The holidays are finally here and there are tons of activities to keep you busy and get you in the holiday spirit. From snow in Opelika to gingerbread mansions in Auburn, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Please note that safety is the number one priority for our guests, visitors, and neighbors. Masks are required indoors for all public places and events in the state of Alabama, and guidelines are in place to ensure proper distancing and crowd control.

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Auburn Gingerbread Village Unveiling - December 6-31

Get excited! After the downtown Aubrun Christmas Parade, The Auburn Hotel will be unveiling its famous Gingerbread house for all to see. It will stay up for your viewing until the end of the year. 

Storytime with Mrs. Claus at The Marriott Resort - December 18

Kick-off the holidays in the best way with a storytime read by Mrs. Claus herself. This is a free event in the lobby of the hotel with crafts and treats afterward! 

Gingerbread House Building at the Marriott - December 19

Bring the whole family to build Gingerbread Houses at the Marriott. Each group with get the materials needed to build a house and 90 minutes to complete. Once the time is up Marriott’s Executive Chef will come in and judge the houses. 

Drive-Thru Nativity Story at Grand National - December 1-31

Through stunning artwork and dramatic narration, the Drive-Thru Nativity brings to life the biblical accounts of Jesus' birth from Luke 2 and Matthew 2. Drive down Grand National Parkway, past the Auburn Marriott, and take a left on to Spa Loop and listen to the Biblical account on your mobile device. While looking at the art that illustrates the birth of Christ.  A free outdoor event that is for the whole family and COVID safe.

A Holiday Walk in the Woods - December 18-19

Take a walk in the woods with a fun holiday twist. A guide will walk you with a small group and stop at different spots and let the local artist get you in the spirit with songs. The Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center will offer a trail stop with woodsy holiday art activities. 

Jingle Jog 5k - December 19

Runoff those holiday treats with the Jingle Jog in downtown Auburn. Get out the tacky sweaters and jolly hats to join Active Auburn at 7 a.m. and beginning in waves. 

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