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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. 20 – Jan. 3 in celebration of their second anniversary.
  2. 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. 21 – Dec. 12, and see the lights on a free carriage ride. Skip the lines and book your ride in advance online.
  3. 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.
  4. Kicking off Dec. 4, 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. Families can also purchase live trees from a locally owned small business.
  5. 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. 3.
  6. Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art is celebrating the holidays with a festive model train display focused on Oklahoma trains past and present. Museum admission is always free and the trains will be departing on Dec. 31.
  7. A long-standing tradition, Flower Park in Sulphur will be aglow by the light of one thousand luminaries on Dec. 4 & 5. Park visitors can walk the candlelit path and see displays of moments from the park’s history. In order to allow for social distancing, space is limited.
  8. 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. 4-6 from 7 – 9 p.m.
  9. See a live nativity play at Crossings Community Church on Dec. 5. Families can watch The Real Christmas Story.
  10. Netflix chose Downtown Norman as one of the recipients of their Home for the Holidays light displays. Take a drive or stroll down Main Street to see the festive display.
  11. Enjoy some old-fashioned Christmas fun during the annual FREE Holiday Hop at the Edmond Historical Society & Museum on Dec. 12. Craft, sip hot cocoa, enjoy the exhibits on display including Back to the 1950s and Darci Lynn’s Got Talent.
  12. 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 outdoors during their FREE Second Saturday event on Dec. 12.
  13. Take part in a unique mobile sound sculpture at Scissortail Park on Dec. 22. Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night is a free, family-friendly, socially-distanced musical parade and families add to the musical experience by playing a different part of the special sound.
  14. Learn about New Year’s traditions from cultures around the world with a take-home kit from Capitol Hill Library, no passport needed! Learn a new game, make a craft and taste a delicious treat from another country, all from the comfort of your home.
  15. Celebrate the New Year during a FREE early-bird New Year’s Eve celebration created for families with young children at Scissortail Park. Countdown to 2021 at 7 p.m. and make it home in time to get the kids to bed.

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