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Oklahoma City Holiday Events

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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 2021 Oklahoma City Holiday Events. Your family will love celebrating the holiday season with these kid-friendly events. Also check out our comprehensive list of holiday guides highlighting where to find Santa, free Christmas events, holiday craft shows and more.

(This is a working list so check back often for updates. Last updated Nov. 22, 2021)

Oct. 14-Dec. 24

PAMBE Ghana Global Market (2420 N. Robinson) features a seasonal fair trade shop offering unique gifts, including a wide selection of folk art from around the world and more. All proceeds benefit PAMBE Ghana’s La’Angum Learning Center in northern Ghana. Noon – 6 p.m.

Nov. 6-Dec. 24

FREE Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s (200 Bass Pro Dr & 1200 W Memorial Rd) features a reimagined free Santa’s Wonderland experience with free family holiday activities including crafts kits (while supplies last) and the chance to meet Santa. “Contactless Claus” visits feature an acrylic barrier between Santa and families at all times. See website for hours.

Nov. 12-Jan. 2

Holiday mART at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features a variety of local artists and artisans displaying and selling original works. Prices vary. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 12-5 p.m.

Nov. 12-Jan. 3

Edmond Ice Rink at Mitch Park (1501 W Covell Rd) offers ice skating, holiday music and food concessions. $13 with skate rental; $10 if you bring your own skates. $10 for ages 5 and under. Monday – Thursday, 3 – 9 p.m.; Friday, 3 – 10 p.m.; Saturday, noon – 10 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 9 p.m.; See website for exceptions.

Nov. 13-Dec. 28

The Polar Express Train Ride at the Oklahoma Railway Museum (3400 NE Grand Blvd) features an immersive onboard experience including a reading of the book, cookies delivered by dancing chefs and the chance to meet Santa. Adults, $40-$67; kids (2-11), $33-$63. See website for a schedule of departure times.

Nov. 17 – Dec. 23

Lyric’s A Christmas Carol at Harn Homestead (1721 N Lincoln Blvd) features an all-new 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. Tickets will be limited for each performance to ensure proper social distancing. Adults, $61 & up; kids, $35 & up. See website for showtimes.

Nov. 19

FREE Tree Lighting Ceremony at Stockyards City (1217 S Agnew) features a special holiday ceremony with live entertainment, hot chocolate and Santa. 6 p.m.

FREE Movie on the Lawn at Chisholm Creek (1332 W Memorial Rd) features an outdoor screening of Elf. 7 p.m.

Nov. 19-20

FREE The Santa Market at the Oklahoma City Pavilion (3212 Wichita Walk) features more than 100 vendors featuring decor, fashion, handmade and unique items with show proceeds benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association. Families can meet Santa and pose for a FREE photo with him. Donations accepted. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Nov. 19-Jan. 2

FREE Weekends on the OKC Streetcars in Downtown OKC (various locations) features complimentary fares on the OKC Streetcars on the weekends.

Nov. 19-Jan. 3

Crest on Ice in Norman (2550 Mt Williams Dr, Norman) features outdoor ice skating on 4,100 square feet of real ice. $13; $10 without skate rental & for kids 5 & under. Monday-Thursday, 3-9 p.m.; Friday, 3-10 p.m.; Saturday, noon-10 p.m.; Sunday, noon-9 p.m.

Nov. 19-Jan. 30

Devon Ice Rink at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave). $14 with skate rental, $9 without. See website for hours of operation and special events.

Nov. 20

Craft Fair at Earlywine Park YMCA (11801 S May Ave) features vendors selling handcrafted items. Free to attend. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sleigh Bells Market at the Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center (1700 W Independence St, Shawnee) features vendors with vintage, handmade and local goods. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Merry Marketplace at Mitch Park (1501 W Covell Rd, Edmond) features a holiday pop-up shop experience with a variety of local vendors. Free to attend. 4-8 p.m.

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, live Christmas music and more. $20 & up. 4:30-7 p.m.

Nov. 20-Jan. 2

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.

Nov. 20-Dec. 31

FREE Chickasha Festival of Light at Shannon Springs Park (2400 N 9t St, Chickasha) features carriage rides, live nativity, camel rides, live animals, photos with Santa, gift shop and more. Monday-Thursday, 6 – 10 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 6 – 11 p.m.

FREE Yukon Christmas in the Park at Chisholm Trail Park (500 W Vandament, Yukon) features over 100 acres of Christmas cheer with hundreds of displays and millions of lights as well as refreshments, live music, pictures with Santa, train rides and an ice skating rink. 6 – 11 p.m.

Nov. 20 & 27, Dec. 4 & 11

FREE Lights on Broadway Holiday Events in Automobile Alley (Broadway Ave between 4 & 10th St) features holiday window displays, family-friendly activities, carriage rides, live entertainment and more. 4 – 7 p.m.

Nov. 20-Jan. 2

Yukon Ice Rink at Chisholm Trail Park (500 W Vandament, Yukon) features outdoor ice skating on 4,100 square feet of real ice. $13; $10 without skate rental & for kids 5 & under. Monday-Thursday, 3-9 p.m.; Friday, 3-10 p.m.; Saturday, noon-10 p.m.; Sunday, noon-9 p.m

Nov. 20-Jan. 2 (select days) 

Holiday in the Park at Frontier City Theme Park (11501 N I-35 Service Rd) features Christmas lights, the chance to meet Santa Claus, rides, holiday shows, crafts, fire pits and more on weekends and select days during the holiday season. Prices vary. Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 4-9 p.m.

Nov. 20-Jan. 9

FREE Automobile Alley Lights on Broadway (NW 4th to 10th) features more than  230,000 colorful LED lights draped along the buildings on North Broadway. Open daily, dusk until dawn.

Nov. 25-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. 24

Hip Hop Nutcracker at Civic Center Music Hall (201 N Walker Ave) features a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. $30 & up. 7 p.m.

Nov. 26

FREE Union Station Illumination Lighting Celebration at Scissortail Park (300 SW 7th St) features the official lighting of Union Station. 6:30 p.m.

Black Friday Black Out Skate at Skate Galaxy OKC (5800 NW 36th St) features a family fun skate night. $12. 7 p.m. – midnight.

Nov. 26-Dec. 23

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play at Pollard Theatre (120 W Harrison Ave, Guthrie) features an ensemble cast that brings the holiday classic to life as a 1940s radio broadcast. Best suited for ages 8 & up. $25-$35. Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.

Nov. 26-Dec. 19

Holiday Pop-Up Shops in Midtown (10th & Hudson) features an all outdoor market with rotating, local vendors offering gifts for everyone on your shopping list. The event also features the Bishop John Carroll Christmas Christmas tree lot. Friday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Nov. 26 – Dec. 24

North Pole Adventure at Walnut Square Center (2215 W I-240 Service Rd) features an interactive Christmas attraction with a life-sized replica of the North Pole including Santa’s post office, Mrs. Claus’ kitchen, a reindeer barn and more. Kids, $15, one adult, free; additional adults, $6. See website for hours.

Nov. 26-27 & Dec. 11

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.

Nov. 26-Jan. 2

LifeShare Winterfest & Snow Tubing at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark (2 S Mickey Mantle Dr) features snow tubing slopes, concessions and sparkling holiday décor. Riders must be 42” tall to ride the large slope. $16 per two-hour session. noon-1:30 p.m., 2-3:30 p.m., 4-5:30 p.m. & 6-7:30 p.m. See website for hours as sessions available vary.

FREE Union Station Illumination at Scissortail Park (300 SW 7th St) 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. 6-11 p.m.

Silver Flyer Holiday Lights Tours at Scissortail Park (415 S Robinson Ave) 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. Member, $10; nonmember,$15. See website for times.

Nov. 26-Jan. 9

Winter Glow at Riversport Adventures (800 Riversport Dr) 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. Day passes: adults, $19.99; kids (12 & under), $9.99; spectators, $4.99. Thursday & Friday, 5-10 p.m.; Saturday, 1-10 p.m.; Sunday, 1-6 p.m.

Nov. 27

Princess Holiday Ball at the Gaillardia Country Club (5300 Gaillardia Blvd) features enchanting sing-a-long performances. Learn how to become a true princess with manners & etiquette lessons and take home a certificate celebrating your little’s one’s accomplishment. Guests will also have the opportunity to create a Christmas craft. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Nov. 27-Dec. 11

FREE Santa Claus Lane at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features twinkly lights, colorful decorations, holiday songs, holiday-themed activities for kids and the chance to meet Santa. All ages welcome. Free to attend; activities, $5. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

A Territorial Christmas Celebration in Downtown Guthrie (112 E Oklahoma, Guthrie) features a lighted Christmas parade, home tours and Victorian Walk nights. 5-9 p.m.

Nov. 28

Sunday with Santa at Wells Christmas Tree Farm (4091 E Franklin Rd, Norman) features the chance to meet Santa and pose for photos. $10. 1-4 p.m.

FREE Chanukah Celebration at Scissortail Park (415 S Robinson Ave) 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. The event is family-friendly and open to all. 5 p.m.

Nov. 30-Dec.21

Holiday Classic Movies at Harkins Cinemas (150 E. Reno Ave). Relive your favorite holiday films on the big screen including Elf & National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. $5. Tuesdays, 7 p.m.

Dec. 1

Walk the Lights – Holiday Lights Spectacular at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park (SE 15th St & Century Blvd, Midwest City) features a walkable event where families can stroll through the one-mile stretch of amazing twinkling lights and animated displays the day before Holiday Lights Spectacular opens. Walkers will be able to take in the nearly one million lights a little closer than from their cars. Attendees can also enjoy Christmas carols, hot chocolate and the chance to meet Santa. $5; Kids (under 6), free. 6-9 p.m.

Dec. 2

FREE Chanukah Car Menorah Parade beginning at the Chabad Community Center (3000 W Hefner Rd) features a car procession, culminating in a beautiful Bricktown Menorah Lighting. 5 p.m.

FREE Home for the Holidays in Downtown Tuttle (221 W Main St, Tuttle) features carolers, vendors, children’s crafts, live choir performances, sweet treats, tree lighting and a Christmas parade. Kids can meet Santa and pose for a picture. 5:30-9 p.m.

FREE Shawnee Christmas Parade (Main St, Shawnee) features a “Christmas in Toyland” themed parade. 7-9 p.m.

King & Country A Drummer Boy Christmas Tour at Paycom Center (100 W Reno Ave) features Christmas classics and brand new songs such as “Little Drummer Boy” to No. 1 smash “God Only Knows.” $20 & up. 7-9:30 p.m.

The Polar Express in Concert at the McKnight Center for the Performing Arts (705 W University Ave, Stillwater) features the Tulsa symphony as they perform Alan Silvestri’s score for “The Polar Express,” alongside a screening of the 2004 animated film. $23-$88. 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 2-25

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.

Dec. 3

FREE Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Old Town Moore (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore) features a tree lighting ceremony, the chance to meet Santa, Christmas music and hot chocolate. 6-6:30 p.m.

Dec. 3-4

RACE’s Hip Hop Nutcracker at OCCC Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater (7777 S May Ave) features a reimagined tale of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic by RACE Dance Collective and OKCPS Dance Programs. $20-$25. Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 7:30 p.m.

OKC Philharmonic  A Classics Christmas show at Civic Center Music Hall (201 N Walker) features a Broadway-style production complete with singers, dancers, beautiful costumes and lighting. The production features  Rachel York, most recently seen on Broadway in the musical Head Over Heels. $27 & up. Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 8 p.m.

Dec. 3-5  

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. 4

Saints Santa Run in Midtown features a festive, family-friendly 5K race. Participants will receive a commemorative Saints Santa Run t-shirt and finisher medal, can run to a custom playlist, and dress up in their best costumes for a chance to win special prizes. Benefits the Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership. $25-$35. 7:30-11 a.m.

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. $7.50. 8 – 10 a.m.

Honey Festival in Minco (Hwy 81 and Hwy 37, Minco) features large arts & crafts fair, tours of the Ross Honey Company and Great Plains Cotton Gin, carriage rides, free food samples, entertainment from Lucas Ross, a kid’s toy tractor pull, great local shopping and restaurants, food trucks, a honey bake-off, Santa Claus and more. Free to attend. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

FREE Yukon Mayor’s Christmas Party for Kids at the Dale Robertson Center (1200 Lakeshore Dr, Yukon) features a morning of Christmas activities including crafts, games and more. The Mayor’s Essay Contest will be held at 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m.-noon.

FREE Cowboy Christmas at Stockyards City Main Street (1217 South Agnew) features a parade, Christmas music and the chance to meet Cowboy Santa. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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. Free with admission 10 a.m. –  2 p.m.

FREE Main Street Christmas Parade in Downtown El Reno (Main St, El Reno) features an old-fashioned Christmas parade, shopping, food trucks, live music, and more. Parade, 11 a.m.; activities, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

FREE Deck the Hall of Fame at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame (1400 Classen Dr) features crafts, activities for the whole family and the chance to meet Santa. This is a come-and-go event. 10 a.m.-2 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. Free to attend. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

FREE Holiday Hop at the Edmond Historical Society & Museum (431 S Boulevard, Edmond) features the chance to meet Santa, crafts, cocoa, a live model train Christmas display by the Toy Train Operating Society, historical games and more.  1-4 p.m.

FREE Christmas in the Park at Harrah Heritage Park (1374 N Church Ave, Harrah) features a parade, food trucks, tree lighting, holiday music, the chance to meet Santa and more.. 3 – 9 p.m.

Edmond Ugly Sweater Run at Mitch Park (27330 Marilyn Williams Dr, Edmond) features a Christmas sweater-themed 5K and one-mile fun run through the Christmas light displays in Mitch Park. Runners can also participate in a sweater contest for the most creative, prettiest or ugliest sweater. Benefits the Rotary Club of Edmond. $15. 5-7 p.m.

FREE Holiday River Parade on the Oklahoma River (800 Riversport Dr) features water skiing elves, holiday-themed boats sparkling on the Oklahoma River, a laser light show, fireworks and more. The Holiday River Parade is part of Winter Glow. 5-9 p.m.

FREE Christmas Parade in Downtown Norman (Main St, Pickard Ave. to James Garner Ave, Norman) features a nighttime parade with bands, floats and Christmas characters including Santa and more. 6 p.m.

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

FREE Christmas Spectacular at Moore’s Central Park (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore) features Christmas music performances and fireworks. 7 – 8:30 p.m.

FREE Christmas Parade in Downtown Chickasha (Main Street, Chickasha) features 40 floats from businesses and community groups in and around Chickasha and a snowball fight. 6 p.m.

Mantels and Trees Holiday Home Tour in the Miller Neighborhood (NW 10th to NW 16th, N Villa to N May) features a tour of 6 OKC homes. $10. 6-9 p.m.

Tacky Sweater 5k at Chandler Park (1400 Chandler Rd, Purcell) features a 5K run through the Christmas light display in the park. Before and after the race, there will be Taco Casa tacos, homemade cupcakes and cookies, Christmas music, selfies with Santa and games. $25 & up. 7-11:30 p.m.

Dec. 4-5

‘Tis the Season Market at Scissortail Park (415 S Robinson Ave) features an outdoor, holiday gift market supporting local businesses and artisans. Attendees can also enjoy live music and the chance to meet Santa (noon-4 p.m.) Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dec. 4-18

FREE Santa Visits at Scissortail Park (415 S Robinson Ave). Meet Santa at Scissortail Park and pose for photos. Pets are welcome too. Santa will be at Lens Garden near SPARK. Saturdays, noon-4 p.m.

Dec. 5

Caring Santa at Penn Square Mall (1901 NW Expressway) features a sensory-friendly environment for families of children with special needs to meet Santa, prior to mall opening. Preregister. Prices vary. 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Sleigh Bells Market at the OKC Farmers Market (311 S Klein Ave) features more than 80 vendors and a holiday drink menu. Free to attend. Noon-5 p.m.

Candy Cane Christmas at the American Banjo Museum (9 E Sheridan Ave) features the chance to meet Santa and a sing-a-long banjo performance of holiday favorites and more. Pricing TBA. 1-4 p.m.

Bah, Humbug! at Oklahoma Children’s Theatre (2501 N Blackwelder Ave) features a twist on the holiday classic with new characters such as  Bob Cratchant an overworked worker ant, Tutu the fluttering Moth, Laticia the overacting spider, Operina the singing squirrel and Marvin the seafaring mouse. Best suited for ages 5 & up. Adults, $11; kids (2-12), $9. 2 p.m. Also held Dec. 18.

Handel’s Messiah at Civic Center Music Hall (201 N Walker Ave) features an evening filled with traditional Christmas favorites and new holiday classics. $15 & up. 7 – 9:30 p.m.

Dec. 8

Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Paycom Center (100 W Reno Ave) features their 2021 Winter Tour. $46.50 & up. 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 9

Christmas on Main in Yukon (Main St, Yukon) features carriage rides, a marshmallow roasting station, the chance to meet Santa, crafts for kids, a life-size snow globe and more. Donations of unwrapped toys are encouraged for Santa’s Toy Shop. 5-8 p.m.

FREE Teen Takeover: Pixel Holiday at Oklahoma Contemporary (11 NW 11th St) features create-your-own, game-inspired holiday ornaments. 6-7:30 p.m.

FREE Purcell Christmas Parade in Historic Downtown Purcell (W Main St, Purcell) features bands, dancing groups, tractors, horses and decorated floats. 6-7 p.m.

Dec. 10

FREE Tree Lighting at Andrews Park (479 N Webster Ave, Norman) features hot cocoa, holiday music and see the tree light up. Then at 6 p.m., attendees will carol from Andrews Park to the Norman Central Library to enjoy crafts, storytime, treats, entertainment, and the chance to meet Santa. 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 10-19

White Christmas at Sooner Theatre (101 E Main St, Norman) features a holiday production based on the Paramount Pictures film. $30-$35. Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7 p.m.

Dec. 10-Jan. 1

FREE Festival of Trees at Chisholm Creek (13230 Pawnee Dr) features a holiday celebration with trees decorated by local businesses and organizations in a free walk-through display. 6-8 p.m.

Dec. 11

FREE Sensory Santa at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features the chance to meet Santa in a sensory-friendly environment. Attendees can enjoy a hands-on craft and there will be a small crowd and no loud music. Preregister, space is limited. 9-10 a.m.

Norman Parks Ugly Sweater Run at Ruby Grant Park (3110 W Franklin Rd, Norman) features a timed 5K and 1-mile fun run. The best ugly sweater will be given in the following categories: Best Individual, Best Team or Family, and Best Dog. Preregister. $22-$30; 1-mile fun run, free. 10 a.m.

Santa Paws at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features a photo session with Santa in the dog park. Preregister. Dogs must be friendly and leashed at all times. 10-11 a.m.

FREE Season of Light Second Saturday at Oklahoma Contemporary (11 NW 11th St) features lantern making, guided tours, storytelling and more. All ages welcome. Noon-4 p.m.

FREE Christmas at The Cube (7903 NW 30th) features games, inflatables, free giveaways, and a concert. Other activities will include a narrated Christmas-themed hayride, petting zoo, pony rides, and karaoke. Families can also enjoy free homemade candy. Food trucks will on be on-site with food for purchase. 3:30-8:30 p.m.

FREE Winterfest at Legacy Park (1898 Legacy Park Dr, Norman) features live music, hot drinks, adult beverages, yard games, fireworks and the chance to meet Santa. 5:30-7:15 p.m.

FREE Sounds of the Season by the Oklahoma Chamber Symphony at First Baptist Church (1201 N Robinson Ave) features an hour concert performed by experienced orchestral players and college music students beginning their professional music careers. 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Dec. 11 – 19

The Nutcracker at Civic Center Music Hall (201 N Walker) features a holiday performance of the story of Clara, her Nutcracker Prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy performed by the Oklahoma City Ballet with the OKC Philharmonic. $33 & up. Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.

Dec. 14

A Date with the Duke at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St) features a cash bar, buffet and special screening of Rio Grande. Members, $50; nonmembers, $55. 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.

Dec. 16

Sounds of the Season Concert at Yukon Fine Arts Auditorium (850 Yukon Ave, Yukon) features a holiday performance by Lucas Ross and the Oklahoma Symphonic Orchestra. $10. 7:30-9 p.m.

Dec. 17

Cowboy Christmas Ball at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St) features a yuletide dance with Michael Martin Murphey headlining an evening of entertainment for the entire family. The alcohol-free event features a bountiful dinner buffet, traditional Western songs and dances dating back more than 100 years. Kids in attendance can meet Santa. Reservations required. Members, $70; nonmembers, $85; kids, $25. 7-9:30 p.m.

Dec. 17-26

(Joy to the) World of Wong Kar-Wai at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art (415 Couch Dr) features new 4K restorations of In the Mood for Love, Chungking Express, and Happy Together, alongside other modern classics and rarely seen gems. Adults, $10; students & seniors, $8; kids (12 & under), $6. See website for showtimes.

Dec. 18

Merry Mitchmas at Mitch Park (1501 W Covell Rd, Edmond) features a festive 5K & 10K. The course will be a scenic winter wonderland route through Mitch Park in Edmond. After the race warm up with a festive hot cocoa bar.$30. 9 a.m.-noon.

Gingerbread Houses at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave). Decorate gingerbread houses, listen to holiday music and discuss the Ginger root and the history of gingerbread. Structure, frosting and candies for decorating all provided. Preregister. 10 a.m.-noon.

FREE Cops & Claus at the Edmond Police Station (100 E 1st St, Edmond) features the chance to meet Santa and pose for pictures. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Rodeo Opry Christmas Show (2312 Exchange Ave) features a holiday performance by Owen Pickard, Kelcie Pickard, Cindy Scarberry, Maddox Ross, the Rodeo Opry Band and more. $20. 3:30 & 7 p.m.

Nutcracker Tea in the Kingdom of Sweets at the Civic Center Meinder’s Hall of Mirrors (201 N Walker Ave) features treats, characters from The Nutcracker, a short performance, crafts and photo opportunities. $50. 4-6 p.m.

March of the Trees at Oklahoma Contemporary & Factory Obscura (11 NW 11th St) features a lighted march, crafts, live music and more. Participants are invited to light up the night and dress as trees — Holiday Trees, Butterfly Trees, Forest Trees, Trees of Life, any tree you choose. The festivities begin at 5:30 at Oklahoma Contemporary’s Studio School. Free to attend. 5:30-9 p.m.

Dec. 20-21

Very Merry Workshop at Edmond Fine Arts Institute (27 E Edwards, Edmond) features special holiday-themed art projects. Preregister. For kids in grades K – 5th. $60. 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

December Drop-ins at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave). Make a natural ornament, learn about winter plants and animals, play games, read a holiday book, and more. All ages welcome. Members, $6; nonmembers, $8. 10 a.m.-noon.

Dec. 20-31

Winter Break Drop-In Activities at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St) features a variety of family-friendly activities, while supplies last. Each day features a different activity. Free with admission. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Dec. 22 

A Magical Cirque Christmas at Civic Center Music Hall (201 N Walker Ave) features cirque artist and popular holiday music. $36 &up. 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 23 & 24

FREE Christmas at Crossings (various locations) features on-campus or online options. Nursery care, for children birth-three years, is available for all services.

Dec. 24

FREE Candlelight Christmas Eve Service at Nichols Hills United Methodist Church (1212 Bedford Dr, Nichols Hills) features three traditional candlelight church services on Christmas Eve.  Listen as the Christmas Story of Jesus’ birth comes alive through music and scripture in the warm glow of candlelight. Reserve your seats online. 4:30 & 6 p.m.

Dec. 30

The Centennial Rodeo Opry’s NYEE Fundraiser Concert at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St) features the musical talents of locally renowned Oklahoma artists and Wade Hayes. $30 & up. 7 p.m.

Dec. 31

Noon Year’s Eve at Oklahoma City Museum of Art (415 Couch Dr) features music, activities, snacks, punch, and lots of art! This event is come-and-go and includes admission to the Museum. Festive attire is encouraged. All ages welcome. Adults, $12; seniors, $10; $5; kids (17 & under), free. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Opening Night Finale 5K (various locations) features a festive run for all ages. Registrants receive a limited edition Finale 5K Shirt and a finisher’s medal. $35. 3 p.m.

Opening Night Experience at the Bricktown Ballpark (2 Mickey Mantle Dr) features music, mural competition, and a children’s area with the themed hands-on art projects and concludes with a bang at the midnight fireworks extravaganza located at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.. $8. 7 p.m. – midnight.

New Year’s Eve Bash at Skate Galaxy (5800 NW 36th St) features skating, party favors, door prizes and a sparkling grape juice toast & balloon drop at midnight. All ages welcome. $25. 7 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Jan. 1

FREE First Day Hike at Lake Thunderbird State Park (13101 Alameda Dr, Norman) features three hiking options including an accessible trail and stroller friendly option. Be sure to bring your leashed pets, camera, binoculars, water and appropriate dress for cold weather. Preregister. 11 a.m.

Looking for even more things to do this Christmas season? Check out our comprehensive list of holiday guides highlighting where to find Santa, free Christmas events, holiday craft shows and more.

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