Celebrations and the traditional ways we honor our special days might look quite different around the world. However, even in those differences, we can find a common thread that unites us. Around the metro this holiday season, community organizations are welcoming families to celebrate in a new way and learn a little about different cultures that make up our world.
Here are six cultural events happening in the metro for families to enjoy.
Dec. 4 – 13
FREE Red Earth Treefest at OSU-OKC Student Center (900 N Portland Ave) features Christmas trees adorned with handmade ornaments showcasing the diverse Native cultures that make Oklahoma unique. On Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., organizers will host a special open house with hot wassail samples, holiday treats and shopping.
FREE Holidays Around The World at the Moore Library (225 S Howard Ave, Moore). Learn about holidays from around the world and enjoy activities and crafts associated with the different holidays. Preregister. All ages welcome. 11 a.m. – noon.
FREE Christmas Guns Celebration at Historic Fort Reno (7107 W. Cheyenne St, El Reno) features a celebration from German folklore with the sounds of cannons and guns blasting, storytellers, historians in period clothing and the chance to meet Old-World Santa. 2 – 4 p.m.
Czech Christmas Market at 10 West Main (10 W Main St, Yukon) features an old-fashion, outdoor market with local vendors offering fine art, crafts, holiday fare and more. 3 – 8 p.m.
FREE Cultural Winter Festival at the Southwest Oklahoma City Library (2201 SW 134th St) features cultural demonstrations, dance & ceremonial performances and samples of cultural cuisine (while supplies last). All ages welcome. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
FREE Bricktown Lights Chanukah Celebration (2 S Mickey Mantle Dr) features a giant menorah lighting, live music, food, unique entertainment and more, including photos with Dreidel Man. 4:30 – 8 p.m.
Looking for even more things to do with your family this holiday season? Check out our winter fun guides filled with family-friendly events, holiday lights displays and so much more!