Coming Up: Phenix City Christmas Festival 2021

Phenix City Christmas Festival 2021

All aboard! Next stop? Festive holiday fun, of course! You’ll find it in spades at the Phenix City Christmas Festival 2021. Plus, it’s only a few days away, too. It will pull into the station on Dec. 11 at Phenix City Art Park. Before you make the trip there, though, we’ll give you all the info you need to know.

More on the festival

Ring in the holiday season at the Phenix City Christmas Festival 2021. This spectacular event has something for everyone. When you attend, you can:

  • Watch “The Polar Express”;
  • Have a meet and greet with the Columbus Rapids and the Columbus Lions;
  • Take the children to play games in the Kids’ Fun Zone;
  • Check out the lights presentation;
  • Take pictures in the photo booth;
  • And more.

About the movie

Maybe you’ve read the book. Or, you’ve watched the movie with a cup of hot cocoa. If not, you’re in for an entertaining trip!

“The Polar Express” is based on a 1985 children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. It came out in 2004 (which was 17 years ago, if you want to feel old).

Tom Hanks appears as the conductor of the train in the movie, which is headed straight for the North Pole. Along the way, young children make new friends and find out the true meaning of holiday spirit.  Directed by Robert Zemeckis, this animated film runs for an hour and 40 minutes.

Visiting details

Only three more days until the Phenix City Christmas Festival 2021! Held by the Phenix City Parks and Recreation, it will be located at Phenix City Art Park at Whitewater Avenue, near the Phenix City Riverfront. It will kick off on Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. and wrap up around 8 p.m. The movie will begin at sunset.

Have any questions? Give them a call at 334-291-4719.


Hop along for the ride—and a holly-jolly movie—when you attend the Phenix City Christmas Festival 2021. A movie, a meet and greet, and very merry festivities—we can’t wait!

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