Everyone needs a break every now and then, and parents are no exception! Whether date night, girls’ night or simply grown-up time, Oklahoma City has plenty of things to do, many of which offer the added benefit of helping some very worthy causes. Whether your passion is food, theater, art or something else entirely, our searchable calendar offers a wide variety of date night ideas for any day of the week. Check out our readers’ recommendations for a list of local favorite hot spots. And, if that wasn’t enough, here are our top five reasons to book a sitter this month!
Dec. 1, 8 & 15
Holiday Date Nights at Scissortail Park (801 S Robinson Ave) features holiday lights, s’mores and acoustic music. Holiday Date packages include a Scissortail Park blanket, two s’mores kits and two hot chocolates. Packages can be purchased at the Picnic Pavilion. Members, $20; non-members, $25. 7 p.m.
Mocktails + Crafts with Edmond Parks & Recreation at the MAC at Mitch Park (2733 Marilyn Williams Dr, Edmond) features an instructional craft project and a themed beverage. Preregister. 6:30-8 p.m.
Dec. 6 – 25
OKC Philharmonic has reimagined their A Classics Christmas concert into a virtual musical production. Enjoy Christmas favorites and sacred pieces as well as special guest performers Mandy Jiran and Vince Leseney. $20. The concert will be available via digital stream on-demand for viewing and reviewing through Christmas Day.
The OKC Ballet is hosting The Nutcracker: Short & Sweet at Civic Center Music Hall (201 N Walker Ave), a one-act production of the classic ballet with all your favorite characters from the dancing snowflakes to the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Nutcracker Prince. $30-$90. Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 2 & 7 p.m.
Third Thursday: Adult Night at Mix-Tape at Factory Obscura (25 NW 9th St) features grown-up only art experience with live performances and more. $17. 7-10 p.m.
Looking for at-home options? Restore the romance with these sweet and simple at-home date night ideas.