Christmas events in and around Tulsa

Collaborator: Brittany Harlow
Published: 11/30/2018, 9:20 PM
Ready to kick December off right? See below for a list of events and shopping opportunities. EVENTS WILL ROGERS COUNTRY CHRISTMAS Friday-Saturday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 5-9 p.m. Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 E. 380 Rd., Oologah There will be shopping, a hayride with Cowboy show, hot chocolate, 19th-century games, storytelling, food trucks and a visit from good Saint Nick himself. Free Admission. ANNUAL BROKEN ARROW CIVITANS CHRISTMAS PARADE December 1, 10 AM – 12 PM Rose District, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 74012 HOMETOWN HOLIDAYS: A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION FESTIVAL Dec. 1-2 Downtown Sand Springs Kids and adults can get involved in the event with everything from singing, Christmas Caroling, Christmas plays, Christmas activities for the community. CAROLS & CRUMPETS Saturday, Dec. 1, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria Ave. Join the Tulsa Herb Society at Carols & Crumpets, their yearly arts and crafts show. There will be all sorts of goodies available for you and your home. Admission is free. TSHA’S DEAF/HARD OF HEARING CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY PARTY Saturday, Dec. 1, 2-4:30 p.m. Boston Avenue Methodist Church, 1301 S. Boston Ave. TSHA’s party is a time when kids with hearing loss can go and talk to a deaf Santa. The party is for children who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-impaired and hearing children of deaf adults as well as their families. Come and enjoy refreshments, games, crafts, prizes, AND a stocking filled with goodies. WINTERING WONDERLAND AT GATHERING PLACE Now- December 30, Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. Gathering Place transforms into a Winter Wonderland, spreading holiday cheer with lights, performances, festive food and drink and much more. Winter Wonderland will activate the entire Park, creating a one-of-a-kind experience unlike anything Tulsa has seen before. Winter Wonderland will bring thousands of lights to twinkle through Chapman Adventure Playground, sparking imaginations and creating new holiday traditions for the whole family. Winter Wonderland will be on Nov. 30 to Dec. 30. ROSE DISTRICT ICE RINK Now-January 6 Rose District, Broken Arrow ARVEST WINTERFEST Now-January 6 Outside BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave. Arvest Winterfest returns to downtown Tulsa for its 11th year. Enjoy outdoor ice skating, a giant Christmas tree and more. GARDEN OF LIGHTS Now-January 6, 5-10 p.m. Daily except for Dec. 24 and 25 Tulsa Botanic Garden, 3900 Tulsa Botanic Dr. Tulsa Botanic Garden’s first ever Garden of Lights celebration. Special activities include Wednesdays with Saint Nick, Train Rides every Friday and Saturday, and Holiday Trains with Tulsa Garden Railroad Club, Dec. 7-14. Tickets must be purchased in advance either online or at the visitors center. “BIG SPIRIT, LITTLE TREES” CHRISTMAS TREE EXHIBIT Now- December 8 Broken Arrow History Museum, 400 S. Main St., Broken Arrow The Museum Broken Arrow will welcome the Christmas season with a showcase of community donated and decorated trees at their annual Christmas Tree exhibit. This year's exhibit will feature a variety of themed Christmas trees decorated by local businesses, organizations and individuals. Museum visitors are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy suitable for children under 12 to be donated. RHEMA LIGHTS Now- January 1, 5:30-11:30 p.m. Rhema Bible Church, 1025 W. Kenosha St., Broken Arrow Rhema’s Christmas Lights Extravaganza began in 1982 with about 60,000 lights. Today, more than two million lights adorn the campus from Thanksgiving Eve through New Year’s Day. The glittering lights will shine every day from 5:30-11:30 p.m. Admission is free. PHILBROOK FESTIVAL All Fridays in December (Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28) and Christmas Eve (Dec. 24), 6-9 p.m. Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Rd. The Museum comes alive with festive holiday events, Santa, train rides, a Lego village, garden games, live music, shopping, décor, and thousands of lights reflecting the spirit of the season. Recommended to purchase tickets in advance. WEST BEND WINTERLAND Fridays and Saturdays, Now- Dec. 22 West Bend Winterland, Claremore Expo Center, 400 Veterans Pkwy, Claremore The second annual Winterland at the West Bend Green located outside at the Claremore Expo Center. Winterland is reminiscent of holiday memories with an ice skating rink, pictures with Santa, shopping from local artisans, a beautiful 50 foot live Christmas tree and more. CASTLE CHRISTMAS Now- December 31, 5:30-10 p.m. The Castle of Muskogee, 3400 W. Fern Mountain Rd., Muskogee Drive through Castleton Village, filled with over 2,000 holiday displays and thousands of colorful lights, creating an unforgettable experience. Open every night, Thanksgiving through New Year’s, 5:30-10 p.m. Drive-through is free; donations accepted. GARDEN OF LIGHTS Now- January 1, 2019 Honor Heights Park, 1400 Honor Heights Dr., Muskogee The beautiful Honor Heights Park comes alive with lights in the evenings. From Thanksgiving through New Years Day, visitors can enjoy a stunning drive through a holiday delight. The drive-through display includes over 1.2 million shimmering lights, enhancing the natural beauty of the park’s gardens, waterfalls and ponds with holiday displays the whole family will love. LETTERS FROM SANTA Now-December 7 Hicks Park, 3443 S. Mingo Rd. Send your child a personalized letter from Santa! Cost is $3 per letter. CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS AT CHICKASAW CULTURAL CENTER Now- December 31 Chickasaw Cultural Center, 867 Cooper Memorial Dr., Sulphur Embrace the holiday season with a spectacular drive-thru light display at the Chickasaw Cultural Center’s Celebration of Lights. This spectacular drive-thru light extravaganza features dozens of displays with traditional Christmas themes. CHICKASAW CULTURAL CENTER’S FESTIVAL OF TREES Now- December 31 Chickasaw Cultural Center, 867 Cooper Memorial Dr., Sulphur In the spirit of Christmas, departments from across the Chickasaw Nation decorate a tree in accordance to the selected theme, and votes are cast for the best tree! CHANDLER PARK LIGHTS ON THE HILL Now- Sunday, December 23; 6-10 p.m. (Friday, Saturday and Sunday); Additional Dates Monday, Dec. 24-Wednesday, Dec. 26 Chandler Park, 6500 W. 21st Street Take your loved ones for a drive through three miles of bright lights and whimsical displays in celebration of Christmas. In addition to the lights display, the park will offer horse-drawn carriage rides and special visits from Santa. WOOLAROC’S WONDERLAND OF LIGHTS Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Now- December 20; 5-9 p.m. State Hwy 123, 12 miles south of Bartlesville. A wonderful holiday tradition returns again this year at Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve with the spectacular Wonderland of Lights. The grounds and buildings of Woolaroc will be covered with over 750,000 lights as the historic ranch transforms itself into a magical winter wonderland. Admission to Wonderland of Lights is $4 for adults and $1 for children 11 and younger. HALLELUJAH HAYRIDE Dec. 1, 7, 8, 6-9 p.m. New Life Assembly, 12215 N. Garnett Rd., Collinsville The Hallelujah Hayride continues it’s community outreach production of the birth of Jesus. HOLIDAY CRAFTY PARTY Monday, Dec. 3, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Hicks Park, 3443 S. Mingo Rd. Crate fun holiday crafts & enjoy refreshments. Ages 5-10, free admission. CANDY CANE HUNT Thursday, Dec. 6, 4 p.m. Reed Park, 4233 S. Yukon Ave. Kids! Come for an afternoon of hunting for canes, enjoying hot cocoa and making crafts. Ages 2-12, free admission. CLAREMORE CHRISTMAS PARADE Friday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m. Claremore The theme of this year’s Claremore Christmas Parade is “An Oklahoma Christmas,” in celebration of the 75th anniversary of “Oklahoma!” TULSA CHRISTMAS PARADE Saturday, Dec. 8, 1-3 p.m. Downtown Tulsa Don’t miss Tulsa’s annual Christmas Parade, “Miracle at Boston and 4th Street”! JINGLE BELL RUN/WALK Saturday, December 8, Registration and Pre-race festivities open at 7:30 a.m. BOK Center, 200 S Denver Ave The Arthritis Foundation’s original Jingle Bell Run is a fun way to get decked out and be festive, while racing to raise funds and awareness to cure America’s #1 cause of disability. Find out more here. CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Chickasaw Cultural Center, 867 Cooper Memorial Dr., Sulphur Enjoy a variety of activities, including Christmas films, pictures with Santa, cultural crafts, and more. 39TH ANNUAL ABATE OF TULSA TOY RUN Sunday, December 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Expo Square Pavilion, 4145 E. 21st St. You are invited to join ABATE (American Bikers Aimed Toward Education) for the 39th Annual ABATE of Tulsa Toy Run. This is the group's annual fundraising event with the United States Marine Corps' "Toys for Tots" campaign. The parade route will travel west from the Fairgrounds on 15th Street towards downtown and will take participants to Guthrie Green in the Tulsa Arts District to drop off toys. If the weather is good, expect thousands of motorcycles to participate in this event. Admission will be one new, unwrapped toy. NO STUFFED ANIMALS PLEASE. The Marines will have trailers for toy drop-off at Guthrie Green. FLASHLIGHT CANDY CANE HUNT Monday, Dec. 10, 6:30 p.m. Hicks Park, 3443 S. Mingo Rd. This is a fun search for those yummy candy canes but in the dark! Free; for ages 3-12. 2018 RUDOLPH RUN Saturday, Dec. 15, 8:30 a.m. (Fun Run); 9 a.m. (5K) Fleet Feet Broken Arrow, 303 S. Main St. SHOPPING CHRISTKINDLMARKT Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 2, 12-5 p.m. GAST Event Center, 2301 E. 15th St. German-American Society of Tulsa is hosting its 20th Annual Christmas Market, featuring 25 local artisans and vendors. GAST will also be selling a wide selection of German food and gift items shipped directly from Germany. 37TH ANNUAL DARNABY ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW Saturday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Union Multipurpose Activity Center (UMAC), 6835 S. Mingo Rd. This free-to-attend event is celebrating over three decades of success by featuring a variety of distinctive hand-made items from over 150 skilled artists and crafters. LAFORTUNE PARK CRAFTS BAZAAR Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. LaFortune Community Center, 5202 S. Hudson Ave. Browse homemade items, decorations, scarves, jewelry, and other unique treasures for your holiday shopping list from quality vendors. No admission fee. CASCIA HALL CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR & BOUTIQUE Sunday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Cascia Hall, 2520 S. Yorktown Ave. Cascia Hall’s annual Christmas Home Tour and Boutique will showcase four Midtown homes, beautifully decorated for the holidays, a boutique featuring more than 50 vendors, a Santa Brunch & Bistro, and entertainment by Cascia students. Tickets for the Home Tour and Santa Brunch may be purchased online at WILD AT ART Friday, Dec. 7, 12-7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria Ave. Wild at Art is a fund raising event for the Tulsa Audubon Society and their wildlife rehabilitation group WING IT. It's a great time to shop local, support local art, and help wildlife all in one! All proceeds go directly to the care of injured and orphaned wildlife. Free admission. THE ALLIDAY SHOW Friday, Dec. 7, 6-9 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Retro Den, 1216 S. Harvard Ave. The popular Alliday Show returns to Retro Den for its 9th year! Shop for unique gifts made by some of Tulsa's best artisans. Free admission. JUNIOR LEAGUE OF TULSA HOLIDAY MARKET Friday-Saturday, Dec. 7-8, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Union Multipurpose Activity Center, 6836 S. Mingo Rd. Holiday Market is a three-day, one-stop holiday shopping extravaganza featuring unique merchandise from more than 100 carefully selected vendors from Oklahoma and across the country. Shop for clothing, gourmet foods, gifts, children’s items, jewelry and more during the market—you’ll find everything you need and more!


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