Collinwood Street
Opelika, 36801
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Pam Powers Smith
P: 334.332.9520

Date: December 13th, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Collinwood residents will continue Opelika’s oldest neighborhood Christmas tradition for one night only on Friday, December 13th from 5 to 9 p.m.

The Collinwood one-way tour will begin at the corner of 10th street and Oak Bowery Road (1001 N 10th Street) and will end at McLure Avenue. Collinwood residents invite all Lee County residents to come and enjoy the luminaries. The tour is free and all are invited to drive through as often as they like. 

For over 50 years, the streets of Collinwood have been transformed into a magical Christmas journey commemorating the path of Christ’s birth. Over 1,500 candle-filled bags will line the way through various scenes of the Christmas story. There will also be a live nativity scene with real animals!

The Luminaries, a tradition started in the neighborhood around 1967, follows an older tradition observed in Mexico. Several of the residents who started the tradition still live in the neighborhood, but it is a tradition embraced by the whole neighborhood as their Christmas gift to the community. The Collinwood tour is also supported by the Opelika Mayor and City Council, Public Works Department of Opelika (ESG), Opelika Power Services, Opelika Police Department and Boy Scout Troop 858. First United Methodist Church Youth group will be providing the characters for the live scenes along the way.

To learn more, follow the Luminaries on Facebook