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Oklahoma City Holiday Events

Break out the garland and the cocoa, the holiday season is upon us. Oklahoma City is coming alive with holiday events for the whole family. From Santa sightings and tree lighting events to live nativities and ice skating, find every kind of Christmas event you can imagine here on our list of 2017 Oklahoma City Holiday Events. Your family will love celebrating the holiday season with these kid-friendly events. Also check out our complete list of holiday guides for Where to Find Santa, Free Holiday Events, Holiday Craft Shows and more.

(This is a working list so check back often for updates. Last updated Dec. 19, 2018)

Nov. 9 – Jan. 27

Devon Ice Rink at Myriad Botanical Gardens (113 S Robinson) offers ice skating through Downtown in December. $13, includes skate rental; $8, without; $7 for members. See website for hours of operation.

Nov.11 – Dec.23

PAMBE Ghana Global Market (6516 N. Olie) offers unique, fair trade products from around the world to support La’Angum Learning Center. Parents can shop while kids enjoy a section just for children. Tuesday – Saturday, noon – 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 3 p.m.

Nov. 11 – Dec. 24

FREE Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops (200 Bass Pro Dr) features giveaways, crafts, activities and the chance to meet Santa. Guests receive one FREE photo print, additional photos available for purchase. Weekdays, 5– 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.

Nov. 15 – Dec. 22

Annual Ceramics Sale at Oklahoma Contemporary (3000 General Pershing & 1146 N Broadway Ave) features one-of-a-kind pieces made by local artists. Items restocked regularly. Proceeds benefit the ceramics program. Prices vary. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Nov. 16 – Dec. 16

Junie B in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells at Oklahoma Children’s Theatre (2501 N Blackwelder) tells a holiday story with the popular children’s character Junie B. $10 for adults, $8 for children. See website

Nov. 16 – Dec. 25

FREE Midwest City Holiday Lights Spectacular at Joe B Barnes Regional Park (8700 E. Reno Ave) features more than one million holiday lights and a 118-foot Christmas tree lit with 9,000 bulbs. Sunday-Thursday, 6 – 10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 6 – 11 p.m.

Nov. 16 – Jan. 6

Edmond Outdoor Ice Rink at Mitch Park (1501 W Covell Rd) offers ice skating, holiday music and food concessions. $12 with skate rental; $8 if you bring your own skates. $6 for ages 5 and under. Monday-Thursday, 3 – 9 p.m.; Friday, 3 – 10 p.m; Saturday & Sunday, noon – 10 p.m.; See website for exceptions.

Nov. 17 – Jan. 1

FREE Automobile Alley Lights on Broadway (NW 4th to 10th) features more than 180,000 colorful LED lights draped along the buildings on North Broadway. Open daily, dusk until dawn.

Nov. 17 – Dec. 31

FREE Chickasha Festival of Light at Shannon Springs Park (2400 N 9t St, Chickasha) is known as one of the best light festivals in the country and features carriage rides, live nativity, camel rides, live animals, photos with Santa, gift shop and gift shop & snack stand. Monday-Thursday, 6 – 10 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 6 – 11 p.m.

FREE Christmas in the Park at Chisholm Trail Park (500 W Vandament, Yukon) offers over 100 acres of Christmas cheer featuring over 125 displays and four million lights as well as refreshments, live music, pictures with Santa and train rides. 6 – 11 p.m.

Nov. 19 – Jan. 4

FREE Red Earth Treefest at Red Earth Art Center (6 Santa Fe Plaza) features Christmas trees adorned with handmade ornaments showcasing the diverse Native cultures. Monday – Friday,10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Nov. 23 – Dec. 23

Pop-Up Shops in Midtown (10th & Hudson) features dozens of independent shops and an urban Christmas tree lot managed by Bishop John Carroll School. Shops rotate weekly through a set of geodesic domes & the tree lot is available until trees sell out. Free to attend. Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Nov 23 – Dec. 24

“A Christmas Carol” at Lyric Theatre (1727 NW 16th St) is a classic Christmas tale portrayed by local actors. $25 & up. Performances at various times, Wednesdays through Sundays.

Nov. 23 – Dec. 30

FREE Holiday Water Taxi Rides at Bricktown Water Taxi (111 S Mickey Mantle Dr) features a fun-filled float down the beautifully-adorned Bricktown canal free of charge, courtesy of the Downtown Business Improvement District. All ages welcome. Thursday -Sunday, 6 – 9 p.m.

Nov. 23 – Jan. 1

FREE Downs Family Christmas Lights (2900 72nd Ave SE) is a light display set to music that features more than 18 miles of light strands. Bring a canned good or monetary donation to benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. 6 – 10 p.m.

Nov. 23 – Jan. 5

FREE Lights on Markwell Avenue (Council & NW 23rd St) features an entire block Christmas light display set to music on 107.1 FM. Donations of canned food accepted. Sunday – Thursday, 6 – 10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 6 – 11 p.m.

Nov. 24 – Dec. 15

A Territorial Christmas Celebration in Downtown Guthrie (212 W Oklahoma) features a Victorian Christmas celebrations including a parade, historic home tours, theater performances of It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, candlelit trolley rides, carolers in early-1900s dress and decorated store windows complete with re-enactors depicting Victorian-era Guthrie.Free lighted Christmas parade at dusk on Nov 24. For schedule and information, see website.

Nov. 24 – Dec. 22

"A Classic Christmas" at the Artesian Hotel, Casino and Spa (1001 W 1st St, Sulphur) features lavish decorations, carriage rides and a variety of family activities including gingerbread house decorating and live reindeer. Prices vary. See website for a schedule of events

Nov. 25 – Dec. 31

FREE Celebration of Lights at The Chickasaw Cultural Center (867 Cooper Memorial Dr, Sulphur) invites the family to drive through a beautiful holiday light display. 6 – 9 p.m. nightly.

Nov. 27 & Dec. 4, 11 & 18

Tuesday Night Holiday Movies at Harkins Cinemas (150 E. Reno Ave). Relive your favorite holiday films on the big screen. Click here for movie schedule. $5. 7 p.m.

Nov. 30 – Dec. 16

FREE Storyland Christmas at Charles J Johnson Central Park (29th St, Midwest City) will transform into a traditional story land Christmas featuring 35 hand-painted murals and a 30-foot Christmas tree covered in 6,000 lights. Additional activities include showings of Christmas classic movies and photo opportunities with Santa.

Dec. 1, 8 & 15

Breakfast with Santa at Orr Family Farm (14400 S Western). Enjoy a pancake breakfast, story time, a Christmas craft and carols with Santa. Photo opportunities available. Bring your own camera. Includes a train and carousel ride. Preregister. $17.50. Saturdays, 10 a.m. – noon.

Dec. 1, 8, 15 & 22

Christmas in Downtown Edmond (Various locations) 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.

Dec. 1 – 31

FREE Edmond Holiday Light Displays in Downtown Edmond (Various locations). Enjoy holiday lights displays throughout the city in Downtown Edmond, Spring Creek Plaza, Spring Creek Village, First Baptist Church, UCO and OC campuses.

Dec. 8, 15 & 22

Christmas Train at the Oklahoma Railway Museum (3400 NE Grand Blvd) is a holiday train ride with hot cocoa, carols, the reading Christmas stories and the chance to meet Santa. Ride is 40 minutes. Purchase tickets in advance to guarantee a seat. $15, children under 3 are free. See website for train departures.

Dec. 14 – 23

The Nutcracker at Civic Center Music Hall (201 N Walker) features the story of Clara, her Nutcracker prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy in 10 enchanting performances by the Oklahoma City Ballet as well as special activities before and after the show. $15-$60. Monday, Tuesday & Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.

Dec. 19 – 21

FREE Decembers Drop-ins at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno) features story times every 30 minutes, holiday ornament or gift making and interactive educational activities. Every day has a different theme and craft. Best suited for ages 2-5. Members, $4; nonmembers, $5. 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Dec. 20

FREE Gingerbread House Building at the Bethany Library (794 NW 23rd St, Bethany). Create and decorate your very own gingerbread house. This is a come&go event open to all ages. All materials provided. 3 – 6 p.m.

Victorian Yuletide: Third Thursday at Oklahoma City Museum of Art (415 Couch Dr) features holiday food, drinks and merriment to celebrate the holiday season. Deck the halls with Victorian Christmas traditions including holiday card making, tree trimming and sharing food and drink with friends and family. $12. 5 – 9 p.m.

FREE Gingerbread Challenge at the Northwest Library (5600 NW 122nd St). Compete to make and decorate the best confectionary creation. Best suited for ages 9 & up. Preregister. 6 – 7 p.m.

Sounds of the Season Concert at Yukon Fine Arts Auditorium (850 Yukon Ave, Yukon) features a holiday performance by the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra. $10. 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Dec. 30

Studio Sunday: Radical Tile Designs at Oklahoma City Museum of Art (415 Couch Dr) features activities inspired by the special exhibition,Victorian Radicals: From Pre-Raphaelites. Draw inspiration from the exhibition’s many earthenware tiles and decorate a 4”x4” ceramic bisque tile. All ages welcome. Free with admission. 1 – 4 p.m.

Dec. 31

Noon Year’s Eve Activities at the Oklahoma WONDERtorium (308 W Franklin Ln, Stillwater) features fun family activities suited for all ages. Free with admission. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

FREE Rockin’ Noon Year’s Eve Dance Party at the Moore Public Library (225 S Howard Ave, Moore). Children are invited to make crafts and enjoy music, dancing and a balloon drop at noon. 11 a.m. – noon.

Opening Night Finale 5K at Bicentennial Park (500 Couch Dr) takes you through downtown, across the Skydance Bridge and back to Bicentennial Park. Participants are encouraged to dress festive. $35. 4 p.m.

Opening Night at Bicentennial Park (500 Couch Dr) features evening of music, comedy, magic and fireworks at midnight to ring in the New Year. $8 in advance, $10 at the event, children under 5, free. 7 p.m. to midnight.

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Nov. 10

Holiday Bazaar at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (308 NW 164th, Edmond) features over 80 vendors selling paintings, quilts, jewelry, pottery and more. Kids can enjoy story time at 10 am and 1 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Oklahoma Regional Food Bank Backpack program and the YWCA Thelma Gaylord Emergency Shelter. Free to attend. Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Nov. 15

Walk the Lights Holiday Lights Spectacular at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park (SE 15th & Century Dr). Stroll through the one-mile stretch of twinkling lights and animated displays before Holiday Lights Spectacular opens. Adults, $5; Kids under 12, free. 6 – 8 p.m.

Nov. 16

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at Rose State College Hudiburg Chevrolet Center (6420 SE 15th St, Midwest City). Experience the exquisite artistry of world-class Russian dancers, playful puppets and the unmatched splendor of hand crafted sets and costumes. $28 & up. 7 p.m.

Nov. 16 & 17

FREE The Santa Market at the Edmond Community Center (28 E. Main, Edmond) will host more than 90 vendors featuring decor, fashion, handmade and unique items with show proceeds benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association. Donations accepted. Friday, 5 – 9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Nov. 17

Learn to Curl at Devon Ice Rink at Myriad Garden (301 W Reno Ave). Learn the basic rules and etiquette of curling from The Oklahoma Curling Club. Pregister. Open to ages 10 & up. Members, $20; nonmembers, $25. 9 – 10:30 a.m. Also held: Dec. 1 & 15, Jan. 1 & 19.

Chill Your Cheeks 5K Run at Chisholm Trail Park (500 W Vandament, Yukon) features a 5K run that winds through the street of Yukon and ends amid 4 million twinkling Christmas lights. Activities also include train rides, pictures with Santa, refreshments, live Christmas music and games. $25 & up. 4:30 – 6 p.m.

Nov. 23

FREE Bricktown Tree Lighting Festival at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark (2 S Mickey Mantle Dr) features live music, complimentary popcorn, cookies, face painting and photos with Santa. Mayor Cornett will light the Bricktown Christmas tree for the season. Friday, 5-7 p.m.

Nov. 23 – 24

Cleveland County Craft Show at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds (615 E Robinson St, Norman) features home decor, handmade and seasonal goods from local crafters. Free to attend. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Also held: 12/8.

Nov. 24

FREE Deluxe Winter Market at Leadership Square (211 N Robinson) offers an opportunity for guests to do their holiday shopping at more than 60 vendor booths. Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Nov. 24 & 25

“The Oklahoma Nutcracker” at the Nancy O’Brian Center for the Performing Arts (131 S Flood, Norman), a local tradition presented by the Norman Ballet, features a classical ballet performance and a Sand Plum Fairy Tea party featuring sand plum fairies and other special guests, activities and refreshments. $15 – $25; tea party, $19. Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday: 3 p.m.; tea party, 1 p.m.

Nov. 29

Territorial Christmas at Harn Homestead (1721 N Linoln Blvd.) features hay rides, cookie decorating, Harn House tours and a chance to meet Santa. $5, kids (under 3), free. 6 – 8 p.m.

KLOVE Christmas at Council Road Baptist Church (2900 Council Rd, Bethany) features C a special Christmas concert from contemporary artists Crowder, Mac Powell of Third Day and Unspoken. $25 & up. 7 – 10 p.m.

Nov. 29 – Dec. 1

OKC Philharmonic Christmas Show at Civic Center Music Hall (201 N Walker) features fresh interpretations of holiday favorites, celebrated through music, song and dance. $19&up. Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 8 p.m.

Nov. 30

UCO WinterGlow at Nigh University Center (100 N University, Dr, Edmond) features the Ceremonial Lighting of the Old North as well as a winter carnival with a craft area, trackless train rides and inflatables. Attendees have the opportunity to meet Santa. Bring a toy to donate and receive a FREE photo with Santa. 6 – 9 p.m.

Nov. 30 & Dec. 1

Sassafras Shopping Event at Heart of Oklahoma Expo Convention Center (1700 W Independence, Shawnee) offers a one of a kind shopping experience with vendors from all over the state and surrounding area. Free to attend. Friday, 5 – 9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Dec. 1

Holiday Hustle 5K at Oklahoma Christian University (2501 E Memorial Rd, Edmond) features 5K and a kids’ run followed by a delicious pancake breakfast. $10 & up. 8:45 a.m.

El Reno Polar Express at the Canadian County Historical Museum (300 S Grand Ave, El Reno) features holiday activities and a screening of The Polar Express. Attendees can meet Santa, build a toy in his workshop, ride a trolley to Centre Theatre and more. Benefits Sacred Heart Catholic School. Kids (2 & older), $15; adults, $5; VIP family pass, $50. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

FREE Yukon Mayor’s Christmas Party for Kids at Dale Robertson Center (1200 Lakeshore Dr, Yukon) invites all kids to enjoy donuts, crafts, games and visits from Jingle, Rudolph, Frosty and Santa. 9:30 a.m. – noon.

FREE Autism-Friendly Santa Event at ACI Learning Centers (401 E Memorial Rd Ste 700) features a the chance to meet Santa in a welcoming environment and family activities including refreshments, crafts and a play area. Preregister. Siblings welcome. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

FREE Cowboy Christmas at Stockyards City Main Street (1305 S Agnew) features a holiday parade with longhorn steers, authentic cowboys, antique cars, equestrian clubs and native dancers. Kids can meet Santa at the Centennial Rodeo Opry after the parade and pose for pictures. Food trucks and street performers round out this festive event. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

FREE Christmas Saturday for Kids: Holidays at the Museum at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St) features a variety of holiday family fun activities throughout the Museum including Western-inspired ornament making, a scavenger hunt through select exhibit galleries and more. Meet Santa and Western historical figures. Preregister. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

FREE Holiday Hop at the Victorian Rodkey House & 1889 Territorial Schoolhouse (410 S Littler & 124 E 2nd St, Edmond) features holiday activities, hot cocoa and music hosted at the Victorian Rodkey House and old fashion ornament making and tree decorating at the 1889 Territorial Schoolhouse. 1 – 4 p.m.

Deck the Hall Celebration at the Oklahoma History Center (800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr) features holiday music played on the Oklahoma History Center's Kilgen Organ, arts and crafts for children and holiday photo opportunities. FREE with admission. 1 – 4 p.m.

FREE Parade of Lights in Old Town Moore (Main & Broadway Ave, Moore) features a parade and a chance to meet Santa, the Grinch and Frosty, as well as holiday goodies for kids, and horse and buggy rides. 6 – 8 p.m.

Dec. 2

Sensory Santa Morning at Myriad Gardens’ Park House Event Center (301 W Reno Ave) features the chance to meet Santa in a welcoming environment for families with children with special needs, festive booths with activities for kids and a light snack. Preregister. Members, $8; nonmembers, $12; adults, free. 9 – 11 a.m.

Canterbury Christmas at Civic Center Music Hall (201 N Walker Ave) features a holiday carol sing-a-long and a chance to meet Santa following the concert. $15-$62. 7 p.m.

Dec. 4

FREE LED Holiday Cards at the Northwest Library (5600 NW 122nd St). Ages 12 & up can make a holiday card with an extra “oomph” with an LED light. All supplies provided. Preregister. 6 – 7:15 p.m.

Dec. 1 & 8

FREE Devon’s Saturdays with Santa at Devon Tower (333 W Sheridan Ave). Children can meet Santa and other holiday characters, make crafts, ride a train, listen to live music, as well as other activities. Visits with Santa are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dec. 5

Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Chesapeake Energy Arena (100 W Reno Ave) makes a stop in Oklahoma City on their winter tour. $41 & up. 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 6

FREE Holiday Happening at Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman) features family-friendly activities and festive entertainment as well as Pioneer Library Storybook Time and discounts at the museum store. 5 – 8 p.m.

FREE Heart of Oklahoma Parade of Lights in Downtown Purcell (Main St, Purcell) features bands, dancing groups, tractors, horses and decorated floats. 6 – 9 p.m.

FREE Shawnee Christmas Parade (Main St, Shawnee). Watch as Santa leads his team of eight reindeer down Main Street, ushered in by lively dancers simply known as no other than Santa's Helpers and more. 7 p.m.

Jake’s Jingle Jam at Riverwind Casino (1544 Stat Hwy 9, Norman) feature Devin Dawson and Maddie & Tae. $40. 7 p.m.

Dec.6 – 9

Home for the Holiday at Oklahoma City University’s Kirkpatrick Auditorium (2501 N Blackwelder Ave) is an annual Broadway-style dance extravaganza highlighting the spirit of the season with rocking swing numbers, colorful costumes and a Nativity of Christ birth. $29.85. Thursday-Saturday 8 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 2 p.m.

Dec. 7

Santa Delivers at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2101 NE 50th St). Santa will be stopping by the Zoo to deliver treats to animals in the Children’s Zoo Barnyard area. Families can enjoy free hot chocolate and doughnuts (while supplies last) and have the chance to meet Santa afterward in the Canopy Restaurant. Please bring your cameras. Free with admission. 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

FREE Holiday Gala at the Moore Library (225 S Howard Ave, Moore) features music, refreshments, a chance to meet Santa, crafts, the Maker Mobile and activities for the whole family. No registration required, all ages welcome. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

FREE Winterfest at Legacy Park (1898 Legacy Park Dr, Norman) features moon bounces, gift wrapping contest, musical performances, crafts for kids, the chance to meet Santa and more. 5:30 – 7 p.m.

FREE A Dog Day in December at Midtown Mutts Dog Park (1171 N Hudson Ave) features a pet-friendly holiday party with photos with Santa and treats for pups and their owners. 6 – 8 p.m.

Dec. 7 & 8

Holiday Home Tour in Norman (various locations). Five festively decorated homes will be open for tour featuring holiday decorations from traditional to trendy. Benefits the Assistance League of Norman’s programs. $25. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dec. 7 – 9

FREE Drive-Thru Christmas Pageant at Boys Ranch Town (5100 SE 33rd St, Edmond) features living nativity presented by residents, staff children and live animals from the ranch depicting the life of Jesus Christ including his birth, death and resurrection. 7 – 9 p.m.

Dec 7 – 16

A Christmas Story at Sooner Theatre (101 E Main St, Norman) features a community theatre production of the story of Ralphie Parker. Adults, $28-$33; kids (12&under), $15. Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.

Dec. 8

CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER: SandRidge Santa Run at SandRidge Energy (123 Robert S Kerr Ave) features a 5K race, a one-mile Fun Run and a free Santa Claus Kids' Dash through the streets of downtown, all started off with a warm-up with Rumble the Bison and the Thunder Girls.5K, $35; fun run, $20; kids’ dash, FREE. 8:45 a.m.

Cleveland County Craft Show at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds (615 E Robinson St, Norman) features home decorating, handmade, seasonal and specialty items presented by over 90 crafters. Free to attend. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Santa’s Art Workshop at the Edmond Fine Arts Institute (27 E Edwards, Edmond) features rotating holiday activities including art projects, snacks, storytelling with Mrs. Claus and the chance to meet Santa. Preregister. $15. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

FREE Christmas Celebration at the Chickasaw Cultural Center (867 Cooper Memorial Dr, Sulphur) features Christmas films, Santa, special activities in the traditional village and a Native American ornament workshop. Admission required for some activities. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

FREE See You Saturdays at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame (1400 Classen Dr) features new, themed experiences and learning opportunities for families to enjoy together including crafts and guided tours. All ages welcome. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

FREE Family Make + Take at Oklahoma Contemporary (3000 General Pershing Blvd) features a Christmas craft for the whole family to enjoy. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 1 – 4 p.m.

Edmond Ugly Holiday Lights Run at Mitch Park (1501 W Covell Rd, Edmond) features a Christmas sweater themed 5K and one mile fun run benefiting the holiday light display in Mitch Park. Runners can also participate in a sweater contest for the most creative, prettiest or ugliest sweater. $25. 2 p.m.

Dec. 9

Polar Express PJ and Pancake Party at Myriad Gardens Park House Event Center (301 W Reno Ave) features skating, pancakes, hot cocoa, themed crafts, story time and a chance to meet Santa. Santa will read The Polar Express to children in attendance and each child will receive a bell from Santa’s Sleigh. PJs welcome. Preregister. Members, $25; nonmembers, $30. 9:30 -11:30 a.m.

FREE St. Stephen's Handbell Choirs at the Norman West Library (300 Norman Center Ct, Norman) features a holiday performance by the children’s and adult handbell choirs. 2 – 3 p.m.

Candy Cane Christmas at the American Banjo Museum (9 E Sheridan Ave). Meet Santa and enjoy a sing-a-long banjo performance of holiday favorites and more. Admission is FREE when you bring a new unwrapped toy to support the Red Andrews Christmas Dinner. 2 – 4 p.m.

FREE Christmas Guns Celebration at Fort Reno (7107 W Cheyenne, El Reno) features a timeless celebration from German and American folklore with cannons and guns blasting, snacks, story-telling and the chance to meet Santa. 2 – 4 p.m.

Dec. 10

FREE Christmas Open House at the Murrell Home (19479 E Murrell Home Rd, Park Hill) features a truly old-fashioned Christmas with Victorian Christmas decorations, special exhibits, costumed re-enactors, refreshments and a visit from Father Christmas. 1 – 4 p.m.

Dec 11

FREE Holiday Lighting Ceremony at Skirvin Hilton Hotel (1 Park Ave) features a complimentary reception and ceremony. 5 – 7 p.m.

A Date with the Duke – Holiday Edition at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St) features a cash bar, buffet and special screening of El Dorado. Members, $35; nonmembers, $40. 5 – 8 p.m.

Holiday Wine-Down at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St) features a one-night painting class under instruction from Wine & Palette. Members, $40; Nonmembers, $45. 6 – 9 p.m.

Christmas Train at the Oklahoma Railway Museum (3400 NE Grand Blvd) is a holiday train ride with hot cocoa, carols, the reading Christmas stories and the chance to meet Santa. Ride is 40 minutes. Purchase tickets in advance to guarantee a seat. $15, children under 3 are free. See website for train departures.

Dec. 13

FREE Calm Waters Hugs for the Holidays at the Baggerly Funeral Home (930 S Broadway, Edmond) a grief support series for families who have lost a loved one. Whether your loved one has died, is currently deployed, incarcerated or this is your first holiday season after a divorce, Calm Waters can help families navigate those uncharted waters. Enjoy hot chocolate, hot cider, cookies, gourmet popcorn and a holiday activity. 6 – 8 p.m.

Dec. 14

Annual Cowboy Christmas Ball at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St) features Michael Martin Murphey headlining an evening of entertainment for the entire family with a dinner buffet, traditional Western songs and dances dating back more than 100 years. Kids in attendance can meet Santa. Preregister. $70 for members, $85 for nonmembers, $25 for children under 12. 6 – 9 p.m.

Dec 14 – 15

The City Cabaret OKC presents Retro Wonderland at VSD’s (4200 N Western Ave) features a 1950s style holiday performance, backed by The City Cabaret band. Retro-style dress encouraged but not required. $25. 8 p.m.

Dec. 15

Breakfast with Santa at The Station Recreation Center (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore) features breakfast, holiday crafts and a chance to meet Santa. Professional photographer available, personal cameras welcome. Best suited for kids ages 2 – 8. $10. 8 – 10 a.m.

Gingerbread House Workshop at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave). Learn about the flavorful ginger root – where it comes from and how it grows. Attendees will also create their own masterpieces using gingerbread, frosting and candies. All ages welcome. Kids ages 8 & under will need chaperone help. Preregister. Members, $35; nonmembers, $40. 10 a.m. – noon.

Mini Kids’ Wreath Class at Will Rogers Gardens (3400 NW 36th St). Create a mini wreath with a collection of greens and berries collected on a winter walk. Preregister. All ages welcome. $5 per wreath. Noon – 2 p.m.

Santa Visit at Learning Tree (7638 N Western Ave). Meet Santa as he hangs out at a local toy store. 2:30 – 4 p.m.

FREE Christmas Spectacular at Moore’s Central Park (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore) features inflatables, Polar Express barrel train, carolers, and holiday fireworks. Kids can meet Santa and pose for a photo. 7 – 8:30 p.m.

FREE Christmas Parade in Downtown Norman (Main St, Pickard Ave. to Crawford Ave, Norman) features bands, floats, Santa and a variety of Christmas characters. 5 p.m.

Dec. 17

FREE Kids' Holiday Shoppe at the Southern Oaks Library (6900 S Walker Ave). Kids ages 12 & under can choose two small gifts for family members with the help of library staff and volunteers. Registration is required to sign up for a specific time slot. 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

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