When children are out of school for winter holiday breaks, it’s important to keep them busy. Oklahoma City features an assortment of winter break activities and mini camps to keep kids occupied. Take your pick from any of these activities based on the current interests of your child, or let them choose a brand new hobby!
This is a working list, check back often for updates. (Last updated: Nov. 16, 2020)
Through Jan. 3
FREE Rides on the OKC Streetcars (various locations). Enjoy complimentary fares on the OKC Streetcars on the weekends in celebration of their second anniversary.
Through Jan. 4
Edmond Ice Rink at Mitch Park (1501 W Covell Rd, Edmond) features ice skating, a Christmas train ride, holiday music and food concessions. $12 with skate rental, $8 without, kids (under 5), $8; train rides, $3. Dec. 19 – Jan. 4: noon – 10 p.m.
Through Jan. 5
Holiday in the Park at Frontier City (11501 N I-35 Service Rd) features holiday decor, rides, holiday shows, outdoor s’mores pits and more. Prices vary. Saturday, 5 – 10 p.m.; Sunday, 5 – 9 p.m. Open daily beginning Dec. 18.
Through Jan. 31
OPENING POSTPONED – Devon Ice Rink at Myriad Botanical Gardens (113 S Robinson) features daily public skating, private parties and special events. $14, includes skate rental; $9, without; $9 for members. Monday-Thursday, 3 – 9 p.m.; Friday, 3-11p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Dec. 21 – 31
Winter Break Drop-In Activities at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St) features a variety of family-friendly activities including scavenger hunts, crafts and more. Free with admission while supplies last. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Dec. 21-24 & 28-31
Winter Break Camps at the Taylor & Macklanburg Recreation Centers (various locations) features an assortment of interactive games including indoor snowball fights. Preregister For kids in 1st -7th grade. $90. See website for times and locations.
Dec. 23-23 & 28-31
Winter Break Theatre Day Camps at the Oklahoma Children’s Theatre Arts Annex at the State Fairgrounds (3000 Land Rush St) features games, workshops and activities that explore theatre. Campers will create their own original performance to share virtually with friends & family. For kids ages 5 – 13. $40 per day; four-day camp, $150. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 606-7003
Dec. 21 – 31 & Jan. 4
Schools Out Day Camps at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2000 Remington Pl) welcomes ages 4-11 to learn more about nature and their favorite animals. Members, $45 per day; nonmembers, $50. 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Winter Solstice Walk at Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center (18154 1st St, Spiro) features a guided tour of the prehistoric Native American archaeological site to discuss the powerful Caddoans who created the mounds, how they became a very important leadership group and why some of the mounds line up to solstice and equinox sunsets. Adults, $5; kids, $3. Tours are held at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Dec. 26-27 & Jan. 2-3
Christmas Break Camp at the Yukon Community Center (2200 S Holly Ave, Yukon) features games, crafts, sports and field trips. For ages 5 – 11. Preregister. Resident, $45; nonresident, $55. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Dec. 21-24 & Dec. 28-31
Winter Break Camps at SoccerCity (4520 Old Farm Rd) offers kids ages 4 – 15 a chance to enhance their soccer skills. $95-$150. 9 a.m. – noon or 1 – 4 p.m. All-day option available. 748-3888
FREE Eagle Watch at Lake Thunderbird State Park (1201 Clear Bay Ave, Norman) features a tour of the park to catch a glimpse of magnificent eagles in their winter home. Be sure to bring your binoculars and dress appropriately. Each eagle watch is limited, so reservations are required. 12:45 p.m.
Dec. 28 & 29
Extreme Animals Christmas Break Camp at The Station Recreation Center (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore). Get up close and personal with endangered species, creepy crawlies and more to learn about different animal habitats. For ages 6 – 12. Preregister. $80. 9 a.m. – noon
Christmas Break Volleyball Camp at The Station Recreation Center (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore) teaches basic techniques to help young athletes improve their volleyball skills. For ages 7 – 14. Preregister. $55. 9 – 11 a.m.
Christmas Break Art Camp at The Station Recreation Center (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore). Create colorful paintings, sculptures, jewelry and more. For ages 6 – 12. Preregister. $55. 9 a.m. – noon.
Christmas Break Basketball Camp at The Station Recreation Center (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore) teaches basic techniques to help young athletes improve their basketball skills. For ages 7 – 14. Preregister. $55. 9 a.m. – noon.
Christmas Break Gizmos, Gadgets & Thangs Camp: Robots at The Station Recreation Center (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore). Learn to build your own robot. For ages 7 – 14. Preregister. $25. 1 – 4 p.m.
Opening Night Finale 5K at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark (2 Mickey Mantle Dr) takes you through downtown. Participants are encouraged to dress festively. $30-$40. 3 p.m.
Opening Night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark (2 Mickey Mantle Dr) features an 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. – midnight.
Jan. 8 – 10
Eagle Watch at Arcadia Lake (9000 E 2nd, Edmond) features an information display at the park office and majestic eagles in their natural habitat. $3 per vehicle. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
FREE Fishing Day at OKC Lakes & Ponds (various locations). No city permit required, however, a State license is for anyone 16 and older.
Saturday for Kids at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St) features a variety of themed, hands-on activities including an Annie Oakley Markswomanship Shootin’ Gallery, rodeo events and storytime. Free with admission. 10 a.m. – noon.
Winter Break Camps at Science Museum Oklahoma (2020 Remington Pl) features day camps exploring a variety of scientific principles. For age 4 – 6th grade. Members, $45-$90; nonmembers, $50- $100. 9 a.m. – noon & 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Winter Break Day Skate at Skate Galaxy (5800 NW 36th St). Admission includes skate rental. $6. 1 – 4 p.m.
New Year’s Eve Bash at Skate Galaxy (5800 NW 36th St) features skating, party favors, door prizes and a sparkling grape juice toast and balloon drop at midnight. All age welcome. $15. 7 p.m. – 1 a.m.
FREE First Day Hike at Lake Thunderbird State Park (13101 Alameda Dr, Norman) features three trail options beginning at the nature center. 11 a.m.