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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: Nov. 6, 2023)

Weekend through Jan. 1

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

Nov. 25-Dec. 30

eSports Camps at RIVERSPORT Adventures (800 Riversport Dr) features training, gameplay and competition on Valorant and Overwatch 2 (Rated T for Teen), plus activity breaks including skiing, climbing and curling. For ages 9-17. Single day, $75-$125; weeklong (Dec. 18-22), $200. 8 a.m.-4 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. $14 with skate rental, $10 without, kids (5 & under), $10. Winter Break hours Dec. 21 – Jan. 8: noon-10 p.m.

Through Feb. 4

Devon Ice Rink at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features outdoor ice skating. $14 with skate rental, $9 bring your own; members, $9. Winter break hours Dec. 18 – Jan. 1: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Dec. 2

Christmas Show at the Rodeo Opry (25 S Oklahoma Ave) features festive performances by Owen & Kelcie Pickard, Clancy Davis and more. $25. 3:30 & 7 p.m.

Dec. 8-17

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.  $30 & up. Fridays, 7 p.m.; Saturdays & Sundays, 2 & 7 p.m..

Dec. 18-19

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

Dec. 18-20

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. 1-4 p.m.

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. 18-22

Holiday Break Art Camp at Moore Community Center (301 S Howard Ave, Moore).  Each day kids will be able to create beautiful art projects with various materials and supplies that they will be able to take home with them. Ages 6 and up. Preregister. $95. 9 a.m. – noon.

Holiday Break Science Camp at Moore Community Center (301 S Howard Ave, Moore). Specifically designed to engage children’s attention to the wonders of science, kids will learn about science in a hands-on environment. For ages 6-12. Preregister. $135. 1-4 p.m.

Dec. 18-22 & 27-29

Winter Break Camps at the Sellers Recreation Center (8301 S Villa Ave) feature an assortment of interactive activities including bowling, ice skating and crafts. Preregister. For kids ages 6-12. $75-$135. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
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. Daily snacks are included and lunch is available from the food bank. For ages 6-12. $10 per child. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

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. $135-$220. 9 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. 405-208-6200

Dec. 18-Jan. 2

Kidvation’s Winter Break Camp at Le Monde International Charter School (1123 E Main St, Norman) features STEAM activities, interactive games and other fun things for students to engage in. For ages 6-11. $20 per day. Email tori@kidvationglobal.com for additional info or to enroll.

Dec. 18-22, 27-29 & Jan. 1-3

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 – 15. $85-$210. Morning session: 9 a.m. – noon; afternoon session, 1 – 4 p.m. All-day and half-day options available. 405-748-3888, matt@soccercityokcity.com

Dec. 18-22, 27-29 & 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. 21-22

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. $65. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Dec. 21-22 & 27-29

Winter Break Day Camps at Cadence Equestrian (14150 S Pine St, Edmond) features qualified staff, experienced horses and excellent facilities to create a safe atmosphere where campers can begin or advance their horseback riding skills, expand their horsemanship knowledge, and enjoy outdoor fun. For ages 5-14. $60-$100 per day. 9 a.m.-noon & 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 405-513-4488

Dec. 21-22 & 28-29

Winter Break Camps at Science Museum Oklahoma (2020 Remington Pl) features day camps exploring a variety of scientific principles. For ages Pre-K – 6th grade. Preregister. Members, $50 & up; Non-members, $100 & up. 9 a.m. – noon & 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Dec. 29-31

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.

Jan. 3-5

Sleuth Society Camp at Edmond History Museum (431 S Boulevard, Edmond). Young detectives embark on an adventure of mystery with one, two or three days of hands-on activities such as reading fingerprinting and deductive reasoning. $50 per day. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. edmondhistory.org/event/sleuth-society-camp/

Museum exhibitions on display in the metro

Newly opened

Code of the West at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 SE 63rd) allows guests to see themselves through the ethos of the American Cowboy. Using the Code of the West, guests can experience an interactive exploration of personal character traits and aspirations that will lead to meaningful conversations between young and old. Free with admission. Adults, $15; students, $10; kids, (6-12), $5; kids (5 & under), free. Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

Through Jan. 2

King Ranch: A Legacy in Art, Paintings by Noe Perez at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 SE 63rd) reveals the lifeways and traditions of King Ranch and its place in the artistic heritage of the American West. Perez’s landscapes, genre scenes, wildlife, and livestock paintings serve as a reminder of the beautiful, vast and rugged place that is King Ranch. Free with admission. Adults, $15; students, $10; kids, (6-12), $5; kids (5 & under), free. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

Through Jan. 9

FREE Descendants of the Black 1000: Flight from Oklahoma Black Towns to Canada at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center (11 NW 11th St) features the work of Canadian artists Donna Paris and David Ofori Zapparoli, whose collaborative project foregrounds untold stories that trace the historical movement of Black communities over time. Wednesday-Monday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday, until 9 p.m.

Through Jan. 24

FREE Common Threads at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features works by Sarah Atlee, Vicki Conley, Irmgard Geul, Sarah Sherrod and Lisa Wing. Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Through Jan. 28

Picturing Science at Sam Noble Museum (2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman). Thanks to tech like infrared photography, scanning electron microscopes and CT scanners, secrets are being unlocked that were once hidden. Dive into over 20 jaw-dropping sets of larger-than-life images. Free with admission. Adults, $10; kids (4 – 17), $6; kids (3 & under) free. Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Through March 1

Trust and Betrayal in Osage County at the Oklahoma History Center (800 Nazih Zuhdi) focuses on the true-life murders of wealthy Osage people in the 1920s. It’s estimated that two dozen members of the Osage Nation were murdered in a plot to get Osage wealth. Most of the crimes were not investigated by local authorities. Free with admission. Adults, $12.50; students, $9; kids (4 & under), free; families (up to 6 people), $35. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Through April 28

Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight at Oklahoma City Museum of Art (415 Couch Dr) combines glass, video, and audio to tell the story of Raven, a creator figure in Northwest Coast Native American culture, who was the giver of the stars, moon, and sun. Free with admission. Adults, $16.95 plus tax; kids (17 & under), free. Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

Through May 2

Green Country: From Lenapah to Prague at Oklahoma Hall of Fame (1400 Classen Dr) features the lives of eighteen individuals, inducted between 1930 – 2020, whose accomplishments are celebrated in a variety of fields. They are everyday Oklahomans, some from the smallest of Oklahoma towns. Adults, $7; kids (6-17), $5; kids (5 & under), free. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 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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