” The parade route will end at Courthouse Square, where all can enjoy a snowfall fit for any winter wonderland. The snow will start at 5:45 p.m. and will be accompanied by Christmas music, snowball fights, food trucks, picture opportunities and a chance to visit with Santa Claus.

“We’re so excited for the parade to be at night this year,” said Opelika Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Ali Rauch. “We’ve had over 70 parade entries ranging from floats to local marching bands. We can’t wait to get into the Christmas spirit and celebrate the holidays.”

The parade will be followed by the Christmas Tree Lighting. At 7 p.m., the Opelika High School Band will lead the community to the corner of 9th Street and South Railroad Avenue for the official Christmas Tree Lighting to watch as Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller flips the switch to illuminate the tree.

This year’s Snopelika will be a merriment of Christmas festivities aiming to bring together the community for a little Christmas cheer. 

Businesses and organizations interested in entering into the parade should do so at www.opelikachamber.com/cultivate-community/snopelika/ or by contacting Mackenzie Poole at mackenzie@opelikachamber.com.

For more than 80 years, the Opelika Chamber has worked to strengthen the community as the champion of business by building bridges, cultivating community and elevating business in order to achieve excellence. Representing more than 900 businesses and over 20,000 employees in the region, the Opelika Chamber has been recognized for its operational best practices among 501(c)6 not-for-profit Chambers of Commerce. The Opelika Chamber is one of only three five-star accredited chambers in the state of Alabama. Learn more at www.opelikachamber.com. 


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