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If you are looking for things to do with your kids, you are in the right place! MetroFamily scours the OKC metro so you can find all of the best events for families all in one place. Find fun ways to spend time with the whole family, including can’t-miss events happening in Oklahoma City, Edmond, Norman, Moore, Yukon and beyond on our searchable calendar.

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  • Click here to see a list of current museum exhibits in the OKC Metro.                  
  • Features the World’s Tallest Fresh-Cut Christmas Tree, a parade, ice skating, music, fireworks and more.  This free-to-the-public event kicks off with the Opening Night Christmas Tree Lighting on Nov. 25. Closing ceremony is scheduled for January 3, 2023.

    Where

    Enid View map
    150 W. Park Ave,
    Enid, 73701, OK, US
  • The Holiday season is approaching and the Sugar Plum Fairy is preparing for her famous dance in the ‘Nutcracker Ballet.’ But after a terrible costume mishap leaves her unable to perform, a new star of the show must be found. Who will be chosen to take her place of honor on the grand stage and dance the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy? See website for show times.

    Where

    Oklahoma Children's Theatre View map
    2501 N Blackwelder Ave,
    Oklahoma City, 73106, OK, US
  • The Edmond Outdoor Ice Rink at Mitch Park opens Nov. 5.  Families can enjoy ice skating, holiday music and food concessions. Skate hours are Monday - Thursday, 3-9 p.m.; Friday, 3-10 p.m.; Saturday, noon-10 p.m.; Sunday, noon-9 p.m. Exceptions: Thanksgiving Break (11/20 - 11/25): 12-10 p.m. Winter Break (12/22 - 01/06): 12-10 p.m. Christmas Eve: 12-5 p.m. Christmas: 12-10 p.m. New Year's Eve: 12-10 p.m.

    Where

    Mitch Park View map
    1501 W Covell Road,
    Edmond, 73003, OK, US
  • Features festive opportunities to eat drink and be merry in Midtown this season. Beginning Nov. 27, make Midtown your destination for dining, holiday shopping and general merry-making with limited-time promotions and special holiday touches from your favorite local neighborhood.

    Where

    Midtown View map

    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Enjoy Christmas lights throughout the city in Downtown Edmond, Spring Creek Plaza, Spring Creek Village, First Baptist Church, UCO and OC campuses. Luminance is a walk-thru holiday light display that will be open to the public at Mitch Park from 5 - 10 p.m., Nov. 18-Jan. 1.

    Where

    Various locations View map

    Edmond, OK, US
  • Features outdoor ice skating on 4,100 square feet of real ice. Monday-Thursday, 3-9 p.m.; Friday, 3-10 p.m.; Saturday, noon-10 p.m.; Sunday, noon-9 p.m. Special Hours: Thanksgiving Break (11/20 - 11/25): 12-10 pm Winter Break (12/18 - 01/02): 12-10 pm Christmas Eve: 12-5 pm Christmas: 12-10 pm New Year's Eve: 12-10 pm

    Where

    Chisholm Trail Park View map
    500 W Vandament,
    Yukon, 73099, OK, US
  • Features outdoor ice skating on 4,100 square feet of real ice. Monday-Thursday, 3-9 p.m.; Friday, 3-10 p.m.; Saturday, noon-10 p.m.; Sunday, noon-9 p.m. Special Hours: Thanksgiving Break (11/20 - 11/25): 12-10 pm Winter Break (12/18 - 01/02): 12-10 pm Christmas Eve: 12-5 pm Christmas: 12-10 pm New Year's Eve: 12-10 pm

    Where

    Crest Foods parking lot View map
    2550 Mt Williams Dr,
    Norman, 73069, OK
  • Over 30 years, 1,000 performances, and 150,000 patrons, A Territorial Christmas Carol is back in this re-imagining of Dickens’ classic tale. See website for show times.

    Where

    Pollard Theatre View map
    120 W Harrison Ave,
    Guthrie, 73044, , US
  • Enjoy complimentary fares on the OKC Streetcars on the weekends. FREE RIDE DATES:  Nov. 18-20 Nov. 25-27 Dec. 2-4 Dec. 10-12 Dec. 16-18 Dec. 23-25 Dec. 30-Jan. 1

    Where

    Various locations View map

    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features an outdoor production. Patrons will follow Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of transformation and redemption as they are guided from scene to scene at the historic Harn Homestead featuring Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley, magical spirits and a host of unforgettable characters.  

    Where

    Harn Homestead View map
    1721 N Lincoln Blvd,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features an outdoor market with rotating, local vendors offering gifts for everyone on your shopping list. Local shops will rotate tents and the iconic geodesic domes spread around the property every weekend until Dec. 18. The event also features the Bishop John Carroll Christmas tree lot. Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    Where

    Midtown OKC View map
    399 NW 10th St,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features a free Santa’s Wonderland experience with free family holiday giveaways and the chance to meet Santa. During your visit, families can mail their letter to Santa. Families who visit Santa receive a free 4x6 studio-quality photo. On Saturday, Nov. 5,  Santa will arrive to host a FREE outdoor tailgate event with FREE games, fun activities and giveaways. Advanced reservations are required. To learn more and make a reservation, visit www.basspro.com/santa or www.cabelas.com/santa.

    Where

    Bass Pro Shops & Cabela's View map
    200 Bass Pro Drive, 1200 W Memorial Rd
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features outdoor ice skating on 5,500 square feet of real ice. Open 7 days a week, the Devon Ice Rink hosts daily public skating, private parties, and special events all winter long. Monday-Thursday, 3 - 9 p.m.; Friday, 3-11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.  Holiday Hours Thanksgiving Holiday Wednesday, November 24, 11am-11pm Thursday, November 25, 3-9pm Friday, November 26, 11am-11pm Winter Break…

    Where

    Myriad Botanical Gardens View map
    301 W Reno,
    Oklahoma City, 73102, OK, US
  • Features snow tubing slopes and sparkling holiday décor. The larger slide has three lanes that are each 145 feet in length for a larger thrill and the small slide is 75 feet long perfect for children and anyone wishing for a milder thrill.  Holiday-themed food and beverage items will be available at the concession stands. Riders must be 42” tall to ride the large slope and lap riding is not…

    Where

    Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark View map
    2 S Mickey Mantle Dr,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features ice skating, curling and indoor climbing experiences, all decorated in a holiday theme. The synthetic ice rink lets you experience winter sports without the cold. Schedule:  November 25 to December 18 Fridays • 5-8p Saturdays • 1-8p Sundays • 1-6p Dec 19-23 and Dec 26-30  Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs • 4-8p Fridays • 5-8p Saturdays • 1-8p Sundays • 1-6p Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day  Closed New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day 

    Where

    RIVERSPORT Adventures View map
    800 Riversport Dr,
    Oklahoma City, 73129, OK, US
  • Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, passengers will relive the magic of the classic story on an hour train ride. During the trip, characters on each car lead passengers in a reading of the book, cookies delivered by dancing chefs and the chance to meet Santa. The train will be running on Thursday - Sunday, plus additional days the week of Christmas. See website for a schedule…

    Where

    Oklahoma Railway Museum View map
    3400 NE Grand Blvd,
    Oklahoma City, 73111, OK, US
  • Features holiday lights including over 25 new light displays. Grab your whole family and head to El Reno on Nov. 26 from 4-6 p.m. to light up Legion Park in El Reno! Get into the holiday spirit with s'mores with El Reno Fire Department, train rides, petting zoo, pony rides, carollers, hot chocolate, crafts, story time and more. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for visits and photos. This…

    Where

    Legion Park View map
    Ash Street,
    El Reno, OK, US
  • Features an interactive Christmas attraction where kids can meet Santa and explore a life-sized replica of the North Pole including Santa’s post office, Mrs. Claus’ kitchen, a live reindeer barn and more. There is a Grinch-themed room where kids help stop the Grinch from stealing Christmas. Photos with Santa will be digitally created in a safe environment. See website for hours of operation. One adult is admitted free with each…

    Where

    Walnut Square Center View map
    2215 W I-240,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features two opportunities to meet Indigenous Santa at FAM. He will make an appearance each day of the Winter Holiday Art Market (Dec. 3-4, 2022) and pass out gift bags to children at 1:30 p.m. He will return on Dec. 17 for photos in the Xchange Theater from 1-4 p.m.

    Where

    First Americans Museum View map
    659 First Americans Boulevard,
    Oklahoma City, 73129, OK, US
  • Features less crowds, dimmed lighting, the music and show turned down or off and limited appearances from Chuck E. Sensory Sensitive Sundays will be offered 2 hours before the restaurant opens to the general public, on the first Sunday of every month.

    Where

    Chuck E Cheese View map
    2201 Interstate Dr,
    Norman, OK
  • Yoga is an excellent option during pregnancy. It can help to soothe aches and pains, reduce stress, promote relaxation, and prepare you for childbirth and motherhood. In the class at This Land Yoga, they focus on lengthening and strengthening muscles, soothing common pregnancy discomforts, and teaching proper breathing and relaxation techniques. This class fosters deep connection: connect to your body, bond with your baby, and with other women in our…

    Where

    This Land Yoga View map
    405 NW 30th St,
    Oklahoma City, 73118, OK, US
  • Features a seasonal fair trade shop offering unique gifts, including a wide selection of folk art from around the world and more. All merchandise are fair trade items, from almost every continent, made by artisans who are paid a living wage for their work. All proceeds benefit PAMBE Ghana's La'Angum Learning Center in northern Ghana.

    Where

    PAMBE Ghana Global Market - Shoppes at Northpark View map
    May and N.W. 122nd,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features a sensory-friendly environment for families of children with special needs to experience the time-honored tradition and meet Santa, prior to mall opening. Guests can reserve their appointment online.

    Where

    Penn Square Mall View map
    1901 NW Expressway,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Enjoy a variety of holiday activities, live holiday music and more. Santa will be hanging out at the event on Dec. 4. Decorate ornaments with Wine & Palette or have your face painted by OKC’s own, Kaleidoscope Arts. Take a train ride around the Gardens on the “Polar Express.” Other activities include games and crafts highlighting holiday celebrations from around the world. To meet with Santa on Dec. 4, simply pay…

    Where

    Myriad Gardens View map
    301 W Reno Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features a Winter Holiday Art Market with 50 First American artists who will be set up across the FAM campus, plus story time and the chance to meet Indigenous Santa. Returning fine artists include: Benjamin Harjo, Jr. (Absentee Shawnee/Seminole Nation), Micah Wesley (Creek & Kiowa Nations), Marwin Begaye (Navajo Nation), Kindra Swafford (Cherokee Nation), Gilmore Scott (Navajo Nation), Billy Hensley (Chickasaw Nation), and Traci Rabbit (Cherokee Nation)! Some of our…

    Where

    First Americans Museum View map
    659 First Americans Boulevard,
    Oklahoma City, 73129, OK, US
  • Features local vendors and a holiday drink menu.

    Where

    OKC Farmers Public Market View map
    311 S Klein Ave,
    Oklahoma City, 73102, OK
  • Features live holiday music, candy canes and other goodies and the chance to meet Santa Claus. The festivities begin when museum director, Johnny Baier, takes the stage to perform his favorite Christmas sing-alongs followed by Lucas Ross, the museum’s Outreach and Promotions coordinator, who will bring his special holiday banjo blend of music and comedy. There will be holiday treats throughout the afternoon along with kid’s crafts where they can…

    Where

    American Banjo Museum View map
    9 E Sheridan Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • The 395th Army Band is one of thirteen Army Reserve Bands in the United States. The band is comprised of Soldier-Civilians that work in many different fields ranging from health care to music education. Tickets required, limit of 4 tickets per household.  

    Where

    OCCC Visual and Performing Arts Center View map
    7777 S May Ave,
    Oklahoma City, 73159, OK, US
  • This classic tale takes place on the night before Christmas, when Clara and Franz receive a Nutcracker as a gift from their uncle. This present sparks a magical dream, and a night filled with amazing stories and characters. The Ballet of the Slovak National Theatre along with the Sofia National Opera Orchestra was filmed at the Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava.

    Where

    Belle Isle Library View map
    5501 N. Villa Ave,
    Oklahoma City, 73112, OK, US
  • Features storytelling, Wild West Shootouts, crafts, 19th-century games, stagecoach rides, shooting gallery, food truck, train rides and more.

    Where

    Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch View map
    9501 E. 380 Rd,
    Oologah, 74053, OK, US
  • Features more than 600,000 colorful LED lights draped along the buildings on North Broadway transforming the street into one beautiful Christmas light display. Open daily, dusk until dawn. Cory's Audio Visual Holiday Lightshow is the newest addition to Lights On Broadway. The mesmerizing show is created with "projection mapping" to make a historic three-story building come to life with various holiday scenes and light schemes. Attendees can expect to see…

    Where

    Automobile Alley View map
    Broadway Ave, NW 4th to 10th,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Luminance is a new walk-thru Christmas lights display. Stroll through more than 40 interactive 3D LED displays including a walk-thru light tunnel and lighted trees and pavilions.  

    Where

    Mitch Park View map
    1501 W Covell Rd,
    Edmond, OK, US
  • Features a wonderland of Christmas holiday light displays. The two mile, drive-through light display runs along the lakeshore beginning at Chandler Road, ending at Highway 39 on the northeast side of Purcell.

    Where

    Purcell Lake View map
    1400 Chandler Rd,
    Purcell, 73080, OK, US
  • Features larger-than-life light sculptures on a driving tour through the OKC Zoo. After the driving tour, guests park and re-enter the Zoo for an additional walking experience complete with immersive and interactive light displays, fun photo ops, festive treats and eats available for purchase and more. Santa will be part of the festivities and available for photo opportunities on weekends from Nov. 12-Dec. 11, and daily from Dec. 15–25 in…

    Where

    OKC Zoo View map
    2000 Remington Place,
    Oklahoma City, 73111, OK, US
  • The Downs Family Christmas Lights, featured on the ABC's Great Christmas Light Fight, are a holiday lights display set to music. The annual holiday light display runs from 6 p.m. to midnight every day, weather permitting, from Thanksgiving evening through the end of the year. Visitors enjoy the more than 18 miles of light displays synchronized to holiday music from the comfort of their own vehicles. Turn your radio to…
  • Features music and a light display illuminating Union Station nightly. The holiday light and music experience transforms historic Union Station with a magical display of synchronized lights and music. The park will also have festive lights throughout the grounds with paths of luminaries, a 40-foot tall holiday tree and a giant menorah.

    Where

    Union Station View map
    300 SW 7th St,
    Oklahoma City, 73109, OK, US
  • As you stroll the canal, enjoy dining and shopping under a gorgeous Christmas light display. The Bricktown Holiday Trees are by artists Nathan Hendrix and Stephen Tyler of True Façade. Opens nightly at dusk.

    Where

    Bricktown View map

    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features a magical wonderland of visual entertainment and Oklahoma's largest drive-thru light display. See 5 million twinkling lights and over 500 one-of-a-kind light displays. Guests may also enjoy walking through the lights or, for a small fee, riding the Santa Express Train. Retunring this year, families can enjoy ice skating at Chisholm Trail Park, with views of the lights. The tour starts in Yukon City Park, winds through Freedom Trail,…

    Where

    City Park and Chisholm Trail Park View map
    2200 S. Holly Ave.,
    Yukon, OK, US
  • Features a beautiful, drive-through Christmas light display. On Dec. 10, the Chickasaw Cultural Center will also host the CCC Christmas Celebration with Winter Art Market from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Renowned Chickasaw artists will be selling handmade First American items. There will also be several activities taking place including ornament-making and the chance to meet Santa Claus.

    Where

    Chickasaw Cultural Center View map
    867 Cooper Memorial Rd.,
    Sulphur, 73086, OK, US
  • Features carriage rides, ice rink, a chance to meet Santa, Christmas lights, ferris wheel, gift shop, food trucks and more. Nearby the lights at the Rock Island Train Depot, “December at the Depot” will feature pop-up shop vendors for Christmas shopping, food trucks, Santa photos and a few amusement park-style rides for children. The new event will have a shuttle that transports patrons to and from the Depot to Shannon…

    Where

    Shannon Springs Park View map
    2400 S 9th Street,
    Chickasha, OK, US
  • In the spirit of the holiday season, Joe B. Barnes Regional Park is transformed into a twinkling wonderland of lights featuring more than 100 Christmas light displays including a 118-foot Christmas tree illuminated with 9,000 bulbs. Each Wednesday, drive-thru access will close to allow groups to walk the lights. Schedule: Sunday - Tuesday, & Thursday 6-10 p.m. Wednesday (Drive-thru CLOSED)- Walking Wednesdays 6-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday 6-11 p.m. Christmas Eve…

    Where

    Joe B. Barnes Regional Park View map
    8700 E. Reno Ave.,
    Midwest City, OK, US
  • Features a living nativity performed by the Boys Ranch Town residents, staff children and live animals from the ranch.

    Where

    Boys Ranch Town View map
    5100 SE 33rd St.,
    Edmond, 73013, OK, US
  • An Oklahoma City holiday tradition, Canterbury will deck the halls and fill the Civic Center with joyful, holiday standards — and our Canterbury Youth Voices will perform holiday favorites in the Civic Center lobby. Featuring John Rutter’s jubilant Gloria, this audience favorite will feature members from the OKC Philharmonic and the Canterbury Chamber Voices. Celebrate the season with Canterbury!

    Where

    Civic Center Music Hall View map
    201 N Walker Ave,
    Oklahoma City, 73101, OK, US

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