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Experience the Market

Auburn | Opelika's three day holiday shopping event, is the must-attend event this season. A portion of proceeds from The Christmas Market will support BigHouse - which aims to impact the lives of children in foster care in a positive way through meeting their needs and serving their foster families. As well as Women’s Hope, a non-profit medical center serving the Lee County Community. There is not a better time to support them than CHRISTMAS! 

November 29 - December 1, 2018

at the Bottling Plant Event Center in downtown Opelika, Alabama




VIP Premiere Shopping Event & Silent Auction

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29th, 2018 | 6-9 pm

Be the VERY FIRST to experience The Christmas Market (and miss the crowds) at our VIP Preview Party. Tickets for this event are $35 per guest online, $40 at the door. Experience this inaugural event as you shop and enjoy delicious samples from some of Auburn/Opelika’s favorites, listen to live Christmas Jazz, and bid on silent auction items benefitting BigHouse and Women’s Hope. The VIP ticket includes the very first look at this year’s merchants before the market opens to the public, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and drink tickets.

Complimentary parking is available. You will also receive a FREE return admission ALL weekend and the chance to win fabulous door prices around the Southeast.

Children 8 and under are FREE! A limited amount of tickets are available to the public and everyone (including children) are required to have a ticket.


General Shopping



This PREMIERE shopping event hopes to attract thousands of shoppers from East Alabama, and it occurs at the perfect time to help shoppers either finally start or wrap up their holiday shopping season. Don’t wait in line and BUY YOUR TICKET ONLINE! General Admission is $10.00. Children under 8 are FREE!

BUT, don’t forget if you bring an unwrapped toy OR an item needed by either organization - it’s only $5.00. Check out this list of requested items needed.

A Night Out in Opelika

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH, 2018 | 5-9 PM

Leave the kids at home and come enjoy local food and drinks from Lee County businesses. Free tastings from John Emerald Distillery and Eleve Spa. Friday night ONLY!


Photos & Cookies With Santa


Ho ho ho - it’s off to The Christmas Market you’ll go! Get ready for an amazing morning filled with The Opelika Christmas Parade at 10am and then photos with Santa (til 2pm) at The Bottling Plant in the heart of Downtown Opelika!

This Christmas Market “Photos with Santa” is a benefit for BigHouse Foundation and Women’s Hope. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy or diapers to enter the event for HALF OFF!!! Moms, you can use YOUR OWN phone to capture images of your precious pretties with Santa, and then you can enjoy cookies and cocoa as you walk around The Christmas Market and check out all the merchants from across the Southeast! Cost for photos with Santa are by donation ONLY. 100% of the proceeds for photos go toward BigHouse Foundation and Women’s Hope.