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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.

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Check out these exciting ideas for endless entertainment year round on our cost-saving seasonal guides.

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Upcoming Events

  • Date: November 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
    Features carriage rides, live nativity, camel rides, a chance to meet Santa, a brilliant Christmas light display, gift shop and food trucks. Monday-Thursday, 6 - 10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 6 - 11 p.m.


    Shannon Springs Park View map
    2400 S 9th Street,
    Chickasha, OK
  • Date: November 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
    Watch the Sooner State Model Yacht Club regatta races at Scissortail Lake in the Park. Club members will race their model yachts and visitors are invited to watch and cheer on your favorites. Also held Dec. 15.


    Scissortail Park View map
    300 SW 7th St,
    Oklahoma City, OK, USA
  • Date: November 28, 2019
    Lights on Markwell Avenue features an entire block Christmas light display set to music on 107.1 FM. Bring a canned good for food drive and be prepared to be wowed by this beautiful Christmas light display! Sunday - Thursday, 6-10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 6-11 p.m.
  • Date: November 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am
    The Edmond Community Thanksgiving Dinner is held at the Nigh University Center at the University of Central Oklahoma on Thanksgiving Day. The mission of the dinner is to provide food and fellowship to the Greater Edmond Community. The event is free and open to the public.


    Nigh University Center at UCO View map
    100 N University Drive,
    Edmond, 73034, OK, USA
  • Date: November 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
    The Downs Family Christmas Lights, featured on the ABC's Great Christmas Light Fight, are a holiday light display set to music that features more than 18 miles of light strands. Turn your radio to 107.1 to hear and see the show in action. The show is open nightly throughout the season, weather permitting. Check their Facebook page for more information. Canned food and monetary donations accepted for the Regional Food Bank of…
  • Date: November 30, 2019 @ 11:00 am
    Experience the wonder of the season as you step back in time with free carriage rides and more. Free carriage rides will be on Saturdays in December from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the SW corner of Campbell and Broadway.


    Downtown Edmond View map

    Edmond, OK, USA
  • Date: November 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
    Compete for a grand prize in a fun and casual setting. Younger children must be accompanied by a responsible adult or sibling. Preregister.


    Downtown Library View map
    300 Park Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Date: November 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
    Meet at the Discovery Cove Nature Center within Lake Thunderbird State Park in Norman for an information session, then tour the park to catch a glimpse of magnificent eagles in their winter home. Discovery Cove Nature Center is located off Hwy 9, 0.9 miles north of the Clear Bay entrance. Be sure to bring your binoculars and dress appropriately.  Each eagle watch is limited to 15 vehicles, so reservations are…


    Lake Thunderbird State Park View map
    1201 Clear Bay Ave,
    Norman, OK, USA
  • Date: November 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
    Features Victorian Christmas celebrations with a lighted parade, live entertainment, carriage rides, historic home tours and more. Events: Nov. 30 - Lighted Christmas Parade & Territorial Governor Ceremonies Dec. 7 - Distinctive Home Tours Dec. 7 & 14 - Victorian Walk Nights See full schedule here.


    Downtown Guthrie View map
    112 East Oklahoma,
    Guthrie, 72044, OK, USA
  • Date: December 1, 2019
    Features rotating, local vendors with gifts for everyone on your shopping list. See the schedule of vendors here. The pop up shops will be open Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Don't miss the Bishop John Carroll School Christmas Tree lot at the Holiday Pop-Up Shops. A parent managed fundraiser for the school's athletic department, the tree lot will be open each weekend along with…


    Midtown OKC View map
    399 NW 10th St,
    OK, USA