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Free, Fun Family Activities

The Only Thing Better than Family Fun is FREE Family Fun!

Our website is packed with things to do to have fun with the whole family without spending a dime. Below, you’ll find a list of inspiring ideas of the best free events happening this month, reader-favorite free activities and more free things to do with kids in OKC! Want even more ideas? Check out our searchable calendar filled with community events for families or keep scrolling to see events happening today throughout the Oklahoma City metro that are free to attend.

Editor’s note: Due to COVID-19 precautions, some of the following events and venues may have adjusted their hours, programming or safety protocols. Please check with each venue directly to verify. We encourage our readers to enjoy family fun responsibly. When around others, wear a mask, remain socially distant, wash your hands often and stay home if you or a member of your household is feeling ill. Find more information about the coronavirus pandemic in Oklahoma at oklahoma.gov/covid19.  

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All Free Events

  • Sun, Nov 28, 2021

  • Click here to see a list of current museum exhibits in the OKC Metro.                  
  • The Edmond Outdoor Ice Rink at Mitch Park opens Nov. 12.  Families can enjoy ice skating, a Christmas train ride, 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: Nov 21 - 26: noon - 10 p.m. Dec. 19 - Jan. 3: noon - 10 p.m. Christmas Eve:…

    Where

    Mitch Park View map
    1501 W Covell Road,
    Edmond, 73003, OK, US
  • The beloved American holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast in this special holiday performance. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.

    Where

    Pollard Theatre View map
    120 W Harrison Ave,
    Guthrie, 73044, OK
  • Enjoy complimentary fares on the OKC Streetcars on the weekends. FREE RIDE DATES:  Nov. 19 – 21 Nov. 26 – 28 Dec. 3 – 5 Dec. 11 – 13 Dec. 17 – 19 Dec. 24 – 26 Dec. 31 – Jan. 2

    Where

    Various locations View map

    Oklahoma City, 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 (11/21-11/26): 12-10pm Winter Break (12/19-01/02): 12-10pm Christmas Eve: 12-5pm Christmas: 12-10pm New Year's Eve: 12-10pm

    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 (Nov. 21 - 26): daily 12-10 pm Winter Break (Dec. 19 - Jan. 3): daily 12-10 pm Christmas Eve: 12-5 pm Christmas: 12-10 pm New Year's Eve: 12-10 pm New Year's Day: 12-10 pm

    Where

    Crest Foods parking lot View map
    2550 Mt Williams Dr,
    Norman, 73069, OK
  • Features golf cart tours of the Park’s holiday lights for any guest with limited mobility. Evening tours during the holidays are available Thursdays through Sundays. Accommodates up to four guests. Subject to change due to inclement weather.

    Where

    Scissortail Park View map
    415 S Robinson Ave,
    Oklahoma City, 73109, 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 during the month of December from 5 - 10 p.m.

    Where

    Various locations View map

    Edmond, OK, US
  • Features an all 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. 19. The event also features the Bishop John Carroll Christmas Christmas tree lot. Check out this downloadable coloring sheet to help your family get into the holiday spirit. Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. - 7…

    Where

    Midtown OKC View map
    399 NW 10th St,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features an 75-minute outdoor production. The Harn Homestead will be reimagined as the Victorian Era setting for Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley and a host of unforgettable characters. Patrons will follow Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of transformation and redemption as they are guided from scene to scene. All patrons, staff and volunteers are required to wear masks, which must remain on their faces at all times.  

    Where

    Harn Homestead View map
    1721 N Lincoln Blvd,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features a reimagined free Santa’s Wonderland experience with free family holiday giveaways (while supplies last) and the chance to meet Santa. Contactless visits with Santa will start on Nov. 7 and continue through Friday, Dec. 24, 2021. Santa’s Wonderland experience includes games, crafts and a letter box to send your holiday wish list to the North Pole Families who visit Santa receive a free 4x6 studio-quality photo, as well as…

    Where

    Bass Pro Shops & Cabela's View map
    200 Bass Pro Drive, 1200 W Memorial Rd
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features a variety of local artists and artisans displaying and selling original works. You’ll find everything from paintings and photography to woodwork, ceramics, glass, jewelry and more. Featured artists include Amanda Cole, Sarah Day Short, Patty Harper, Todd Horner, Theresa Hultberg, Brooke Hutchens, Michael McDaniels, Faye Miller, Molly Murphy Adams, Kasie Sallee, Amy Sanders de Melo, Tara Tipton, Marylee Wright, and Blue Sage Studios. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.;Sunday, 12-5 p.m.

    Where

    Myriad Gardens View map
    301 W Reno 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 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
  • Features outdoor ice skating. 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 – December 20-31 Monday-Friday, 11am-11pm Saturday, December…

    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 a Nordic experience that includes climate-controlled ice skating, Olympic curling, alpine climbing, skiing and snowboarding, plus hot chocolate, s’mores and firepits – all wrapped up with holiday lights and Santa on Saturdays. RIVERSPORT’s new synthetic ice rink and curling courts offer a total ice experience…without the cold ice! The indoor/outdoor space will also feature five covered climbing experiences –  a cavern wall, leap of faith, adventure climb, speed wall…

    Where

    RIVERSPORT Adventures View map
    800 Riversport Dr,
    Oklahoma City, 73129, OK, US
  • Features a new immersive experience with life-sized dinosaur fossils and animatronic models that demonstrate movement and sounds like prehistoric creatures. This interactive experience has 15 one-of-a-kind animatronic displays and 8 skeleton replicas. Learn how dinosaurs evolved over time and where they roamed as well as what the OKC Zoo is doing to fight the extinction of Oklahoma’s beloved lizard, the horny toad, also known as the Texas horned lizard. Dino…

    Where

    OKC Zoo View map
    2000 Remington Place,
    Oklahoma City, 73111, 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
  • 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 new 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 admitted free with each…

    Where

    Walnut Square Center View map
    2215 W I-240,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features hands-on activities and interpretive stations for families with children visiting the museum. Whether exploring the monumental works in the exhibition or enjoying an art-making project in the Hall of The People, the frequently changing activities will inspire your family’s creativity and curiosity.

    Where

    First Americans Museum View map
    659 First Americans Boulevard,
    Oklahoma City, 73129, OK, US
  • Meet Santa and pose for photos.

    Where

    Wells Christmas Tree Farm View map
    4091 E Franklin Rd,
    Norman, OK, US
  • Enjoy Christmas lights, the chance to meet Santa Claus, rides, holiday shows, crafts, outdoor s'mores fire pits and more on weekends and select days during the holiday season. Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 5 - 9 p.m. Open daily beginning Dec. 17 and 2-8 p.m. Dec. 26-Jan. 2.

    Where

    Frontier City Theme Park View map
    11501 N I-35 Service Rd,
    Oklahoma City, 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
  • Features live music and entertainment, special treats for children, traditional foods, a giant menorah lighting and more. Mayor Holt, Police Chief Gourley, Congresswoman Bice and other public officials will be there to greet the community. Enjoy special musical performances by Kyle Dillingham & Horseshoe Road, an amazing fire and light show, hot traditional foods, and of course, the lighting of the giant menorah. The event is family friendly and open…

    Where

    Scissortail Park View map
    415 S Robinson Ave,
    Oklahoma City, 73109, 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
  • Admission includes basic skate rental. Family Night Package $29 Includes: Admission, Skate Rental, Pizza, & Drinks for up to 5 family members. Thursdays, 6 - 9 p.m.; Sundays, 6 - 8 p.m.

    Where

    Skate Galaxy OKC View map
    5800 NW 36th Street,
    Oklahoma City, 73122, OK
  • 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. On Friday, Nov. 26 at 6:30 p.m., help "Flip the Switch" to kick off the holidays. Attendees can…

    Where

    Union Station View map
    300 SW 7th St,
    Oklahoma City, 73109, OK, US
  • As you stroll the canal, enjoy dining and shopping under gorgeous Christmas light display.   Opens nightly at dusk.

    Where

    Bricktown View map

    Oklahoma City, 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
  • 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…
  • Cirque Italia’s Gold Unit performers take audiences back to a time when hula hoops and soda fountains were abundant, Elvis Presley dominated the airwaves, greased hair was all the rage, and street racing was a parent’s greatest concern. Cirque Italia is enforcing all recommendations set forth by the C.D.C. and local municipalities. These adjustments and accommodations include some of the following: Restricted seating capacity Socially distanced seating with visual cues…

    Where

    Heart of OK Expo Center View map
    1700 W Independence St,
    Shawnee, 74804, OK, US

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