Where to Find Santa in Oklahoma City
Saturdays with Santa
He's holly and jolly and popping up all over the Oklahoma City metro. Santa Claus is the man of the hour and we've rounded up a list of places your family can find him in Oklahoma City this season! Your family will love celebrating the holiday season with these kid-friendly events. Also see our guides to All Holiday Events, Free Holiday Events and Holiday Craft Shows.
THROUGH DEC 21
A Territorial Christmas Celebration in Downtown Guthrie (212 W Oklahoma) features a parade, Victorian Christmas celebrations, historic home tours and theater performances of “A Territorial Christmas Carol.” Free lighted Christmas parade at dusk on Nov 29. For schedule and information, see website. 282-1947, www.guthriesterritorialchristmas.com
THROUGH DEC 24
FREE Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops (200 Bass Pro Dr) kicks off Nov 15 with giveaways, crafts and free photos with Santa. The daily event continues through Christmas Eve. Enjoy free photos with Santa weekdays, 3-8pm; Saturday, 10am-8pm; Sunday noon-5pm.
THROUGH DEC 31
FREE Christmas in the Park at Chisholm Trail Park (500 W Vandament, Yukon) will be celebrated with a festive light display & Kris Kringle Karnival. Refreshments, live music, pictures with Santa and train rides. Christmas in the Park continues through Dec 31. Sunset-8pm. 350-8937, www.cityofyukonok.gov
FREE Festival of Light is known as one of the best light festivals in the country and features carriage rides, live nativity, camel rides, live animals, photos with Santa, gift shop and food trucks. Shannon Springs Park (2400 S 9th St), Chickasha. Monday-Thursday, 6-10pm, Friday-Saturday, 6-11pm. 405-224-9627, www.chickashafestivaloflight.com
THROUGH JAN 4
Santa’s Adventures on the Oklahoma River at RIVERSPORT Adventures (725 S Lincoln Blvd) features Boathouse District activities with a holiday spin, including the SandRidge Santa Zip, North Pole Climb, Candy Cane Rock Wall and Rudolph’s Launch. Saturday and Sunday, 1-8pm. $35. 552-4040, www.boathousedistrict.org/santas-adventures/
DEC 17 • Wednesday
FREE Holiday Party at Dunlap Codding on Film Row (609 W Sheridan) provides fun for the whole family featuring live music, holiday treats, and a visit from Santa! Wednesday, 7pm. 607-8600, www.dunlapcodding.com
DEC 19 • Friday
Michael Martin Murphey’s Cowboy Christmas Ball at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd) offers an evening of entertainment for the whole family. Includes dance, buffet and a visit from Santa. Preregister. $60 for members, $75 for nonmembers, $25 for children. Friday, 7pm. 478-2250 ext. 219. www.nationalcowboymuseum.org
FREE “Polar Express” at the Mustang Town Center (1201 N Mustang Rd, Mustang) invites children and families to bring pillows and blankets to relax on while enjoying the movie. Free tickets will be available at Mustang’s Tree Fest on Dec 1. 6pm. 376-3411. www.cityofmustang.org
Skating with Santa at the Myriad Botanical Gardens (301 W Reno) invites children to join Santa for a special VIP moment on the ice rink. Free for members, nonmembers are $6 for adults and $10 for children. 6pm-8pm. 447-7080. www.myriadgardens.org
DEC 20 • Saturday
FREE Elf’s Workshop and Craft Show presented by Mommies Stick Together of Oklahoma at the Will Roger’s Garden Center (3400 NW 36th) features swag bags for first 50 guests, shopping, free kids activities and pictures with Santa from 11am-2pm for a $5 donation.
Christmas Train at the Oklahoma Railway Museum (3400 NE Grand Blvd) is a holiday train ride with hot cocoa, carols and the reading of “The Polar Express.” 35 minutes. Purchase tickets in advance to guarantee a seat. Trains depart at 9 and 10:30am, noon, 1:30 and 3pm. $15, children under 3 are free. 424-8222, www.oklahomarailwaymuseum.org
Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus at the Skirvin Hilton (1 Park Ave) will include breakfast and pictures. 9:30-11:30am. $24.95 for adults, $15.95 for children. Reservations required. 272-3040, www.downtownindecember.com
FREE Carriage Rides with Santa in Downtown Edmond. 11am-4pm. www.downtownedmondok.com
Breakfast with Santa at Orr Family Farm (14400 S Western) includes breakfast, train ride, carols, crafts and a visit and photo with Santa. $15. Preregister. Saturdays, 10am. 799-3276, www.orrfamilyfarm.com