The season calls for sipping hot cocoa, nibbling on cookies and hearing tales of Old Saint Nick. Posing for a photo with Santa is a holiday tradition, and Oklahoma City boasts several socially-distant opportunities. Find holiday fun with one of these picks, or consult our list of all places to see Santa in the metro this Christmas.
The Cowboy’s Holidays at the Museum event
1700 NE 63rd St
Why we love it: The Cowboy celebrates the holidays amidst the backdrop of Prosperity Junction. Stroll the streets of the turn-of-the-century frontier town and make Western-inspired ornaments, meet historical Western figures, sample frontier food, mosey up to the sarsaparilla bar and drop off your holiday wish list with Santa. During the event on Dec. 5, activities are free with museum admission while supplies last from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Santa at Scissortail Park
415 S Robinson Ave
Why we love it: Scissortail Park has a wealth of holiday activities planned including holiday lights, live music, outdoor movies and a market and Santa will be hanging out at the market in his sleigh for families to stop by for a quick, socially-distant photo op. Spend an afternoon at the park shopping and playing while enjoying the sights and sounds of Downtown in December.
Snow Globe Santa at Factory Obscura
25 NW 9th St
Why we love it: We’ve probably all felt like we are living in a bubble but Santa really will be! Visit Old Saint Nick as he hangs outside of Factory Obscura in an adorable, life-size snowglobe during the final two Lights on Broadway events on Dec. 5 & 12 from 4-8 p.m. for a truly 2020 Santa pic.
Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro & Cabela’s
200 Bass Pro Dr & 1200 W Memorial Rd
Why we love it: Bass Pro and Cabela’s is reinventing their annual tradition to ensure families can safely visit Santa but one important thing hasn’t changed. During their “Contactless Claus” visits, families still get a free 4×6 photo as well as a free digital download. Preregistration required to ensure proper socially distancing can be maintained.
2215 W I-240 Service Rd
Why we love it: Santa welcomes families to North Pole Adventure where kids can explore a life-sized replica of the North Pole and pose for photos in a safe environment through Dec. 24. Masks are encouraged and a personalized mask will be provided with admission.