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15 FREE OKC Christmas Celebrations

by Lindsay Cuomo

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Between the gifts, the parties, the travel and the extra household guests, Christmas can get expensive. Here are 15 ways to celebrate the holiday in Oklahoma City without spending a dime. Find more information about all these activities on our online calendar.

  1. Tour downtown for free when the OKC Streetcars offer complimentary fares on the weekends Nov. 19 – Jan. 2 in celebration of their anniversary and the holiday season.
  2. Help light Stockyards City during their annual tree lighting celebration on Nov. 19. Santa will be there and families can enjoy hot chocolate and carols. 6 p.m.
  3. A dazzling display of holiday lights that’s sure to put the whole family in the holiday spirit lines Broadway Avenue through Automobile Alley near downtown Oklahoma City. Stop in during their Lights on Broadway events on Saturdays, Nov. 20 – Dec. 11, and see the lights on a free carriage ride.
  4. Drive or walk through Yukon’s FREE Christmas in the Park holiday light display which includes three park complexes and nearly 5 million twinkling lights. The lights are open 6 – 11 p.m. nightly through Dec. 31.
  5. Celebrate Chanukah at Scissortail Park! Enjoy live entertainment. special treats, traditional foods and the lighting of a 15-foot menorah. The celebration on Nov. 28 is open to all and gets started at 5 p.m.
  6. Boys Ranch Town residents and staff perform a live nativity each year for the community to enjoy. Stop in to see their performance, complete with live animals from the ranch Dec. 3-5 from 7 – 9 p.m.
  7. Hang out with the man of the month at Scissortail Park. Santa will be visiting with families and posing for pictures Saturdays, Dec. 4-18 from noon to 4 p.m. near Lens Garden.
  8. Make your way to the Oklahoma River for a festive Holiday River Parade on Dec. 4 to see water skiing elves, holiday-themed boats, a laser light show and fireworks! The celebration kicks off at 5 p.m.
  9. Enjoy a lighted parade with festive floats, special characters and more in Downtown Norman. This year’s parade theme is Miracle on Main Street and will start marching Dec. 4 at 6 p.m.
  10. Celebrate the season with a bang at Moore’s Christmas Spectacular on Dec. 4. Listen to carolers, shop a mini-market and finish the night with a fireworks show. The event begins at 7 p.m. and kids can meet Santa and Mrs. Claus.
  11. Kicking off Dec. 10, businesses at The Pointe at Chisholm Creek have decorated several trees to create a walk-through holiday display. See the trees while listening to live music and family-friendly activities from 6 – 9 p.m.
  12. Stroll through more than 30 interactive 3D LED displays including a walk-thru light tunnel and lighted trees and pavilions at Luminance at Mitch Park in Edmond. The light display is open nightly 5 – 10 p.m. through Jan. 9.
  13. Enjoy some old-fashioned Christmas fun during the annual FREE Holiday Hop at the Edmond Historical Society & Museum on Dec. 4. Craft, sip hot cocoa and enjoy the exhibits on display.
  14. Saturdays with Santa is back at Myriad Gardens! On Dec. 4 & 11, families can meet Santa, make crafts, listen to live music and more from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Activities will take place in the Children’s Garden and South Lobby.
  15. Get into the holiday spirit with Oklahoma Contemporary! Enjoy free art activities connected with the art on display at the museum as well as live performances by storyteller and cellist Erin Yeaman during their FREE Second Saturday event on Dec. 11.

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