Downtown in December

at Downtown Oklahoma City

Christmas time in the City comes early this year! Downtown in December presents you with the best of the season’s events in the heart of Oklahoma City. From entire districts draped in twinkling lights and classic Christmas productions to ice skating and free holiday water taxi rides on the Bricktown canal, this is a magical time in downtown OKC.

Devon Ice Rink
November 9-January 27
Open seven days a week in the Myriad Botanical Gardens. See the hours and rates here.

Lights on Broadway
Saturday, November 17, 4-8 p.m.
Grab a cup of hot cocoa for this holiday open house in Automobile Alley. Cruise the historic district to see holiday window displays, children’s activities, special promotions, giveaways, complimentary carriage rides and live entertainment – including Santa. More than 180,000 LED lights cover the buildings until January 1. See all the fun here.

Red Earth Treefest
November 19-January 4
Treefest invites 20 Native American tribes to participate in creating handmade ornaments and art objects to adorn a tree that highlights their tribal culture. The event is free to the public 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Join Red Earth for a special open house Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Bricktown Tree Lighting Festival
Friday, November 23, 5-7 p.m.
Mayor David Holt kicks off the holiday season as he illuminates the Christmas Tree with Santa Claus! The free event is open to the public and will include a live band, food trucks, face painting and free visits with St. Nick at the 3rd Base Plaza at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

Holiday Pop-Up Shops
November 23-December 23
Midtown is made festive with 45 Oklahoma-owned shops and an urban Christmas tree lot. See hours and the full list of shop here.

Lyric Theatre’s A Christmas Carol
November 23-December 24
The classic holiday tale takes you on a magical journey with Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future! The list of showtimes is here.

Oklahoma City Philharmonic’s The Christmas Show
November 29-December 1
The annual holiday extravaganza stars Broadway’s Elizabeth Stanley, the Philharmonic Pops Chorale, the Mistletoes and Santa! Hear your favorite holiday songs for three nights only. See the list of showtimes here.

Skirvin Hotel Holiday Events
December 1-31
High Tea Series

  • 1, 8 & 15 from 2:30-4 p.m.
  • Reservations are required. Prices are $29.95 for adults and $19.95 for children ages 3-10.

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

  • Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 5-7 p.m. in the hotel lobby.
  • Here’s your chance to meet the new Artist in Residence.

Breakfast with Santa

  • Saturday, Dec. 15, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Skirvin Event Space
  • Reservations are required. Prices are $29.95 for adults and $19.95 for children ages 3-10.

Christmas Day Brunch

  • Tuesday, Dec. 25, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Skirvin Grand Ballroom with live entertainment.
  • Reservations are required. Buffet prices are $49.95 for adults and $29.95 for children ages 3-10.

New Year’s Eve Celebration

  • Monday, Dec. 31, from 6-11 p.m. in Park Avenue Grill with live entertainment in the Red Piano Lounge from 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
  • Reservations are required. The specially created four-course meal is $75 per person.

American Banjo Museum Candy Cane Christmas
Sunday, December 9, 2 p.m.
Christmas just got sweeter with holiday music from Executive Director Johnny Baier, candy canes and a visit from Santa Claus! Admission is free when you bring a new, unwrapped toy to support the Red Andrews Christmas Dinner.

Oklahoma City Ballet’s The Nutcracker
December 14-23
Civic Center Music Hall hosts the special holiday tradition featuring the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. See the full list of showtimes here.

Visit the Downtown in December website for even more holiday festivities.

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