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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Victorian Front Porch Christmas

Have you ever been to Opelika, Alabama?  I'd love to share with you a special event that is held there each year at Christmas.  It's called the Victorian Front Porch Christmas and it takes place in the historic neighborhoods of Opelika.  For just a few days (and nights), you can visit the area and view the beautifully decorated porches.  There are about sixty homes that are decorated for the event.  You can read more about the event here : Victorian Front Porch Christmas .


There is a cheerful sign that welcomes visitors
 to the Victorian Front Porch Christmas.



Then as you drive down the street, you begin to see the lovely displays on the porches and in the yards.  There are Santas, angels, pretty ladies and even a carriage or two.






With a nod to Gone with the Wind, here is Rhett, Scarlett and little Bonnie Blue.



The decorations are on display for a few days every year.  The event starts today and ends on Saturday this year.  If you're in the area, be sure to attend.  If you are in the area at night--well, you're really in luck!  The displays are lighted and are just beautiful at night.  If you attend on Saturday, the streets will be closed and there will be a walking tour for you to enjoy the homes and their decorations.

This reindeer pulling the carriage is one of my favorite displays.






The colors of the displays coordinate with the colors of the homes. 
 Isn't this a pretty blue Santa?








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4 comments:

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Oh be still my heart! Now, you have me wanting to load up and come to Alabama. I am your latest follower, can't wait to see more of your blog.

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Wonderful photographs! I would love to stroll this town looking at all the decorated porches. A blue Santa? That one should be on my porch!

Debra

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Very pretty! Thanks for friending my little blog! I'm back and hope you will visit often!

ab6f686c-0238-11e3-9bfc-000bcdcb8a73 said...

Well....there appear to be happy carpenters in town. I was more interested the the Victorian porches. We know a little bit about Porch construction