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Winter Break Camps & Activities

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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: Oct. 25, 2022)

 

Weekend through Jan. 1

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

LifeShare Winterfest at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark (2 S Mickey Mantle Dr) features snow tubing slopes and sparkling holiday décor. Holiday-themed food and beverage items will be available at the concession stands. Riders must be 42” tall to ride the large slope and lap riding is not allowed on either slope. $18 per 90-minute session. See website for hours as sessions available vary.

Through Jan. 8

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. 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.

Through Jan. 15

Edmond Ice Rink at Mitch Park (1501 W Covell Rd, Edmond) features ice skating, a Christmas train ride, holiday music and food concessions. $13 with skate rental, $10 without, kids (under 5), $10; train rides, $3. Dec. 19 – Jan. 3: noon-10 p.m.

Through Jan. 29

Devon Ice Rink at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features outdoor ice skating. $14, $9 without skates; members, $9. Winter break hours – Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Dec. 10-18

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.  $25 & up. Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 2 & 7 p.m..

Dec. 17

Christmas Show at the Rodeo Opry (2312 Exchange Ave) features festive performances by Owen & Kelcie Pickard, Maddox Ross and more. $25. 3:30 & 7 p.m.

Dec. 19-21

Holiday 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 6-12. Preregister. $60. 9 a.m.-noon.

Holiday 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 6-12. Preregister. $60. 9 a.m.-noon.

Dec. 19-22 &b 27-30

Winter Break Camps at the Foster Recreation Center (614 NE 4th St) feature an assortment of interactive activities including games, swimming and crafts. Preregister. For kids ages 6-11. $110. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Dec. 19-22 & Dec. 27-30

Winter Break Camps at SoccerCity (4520 Old Farm Rd) features a fun, age-divided, skill-building camp. Beginners and recreational players welcome. For ages 4 – 16. $100-$170. Morning session: 9 a.m. – noon; afternoon session, 1 – 4 p.m. All-day and half-day options available. 405-748-3888, hayden@soccercityokcity.com

Dec. 19-23 & 27-30

Winter Break Theatre Day Camps at Oklahoma City University (2501 N Blackwelder Ave) features games, workshops and activities that explore theatre. Campers will create their own original performance to share with friends & family. For kids ages 5 – 13. $170-$210. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 405-606-7003

Dec. 19-30

Kidz Rock Rec Winter Break Camp at Southern Oaks Recreation Center (6818 S Walker Ave) offers an assortment of activities that promote community involvement in recreation, cultural, health, and family life activities while also providing the necessary childcare that parents need during the school break. Daily snacks are included and lunch is available from the food bank. For ages 6-15. $10 per child. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Dec. 19-31

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

Dec. 20-22

OKC Thunder Breakaway Camp at Cole Community Center (4400 NW Expressway) features a three-day camp focused on developmental drills to improve shooting, defense and agility. For ages 6-14. $185. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Dec. 21-22

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. Members, Donations accepted. 10 a.m.-noon.

Dec. 19-30 & Jan. 2-3

Schools Out Day Camps at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2000 Remington Pl) welcomes ages 4-12 to learn more about nature and their favorite animals. Preregister.  Members, $45 per day; nonmembers, $50. 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dec. 21

FREE Winter Solstice Celebration at the First Americans Museum (659 First Americans Blvd). Observe the setting of the solstice sun through the Mound tunnel. This quiet, reflective experience will include prayer, song and hot drinks available for purchase. 3-6 p.m.

Dec. 22

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.

Dec. 22-23

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

Dec. 26-30

Winter Break Camps at Science Museum Oklahoma (2020 Remington Pl) features day camps exploring a variety of scientific principles. For ages 4 – 6th grade. Preregister. Members, $125 & up. 9 a.m. – noon & 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Dec. 27-30

Holiday Break Art Camp at The Station Recreation Center (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore). Create colorful paintings, sculptures, jewelry and more. For ages 6-9. Preregister. $80. 9 a.m. – noon.

Holiday Break Science Camp at The Station Recreation Center (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore). Learn to build your own robot and more. For ages 6-12. Preregister. $105. 1-4 p.m.

Dec. 30-Jan. 1

OKiCon at Embassy Suites (2501 Conference Dr, Norman) features concerts, parties, a maid café, medieval live-action combat, cosplay and more. $40 & up; kids, $25. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Dec. 31

FREE Fishing Day at OKC Lakes & Ponds (various locations). No city permit is required, however, a State license is for anyone 16 and older.

Opening Night Finale 5K at Bicentennial Park (500 Couch Dr) features an all-ages run through downtown. Participants are encouraged to dress festively. $30-$40. 3 p.m.

FREE Opening Night Celebration at Bicentennial Park (500 Couch Dr) features music, mural competition, a children’s area with themed hands-on art projects and concludes with a bang at the midnight fireworks extravaganza. The party starts at 7 p.m. with performances taking place throughout the night in four locations. $8. 7 p.m.-midnight.

 

 

Museum exhibitions on display in the metro

Through Dec. 30

FREE Leaf In Light: Works of Art by Kyndall Rainey at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features Kyndall’s work on nature, conservation, and personal identity. Using recycled materials and various paint mediums, she creates textured landscapes with a perspective that draws the viewer in. Monday & Tuesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Through Dec. 31

Observing With NASA Exhibit Kiosk at the Oklahoma History Center (800 Nazih Zuhdi) offers an introduction to the tools, data and skills that NASA space scientists and data visualization experts use to create the images of deep space objects that we all know and love. See a range of NASA’s most iconic images. Adults, $10; kids (6-17), $5; kids (5 & under), free; families (up to 6 people), $25. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Through Jan. 9

FREE La casa que nos inventamos: Contemporary Art From Guadalajara at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center (11 NW 11th St) features nearly 40 conceptual artworks — paintings, sculptures, installations, performances — created within the last decade by nearly two dozen visual artists from or living in Guadalajara. Wednesday-Monday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday, until 9 p.m.

Through Jan. 22

Messiah: Christ in Art at Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art (1900 W MacArthur, Shawnee) features the different ways Christ is depicted in art through the ages. Adults, $5; kids (6-17), $3; Kids (5 & under), free. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Through Feb. 12

Sahara Sea Monsters at Sam Noble Museum (2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman). See 600 million years of the Moroccan fossil record and the monstrous residents of the old Sahara, the mighty Spinosaurus, Mosasaurus and more. Adults, $8; kids (4 – 17), $5; kids (3 & under) free. Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Through April 9

Abbas Kiarostami: Beyond the Frame at Oklahoma City Museum of Art (415 Couch Dr) features a multimedia, retrospective survey of artworks by acclaimed Iranian filmmaker, photographer and visual artist, Abbas Kiarostami. The exhibition reveals a singular artistic vision and a wide-ranging body of work nearly a half-century in the making, from his early children’s films and graphic design work to his immersive large-scale photographs and installations of his twenty-first-century video art. Adults, $12; kids (17 & under), free. Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

Through May 7

outLAWman at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 SE 63rd) examines examine the often-thin line separating the outlaw from the lawman, i.e. the lawless from the law-enforcing in the American West. Firearms, badges, bank and railroad ephemera, incarceration tools, photographs, and archives will be on display. Adults, $12.50; kids (6-12), $5.57; kids (5 & under), free. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

You Have Died of Dysentery at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 SE 63rd) focuses on playing Western through games, books and videos after 1970. Video games like Oregon Trail and Red Dead Redemption will be explored alongside Western-themed board games, role-playing games, young adult novels, comic books and cartoons. Adults, $12.50; kids (6-12), $5.57; kids (5 & under), free. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

Through May 22

FREE The Art of Food: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center (11 NW 11th St) features more than 100 artworks by 37 well-known contemporary artists highlighting the subject of food. Included are artworks by some of the biggest names in the field, including John Baldessari, Jenny Holzer, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg and Lorna Simpson. Wednesday-Monday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday, until 9 p.m.

Through June 2023

FREE Synesthesia at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art (555 Elm Ave, Norman) features a new immersive experience by Factory Obscura. Drawing inspiration from the museum’s permanent collection, and in particular the work of Olinka Hrdy, Factory Obscura invites museum visitors to experience the collection like never before. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Through Aug. 2023

FREE Tiny, But Mighty at the Edmond Historical Society & Museum (431 S Boulevard, Edmond) features miniature items such as a dog tag belonging to Ralph Trotter during World War I, the ring worn by Albert Leonard, who was married to Lennie Lillie Kunc in 1920, and a miniature tea set that was handmade by Irene Glaze for her daughter. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 1-4 p.m.

 

Also be sure to check out our searchable calendar for events happening every day throughout the Oklahoma City metro and our Winter Fun Guides.

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