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Events for December 2016

Super 7 State Football Championships

Wednesday, November 30th - Friday, December 2nd 2016

at Jordan-Hare Stadium | Auburn, AL 36830

The Auburn-Opelika area is proud to be the bi-annual host of the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s state championship football games. Held in Auburn University’s beautiful Jordan-Hare Stadium every other year, the event brings the best 12 high school football teams in the state of Alabama t
Tags: Special Events, Athletics, High School, Outdoor, Tournament, Families, Adults 18 and Older, Senior Citizens, Pre-teens and Teenagers

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Rocky Brook Rocket Reindeer Express

Thursday, December 1st - Saturday, December 3rd 2016
5:00 PM until 8:00 PM

at Monkey Park | Opelika, AL

Children second grade and younger, come enjoy a train ride through the lights at Monkey Park! Enjoy hot chocolate, face painting, entertainment and pictures with Santa!
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Samford Hall Lighting Ceremony

Thursday, December 1st 2016
6:00 PM

at Samford Hall | Auburn, AL

Thursday, December 1, the Auburn University Student Government Association will host the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Samford Lawn at 6 p.m. The community is invited to attend.
Tags: Special Events, Outdoor and Suitable For All Ages

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Community Partner Training

Thursday, December 1st 2016
1:00 PM until 2:30 PM

at Auburn Chamber of Commerce | Auburn, AL 36830

The Office of Public Service will be hosting a Community Partner Training on Dec. 1st from 1-2:30pm at the Auburn Chamber of Commerce. Our guest speaker Shannon Ammons, of Alabama Association of Nonprofits will be presenting on the Fair Labor act and how these changes will affect nonprofit organizat
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Cookie Walk for Habitat for Humanity

Saturday, December 3rd 2016
8:00 AM until 1:00 PM

at Grace United Methodist Church | Auburn, Al

The Annual Cookie Walk is a fundraiser sponsored by "WeHelp Coalition" to benefit Habitat for Humanity. This year’s Cookie Walk is scheduled for Saturday, December 3rd.
Tags: Special Events, Service Programs, Indoor, Fundraiser , Food & Drink and Suitable For All Ages

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Auburn/Opelika MOPS Christmas Expo

Saturday, December 3rd 2016
10:00 AM until 4:00 PM

at Gateway Family Church | Auburn, AL

Come and join Auburn/Opelika MOPS & MOMSnext for a day of shopping and fun! We will have over 20 vendors, hot chocolate, bake sale goods, and lots of fun with local moms!
Tags: Families, Fundraiser and Suitable For All Ages

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Winter Walk at Opelika Wood Duck Heritage Preserve & Siddique Nature Park

Saturday, December 3rd 2016
8:00 AM

at Opelika Wood Duck Heritage Preserve & Siddique Nat | Opelika, AL

Meet us at 8 a.m. on December 3, 2016 at Opelika Wood Duck Heritage Preserve & Siddique Nature Park at the homestead entrance to the park on Waverly Parkway! We'll walk to the holding pond and into the duck blind for some great viewing of the Wood Duck families at the height of their population at the Preserve.
Tags: Special Events, Animals & Pets, Parks, Outdoor and Suitable For All Ages

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South's BEST Robotics Competition

Saturday, December 3rd - Sunday, December 4th 2016

at Auburn University | Auburn, AL

The South's BEST Robotics Competition will be December 3-4 at Auburn University.
Tags: Special Events and Suitable For All Ages

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Ho Ho Ho Hike!

Saturday, December 3rd 2016
10:00 AM

at Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve | Auburn, AL 36830

Make time in your busy holiday schedule to join us for this fun nature “Santa-hunt” where we will hike the preserve looking for animals and this elusive visitor in red.
Tags: Special Events, Health & Fitness, Parks, Outdoor, Youth and Families

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10s and under Team Closed Championships

Saturday, December 3rd - Monday, December 5th 2016

at Yarbrough Tennis Center | Auburn, AL 36830

The 10s and under Team Closed Championships Ala L1 will be taking place December 3-5, 2016 in Auburn, Alabama.
Tags: Athletics, Tournament, Families, Adults 18 and Older, Senior Citizens, Pre-teens and Teenagers

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LeaderPsych: Applying Psychology to Leadership

Monday, December 5th 2016
1:00 PM until 5:00 PM

at Hilton Garden Inn | Auburn, AL 36830

Learn to apply principles of behavior modification and social psychology to your practice of leading others. Psychologst Dr. Thomas Maple presents this half-day seminar,
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Auburn University Final Exam Week

Monday, December 5th - Friday, December 9th 2016

at Auburn University

Auburn University Final Exam Week will be December 5-9.
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Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour

Wednesday, December 7th - Sunday, December 11th 2016

at Opelika Historic District, 8th & 9th Streets | Opelika, AL

This Christmas season, December 10-13, Opelika’s Northside Historic District is celebrating like it’s 1899! 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.
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Nature Walk

Thursday, December 8th 2016
8:30 AM

at Kreher Preserve & Nature Center | Auburn, AL 36830

Join our guides for a peaceful morning walk as you take in the many sights and sounds of the preserve.
Tags: Parks, Outdoor and Adults 18 and Older

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Gingerbread Village

Thursday, December 8th 2016

at The Hotel at Auburn University | auburn, AL 36830

The 2016 Auburn Gingerbread Village will be unveiling on Thursday, December 8th! Come enjoy the start of the season here at the hotel following the Auburn Christmas Parade.
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AL Launchpad Startup Competition Finale

Thursday, December 8th 2016
4:00 PM until 8:00 PM

at ALFA Pavilion at Auburn University | Auburn, AL

The finale event in Auburn will conclude Launchpad’s third competition this year. The event will take place on the Auburn University campus on Thursday, December 8 from 4 to 8 pm.
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Auburn Christmas Parade

Thursday, December 8th 2016
5:00 PM

at Downtown Auburn | Auburn, AL

The Auburn Christmas Parade will be on Thursday, December 8, at 5 p.m. in downtown Auburn. Visit auburnchamber.com for more information.
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Dashing Through the Snow

Thursday, December 8th - Saturday, December 10th 2016

at Southside Center for the Arts | Opelika, AL 36801

Hilarious Christmas themed comedy
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Christmas in a Railroad Town

Thursday, December 8th 2016
6:00 PM until 9:00 PM

at Downtown Opelika | Opelika , AL 36830

Whether you’re a young child or a big kid at heart – there will be activities for everyone at this great night out in historic downtown Opelika. Join us for Christmas in a Railroad Town. Visit with friends and enjoy a variety of food vendors and restaurants. Bring the kids to write letters to Santa!
Tags: Special Events, Families, Adults 18 and Older, Senior Citizens, Pre-teens and Teenagers

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"A Christmas Carol" Stage Production

Thursday, December 8th 2016 (occurs daily until 12/10/2016)

at New Horizon Theatre | West Point, GA 31833

This is a theatrical production of the John Jakes adaptation of Charles Dickens timeless Christmas story.
Tags: Theatre and Suitable For All Ages

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The Nutcracker - 20th Anniversary

Friday, December 9th - Sunday, December 11th 2016

at Telfair Peet Theatre | Auburn , AL

Come join us for performances at Auburn University’s Telfair Peet Theatre on Friday, December 9th at 7:00 PM, Saturday, December 10th at 2:00 PM and Sunday, December 11th at 2:00 PM.
Tags: Performing Arts, Special Events, Visual Arts, Indoor and Suitable For All Ages

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Christmas in a Railroad Town

Friday, December 9th 2016
6:00 PM until 9:00 PM

at Downtown Opelika | Opelika , AL 36830

Whether you’re a young child or a big kid at heart – there will be activities for everyone at this great night out in historic downtown Opelika. Join us for Christmas in a Railroad Town. Visit with friends and enjoy a variety of food vendors and restaurants. Bring the kids to write letters to Santa!
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AHSAA State Championships

Friday, December 9th - Saturday, December 10th 2016

at James E. Martin Aquatics Center | Auburn, AL

The AHSAA State Championship Swim and Dive Meet will be held on December 9 & 10 at the James E. Martin Aquatics Center.
Tags: Special Events, Athletics, High School, Indoor, Tournament, Families, Adults 18 and Older, Senior Citizens, Pre-teens and Teenagers

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Children's Gingerbread Class

Saturday, December 10th 2016

at The Hotel at Auburn University | Auburn, AL 36830

Experience the magic of the holiday season by creating your very own gingerbread house.

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Auburn University Graduation

Saturday, December 10th 2016

at Auburn Arena

Auburn Unversity will host their Fall semester graduation ceremonies on December 10 at the Auburn Arena!
Tags: Special Events, Families, Adults 18 and Older, Senior Citizens, Pre-teens and Teenagers

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Loveliest Village Christmas Tour

Saturday, December 10th - Sunday, December 11th 2016
10:00 AM until 4:00 PM

The 10th Annual Loveliest Village Christmas Tour will be on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 11, from 1-4 p.m.. Sponsored by the Auburn Preservation League, the tour features a rare peek inside the beautiful interiors of Auburn homes and buildings.
Tags: Special Events, Visual Arts, Neighborhoods, Arts & Crafts, Parks and Suitable For All Ages

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Santa Claus on the Corner

Saturday, December 10th - Sunday, December 11th 2016
10:00 AM

at Toomer's Corner | Auburn, AL 36830

Santa Claus will be in downtown Auburn on Saturday, Dec 10th 11am–4pm and Sunday, Dec 11th noon–4pm. Bring your family!
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Opelika Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 10th 2016
10:00 AM until 11:00 AM

at Downtown Opelika | Opelika, AL 36801

Downtown Opelika will be buzzing with excitement on December 10, kicking off the holiday's with the Annual Christmas Parade and Grand Marshal: Dr. Don Roberts.
Tags: Special Events, Visual Arts, City Meetings, Neighborhoods, Service Programs and Suitable For All Ages

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10th Annual Holiday Art Sale

Saturday, December 10th 2016
9:00 AM until 4:00 PM

at Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center + | Auburn, AL

The Auburn Arts Association, Auburn Parks & Recreation and Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center will host the 10th annual Holiday Art Sale on Saturday, December 10, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tags: Special Events, Visual Arts, Arts & Crafts, Indoor, Fundraiser and Suitable For All Ages

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Women's Basketball vs. Savannah State

Sunday, December 11th 2016
2:00 PM

at Auburn Arena | Auburn, AL

Auburn will play Savannah State on December 11, 2016.
Tags: Athletics, Indoor and Suitable For All Ages

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Auburn Open

Sunday, December 11th 2016

at James E. Martin Aquatics Center | Auburn, AL

The Auburn Open at Auburn University will be December 11, 2016.
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Discovery Hike

Tuesday, December 13th 2016
3:30 PM

at Kreher Preserve & Nature Center | Auburn, AL 36830

Explore the preserve and learn something new each month about plants, wildlife and nature with a trained naturalist who will offer your family fun opportunities for hands-on learning, exploration, and exercise!
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AU Men's Basketball vs. Coastal Carolina

Thursday, December 15th 2016
8:00 PM

at Auburn Arena | Auburn, AL

AU Basketball vs. Coastal Carolina on Dec. 15, 2016 at 8 p.m.
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Collinwood Luminaries

Thursday, December 15th 2016
5:00 PM until 9:00 PM

at Opelika, AL

The Collinwood Luminaries began in 1967 when members of a local garden club approached Mrs. Aileen Samford and Mrs. Lucy Salter about their idea to have a special luminary procession. From there, “Miss Aileen” and “Miss Lucy” recruited 15 other East and West Collinwood Circle residents to help, and the tradition of the Collinwood neighborhood Luminaries was born.
Tags: Special Events, Visual Arts, Neighborhoods, Outdoor and Suitable For All Ages

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AU Diving Invitational

Friday, December 16th - Monday, December 19th 2016

at James E. Martin Aquatics Center | Auburn, AL

AU Diving Invitation will be Friday-Monday, December 16-19, 2016.
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Holiday Double Feature

Saturday, December 17th 2016
4:00 PM

at Boykin Community Center | Auburn, AL

Kick back, relax and enjoy a holiday double feature at Boykin Community Center on Saturday, December 17. The first movie, A Charlie Brown Christmas, will begin at 4 p.m. The second movie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966), will begin at 4:45 p.m.
Tags: Film, Special Events, Indoor and Suitable For All Ages

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Christmas Open House at Watsons' Backyard Living

Saturday, December 17th 2016
10:00 AM until 6:00 PM

at Watsons' Backyard Living | Auburn, AL 36830

Let's jingle and mingle! Join the Watsons for a Christmas Open House this Saturday, December 17, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Watsons' Backyard Living.
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AU Men's Basketball vs. Mercer

Sunday, December 18th 2016
12:00 PM

at Auburn Arena | Auburn, AL

AU Basketball vs. Mercer on Dec. 18, 2016 at 12 p.m.
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Women's Basketball vs. Virginia Tech

Sunday, December 18th 2016
6:00 PM

at Auburn Arena | Auburn, AL

Auburn will play Virginia Tech on December 18, 2016.
Tags: Athletics, Indoor and Suitable For All Ages

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Christmas Dinner at Ariccia

Saturday, December 24th 2016

at The Hotel at Auburn University | Auburn, AL 36830

Let The Hotel at Auburn University's culinary team do the cooking for you and enjoy a delicious four course holiday meal in Ariccia.

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Women's Basketball vs. Jacksonville

Wednesday, December 28th 2016
6:00 PM

at Auburn Arena | Auburn, AL

Auburn will play Jacksonville on December 28, 2016.
Tags: Athletics, Indoor and Suitable For All Ages

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AU Men's Basketball vs. Georgia

Thursday, December 29th 2016
6:00 PM

at Auburn Arena | Auburn, AL

Auburn Men's Basketball takes on Georgia on December 29, 2016 at 6 p.m.
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New Year's Eve Eve

Friday, December 30th 2016
6:00 PM until 10:00 PM

at Downtown Auburn

Join the Downtown Merchants for New Year's Eve Eve on Dec. 30 from 6-10pm!
Tags: Special Events and Nightlife

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Ariccia's New Year's Eve Celebration

Saturday, December 31st 2016
5:30 PM until 1:00 AM

at The Hotel at Auburn University | Auburn, AL 36830

Ring in 2017 with a five course sharing menu in Ariccia, a champagne toast at midnight and live jazz in piccolo.

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Goodbye 2016 Bash at Red Clay Brewing Company

Saturday, December 31st 2016 - Sunday, January 1st 2017
6:00 PM until 2:00 AM

at Red Clay Brewing Company | Opelika, AL

Please join us this Saturday at Red Clay Brewing Company as we finally say goodbye to 2016! NO COVER! All pints will be $5 and some select beers will be $4 a pint. "champagne" toast at midnight for all who attend!
Tags: Special Events, Nightlife, Indoor, Food & Drink and 21 and Older

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“Camera Lucida” at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

Saturday, August 27th 2016 - Saturday, January 7th 2017

at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art | Auburn, Al

August 27- January 7. Camera Lucida features eight contemporary artists from around the world who work with video and digital moving imagery. JCSM’s survey provides a compelling look at the state of the medium today.
Tags: Film, Special Events, Visual Arts, Classes, Lectures, Parks, Nightlife, Families, Adults 18 and Older, Pre-teens and Teenagers

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Christmas Tree Sales with Santa

Friday, November 25th - Sunday, December 18th 2016
9:00 AM until 6:00 PM

at The Barn on Huguley Road | Opelika, AL 36804

Christmas Tree Sales, Christmas Wreath Sales, Photo Opportunities with Santa, Christmas Gifts, Snacks and Drinks
Tags: Special Events, Arts & Crafts, Parks, Food & Drink and Suitable For All Ages

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Register for Forestry Camp!

Thursday, December 1st 2016 - Monday, August 28th 2017
12:00 AM until 12:00 AM

at Auburn University | Auburn, AL 36849

Auburn Youth Programs opens registration on December 1st, just in time to give the gift of camp this holiday season. Choose from more than 100 summer camps and programs designed to educate and inspire youth in a variety of academic, athletic and extracurricular endeavors.
Tags: Hunting & Fishing, Parks, Outdoor, Pre-teens and Teenagers

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Christmas in Camelot Lighted Tour

Sunday, December 4th - Saturday, December 31st 2016
4:30 PM until 10:00 PM

at Opelika, AL 36801

The Camelot Subdivision, located off of Rocky Brook Road, decorates the entire neighborhood for “Christmas in Camelot” each year. There are lighted wreaths hung throughout the neighborhood on all of the street lights, creating a festive atmosphere for everyone as you enter the lighted tour.
Tags: Special Events, Visual Arts, Neighborhoods, Outdoor and Suitable For All Ages

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Moms Tell The Truth

Saturday, December 17th 2016 (occurs monthly on the 3rd Saturday until 12/31/2016)

at Frank Brown Recreation Center | Auburn, AL 36830

Join us in person or virtually via Periscope for #MomsTellTheTruth as we focus on the realities of parenting.
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