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.
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.
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
High Tea Series
Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Breakfast with Santa
Christmas Day Brunch
New Year’s Eve Celebration
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.
Visit the Downtown in December website for even more holiday festivities.
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