Holiday festivities and Santa sightings to check out in Auburn

Auburn Christmas
Then most cheerful mascot. Photo via City of Auburn Facebook

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and Auburn is ringing in the season with a month full of festivities. Let’s jump into the excitement.

1. The Loveliest Village Holiday Fair

The Downtown Auburn Merchants Association is hosting the first ever Holiday Fair, and trust us, you don’t want to miss out. The celebration includes two full days of events. Here’s what to expect:

Holiday Market

The Holiday Market is a curated market featuring over 40 local artisans, antiques, food trucks and more. Located in the Gay Street parking lot, the event is free and open to the public.

Santa on the Corner

In the midst of all of Downtown Auburn’s happenings, you’ll have the chance to visit Santa right in the heart of the city. Find him chillin’ at Toomer’s Corner on Saturday, December 4 from 10AM-2PM. Stop by to get in all of your holiday wishes.

Christmas Parade

One of the City of Auburn’s favorite traditions will offer floats, local celebrities and a secret surprise. Shh! We’re not spilling the beans. Wanting to watch from home? Tune into the live stream here.

2. HoHoHo Hike

Kreher Park
The perfect place for a holiday hike. Photo via Kreher Preserve & Nature Center’s Facebook

Kreher Park’s HoHoHo Hike is a unique opportunity to experience the beautiful outdoors and create nature frames for holiday photos. Hikers will collect treasures on the trail to create their own holiday frame, and wrap up the hike with a photo opportunity. Grab your ticket here.

3. Midtown Winter Market

Midtown Auburn
Midtown is ready for the holidays. Photo via Midtown Auburn

Midtown Auburn is hosting their second annual Winter Market. Enjoy an evening full of fun featuring local businesses, live music and sweet treats. Bonus: adopt a pet from The Lee County Humane Society to have a furry friend this season.

4. Santa Sightings

You’re never too old for Santa sightings. Here’s where you can spot him this month:

‘Tis the season to experience all the City of Auburn has to offer. Happy holidays, Bama!

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Maggie Dazzio
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