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  • Wed, Nov 30, 2022

  • 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 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
  • 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 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
  • The First Americans Museum (FAM) and the Oklahoma City Thunder have partnered to celebrate Native American Heritage Month and encourage visitation to the museum located at 659 First Americans Blvd.  During the month of November, patrons who purchase a ticket and visit FAM will receive a voucher for two complimentary tickets to select a Thunder home game at the Paycom Center. Special programming and events will be offered throughout the month to pay homage…

    Where

    First Americans Museum View map
    659 First Americans Boulevard,
    Oklahoma City, 73129, 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
  • Features a series of Indigenous films. Schedule: Gush - Wed Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. Indigenous Shorts - Wed Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. A Winter Love - Wed Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. Parental discretion is advised.

    Where

    Rodeo Cinema View map
    2221 Exchange Ave,
    Oklahoma City, 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
  • Enjoy nature and Bethany's walking trails as you read a story. The story changes every month so drop by to catch a different story. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

    Where

    Bethany Library (outside) View map
    6700 NW 35th St,
    Bethany, 73008, OK, US
  • The Red Earth Art Center celebrates the season with Christmas trees adorned with handmade ornaments created to showcase the diverse Native cultures that make Oklahoma unique.

    Where

    Red Earth Art Center - BancFirst Tower View map
    100 N Broadway,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features free Zoo admission for the entire month of November for active duty, retired, veteran members of the military, National Guard and Reserves. Plus: Up to four immediate family members will receive 50% off of general Zoo admission on date of visit 10% off all available Wild Encounter experiences. 10% off merchandise at the Zoo’s Safari Gift Shop. $10 off any membership level! Military members must be named on the…

    Where

    Oklahoma City Zoo View map
    2101 NE 50th St,
    Oklahoma City, 73111, OK, US
  • Features come-&-go, hands-on science activities that can be easily replicated with everyday items found at home. Early Explorers is perfect for young scientists with short attention spans. No need to preregister. Activities take place at KidSpace or the Gardens, weather permitting.

    Where

    Science Museum Oklahoma View map
    2020 Remington Place,
    Oklahoma City, 73111, OK, US
  • 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 nature-themed storytime, interactive song and small craft. Books are selected based on the season. Walkups welcome. Storytime is held in the Children's Garden. Location is subject to change. Look for updates online or on social media.

    Where

    Myriad Gardens View map
    301 W Reno Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, and lots of fun for kids in a class-like setting. Preregister. Hybrid programs will have limited in-person tickets and will be posted on Niche Academy. Schedule: Birth - 18 most: 10 a.m. 19 most - 3 yrs: 10:40 a.m. 3-Kindergarten: 11:30 a.m.  

    Where

    Mabel C Fry Public Library View map
    1200 Lakeshore Dr,
    Yukon, 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 beautiful holiday backdrops, sweet treats, cookie decorating kits and more.

    Where

    Katiebug’s Sips & Sweets View map
    7 NW 9th St,
    Oklahoma City o, 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.

    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
  • Walk the Lights allows people to stroll through the one-mile stretch of amazing twinkling lights and animated displays the day before Holiday Lights Spectacular opens. Attendees can also enjoy live music, hot chocolate and the chance to meet Santa and other holiday characters.

    Where

    Joe B. Barnes Regional Park View map
    SE 15th & Century Dr,
    Midwest City, OK, US

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