Collinwood Luminaries
Off of 10th Street
Opelika, AL 36801
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Date: December 17th, 2021
Time: 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Collinwood Luminaries is a neighborhood event with live characters and animals showing the path to Christ. Drive-thru this lovely neighborhood by candlelight which leads to a live nativity.

It is a free family-friendly event and it is their 55th anniversary. 

The Collinwood Luminaries began in 1967 when members of the local garden club approached Mrs. Aileen Samford and Mrs. Lucy Salter about their idea. From there, “Miss” Aileen and “Miss” Lucy recruited 15 other East and West Collinwood Circle residents to help, and the tradition of the Collinwood Luminaries was born.

The Collinwood Luminaries have become a popular holiday tradition and a symbol of the Christmas season for the residents of Lee County and surrounding communities.

Each year, residents of Collinwood have prepared over 1,500 sacks with candles to “light the path” on the “journey to the manger.” Along the path, you will see shepherds, wise men, and angels following the star on their way to see the Christ Child.

 Luminaries are a festive tradition that originated in Mexico more than 400 years ago. The glowing lights of the candles symbolize the path that Mary and Joseph followed as they made their journey to the manger in Bethlehem where Jesus was born. 

Rain date: December 18, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.